Muzak was Italy's first progressive music monthly ("il primo mensile di musica progressiva"). Managed and edited by Giaime Pintor. Founded in October 1973, ceased in June 1976. (

1973 November

Vol. 1 No. 2


Frank Zappa - Edgard Varèse - le affinità elettive
By Giaime Pintor, pp 19-22

King Kong - Over-nite Sensation
By M. I., pp 29-30

Automatic translation: "His music is completely unique. If you haven't heard it yet, run to hear it. If you have already heard it and you think it can be used for good sound effects, listen to it again ... " Thus Frank Zappa of Varèse. But it's hard to believe this is the sincere Zappa. That is, the one who states, with modestly out of place: "I cannot give any structural analysis or make any academic assumptions about how your music works." (read more)

Source: Marco Ricci, Fulvio Fiore


1974 April

Vol. 2 No. 6


Rock Dreams
By Danilo Moroni, pp 17-18

Frank Zappa "A'po! Stro'phe (!)"
By R. B., 1 p

The article by Danilo Moroni is about Rock Dreams by Guy Peellaert & Nik Cohn.

In the news section:

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa increasingly mysterious: in Los Angeles he held a concert begging people to cover themselves in black robes. Meanwhile, after the Apostrophe that comes out of these times, two other LPs are planned shortly after: a live recorded last spring, and a "commemorative" work for the tenth anniversary of the Mothers.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1974 May

Vol. 2 No. 7


Una selezione dei dischi di Frank Zappa
Lyrics translated by Janice Comstock, pp 39 / 1-16

Captain Beefheart
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, pp 40-44

Source: slime.oofytv.set


1974 July

Vol. 2 No. 9


Due strade (Two ways)
By Giaime Pintor, pp 55-58

Frank Zappa "Uncle Meat"
By Maurizio Baiata, p 35

Automatic translation: We want to make a theory our own: that the old split between "heart" and "brain", between "irrational" and "rational" has been reproduced in pop music. We want to develop this theory, but also to point out that everything we will be demonstrating has an original flaw: that of taking for granted that the world is Manichaeanistically divided into good and evil and that good is logic, bad feeling. Nothing more false. However, a reflection on these points, if it comes out of the philosophical smokiness, can be the starting point for an analysis and a self-analysis, a critique of pop in our opinion stimulating. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1974 November

Vol. 2 No. 13


America alternativa
By Maurizio Baiata, p 35

Automatic translation: That is ... of those who created the anterior future, of those who did not have laws in time and space, in rhythm, the discoverers of the non-existent Eternal in music, some marginalized, others clean, the need to travel in new notions. .. and even the secret societies of the underground ... there comes a time when times will come together. No coldly historicist examination, nor the simple portrait of a civilization often considered only extravagant, rather four steps between the sanatorium of rock, in search of strange things, blowtorch music, the alchemy of madness and lucid perversion, of politics, destruction and not reconstruction ... sprinkle salt on the establish ment and leave all energy in suspension. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 July

No. 4


C'è un signore seduto sul cesso coi baffi
(There is a gentleman sitting on the toilet with a mustache)
By Giame Pintor, pp 39-40

Automatic translation: A funny gentleman sitting on a toilet, with a ridiculous mustache and a name that is also easy to joke. This is more or less the first relationship I had with Zappa, which we all had. His almost physical love for music is something that comes later, when we tried, now tired of the agitating revolutionary with no head or tail, to make him a red suit that didn't fit him at all. And all in all it didn't suit us either. We were in full swing in the sixties and Zappa on a toilet gave us the subtle emotion of the child who says poop in front of his uncle priest: the vulgarity that tries to make itself a positive value, affirmation, construction of the identity denied by a patriarchal and liberal-repressive family. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


Automatic translation: He presented himself with a new group made up of only blacks and for the occasion he resurrected the scenography invented at the Fillmore in San Francisco in the early days of '66. He took the stage with a cup of tea, made a show and performed together with the Mothers pieces from their last two albums, some old compositions ripped from legend and unreleased parts. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore