In Italy, the primary organizing principale for il gente afficianado por musica Americana is a monthly magazine entitled questo: Buscadero. Run by a guy who started a similar magazine back in the early 70s and evolved into a specialty mail order record store for all things American roots, and eventually re-enlisted with Buscadero. It's essential from promoting your concerts, albums, so forth. Their top ten albums of the month get called, I swear to God, 'Junior Bonner's Choice.'  (True West Magazine)
The word "Buscadero" is of Spanish origin. [...] Buscudero, then, could be translated as either the one who haunted or the one who was haunted. In the last mentioned sense it became current [...] as the general name for the outlaws. (Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting, p. 375)

1981 May

No. 6


 Just a small ad, nothing more.


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1981 June

No. 7

A colpi di Zappa
By Pino Larosa, pp 16-19

Frank Zappa "Tinsel Town Rebellion"
By Pino Larosa, p 19

Discografia - Zappa & Mothers Of Invention
By Paolo Carù, pp 20-21


Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1981 October

No. 10

Frank Zappa "You Are What You Is"
By Pino La Rosa, 1 p

 Google translate: This "You are what you is", yet another double album by Frank Zappa, arrives on the plate even in advance of the expected deadline. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1981 November

No. 18

Frank Zappa "Shut up 'n play yer guitar"
By Pino La Rosa, 1 p

 Google translate: The old Zappa obviously has no mercy on our already battered wallet and here comes out, sold by mail order in the States, the announced trilogy comprising instrumental pieces and guitar solos taken from tours and studio sessions. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


 Google translate: Frank Zappa's first album 1982 (but fourth in twelve months): a predictable vehicle of controversy. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1983 April

No. 25

Frank Zappa "The man from Utopia"
By Massimo Bracco, 1 p

 Google translate: Oh oh, we Italians protagonists of an American cover! And as usual we make the figure of the chocolatiers casinos. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1983 June

No. 27

Frank Zappa "Rare Meat"
By Daniele Ghisoni, 1 p

 Google translate: It is not, as perhaps someone feared, a new album by Zappa, but it is simply a small delight for the fans of the brilliant American musician, which includes 6 unreleased songs dating back to his earliest musical experiences. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1983 September

No. 29

By Riccardo Bertoncelli, pp 25-27

Google translate: Another summer, many years ago (thirteen, to be exact), we discovered the orchestral Zappa and fell in love with it. Until then we knew other Zappas, equally fascinating but different: the scandalist , then mistaken for a "social agitator", who posed naked on the toilet and told of American bourgeois eager to fuck themselves on the lawn of the White House ("What'd you do daddy? "); the paradoxical rockman , who charged his music and lyrics with polemics and whims, preaching the freak out , the "creative high" (beware: without taking drugs!); the frivolous romantic, committed to exceeding the measure of certain stupid songs of the youthful tradition, imbuing himself with all the taste, all the kitsch, all the enjoyable toxins of that music (Ruben & The Jets). (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1984 November

No. 42

Frank Zappa
By Paolo Bertrando, pp 8-9

 Google translate: Frank Zappa recalls, in some ways, the characters of cartoons or detective series: he is unalterable, physically and intellectually always the same as himself. Almost twenty years have passed since Freak Out's meteoric debut, and Zappa offers his followers an identical hollow and mocking face, garnished with a goatee and a cold ironic look; while his music remains sarcastic and acrobatic, of a very solid matrix in spite of multiple metamorphoses. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


 Google translate: It was said a few months ago that hypertrophy was the salient feature of Zappian production. But he dared not imagine a gargantuan operation as much as the one that the amiable Frank is carrying out these days: to publish two single albums plus a triple one at close range, while the famous seven-disc box set with the complete work of the prime Mothers of Invention. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1986 January

No. 55


Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention
By Paolo Bertrando, p 64

 Google translate: Frank Zappa composes too much, that's the problem. All the discontinuities, the strange slips of some recent albums are due to an excess of music available. Uncontrolled, the fertile genius of ours insists on continuously churning out albums and re-editions and arrangements and musical columns. (read more


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1986 October

No. 65


Dweezil Zappa "Havin' A Bad Day"
By Massimo Bracco, p 71

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1994 January

Vol. 14 No. 143


Frank Zappa: Un ricordo
pp 36-40

Frank Zappa special – excerpts from The Real Frank Zappa Book, photos by Guido Harari and reminisces by Guido Giazzi, Paolo Carù, Riccardo Bertoncelli, Davide Sapienza, Peppo Delconte, Piero Tarantola and Guido Harari.

This month's Junior Bonner's Choice includes Yellow Shark, 4 stars. (page 5)



2018 May

Vol. 38 No. 411


Frank Zappa At The Roxy
By Dave Alvin, pp 38-40

Google translate: To tell the uniqueness of Frank Zappa's concerts collected in The Roxy Performances , we host the memory of a boy who over the years would first become the guitarist of an extraordinary rock'n'roll band and then one of the most important American songwriters, with a lot of Grammys on the wall. Yes, it seems strange to see in Dave Alvin a big fan of Frank Zappa, given the generational, stylistic and existential differences, but the common ground is not only that of South California. (read more)

pp 38-39 p 40

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2019 April

Vol. 39 No. 421


Frank Zappa: Zappa In New York
By Junior Bonner, p5

Frank Zappa: Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary Edition

By Andrea Trevaini, pp 80-81

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2019 September

Vol. 39 No. 425


Frank Zappa: Orchestral Favourites 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
By Andrea Trevaini, p 101

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2019 December

Vol. 39 No. 428


Frank Zappa: Halloween 73
By Andrea Trevaini, pp 100-101


Source: Fulvio Fiore