International Musician And Recording World


International Musician and Recording World was a magazine published from 1975 to 1991. Originally launched in the UK (March 1975), editions were created for the United States (1975), Germany (1979), Australia, and Japan. (wikipedia)

1977 March

Vol. 3 No. 3


By Tony Bacon, pp 30-33 

On eventually entering Zappa's room at London's Dorchester Hotel, I noticed that the previous interviewer had just finished, and was embarking on what is often the more interesting part of an interview: when you turn the cassette player off. He was asking Frank if he enjoyed interviews, to which the reply came that he loved them, and then he said, rather more interestingly, that he always tried to slant answers to the needs of the particular publication or radio station or whatever involved. Good news, I thought. (read more)

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1979 February

Vol. 5 No. 2


A Mother in the studio
By J.C. Costa, pp 125, 127, 129

"I didn't have any experience as far as being a producer from the real world, I knew that working on the equipment I had in my place in Cucamonga, I could get the job done. I always thought, 'maybe there's a better way. Maybe these guys from the real world – they're all-pro and they know what's happening. They know all about session musicians and all that stuff so maybe we could get a good sound.' I found out that was wrong, totally wrong. The main difference between a regular recording studio and what I had was that some of the things in my studio were better."  (read more)


1979 March

First separate American edition 


A Mother in the studio
By J.C. Costa, 3 pp

This is the same article from UK Febrary issue.

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1985 June

Vol. 7 No. 6


The Art Of Being Frank
By Philip Bashe, pp 52-54, 56

Well, there are certain people who have ears and enough background so that they can hear something and understand what's happening, and there are other people who are baffled by it. I like to experiment, and most Americans don't like to listen to experimental things. Plus, the climate today is very dance oriented; everybody's been told to jog a lot and be healthy and live forever, and things that fit into that lifestyle are the things that are accepted. That's not what I do. So I just do what I do for the people who like it. (read more)


1985 December

Vol. 7 No. 12


To Be Frank
By Philip Bashe, pp 34-35, 37

For a man who called his home 24-track studio The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen and his two kids Moon Unit and Dweezil, Frank Zappa's a very serious man. (read more)