Musikexpress

 Germany

 
Started in August 1969 as Musik Express – an independent German edition of Dutch Muziek Expres. Later merged with Sounds and from January 1983 the magazine was titled Musikexpress/Sounds. The all-time highest print-run was in 1984. Since September 2000 is the magazine titled as Musikexpress. In 2009 started collaboration with American Spin.

1975 December

No. 12

 

ME Special Story: Frank Zappa
Rock-Genie und Bürgerschreck
 pp 60-69


 

1977 March

No. 3

 

Frank Zappa unterwegs (Frank Zappa On The Road)
By Hermann Haring, pp 24, 26

Originalton Zappa "LSD vom CIA"
By Jim Ladd, p 26


Second article about LSD and CIA is taken from US radio interview - Innerview, Radio show with Jim Ladd. This interview is also contained in GSW Project vol 17.

Source: Pittylabelle @ zappateers

 

1979 May

No. 5

 

ME-Interview Frank Zappa
Interview by Ray Bonici, pp 16, 18, 20


The same interview was later published in Yugoslavian monthly Džuboks.

 

1982 July

No. 7

 

Alles Scheiße!
Interview by Sylvie Simmons, pp 24-27


Warum Veröffentlichst du in der Regel Doppelalben?

"Manche Autoren schreiben Kurzgeschichten, und andere schreiben lange Geschichten. Für mich ist es schwer, Einfach-Alben zu machen, obwohl meine nächste Platte eins sein wird. Das Format gefällt mir nicht."

Ist ein Doppelalbum genug?

"Nein. Nur ein Beispiel: In den letzten Monaten haben wir achtzehn Albumseiten aufgenommen. Ich könnte die alle auf einmal veröffentlichen, wenn sich jemand leisten könnte, sie zu kaufen. Aber das kann keiner, und daher wird es ein Einzelalbum werden." (read more)

Source: Pittylabelle @ zappateers

 

1984 November

No. 11

 

Frank Zappa
Interview by Alan Bangs, pp 26-28, 30


Source: Pittylabelle @ zappateers

 

1988 July

No. 7

 

Freak & Sohn
By Steve Lake, pp 8-10, 12, 14


Google translate: Once upon a time there was a shock of the citizens. He posed naked on the toilet bowl, exposed the state and church on the stage and frightened prudish America with pornographic texts. And private? What is it like when the father is a freak? ME / Sounds brought Frank and Dweezil Zappa to the table. (read more)

 

1989 March

No. 3

 

Zappa Zoo
By ?, pp 60-61


These pictures are taken by Lynn Goldsmith in 1988. The article here is titled as "Zappa Zoo – Holiday on the Freak Farm". See also Zappainfrance.

Source: Pittylabelle @ zappateers

 

1991 September

No. 9

 

Zappa For President
Interview by Rudi Dolezal, pp 30-32, 34


Daß er ein politischer Kopf ist, war bekannt. Daß er sich nun aber als amerikanischer Präsident bewirbt, war selbs von einem Querdenker wie Zappa nicht zu erwarten. ME/Sounds-Mitarbeiter Rudi Dolezal traf den Kandidaten in Prag, wo er mit dem tschechischen Staatspräsidenten Vaclav Havel über das sprach, was ihn derzeit am meisten bewegt: Politik. (read more)

 

1992 April

No. 4

 

Jeff Wong
By ?, 2 p


Jeff Wong Frank Zappa

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1993 November

No. 11

 

Frank Zappa "Hot Rats"
By Holger True, 1 p


 This is the "100 best albums in the Rock History" special, where Hot Rats was #37.

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1994 February

No. 2

 

Special – Frank Zappa komplett
By Steve Lake, pp 92-97

Captain Beefheart
By Uwe Schleifenbaum, pp 30-31


 

2003 December

No. 12

 

Zappa für Einsteiger (Zappa for beginner)
By Christoph Lindemann, p 91

Does Humor Belong In Music? DVD (review)
By Uwe Schleifenbaum, p 93


 

2017 February

No. 2

 

Neu Auf Vinyl (reviews)
   We're Only In In For The Money
   Lumpy Gravy
   Cruising With Ruben And The Jets
   Weasels Ripped My Flesh

By Albert Koch, p 101


 

2017 April

No. 4

 

Eat That Question. DVD (review)
By Mike Köhler, p 105


 

2020 February

No. 2

 

Frank Zappa. Hot Rats Sessions 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (review)
By Mike Köhler, p 97


 

2020 July

No. 7

 

Frank Zappa. Immer ein Freak.
By Chris Weiss, pp 54-59