Extra

 France

 
French monthly rock magazine, published since December 1970. Competitor of magazines like Rock & Folk and Best. In November 1974, starting from issue #48, renamed to Extra Encyclorock, which last issue was #54, May 1975. Then the numeration started from #1 again and magazine was renamed to Extra, nouvelle série (6 issues known).

1971 January

No. 2

 

Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
By ?, 1 p


Chunga's RevengeGoogle translation: Warning ! Always handle a new Frank Zappa with care. It explodes! (read more)

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1971 February

No. 3

 

Frank Zappa
By Jean-Noël Coghe, p 30

Aynsley Dunbar
By Jean-Noël Coghe, p 30

Zappa a Paris
By Patrice Michel, pp 32-33

Et Jean-Luc Ponty
By Bernard Y. Guilcher, p 33


Google translation:
Jean-Noël Coghe: According to you, Frank Zappa, what is the difference between today's pop-music and yesterday's?
Frank Zappa: Five years ago, in the United States, we imitated the Beatles and other British bands. Today the groups turn to a mixture of country and western and heavy music. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

 Google translation: This disc allows those who have never had the opportunity to enter the musical universe of the Mothers of Invention. Needless to say, the ten pieces offered are excellent. (read more)

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1971 November

No. 12

 

Only one ad.


 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1971 December

No. 13

 

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
By Bruno Ducourant, p 83


 Google translation: The gentleman who plays the guitar in the record is not the same as the one we see in the film. The gentleman who plays in the film does not play drums on the record. There is, in the film, a large part of the gentleman who plays in the record. Another part of the same man is neither in the film, nor in the record. (read more)

 In this issue two Zappa & the Motehrs concerts were announced - December 5 in Lyon and December 6 in Paris. Both cancelled after the Montreux Casino fire on December 4.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1972 January

No. 14

 

Viva Zappa
By Bruno Ducourant, pp 22-29


Google translation: Frank Zappa is little known in France. The name of the man who is considered the great American composer does not appear in the Nouveau Petit Larousse illustrated. (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1972  February

No. 15

FZ poster


Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

 Google translate: With the series "Pop History", we enter the grandiose! Eleven double albums put on sale simultaneously, and what is more, relatively inexpensive, since sold 48.50 F each. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1972 April

No. 17

Les films pop
By Jean-Marie Leduc, pp 18-19


 Google translate: ... The chapter "200 Motels" is far from over: it is likely that Zappa's next production, "Billy the Mountain", will shed some light on Motel. As in “Magical M. Tower”, we dive into the “daily” (!) universe of a group; but this time the trip is longer and more severe. “200 Motels” is the surreal and deliberately ridiculous expression of a disheveled “Little Mothers” tour. The dialogues are hilarious and the situations implausible. Misunderstood and poorly promoted film, “200 Motels”, in an off-putting and difficult aspect, is a great “piece of satire without complacency for pop and its quirks. With "200 Motels", pop cinema is finally taking a step back and scale, but be careful not to stray too far! ...

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

PregnantGoogle translate: “Pregnant” is not strictly speaking a new record from Zappa and the Mothers. At most, it is about the publication of certain titles never released in France. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore