Ciao 2001


The weekly Ciao 2001 (Hello 2001) was founded in January 1969 as a successor to the music magazine Ciao Big. The main run of the magazine lasted until January 1994, 1202 issues in total. After a break the 2nd run of the magazine was issued monthly from February to December 1999. In 2000 five issues more were printed as Ci@o. In December 2023 it restarted from the tenacity of long-standing collaborators and the support of Sprea Editori, as a bimonthly publication.

1969 March 12

Vol. 1 No. 7

Arrabiati con camomilla
By Allen Albero, pp 14-16

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1969 May 28

Vol. 1 No. 18

Arrivano i Mothers
By ?, pp 62-63

 Automatic translation: The most discussed group of American pop music, that of the Mothers of lnvention, will come to Europe at the end of May for a tour in England which will be followed by a series of performances in other countries, among which, perhaps, also Italy. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1969 August 20

Vol. 1 No. 30

Un 'Zappa' dissacratore
By Jean-Luc Perrier, pp 38-41

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, the most discussed, followed and criticized pop group in America, has managed to upset even the imperturbable English youth with a series of provocative and desecrating recitals beyond all limits. For some time many have accused him of obscenities, but he continues to explain that he is only trying, through a shocking method, to shake off all the hypocrisy they have inherited from the younger generations. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1969 December 17

Vol. 1 No. 47

Mothers of Invention: Uncle Meat
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 73

L'underground da un punto di vista sociologico, ed in termini più generici, può oggi considerarsi sinonimo di avanguardia. Nella misura in cui esso nasce dal contrasto con la società costituita e si pone quale determinazione di anti-istituzionalità e di smitizzazione di concetti politici, sociali, talora morali, Frank Zappa e le Mothers of Invention ne sono gli alfieri più validi e violenti. E quantunque una delle componenti essenziali della loro arte, vale a dire il lato spettacolare e le trovate sceniche, possano trovare concreta realizzazione nei dischi, questi ultimi, con il loro esasperato anticonformismo, tendono a donare una valida significazione di ideali tanto di moda nell'anticonsumismo di alcuni strati sociali, e dei quali, nell'ambito musicale, li fenomeno underground, come si diceva, si è fatto portatore. Il doppio album « Uncle meat » è stato registrato negli studi della Bizarre, la etichetta di proprietà dello stesso Zappa o dal vivo in alcuni concerti (Whisky a go-go di Los Angeles, Miami Pop Festival, ecc.) poco più di un anno fa, ma soltanto in questi giorni viene pubblicato sul nostro mercato. L'estrema instabilità dell'organico del complesso, i cui elementi si alternano e 'si sostituiscono intorno all'unico perno fisso Zappa, è causa ancora una volta di una formazione inedita, ma già ricca di affiatamento, come si vuole ad artisti di jam-sessions (e nel disco, molto influenzato dal jazz, ve n'è alcuna di buon livello, come in «King Kong »). L'imprevedibilità delle soluzioni, i numerosi stacchi parlati, la ricerca effettistica non sempre sottomessa ad un'intrinseca validità artistica fanno dell'estroso gruppo californiano (il cui definitivo scioglimento è stato recentemente annunciato) uno dei complessi più discussi della pop music americana.

Automatic translation: The underground from a sociological point of view, and in more general terms, can today be considered synonymous with avant-garde. Insofar as it arises from the contrast with the established society and stands as a determination of anti-institutionality and of demystification of political, social, sometimes moral concepts, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention are its most valid and violent standard bearers. And although one of the essential components of their art, namely the spectacular side and the scenic ideas, can find concrete realization in the records, the latter, with their exasperated non-conformism, tend to give a valid signification of ideals so fashionable in the anti-consumerism of some social strata, and of which, in the musical field, the underground phenomenon, as we said, has become the bearer. The double album "Uncle meat" was recorded in the studios of Bizarre, the label owned by Zappa himself or live in some concerts (Whiskey a go-go in Los Angeles, Miami Pop Festival, etc.) just over a year ago, but only in these days is it published on our market. The extreme instability of the ensemble's staff, whose elements alternate and are replaced around the single fixed Zappa pivot, is once again the cause of an unprecedented formation, but already rich in harmony, as required by jam artists. -sessions (and in the album, heavily influenced by jazz, there are some of a good level, as in "King Kong"). The unpredictability of the solutions, the numerous spoken cuts, the effects research not always subjected to an intrinsic artistic validity make the imaginative Californian group (whose definitive dissolution was recently announced) one of the most discussed groups of American pop music.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 January 7

Vol. 2 No. 1

La mia musica è un credo
By Albert Keyworth, pp 24-29

Automatic translation: It was one of those days that I believe they will never forget in Beverly Hills. The smog had come down covering the whole region and you could hardly see the tip of the nose, it was so dense and thick. I had an appointment with Frank Zappa and it was not really the case that I gave up this interview, even if it became dangerous to travel in those conditions. I took courage and finally after a lot of wandering I reached the headquarters of Frank Zappa's record company. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 February 4

Vol. 2 No. 5

Page 49. Automatic translation: Perhaps in 1970 the Italian market, so inextricably linked to traditionalisms and commercial interests, will listen to the underground message that is now passing by word of mouth in the States of America and in Europe. "Underground" does not only mean a certain type of music: it indicates a way of thinking, and therefore of living, very precise and distinct. Cinema, theater, painting, politics have searched underground for new, dialectical and alternative elements to the fat consumer society. Chicaga, Santana, Spirit, the Flock, Fleetwood Mac, Fifth Avenue and many others are perhaps prophets of a new gospel. And to offer our readers the opportunity to get to know these complexes, we have obtained a 500 lire discount on all L.P. of the groups presented in this service.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 February 11

Vol. 2 No. 6

FZ on the cover and Hot Rats ad on p 36. The "Underground in Italia" insert, which probably has some Zappa content, is missing.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1970 February 11

Vol. 2 No. 7

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 March 5

Vol. 2 No. 9

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 July 2

Vol. 2 No. 26

Underground music ad

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 July 23

Vol. 2 No. 20

500.000 nell'inferno di Bath
By Shepton Mallet, pp 26-31

Poi finalmente l'attrazione del festival: il gruppo più atteso, anzi l'antigruppo di « Frank Zappa and Mother of Invention ». Un urlo da parte del pubblico all'apparire del folle Zappa con il suo baffone, pizzetto e coda di cavallo. Cominciano a suonare e nessuno di loro ha una funzione musicale precisa; qualcuno sembra che non ne abbia alcuna, come ad esempio un uomo sulla cinquantina, dai capelli quasi tutti bianchi, se sta davanti al microfono fumandosi una sigaretta, osservando il pubblico e facendo commenti con i suoi colleghi di complesso. Alla fine però assieme ad un altro individuo, il grassone entra in azione vocale con falsetti di voce, in quelle parti del pezzo quando il complesso passa da una situazione musicale rock ad una ridicola espressione corale con contrappunti operistici e melliflui, stile « Equipe 84 » oi « Campanino ».
Zappa lancia al pubblico arance ed attacca la satira « American way » che si trasforma prima nell'inno americano, poi in una canzone da night club con falsetti melliflui che dicono cose ufficialmente oscene.

Then finally the attraction of the festival: the most awaited group, indeed the anti-group of «Frank Zappa and Mother of Invention». A shout from the audience at the appearance of the crazy Zappa with his mustache, goatee and ponytail. They begin to play and none of them have a precise musical function; some seem to have none, such as a man in his fifties, with almost all white hair, if he stands in front of the microphone, smoking a cigarette, observing the audience and making comments with his colleagues in the complex. At the end, however, together with another individual, the fat man enters into vocal action with voice falsetti, in those parts of the piece when the ensemble passes from a rock musical situation to a ridiculous choral expression with operatic and mellifluous counterpoints, "Equipe 84" style. or the «Campanino».
Zappa throws oranges to the audience and attacks the satire "American way" which turns first into the American anthem, then into a night club song with mellifluous falsetti saying officially obscene things.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 October 7

Vol. 2 No. 40

Pop come progresso
By Enzo Caffarelli, pp 54-57

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1970 December 2

Vol. 2 No. 48

Frank Zappa, il cantante pazzo (Frank Zappa, the crazy singer)
By Curly Amerin, pp 30-31

 Automatic translation: In 1965 Frank Zappa, one of the most gifted musicians in pop, founded the group of the Mothers of Invention, which after various hardships have recently reappeared in the limelight with an incredible symphonic concert, "200 motels". Many have approached this protesting group to another avant-garde formation, the Band formed by Jaime Robbie Robertson and which often accompanies Bob Dylan. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1971 March 31

Vol. 3 No. 13

Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 38

 Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is first of all a whimsical, crazy, highly questionable and highly debated man about his openly provocative attitudes towards the establishment and its music (including his, therefore), desecrators par excellence of every traditional concept of formal purity, up to clownish aspects, like the green mustache of his Mothers. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1971 May 12

Vol. 3 No. 19

Centerfold poster.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1971 December 1

Vol. 3 No. 48

Frank Zappa: "Qual è la parte più sporca del vostro corpo?"
By Dario Salvatori, pp 12-15

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 65

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa revolutionized in a new and higher cultural sense. Light music, trying to carry out a research at the level of sounds, thus overcoming the archetype and now worn out system of simple notes. This presupposes exasperation. Collectivizing music, breaking the restrictions of individualistic and bourgeois rationalism, and opening a new listening dimension of a Dionysian character. The tortuous path of the leader of the freak sound from water music to the "chrome megaphones of destiny": from "hot mice" to "grainy sauces". (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1971 December 15

Vol. 3 No. 50

Lo sconcertante film di Frank Zappa (Frank Zappa's puzzling film)
By Armando Gallo, pp 32-34

  Automatic translation: "200 Motels", the film written and directed by Frank Zappa, which is imminent in England, constitutes the triumph of madness, an irrepressible explosion of the fantastic element that disintegrates any rational link with reality. Although difficult to read, the film still represents a very important cultural fact: and also a very important musical fact: the soundtrack of the film was in fact recorded in a double album containing 34 motifs, to collect which Zappa took almost four years to collect. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1971 December 29

Vol. 3 No. 52

Mothers Of Invention - Fillmore East, June 1971
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 67

 Automatic translation: First of all, on an album like this, it's nice to listen to the old dear "Happy together" by the Turtles, a West Coast classic "choral" by the Beach Boys and Mama's & Papa's. The presence of the revival is justified by the presence in the new formation of Zappa's "mothers", also here despite the indications in the company of their leader, of two former Turtles, the singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 January 16

Vol. 4 No. 2

Frank Zappa "200 Motels" (cassette review)
By Dario Salvatori, p 71

 Automatic translation: Here is the entire original soundtrack of the film "200 Motels" by Frank Zappa on tape; it must be said that as a real "soundtrack" it is tastier on tape, where a calmer listening without balance problems can better revive certain calm atmospheres that Frank Zappa wants to convey through his records. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 February 6

Vol. 4 No. 5

By Armando Gallo, pp 12-15

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1972 April 2

Vol. 4 No. 13

Frank Zappa "Tears Begin To Fall" (single review)
By ?, 1 p

  Automatic translation: Taken from Zappa's latest LP «Tears began to fall» with «Junier mintz boogie» on the back, it shows that the histrionic Frank is always alive, full of inspiration and imagination. The two pieces are very beautiful and live up to his fame even if the musician treads too much hand, on some points, on his skill and too evidently showing his "being above the fray"

FZ is pictured but not namechecked on page 29.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 July 23

Vol. 4 No. 29

Frank Zappa: Grande pantomima per un re straccione
By Maurizio Baiata, pp 32-36

Automatic translation: "It is not correct to say that I want to destroy the system. I want to modify it to the point that it works properly". Talk about politics within the music phenomenon. The modern is very difficult, because it implies an examination and a complete knowledge of the basic ideals and movements that it is not possible for us to know thoroughly in individual artists and in their music. (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1972 September

Vol. 4 No. 36

Frank ci ripruva (Frank returns)
By ?, 1 p

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1972 October 8

Vol. 4 No. 40

Frank Zappa e il Grand Wazoo
By ?, p 55

Frank Zappa "Waka / Jawaka - Burnt Weeny Sandwich"
By Enzo Caffarelli, pp 65-66

The first article is the September 16 at Oval Cricket Ground concert review. And the second is a review of two albums.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 November 12

Vol. 4 No. 45

Zappa e Beefheart: La saggia pazzia (The wise madness)
By Maurizio Baiata & Manuel Insolera, pp 32-36

Automatic translation: In the year of disgrace 1955, in a class of a high school in Lancaster, California, two Mephistopheles little children, Zappa Francis Vincent and Van Vliet Donald, constantly put the brains and patience of their unfortunate teachers on the ropes. United by a scholastic logic that the two seemed destined to destroy, the protagonists of this strange fable were already destined to subvert the rules and conventions of sound that good and holy America imposed on them. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 December 3

Vol. 4 No. 48

Pop History Vol. 11 Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention
By Enzo Caffarelli, pp 67-68

Automatic translation: The new five of Phonogram's Pop history, certainly the final one for the Italian market, presents the collections of Frank Zappa, Booker T. Jones, Grateful Dead, Medicine Head and Lovin' Spoonful. The same series has taken on much more showy proportions in some countries where Polydor has a greater share of the market, especially in Germany, but it has not been published in the United States or in England. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1972 December 17

Vol. 4 No. 50

Le "Mothers" di Zappa: La fine delle madri
By Alberto Gioannini, pp 36-37

Automatic translation: We remember the many protagonists of one of the most revolutionary groups of our time, the Mothers of Invention, created by the "crazy" Frank Zappa in the far 1966 now. Their personal mark to the band which in the various formations has produced about ten interesting albums. But let's go back in time ... (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1973 March 25

Vol. 5 No. 12

Resurrezione di un genio sgangherato
By Manuel Insolera, 4 pp

Automatic translation: Concluding the service that we dedicated to Frank Zappa last June, we hoped that soon a Sleeping Ugly would be able to wake the madman from his disastrous artistic lethargy that had managed to produce a painful and tired work like "Just another band from LA", the his album released in those days. And miraculously, the immediately following months proved us right: Zappa has risen, and with him all the perfidious and megalomaniacal power of his art (or anti-art, to be precise). (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 "Everything you wanted to know about Frank Zappa, but never dared to ask".

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 "Everything you wanted to know about Frank Zappa, but never dared to ask" part 2.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1973 September 16

Vol.5 No. 37

Frank Zappa in esclusiva il nuovo LP (Frank Zappa exclusive - the new LP)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 12-14

A tavola con Zappa (At the table with Zappa)
By Dario Salvatori, p 14

Sotto le note ... (The Legend Of Cleetus Awreetus-Awrightus & the Grand Wazoo in Italian)
Ed. by Fiorella Gentile, pp 26-27

In this issue we have:
- review of Over-Nite Sensation
- article on Zappa's visit to Italy
- translation of The Legend Of Cleetus Awreetus-Awrightus & the Grand Wazoo in Italian

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1973 September 23

Vol. 5 No. 38

Frank Zappa & The Mothers "Over-Nite Sensation"
By ?, p 66

Automatic translation: Considering the potential level of the musicians involved in Zappa's latest European tour, and which are roughly the same as on this record, something more consistent could have been expected. Alongside Frank and his inseparable right arm Ian Underwood, who now devotes himself exclusively to wind instruments, alongside names more recently included in the Mothers, the two very welcome returns: the French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and the black pianist George Duke . (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 April 7

Vol. 6 No. 14

Per le strade del rock (On the streets of rock)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 29-31

This is a review of the book Pop Superstars.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 April 21

Vol. 6 No. 16

Frank Zappa sublime li sogghigno (Sublime Frank Zappa grin at them)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 12-15

Googlr translate: Shocking ... insane ... unhinging genius ... alchemist of the bizarre ...: these are just some of the most characteristic epithets with which the "galactic" press (and very often myself) has always gratified Frank Zappa , who, in any case, really is a genius, perhaps the only exponent to emerge from the world of rock music who can really boast this title in the most literal and universalizing sense of the term. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 April 28

Vol. 6 No. 17

Frank Zappa A' pos! tro'phe (!)
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 65

Automatic translation: Talking about Frank Zappa becomes an increasingly difficult task. Because beyond what was naively created around the character, he remains a man, and an artist with an incredibly multifaceted personality, in a continuous alternation of surprising ideas, in a programmatically sought-after escape at all costs from any definition, to any crystallization. In the meantime, to understand his music, you need to know him thoroughly. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 May 5

Vol. 6 No. 18

Captain Beefheart: La porta della pazzia (The door of madness)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 25-27

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 July 28

Vol. 6 No. 30

Captain Beefheart: La montagna (non e' piu') sacra (The mountain is (no longer) sacred)
By Trashman, pp 52-54

In the short news section are Zappa's concerts in Italy in September 1974 announced.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 September 1

Vol. 6 No. 34-35

Absolutely Free
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, pp 31-33

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa's grin began to be known (and infamous) one day in 1967, when we randomly leafed through the glossy records of the first "gold rush" we found Absolutely Free and that photo made legendary: he's magnetic eye and the words "Kill the Ugly Radio! ". (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 September 22

Vol. 6 No. 38

Allora, Mr. Zappa, chi sei?
By Maria Laura Giulietti & Manuel Insolera, pp 42-45

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is back in Italy. He has seen it, he has felt it. But it has not yet been possible to focus on the image of this man who has been moving in the world of notes for many years. Is he the transgressor of the rules, the genius, or the mystifier, the crafty one in search of lots of money? Zappa escapes these judgments and still remains a milestone from which, for better or for worse, we have not yet finished leaving aside. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 November 3

Vol. 6 No. 44

Jean Luc Ponty: Un gregario di lusso (A luxury wingman)
By Dario Salvatori, pp 42-45

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 December 1

Vol. 6 No. 48

Zappa/Mothers "Roxy & Elsewhere"
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 67

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa live, almost muted, with a double LP recorded, as the title indicates, at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood, a small temple of American superstars, and elsewhere: to be precise at Mothers day, the 10th anniversary celebration of mothers, held in Chicago and Pennsylvania. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 December 8

Vol. 6 No. 49

Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention discografia (parte I)
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 66

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 December 15

Vol. 6 No. 50

Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention discografia (parte II)
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 44

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1974 December 22

Vol. 6 No. 51

Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention discografia (parte III)
By Enzo Caffarelli, p 79

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 April 20

Vol. 7 No. 15

Speciale / Chitarra rock
By Manuel Insolera, pp 34-37

Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA: universally appreciated above all as a great musical creator in a general sense, Zappa is undoubtedly a genius of the guitar, even if this aspect of his sometimes tends to overshadow the public's consideration. A great innovator especially on the rhythmic level, and a pioneer in the use of the wah-wah pedal, Zappa is an. than an excellent soloist, especially where he revolutionizes the blues scale in a more experimental sense.
(FRANK ZAPPA: «Absolutely free», «Hot rats», «Burnt weeny sandwich», «Grand wazoo»).

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 July 13

Vol. 7 No. 27

Il rock in tribunale
By E. C., 1 p

  Automatic translation: Court, again, for Frank Zappa (in the photo): the dispute against the London Royal Albert Hall, "guilty" of having canceled a concert by the artist about three years ago, has ended. Frank lost the case and the court costs. Along with the vacation in Europe more than twice as much as he had asked for compensation. The contract stipulated by the theater provided for the possibility of canceling the Engagement for "reasonable objections": in this case the obscene and indecent texts of Frank and his Mothers. The English judge was forced to listen to Zappa's records in the courtroom, on a hifi system (and that's the funniest thing of the whole affair). Solomonic the verdict of him: not obscene texts, but good faith of the responsible of the Albert Hall. In short, Miss Marion Herrod, manager of the theater, was proved right. But also Bizarre Records and Zappa said they were satisfied. "We had come to discuss the obscenity claims," ​​said Herb Cohen, Frank's manager - and the judge ruled that our songs are normal in rock music. Therefore our point of view has been accepted ».

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 Auugust 17

Vol. 7 No. 32

California Voice
By ?, 1 p

  Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA EXCLUSIVELY REVEALED TO ME this week that he has everything ready for the release of the legendary "set" of 10 long-playings which should collect an unreleased anthology of the Mothers. Frank hopes to have the "set" in stores by Christmas where he will sell it for $ 50 at least here in America. The WEA, distributor of DiscReet, is still not very convinced about the possible sales of the "set" due to the too high cost of the collection. "We've already had 5,000 orders in Europe," Frank told me. "It's not a large number, but considering that the ten albums have always been given a somewhat mysterious publicity, the figure surprises me."
The collection contains the best live versions of the Mothers' music selected from the large archive that Frank keeps at home. The oldest engraving dates back to 1958 when a very young Captain Beefheart was engraved in a classroom. Also recorded is the police raid during the recordings of "Uncle Meat" for the excess sound claimed by the neighbors. Anyone who wants to help the "case-Zappa" and give a push to convince the WEA for the distribution of the "set" can only write to: WEA Italiana, "Frank Zappa 10", Galleria del Corso 4, Milan.
For the next gigantic tour in October, Zappa told me he had changed line-up again which sees the return of Roy Estrada, the original Mothers bassist who left the band in '69 to become a truck driver.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART MADE a surprise appearance at Roxy in Sunset Bled. And what a surprise it was. The Captain made a sudden leap to the "crazy" times of "Trout Mask Replica" by bringing back the fun, hostility and confusion of his best performances. Beefheart turned out to be a great contemporary poet again and in a very simple scene, when he threw peanuts to the audience, he proved in an instant that he was at least ten years ahead in the zoo of the future? ...
Some old names and well-known faces were present, such as the Drumbo button on one of the two drums, Winged Eel Fingerling on guitar and Bruce "Fossil" Fowler on trombone-bass.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 August 24

Vol. 7 No. 33

Frank Zappa – Impegni da superman
By Armando Gallo & Maria Laura Giulietti, pp 36-37

 Automatic translation: "Frank can see you tonight at 10," DiscReet press agent Barbara De Wit told me over the phone, half an hour after asking her for an interview with Frank Zappa. Surprised? Heck, I had been trying to approach Zappa for years without any positive results and succeeding so easily now did not seem logical. (read more)

1975 October 5

Vol. 7 No. 39

La novita' Zappiane
By ?

 Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA, VERY ACTIVE IN THIS period, has composed a series of contemporary classical music pieces that he will play with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). The concert will be recorded for a possible album to be released in the coming months. Zappa is also preparing to face a long American tour that will begin on October 1st. To coincide with the tour, a new album will be released, "Bongo Fury", recorded a few months ago by Zappa and Captain Beefheart in Austin, Texas. The album will be released as Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart and represents one of the best recordings of the two crazy Californian geniuses. Frank Zappa will be in Europe in February, but Italy has already been excluded as it is now "Off-Limit" for all the big American names. If a photo of the new Mothers can cheer you up in the meantime, here it is: from left to right the names are Roy Estrada (bass) returned to the Mothers after having been a truck driver for a few years, Frank, Robert "Frog" Camarena (guitar and vocals ), Novi (violin, clavinet and synthesized strings), Terry Bozzio drums), Denny Walley (slide guitar) and in the foreground there is Napoleon Murphy Brock (winds, keyboards and vocals). Three days after this photo another element was hired by Frank. This is keyboardist André Lewis in the past with the Buddy Miles' Band.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 October 12

Vol. 7 No. 40

Eccezionale Zappa "Contemporaneo"
By ?

 Automatic translation: Perhaps one of the most interesting concerts of the year was offered a few days ago by Frank Zappa and a very strange, but excellent orchestra of 37 elements. The name of the orchestra, also very strange, is: The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra! and don't ask me what it means. Even Captain Beefhehart, present in the audience, wondered what the hell that meant. In a rare appearance without his faithful "Mothers", Frank was pleasantly transported to a concert of contemporary classical music. He also explained to the public that the concert was only possible for the money collected from a single that happened to be released in America and by chance also went to the charts. The money "stolen" from the "hit parades" was immediately invested by Frank to pay the musicians of the Electric Orchestra (37 mouths to feed "And they're all married!") For the rehearsals of the concert. Zappa presented "Pedro's Dowry", music he originally composed for a ballet. During the performance of the piece Zappa retired behind the mixing desk, leaving the baton to Michael Zearott, a well-known classical-contemporary musician, who also helped Frank in writing the musical scores. Later Zappa performed from the orchestra director's box choreographing an exceptional jam-session. The concert was recorded for a "live" album.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1975 December 21

Vol. 7 No. 50

Questo nostro vecchio, grande amore Bongo Fury (This great old love of ours, Bongo Fury)
By Maria Laura Giulietti, pp 34-35

Automatic translation: What a part of musical America has been able to give birth to in the last twenty years of evolution is truly incredible, and, despite the forced secrecy on the part of industry and authorities, it has been possible to spread it throughout the world with a consequent increase in followers and of loyalists dedicated to a certain type of new and adventurous sound, strictly linked to popular styles (country, folk and blues) yet avant-garde and free. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 January 25

Vol. 8 No. 3

Zappa/Beefheart/Mothers "Bongo Fury"
By ?, p 53

 Automatic translation: Still crazy after all these years, one could say by taking up the tasty title of Paul Simon's latest LP. Frank Vincent Zappa and Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart are back together after several chapters of collaboration. The first of which, around a 4-track mixer and a more than artisanal system, and with rhythm & blues material, should be documented in a few days by a historic album, for collectors. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 February 1

Vol. 8 No. 4

By Manuel Insolera, 1 p

 Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA & CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Bongo fury (Discreet): The two old fools, today wise stewards of themselves, made peace and laughed at this work in common: that a certain effect undoubtedly still triggers it ...

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 February 8

Vol. 8 No. 5

California Voice
By Armando Gallo, p 16

Automatic translation: A real avalanche of news and novelties, reproaches and praise filled my mailbox. Many have responded to my "appeal", but only a few have kept to the main theme of my desire to communicate: the musical discourse. I see that many of you are politically involved and thus lose the best attraction of rock music: the fun. How can you ask me such questions: «... is Frank Zappa a fascist? »I refuse to answer such nonsense, but I will be happy to tell you what Zappa is preparing musically. I see that there is total political confusion: «The songwriters are capitalists ... David Zard is a capitalist ... The biggest British and American bands are capitalists because they don't want to play for 1000 lire ...». Absurd things, true Vincenzo Dotti, closely accompanied by another Vincenzo, this time Valentini. It is not the Italian organizers who have put you on a fast with concerts, but it was the behavior during these concerts that made the various artists and ensembles decide to leave Italy alone. " It's not worth it! ". It's the answer I get from everyone. The Van Der Graaf recently accepted: the first complex of a certain stature that goes on tour after the famous events of Lou Reed. What happen? They steal his instruments (Thanks to Mauro Poletti who wrote it to me and then added with amusing philosophy: «... But there is no need to despair if no one comes to Italy anymore; there is always Pippo Baudo, the good Claudio Villa and Peppino Gagliardi... ").

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 February 15

Vol. 8 No. 6

Frank Zappa: di nuovi Madre
By Armando Gallo, p 12

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa has just finished a long US tour that began in Santa Barbara and ends tonight at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles. In mid-November Zappa interrupted the tour to accept the invitation of Tito's government to play two concerts in Yugoslavia. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 February 29

Vol. 8 No. 8

1000 Lire coupon to buy Zappa concert ticket cheaper.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 April 4

Vol. 8 No. 13

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is preparing a new concert series and composing the material for a new 33 rpm. The formation of the latest edition of the Mothers of Invention has also been defined, unusually small for Zappa. The guitarist said that the musicians were chosen with extreme care, and that in any case he wished to have more space available for his instrument than him. These are the names: Roy Estrada on bass, André Lewis on keyboards, Terry Bozzio on drums and Napoleon Murphy Brock on saxophone.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 April 25

Vol. 8 No. 16

Un musicista per tutte le estati
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 58-60

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is visiting Europe and his concerts are sold out weeks in advance. The public, even the youngest, runs to listen to what Zappa has to offer him for the year '76 and takes part in the crazy sound of the guitarist with enormous enthusiasm. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 May 16

Vol. 8 No. 19

Zappa's compact discography on page 7 in response to a reader's letter.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 July 18

Vol. 8 No. 28

Flo & Eddie, due tartarughe felici di vivere insiem
(Flo & Eddie, two turtle happy to live together)
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 60-61

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 November 28

Vol. 8 No. 47

Programmi & ancora programmi
By Armando Gallo, pp 34-37

Automatic translation: Since our last appointment with Frank Zappa many things have changed for the unstoppable Sicilian-Greek-Arab-but-mainly-American guitarist. And let's go in order: at the end of June, checking some administrative records, Frank realized that he had been robbed of a few tens of thousands of dollars by Herb Cohen, his "faithful" manager and collaborator - at least this was thought - by over a decade. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1976 December 26

Vol. 8 No. 51

Grand Funk: Entreranno nel '77?
By Enrico Gregori, pp 37-38

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 January 9

Vol. 9 No. 1

Fò tutto mi! (I do everything myself)
By ?, p 39

Automatic translation: Every day news of some new enterprise of Frank Zappa, composer, guitarist, singer, arranger, sound engineer. We could go on. Indeed, it seems that Zappa's policy is that of "I do everything and I do it well". (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 January 23

Vol. 9 No. 3

Diskografia detaglianta parte I
By ?, pp 7-8

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 January 30

Vol. 9 No. 4

Diskografia detaglianta parte II
By ?, p 8

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 February 6

Vol. 9 No. 5

By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 63-65

Automatic translation: New Yorker interview with Frank Zappa who with wife, arms and luggage, left sunny California to go east. A series of concerts and his desire to amaze. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 April 3

Vol. 9 No. 13

Frank Zappa e' vero, sono un genio (Frank Zappa is a true genius)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 63-65

Automatic translation: Besides being one of the masters of rock music, Zappa is a mysterious, two-faced character: genius or mystification, communist or capitalist, lucid or crazy? In Europe for a big tour, Frank tries to answer these questions. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 June 12

Vol. 9 No. 23

Zappa competitivo
By M. J. S., pp 40-41

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 September 11

Vol. 9 No. 36

In the readers' letters sections is written, that the news of Frank Zappa's death is completely unfounded.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1977 November 27

Vol. 9 No. 47

 Automatic translation: "Zappa in New York", the new live album already announced several times, is always at the center of a colossal legal controversy that sees Zappa, his former manager Herb Cohen, the DiscReet label and Warner Bros. months the lawsuit drags on, acquiring new connotations, and new figures of expenses, royalties and counterparts increasingly confused emerge. The latest rumor is that the guitarist's album would even quadruple, and that it would be released at the end of December by Mercury.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 January 15

Vol. 10 No. 1

By ?, p 17

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa has appeared in New York with a new show and a new group of six members, few in comparison to other editions of the Mothers of Invention. Introducing himself to the public, Zappa specified that he was "too advanced to feel punk".

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 February 5

Vol. 10 No. 5

Ma questo è Captain Beefheart! (But this is Captain Beefheart!)
By Manuel Insolera, pp 66-67

Automatic translation: Trying to briefly define who, or rather "what" Don Van Vliet is, better known by lovers of "freak-music" as Captain Beefheart, is certainly not an easy thing. When Fugs and Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention began to put riot happening, satire and madness in rock, Captain Beefheart rose to the rank of one of the main 'bum princes' of this new type of music. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 February 19

Vol. 10 No. 7

Quel geniale signore che si chiama Frank Zappa
(That genial gentleman named Frank Zappa)
By Aldo Bagli, pp 10-12

Automatic translation: Even if he is not badly risen to overwhelming peaks of popularity, Frank Zappa can be placed with tranquility in that small circle of musicians, artistically born in the sixties, who still today keep up with the times with dignity, without falling into pathetic or guittesque ideas. (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set

1978 March 26

Vol. 10 No. 12

George Duke: Pratica e teoria
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 66-67

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 May 14

Vol. 10 No. 19

Frank Zappa & la guerriglia legale
By Guido Harari, pp 12-14

Automatic translation: "Zappa In New York" is the brand new album by the mustachioed American guitarist engaged in a long legal tussle with his own record company. Disputes aside the record will finally come out... (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 July 2

Vol. 10 No. 26

Foto ~ Zappa
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, 2 pp

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 July 9

Vol. 10 No. 27

Frank Zappa "Zappa In New York"
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, 1 p

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1978 November 12

Vol. 10 No. 45

Sfrontato e geniale torna Frank Zappa
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 19-20

"Bold and brilliant Frank Zappa."

1978 December 3

Vol. 10 No. 48

Frank Zappa "Studio Tan"
By Aldo Bagli, p 76

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 January 14

Vol. 11 No. 1

Il segreti del nuovo Zappa (The secrets of the new Zappa)
By ?, p 24

 Automatic translation: After leaving the WEA group, which continues to publish old material of the artist, including the recent "Studio tan", which did badly in the foreign charts, Frank Zappa is completing the first LP for the new label which simply carries his last name. Working title of the disc is «Martian love secrets». Among the "secrets" of the mustachioed Californian guitarist, a piece in pure disco music, and a brilliant parody by Peter Frampton, "I have been in you". The Zappa label will be distributed by Phonogram. Another Frank project concerns a documentary film on his concerts and the background of the stage: it should be developed in the first months of '79.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 March 4

Vol. 11 No. 9

Instantanea Zappa (Instant Zappa)
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, 2 p

Jean-Luc Ponty: Il violino parlante
By Federico Balanti, pp 18-20

Automatic translation: «We are pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Zappa has signed the contract with us and that, consequently, soon there will finally be a new album, finally wanted by him». With these words, only opaquely controversial, a spokesman for the American CBS announced the new bond that unites the great record company with the famous guitarist / composer Frank Zappa. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 March 11

Vol. 11 No. 10

Frank Zappa si fa in tre (Frank Zappa makes it three)
By ?, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Warner Bros., the record company to which Zappa has been linked for about nine years, has released a second LP of unreleased clippings, or rather of unreleased rejects: it is called "Sleep dirt", and should belong to the period of "Hot rats." », One of the happiest for the Californian artist. But in the meantime Frank has signed for CBS, and this house will publish the guitarist's new album next week, entitled "Skeik your booty": it is a double LP, there is a third front on which Zappa is committed: it is his; new label, distributed by a third record company, Phonogram. For Zappa Records he is recording L. Shankar, former Shakti violinist with John McLaughlin, with the production of Frank himself.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 March 18

Vol. 11 No. 11

Dietro le quinte del rock'n'roll (ci sono le groupies) (Behind the scenes of rock'n'roll (there are groupies))
By Aldo Bagli, 3 p

Automatic translation: It is a typically American phenomenon. Groupies are those girls who hang out – often with difficulty and no small amount of trouble – with American and British rock'n'roll stars simply so they can tell people about it. There is also a very famous one: Velvet Lace. She told us what it's like to be a groupie...

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 April 1

Vol. 11 No. 13

Zappa sceicco d'Arabia (Frank Zappa sheikh of Arabia)
By ?, 1 p

  Automatic translation: After "Sleep dirt", old material fished out by WEA, now CBS releases the new official LP of the Californian guitarist. It's called «Sheik Yerbouti», and it's a linguistic distortion that sounds like «Shake your booty», an idiom of English (and musically speaking a hit title in the club for the K.C. & Sunshine band). In the new script, it is instead the name of a sheikh, and in fact Frank Zappa is represented dressed as an Arab on the cover. Nothing less than a real camel was invited to the press presentation in New York. Zappa has meanwhile taken care of the production for an album by the Indian violinist L. Shankar, ex Shakti. His next LP is already scheduled for June: but it will be a third repechage of the DiscReet label (after «Studio tan» and the aforementioned «Sleep dirt»).

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 April 15

Vol. 11 No. 15

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 May 20

Vol. 11 No. 19

La ballata dello sceicco furbo (The ballad of the cunning sheikh)
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 13-15

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa's new / real record is titled "Sheik Yerbouti" and re-proposes his musical blend made up of orchestral suites. Dance songs, rock'n'roll and avant-garde, however filtered by the inexhaustible sarcastic vein of the now legendary Californian musician. Which once again hit the mark.(read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 June 10

Vol. 11 No. 23

Frank Zappa dirigera' l'orchestra a Vienna (Frank Zappa will conduct the orchestra in Vienna)
By ?, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Next week, Californian musician Frank Zappa will take the baton for a concert of music he composed himself but performed with a classical orchestra, the Vienna Symphony. As many as 120 elements will participate in the event, filmed by Austrian TV and organized by the City of Vienna. It is not known if an album will also be extracted from the concert.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 June 24

Vol. 11 No. 25

Frank Zappa "Sleep Dirt" "Orchestral Favorites"
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Despite the release of the long-awaited new album by Frank Zappa, the brilliant «Sheik Yerbouti», the flurry of records that the former record company publishes with evident gluttony continues. «Sleep Dirt» is already a few months old, while «Orchestral Favorites» is out just in these days. Naturally the works are ingenious and continue to highlight the versatility of the musician and his incredible prolificacy. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 July 22

Vol. 11 No. 29

Frank Zappa qua, Frank Zappa la (Zappa here, Zappa there)
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 66-67

 Automatic translation: In recent times the name of Frank Zappa has had a brand new polish and has been revived with voracious firmness. Zappa and the new record, the squabbles smoothed out, old tapes returned to the surface, Zappa and his thousand thoughts, Zappa and jazz, rock, the great orchestra, the new label, the group in the cellar to rehearse, Zappa and the explosions of head. Zappa here, Zappa there. For this reason, having heard of one of his very silent Swiss stops, I thought it best not to visit him. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1979 October 21

Vol. 11 No. 42

Il Grande Inquisitore (The Central Scrutinizer)
By Federico Ballanti, pp 27-28

Automatic translation: With the brand new LP, "Joe's Garage", the mustachioed guitarist returns to mockery and social satire. The best weapons of him. We present the disc. An album-concept, and some controversy and significant Zappian statements. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1980 February 17

Vol. 12 No. 7

Frank Zappa "Joe's Garage I, II, III"
By Manuel Insolera, 1 p

 Automatic translation: With the recent double "Sheik Yerbouti", Zappa, having changed record company, had resumed the lines of the not forgotten "Live: New York", to offer us one of his most significant and vital works for many years now. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1980 February 24

Vol. 12 No. 8

L'America ha una voce
By Sandro Giustibelli, pp 65-67

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa. Everything has been said about him because everything invests him, because he can be the focus of any discourse, because he confronts everything with everything. Frank with a hundred faces, a thousand expressions. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1980 August 31

Vol. 12 No. 35

Dossier: Genial-mente rock
By Manuel Insolera, pp 22-25


Source: Fulvio Fiore

1981 February 15

Vol. 13 No. 7

40 anni di Zappa
Genio & sregolatezza
By Aldo Bagli, pp 33, 36-37

 Centerfold poster and 3-page article "Genial and unruly".

1981 July 19

Vol. 13 No. 31

Zip Zap
By Maurizio Baiata, pp 61-63

Fuoci d'artificio
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, p 63

"Zip Zap" - Zappa's press conference before the "Varèse Tribute" concert on 17 April 1981.
"Fuoci 'dartificio" - Tinsel Town Rebellion review

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1981 August 2

Vol. 13 No. 31

Frank Zappa "Tinsel Town Rebellion"
By Manuel Insolera, pp 62-63

Automatic translation: Since Frank Zappa changed record company, his already enormous creative vitality in itself seems to have miraculously increased tenfold: so much so that he cannot express himself if the record is not at least double ("Sheik Yerbouti") or even triple (the three acts of "Joe's Garage"). And here is in fact a new double album, this time recorded live. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1981 August 21

Vol. 13 No. 32

Frank Zappa "The Man From Utopia"
By Manuel Insolera, pp 44-45

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa's relentless production of double and single albums continues seamlessly. And by now, it's really starting to be a bit difficult to talk about his productions. The truth is that, after the exploits of the three parts of "Joe's garage" (which must be considered the last really creative and "moving" production by Zappa), all the following albums have been the constant, obsessive repetition of a standard : with moments of genius and it could not be otherwise but essentially, a standard. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1981 November 15

Vol. 13 No. 46

Nel segno di Zappa
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 44-45

Automatic translation: It is no coincidence that Frank Zappa, born as Francis Vincent Zappa on December 21, 1940 in Baltimore, twenty years on the music scene, began his new album, published at the end of 1981, with a song entitled: « Teenage wind », the teenager's wind. And the problem of the "old" giants is always the same: accustomed for a decade (or often two) to take refuge in the world of rock'n'roll, of ruthlessness, of the elixir of life, they see the number of their years grow without them actually noticing. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1981 December 6

Vol. 13 No. 49

Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is
By Francesco De Vitis, p 56

Automatic translation: The mad genius continues to strike. On repeat. Without fear of denials, he churns out double, triple, miserable (only in appearance) albums, collections of songs on a single circle of vinyl, bursts of music, tons of escaped notes, for some arcane mystery of speed, from the strings of his guitar and now in around the world, eagerly awaited by fans who certainly can't afford the luxury of being impatient. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 January 10

Vol. 14 No. 1

 Some readers' letters on Zappa.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 January 17

Vol. 14 No. 2

 Cartoon by Massimo Cavezzali. PS. From Milan to Varese is about 56 km.

Text: Penso di venire presto in Italia. Mi piacerebbe conoscere Milano. Un musicista che mi dicono molto vicino a Varese!

Automatic translation: I plan to come to Italy soon. I would like to know Milan. A musician that they tell me is very close to Varese!

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 March 30

Vol. 14 No. 11

 Short news on Zappa.

Automatic translation: Zappa abandons rock? Frank Zappa would have decided to leave rock, at least as far as concerts are concerned. He will perform perhaps a couple of more times in America, but never again in Europe, judging by an interview recently released, if not in his new role, that of a classical music performer, in particular as a composer for ballets. The Californian musician has worked in recent weeks with the London Symphony Orchestra for a disc recorded with the digital technique.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 May 9

Vol. 14 No. 19

 Short news on Zappa.

Automatic translation: Zappa in Italy. Frank Zappa's Italian tour was confirmed for the first week of July. Milan, Bologna and Rome are the first concert venues set, but Naples and Palermo could also be part of the tour: the Californian guitarist, of Sicilian origins, would like to include southern Italy in the course of his new visit. The release of yet another Zappa LP is also scheduled for the end of June, entitled "Ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch".

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 May 30

Vol. 14 No. 21

Frank Zappa il genio e la chitarra
By Manuela Insolera, pp 82-83

Automatic translation: The prolificity that has always distinguished Frank Zappa from all other rock'n'rollers continues to give wonderful fruits: such as the very recent triple album entitled Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar which has as the sole interpreter the solid and genius guitar of frankie ... (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 July 4

Vol. 14 No. 27

Full-page Zappa Italian tour ad.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 August 1

Vol. 14 No. 31

L'irrefrenabile sregolatezza di Frank Zappa
(The irrepressible recklessness of Frank Zappa)
By Federico Ballanti, pp 10-12

Il concerto
By Maria Laura Giulietti, p 13

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa's short stay in Italy, a flash visit to meet the press, collect an award from the organizer of his Italian tour and record the speech you saw on TV. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 September 19

Vol. 14 No. 38

Zappa accusa tre morti a Palermo
By ?, p 19

Announcing to the American press his intention never again to come and play in Europe, where he recently stayed for three months, Frank Zappa apparently said about the Palermo concert, " I think three people were killed during the show. We were playing in a soccer stadium when for some unknown reason the policemen started throwing tear gas into the crowd. From what I could see from the stage, some boys were knocked down by the police shots. I did not learn anything about their deaths until after the concert." As is known, during Zappa's concert in " his " Sicily there were only minor incidents and there were obviously no casualties. In addition to these gratuitous remarks, the guitarist said that traveling and playing in Europe costs too much: and this is the main reason why he will not return, along with a widespread anti-American sentiment that he seems to have picked up among the audience. Zappa is now about to release a film and a new LP, on which his 12-year-old son Dweezil collaborated; while on " Valley girl " his 14-year-old daughter Moon had collaborated.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1982 October 17

Vol. 14 No. 42

Picture of FZ and Jean-Luc Ponty on page 2.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1983 July 3

Vol. 15 No. 26

L'irrefenerabile Frank Zappa
By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 26-28

The Man From Utopia album review.

p 7 pp 26-27 p 28

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1983 November 13

Vol. 15 No. 45

L'orchestra digitale di Zappa

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is preparing an album that will contain his orchestral compositions written between 1968 and '79 and recently performed together with the London Symphony Orchestra. The most interesting aspect of the job, which will simply be called «Zappa. volume one ", and which will be in stores soon enough for Barking Pumpkin, is the recording: not only entirely digital, but made by Frank himself who has recently purchased for his home studio in California also a very expensive digital console to complete all in his own work.

p 7

Source: Fulvio Fiore

1984 October 14

Vol. 16 No. 41

Sono Zappa e me ne vanto!
By Maria Laura Giulietti, pp 12-15

By ?, pp 41, 44

Centerfold poster, 4-page article "I'm proud of Zappa" and 2-page photo-story.

1984 October 28

Vol. 16 No. 43

Zappa in Italia. Il moschettiere e'tornato.
By Carlo Silvestro, pp 27-30

Interview with Zappa vising Italy, titled "The musketeer is back".

Source: Václav Pěnkava

1990 July 3

Vol. 22 No. 26 (1078)

By Jacopo Benci and Paolo Battigelli, pp 12-17

Article titled "Twenty-five years of rock and transgressions".

Source: slime.oofytv.set

2024 January/February

No. 1

This first issue after a long break doesn't have a separate article about Zappa, but you can still find some photos.