Juke Box Magazine


French monthly magazine for music fans and collectors. First issue printed in October 1984. Ceased in April 2020 with issue #400.

1986 September/October

No. 9


Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out!
By Frédéric d'Huve, p 56

 Google translate: I think it would be fashionable to talk a little about the Mothers first formula since here are the first four silly things of Sieur François Vincent Zappa on Verve again available at the time when our mustachioed was a ramshackle freak, who deserved it is true its weight of worship, before transforming into a machine of blatings on pajamas, camarillo brillo or other apostrophes. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1989 February

No. 25


FanzinesArticle by Bruni Librati about fanzines is pointing to Zappa fanzine ZAP, which 4th and last issue was published in April 1988.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 March

No. 46


Video Rewind
By Jean-François Brieu, pp 18-20

Google translate: "200 Motels" is that famous film (original video, the first of its kind to have international distribution in 1971) that Frank Zappa dreamed of since the album "We're Only In lt For The Money". Warner offers it in VOST, which is not a luxury. Lovers of underground flashes will find reasons to continue the fight. Golden boys and yuppies not yet arrested by the police should, in my opinion, be reasonable, and not mess with it.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 May

No. 48


Le rock psychédélique américain 1966-1973
By Philippe Thieyre, pp 64-67

Google translate: Philippe Thieyre has carried out to the glory of American psychedelia a long work of encyclopedist, by listing all the US psychedelic groups from 1966 to 1973, with biographies and discographies. This richly documented dictionary, which Juke Box Magazine, since its number 22, publishes exclusively in each 4-page issue, is to be published as a book by PARALLELES.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 June

No. 49


Le rock psychédélique américain 1966-1973
By Philippe Thieyre, pp 14-17

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 July / August

No. 50


Le rock psychédélique américain 1966-1973
By Philippe Thieyre, pp 30-33

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1991 September

No. 51


Le rock psychédélique américain 1966-1973
By Philippe Thieyre, pp 30-33

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1995 February

No. 95


Frank Zappa "Rare Meat / Early Works"
By Mick Richards, p 80

Rare Meat/Early Works
Del-Fi 70010 (Night & Day)

Google translate: The six tracks of this CD, "Rare Meat / Early Works", evoke the beginnings of Frank Zappa in California, in 1962-63, well before the birth of Mothers Of Invention. An essential document which exhumes in particular the ultra-rare single "How's Your Bird" / "The World Greatest Sinner" published in March 1963 on Donna under the name of Baby Ray & The Ferns. “Everytime I See You” and “Cra die Rock” are from a group called the Heartbreakers, and “Letters From Jeepers” and “Dear Jeepers” are from Bob Guy. Almost all of this material was composed by the late Frank Zappa who is also the producer.

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1998 December

No. 135


Frank Zappa "Mystery Disc"
By Jean-William Thoury, p 76

 Google translate: Between 1985 and 1987, Barking Pumpkin, Frank V. Zappa's company, sold by mail order the three “Old Masters Box” boxes which included, in addition to the reissue of records that had become difficult to find, two unpublished 33 rpm records, the “Mystery Discs”. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


2005 November

No. 223


Three important books on Zappa in French described:
- Frank Zappa & la dinette de chrome
- Zappa par Zappa
- Zappa de Z a A

Source: Fulvio Fiore 


2006 February

No. 227


Frank Zappa & Les Mothers Of Invention
By Jérôme Pintoux, pp 61-64