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.

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

 Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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.

Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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. Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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

  Google translate: "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

 Google translate: 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

 Google translate:  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

  Google translate: 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

Google translate: "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

Google translate: 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


1973 March 25

Vol. 5 No. 12


Resurrezione di un genio sgangherato
By Manuel Insolera, 4 pp

Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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 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 August 24

Vol. 7 No. 33


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

 Google translate: "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 ?

 Google translate: 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 ?

 Google translate: 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


1976 February 15

Vol. 8 No. 6


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

Google translate: 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


1977 February 6

Vol. 9 No. 5


By Maria Laura G. Giulietti, pp 63-65

Google translate: 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


1978 February 5

Vol. 10 No. 7


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

Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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 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."


1979 January 14

Vol. 11 No. 1


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

 Google translate: 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

Google translate: «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

 Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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

  Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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

Google translate: 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 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 August 2

Vol. 13 No. 31


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

Google translate: 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)


1981 August 21

Vol. 13 No. 32


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

Google translate: 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)


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!

Google translate: 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.

Google translate: 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 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

Google translate: 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


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