Musa (music) was a serious rock monthly issued July 1972 - July 1978. The first sample issue appeared in Summer 1971. (wikipedia)
Tables of contents of Musa.

1972 July

No. 1


The Mothers "Just Another Band From L.A."
By Jukka "Waldemar" Wallenius, p 21

 Automatic translation: »This isn't music at all,» says my wife. »No, this is absurd theater», was my offended reply. On the turntable was »Billy the Mountaim» (24 min, 42 sec.) and it seems to be something in between. (read more)



1973 August

Vol. 2 No. 8


Freak Out
By Vanhempi lehtori Musa [Waldemar Wallenius], pp 15-20

This is the first of a four-part series of articles about Frank Zappa.

Source: slime.oofytv.set


1973 September

Vol. 2 No. 9


Francis Vincent Zappa, Osa Kaksi
By Vanhempi lehtori Musa [Waldemar Wallenius], pp 20-26

This is the second of a four-part series of articles about Frank Zappa.

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1973 October

Vol. 2 No. 11


Francis Vincent Zappa, Osa Kolme
By Vanhempi lehtori Musa [Waldemar Wallenius], pp 18-20

This is the third of a four-part series of articles about Frank Zappa.

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1973 November

Vol. 2 No. 11


Francis Vincent Zappa, Viimonen Osa!
By Vanhempi lehtori Musa [Waldemar Wallenius], pp 1-14

This is the fourth and final part of articles about Frank Zappa.

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1974 April

No. 4


Frank Zappa "Apostrophe (')"
By Pekka Markkula, p 44

 Automatic translation: Here is an album that will surely and hopefully sell in Finland. Fortunately, Frank has become a favorite of a larger group than MUSA's disgusting minority thanks to his visit to Finland, and his new easy-listening line, which is now continuing his second album, is much easier to adopt than, for example, part of his instrumental production. This album has been quite badly criticized precisely for its "lightness", but at least I don't think there is any light Zappa and if I compare it to the previous one, I think this is better. (read more)



1974 October

No. 10


The show stank, Frank, but the record is OK .....
By Waldemar Wallenius, p 30

 Automatic translation: The thing is, I haven't really dug Zappa's last couple of albums and this year's concert was hopeless in my opinion. I've been of the opinion that Zappa has loosened his grip too much at times after Flo & Eddie left and the system changed radically. "OverNite Sensation" in particular was a rare boring record, first of all because of Zappa's cheesy "singing" parts and excessively prolonged verbal and musical flashes of intelligence. »Apostrophe» continued the same line, but was a bit sharper and stricter in its treatment of ideas. Last year's first live encounter with Zappa was quite a refreshing experience, except for a few moments of confusion and boredom, but this year's concert was a complete disappointment. I didn't understand anything. (read more)



1975 May

No. 5


Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
By Erkki Lehtiranta, pp 20-23

Don "Sugar Cane" Harris
By Erkki Lehtiranta, pp 24-25, 28-29 



1975 August

No. 8


George Duke - Keyboard Wizard
By Erkki Lehtiranta, pp 28-29

Frank Zappa "One Size Fits All"
By Timo J. Säippä, p 41

Automatic translation: Zappa hints on the record cover that this is just an intermediate job while waiting for the next LP, and after listening to the record, I had to believe it. My editor-in-chief would hint that this is a funny record, and based on the same listening, I found that others hear a lot that others can’t hear .... (read more)



1975 October

No. 10


Ponty & Beefheart Kultuuritalolla
By Erkki Lehtiranta, pp 5-6

Jean-Luc Ponty - nykyjazzin Paganini
By Erkki Lehtiranta, pp 6-7

Zappa/Beefheart/Mothers "Bongo Fury"
By Erkki Lehtiranta, p 34

Automatic translation: Here’s an alternative month’s laptops for those who have sunk so low that they like the Zappa / Beefheart combination. The first actual joint recording of the two great rock individualists is a blow to the listener's waterline and yet such a blow that it is not clear. In my opinion, this plate offers significantly more in every respect than Frank and Captain’s previous couple of records combined. (read more)



1975 November-December

No. 11-12


Pihvisydäntä a la Don Van Vliet - aamuöinen vierailu Captain Beefheartin ajatusmaailmassa
By Erkki Lehtiranta, Markku Pohjankyrö, Hanski, pp 20-22

 In this early morning interview in Helsinki, Hotel Hesperia, is Captain very friendly to FZ after the Bongo Fury tour.




1976 April

No. 3-4


Dr. Frank & Mr. Napoleon
By Vexi Kumpula, pp 6-9

 The article is about Zappa's concert in February 26 in Helsinki. This was 3rd time when Zappa had concert in Helsinki. The venue was Messukeskus and 4000 tickets were sold


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1976 May

No. 5


Frank Zappa's poster was announced on the cover, but not included in this issue.



1976 June

No. 6


The Frank Zappa poster, announced in issue #5, appeared here as a centerfold.



1977 January

No. 1


Francis Vincent Zappa 1977
Interview by ?, pp 24-25

Frank Zappa "Zoot Allures"
By Olli-Matti Oinonen, p 25

 Automatic translation: Yeah, kids, the mother of our time is once again in the world with her new band with the obvious intention of puffing a blade of fire at her album. In honor of this, he has - surprisingly - given us a telephone interview, the mazes of which we will move on to in the following. (read more)




1977 February

No. 2


Zappa In Action
By Olli-Matti Oinonen, p 9

Automatic translation: So early on, I would dare to say that the two concerts given by Zappa as a whole were something like the CONCERT OF THE YEAR. (read more)

The annual readers' poll is on pages 26-27, where FZ is listed as arranger (sovittaja) and producer (tuottaja).  



1978 March

No. 3


Frank Zappa Hammersmith Odeonilla
By Ray M. Bonici, pp 6-7


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1978 April

No. 4


George Duke & Dawilli Gonga
By Ray M. Bonici, pp 68-71

Frank Zappa "Zappa In New York"
By Vexi Kumpula, pp 78-79

Automatic translation: It’s been a while since Frank Zappa last hit the market for his spirits. The completely soulless "Zoot Allures" was certainly a disappointment to many lovers of light music, and Zappa's concert in Helsinki a year ago evoked quite conflicting feelings. Kaitselmus himself had to spend his time on the shelves to get new material for the shelves (a spectacular "Läther" covering four albums was planned which the record company refused to release for some strange reason) and finally we have a brand new record "Zappa In New York". (read more)



1978 June

No. 6


George Duke osa II
By Ray M. Bonici, pp 44-47