Gong. Mensile di musica e cultura progressiva (a monthly magazine of music and progressive culture), also known only with the title Gong, was a monthly music magazine born in Milan in 1974 by an editorial group previously linked to the magazine Muzak and directed by Antonino Antonucci Ferrara. The magazine dealt with genres ranging from progressive rock to free jazz and experimental music. Gong ceased in December 1978. (wikipedia)
Summaries of all issues with cover pictures - angeloamoretti.net.

1974 July

Vol. 1 No. 0


Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
By Marco Fumagalli, p 66

 Google translate: Frank Zappa, and not the Mothers Of Invention of «Freak Out!», which today seem to belong more to history than to the immediate present of rock. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1974 October

Vol. 1 No. 1


Saggia intorno alla nera anima di messer Francesco Vincenzo Zappa
(Essay about the black soul of messer Francesco Vincenzo Zappa)
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, pp 36-44

Google translate: Let's get things straight: Frank Zappa is an alchemist, a gentleman with a mustache and toga and a black hood who has been working for years among filters and stills in search of that Laughing Gas that is Liberated Music, the Powerful Sound. (read more)


On the news page: "Frank Zappa termine in questi giorni la tournee Europea con un concerto ad Oslo e uno (forse) a Helsinki. Appena uscito il nuove album, il millesimo, Roxy & Elsewhere. Circolano voci, infine, su un museo pop che Zappa avrebbe idea di aprire in California: in prima fila figurebbero i celebri cazzi ingessati di Cynthia Plaster-caster, gentili ricordi dei piu celebri "maschi" musicali degli anni '60."

Google translate: Frank Zappa is ending his European tour these days with a concert in Oslo and one (perhaps) in Helsinki. Just released the new album, the thousandth, Roxy & Elsewhere. Finally, rumors are circulating about a pop museum that Zappa would have the idea of opening in California: in the front row the famous cocks in plaster cast by Cynthia Plaster-caster, kind memories of the most famous musical "males" of the 60s.

Source: slime.oofytv.set, Fulvio Fiore


1974 November

Vol. 1 No. 2

Frank Zappa a Milano 
By ?, 1 p

 Google translate: The "Mothers del decennale" arrive in Milan on 11 September, an evening when Vigorelli has a respectable air and many good aromas - no police, hello, three or four gorillas look at you sideways and that's the end of the holy paranoia of each concert. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1974 December

Vol. 1 No. 3

Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere 
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, 1p

 Google translate: Two discs are too many for the '74 Zappa. Especially if live, once it is established that on the stage the artist-jester beats the lucid musician and therefore grimaces, smiles, jokes and gestures without the exact sound springs being triggered. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 October

Vol. 2 No. 10


Curiosity - "Jean's West" ad with Frank Zappa. "Jean's West" was a fashion brand by Benetton, launched in 1972. Another "Jean's West" ad in these years was with Jimi Hendrix.


Source: cdandlp.com


1976 June

Vol. 3 No. 6


Vizi privati e pubbliche virtu! (Private and public virtues!)
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, 4 pp

Source: slime.oofytv.set