Chinook was a counterculture underground newspaper published weekly in Denver, Colorado from Aug. 21, 1969 to Jan. 21, 1972. In 1972 Chinook merged with the Boulder magazine to become The Straight Creek Journal. (wikipedia)

1970 March 19

Vol. 2 No. 10


Concave (Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Permanent Damage)
By John Loquidis, p 8

 It has become apparent that any rock fan worth his salt should own the complete works of Frank Zappa. More than anyone else, Zappa is the cartographer of the aesthetics of rock music whatever they may be. His own records and various 'discoveries' (Beefheart, GTO's, etc.) are, without doubt, music of first importance, created by musicians that have long forgot the sometimes awesome vagaries of technique. (read more)




1971 December 2

Vol. 3 No. 45


Frank Zappa ... 200 Motels
By Hugh Gardner, p 7

 Frank Zappa made them do it, they claim. It's just another inverted joke among two hours of inverted jokes, of course, but then again it's perfectly true. No one else but Zappa could have made something like this happen. "200 Motels" is a direct visual extension of Zappa's bizzaro-poo-poo music and his frenzied satirical vision. There's never been anything quite like it before. (read more)




1972 January 14

Vol. 4 No. 2


Frank Zappa Burns Out
By ?, p 6

 It all happened at the Casino Montreux, the "Swiss Fillmore", right on Igor Stravinsky Street in Montreux, on the afternoon of December 4, 1971. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention did their first concert in Switzerland. Half of the Mothers European tour already behind them, they enjoyed themselves in the snowy mountains with cheese and all that Swiss stuff – then they came down to do the concert in that unbelievably over-decorated old-fashioned big crazy building that was packed with a nice audience from all over Switzerland, Italy and other places. (read more)