Argus or Argus/Dimenison was a weekly feature magazine supplement to The Diamondback for the students of the University of Maryland, College Park. Started in 1966. The last regular weekly issue appeared in April 25, 1975. Thereafter Argus was occasionally published, some issues in a year, until 1982.

1972 November 17

Vol. 8 No. 11


Music like mothers used to make
By Carlos Cardona, p 11

For the past eight years Frank Zappa and the various versions of the Mothers of Invention have been a leading innovative and experimental force in the world of music. Not to be confined by the narrow definition of rock music, Zappa has experimented with many other areas and styles of music. Using dissonance, polytonal and polyrhythmic techniques, more common to both jazz and modern classical music, Uncle Frank has extended the ranges of modem rock in a search for new musical expressions. (read more)



1974 October 4


Roxy and Elsewhere, Frank Zappa/Mothers
By Seth Greenstein, p 9




1975 November


Zappa: Answering To His Own Image
By Melissa Merson, pp 12-14

“If you’re going to come in here and ask me those kinds of questions, you can just get your ass out of here.” That’s Frank Zappa.

“Hey, listen,” he said. “I’ve been dealing with journalists for ten years. I don’t need to get my name in print.”

Zappa wasn’t wearing his python boots when I asked him if his music was real or of the Sears Roebuck variety. They were saddle shoes. (read more)