One of four weekly British music newspapers in the 60s (Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Record Mirror, Disc and Music Echo). Variously known as Disc Weekly (1964-66) and Disc and Music Echo (1966-1972). Disc was published between 1958 and 1975, when it was incorporated into Record Mirror.

1969 November 8


Zappa: Now It's Time For Gravy
By Roy Shipston, p 15

Beefheart, Hamburgers, Hang-Ups ...
By Caroline Boucher, p 15

But Zappa doesn’t have time. He is busy planning a TV series which will be shot in a studio set recreating the basement of his home which is packed with equipment and where he does his entertaining.

A special pilot show will he made in December and he hopes to sell it to be syndicated. The show will be called “Lumpy Gravy” and will feature several regulars – including other ex-Mothers Ian Underwood and Motor Head plus Captain Beefheart – and will mainly be a “talk” show.  (read more)

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1970 August 29


A frank talk with Zappa on being a 'rebel chief'!
By Caroline Boucher, pp 10-11

“You can only derive a certain amount of pleasure out of an image,” says Zappa. “It’s not exactly my prime enjoyment in life. The very concept of a revolutionary leader is corny, it’s so embarrassing to think that someone describes you in these terms.”

He still fumes at the memory of the London School of Economics last year when he was besieged by a volley of “what do we do towards the big revolution, man?” type questions. But although he has strongly and repeatedly aired his views in the subject, Zappa is still regarded by many as the prophet of the age. (read more)

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1970 November 28


Page 10

Why I'm Sick Of Zappa
Lisa Mehlman, New York

Mothers of Invention were on with Sha-Na-Na. They still have Frank Zappa, but that's about the only thing that approaches the original group. Aynsley Dunbar is on drums, and ex-Turtle Howard Kaylan on vocals. The music was done extremely well, but some of the visual excitement is gone. I for one am getting a bit tired of Frank Zappa's cynicism and put-downs of the audience. He announced after about 40 minutes that they were through. But the kids were screaming for more. He came back on and said: "Oh, I guess we've been given a reprieve, we'll stay a bit longer." Sure, Frank. I left.

Page 14

FRANK ZAPPA'S latest offering in the regular flow of Mothers' album is "Chunga's Revenge." It's the first album we've heard over here featuring the current Mothers line-up, and — according to the sleevc notes — "all the vocals in this album are a preview of the story fram 200 Motels." That's Zappa's orchestral work about how touring can drive you mad, and there are track on "Chunga's Revenge" complaining how the only source of love is from promotors and groupies.

There's no definite theme to the album, it's just a collection of music ranging from the older style satirical songs to lovely free blows — especially the title track with Ian Underwood on electric alto sax, and Sugar Cane Harris on organ. It's a fine album, and you can hear more from it at every listening. (Reprise)


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1971 November 27


Why Zappa chose Albert Steptoe as his new bass player
By Caroline Boucher, p 12

Frank Zappa was in London last week for the premiere of his first film – “200 Motels.” He was staying at his usual Kensington hotel, and attacking life with his customary vigour – outlining his plans for the forthcoming year with such accuracy you could set a clock by them. (read more)


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1971 December 25


On page 17 is Zappa's handwritten message from hospital to Disc readers.


1972 September 2


Zappa – Mother Of 20
By Caroline Boucher, p 7

Understandably, it was a difficult decision for Frank Zappa when he accepted an offer to play England again – nine months and one week after he was pushed offstage at the “Rainbow.” But it’s good new to all Zappa fans that he and his new 20-man Mothers are poised to play the Oval on September 16.

“But I have mixed emotions about coming back,” crackles that familiar sardonic voice across the line from America. It is around eight o’clock in the morning in England, and somewhere after midnight in Los Angeles – the only time Frank is available to talk now that he’s working full-time again. It is a horribly early hour to be pitting one’s wits against Frank Zappa. (read more)


Source: EB


1973 March 10


Frank Talk
By Caroline Boucher, p 20

ANYBODY who is anybody in the Los Angeles rock world lives in Laurel Canyon. And that includes Frank Zappa. He has a fine house perched on the side of a hill surrounded by a large fence and electrically-operated gate, and a lot of noise from Moon Unit, Dweezil and the tape machine ricochet out of the windows. (read more)


Source: EB


1975 April 26


Zappa In Court
p 3

One Size Fits All
By David Fudger, p 11

Frank Zappa, showman, and zany rock personality extraordinaire is in Britain at the moment. The reason of this quick visit is to appear in court regarding his action against the corporation which runs the Albert Hall. Zappa's company, Bizzarre Productions Incorporated are claiming damages over cancellation of an Albert Hall gig which would have featured Zappa with his band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is claimed that if the show had gone on, "The programme would have been in poor taste and obscene".

The judge handling the case has apparently been having some trouble over rock terminology. The meaning of words such as "groupie" and "underground" had to be explained tohim by Zappa. Meanwhile the case carries on.

Zappa, here with his manager Herb Cohen is also spending some time talking to the press (see page 11). He has a new album ready for release at any time, but because of "Contractual problems" no release date can be given. The name of this album is "One Size Fits All".


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