Nuovo Sound


In the 70s the edition Sopi had several music magazines like Nuovo Sound, Best and Super Sound. Nuovo Sound was the successor of the avant-garde weekly Super Sound. Nuovo Sound started as a weekly in November 1974, but transformed in 1977 to monthly publication. The magazine included sections of a wide range of genres, including classical music, jazz and folk. Nuevo Sound ceased in September 1981. (

1974 December 2

Vol. 1 No. 4


Frank Zappa & Mothers "Roxy and elsewhere"
By Fabrizio Cecca, p 6

 Automatic translation: The new Zappian opera "Roxy and Elsewhere" confirms the predictions made a few months ago about Frank's musical orientation. It was said that his creative streak would not stop, despite the ambiguous "Over-nite sensation" and "Apostrophe" which could be considered as moments of relaxation in the American artist's musical research. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 January 20

Vol. 2 No. 3




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1975 February 24

Vol. 2 No. 8

Frank Zappa 'Uncle Meat'
By Luigi Romagnoli, p 11 

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 April 19

Vol. 2 No. 15


Frank Zappa: discografia
By Luigi Romagnoli, 1 p



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1975 August 2

Vol. 2 No. 30


Frank Zappa name-checked and pictured on the news page 

 Frank Zappa: the American guitarist returns to the record market with "One size fits all"


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 September 13

Vol. 2 No. 33/34


Frank Zappa "One Size Fits All"
By ?, 1 p

 Automatic translation: After the not exciting rehearsals of "Over nite sensation" and "Apostrophe" (not exciting considering the usual level of Zappa's work, of course) and the double live "Roxy and elsewhere", good but not exceptional, the mustachioed American guitarist having returned almost to the old heights with "One size fits all", his most recent album. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 September 20

Vol. 2 No. 35


Frank Zappa name-checked and pictured on the news page  

 Frank Zappa: in Spain and one of the popular artists 


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 September 27

Vol. 2 No. 36


"One Size Fits All" di Frank Zappa
By Benedetto Ronsivalle, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Once again the great FRANK is talking about himself. His latest work "One size fits all" is yet another masterpiece of his: which makes us forget the various Apostrophe, Roxy and Elsewhere, where Uncle Frank's grin turns into an insipid laugh. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1975 December 26

Vol. 2 No. 48


Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart "Bongo Fury"
By ?, 1 p

 Automatic translation: ... the skill of Beefheart and Zappa, in addition to the technical preparation of the current Mothers, make this record one of the best works of the year ... (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1977 January

Vol. 4 No. 1


Frank Zappa - 'Zoot Allures'
By M.B., pp 21-22

  Automatic translation: Frank Zappa got us used to surprises. Years ago he said he had in mind a sequence of ten albums all of great expressive level, all revolutionary and with a basic logic glued to the Appiano world alone. (read more


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1977 April

Vol. 4 No. 4


La "zappata" del vecchio leone
By Roberto Sesto & Marco Cardelli, 2 p

 Automatic translation: Despite the not entirely positive criticisms of his latest works, the mustachioed guitarist presented, during the recent European tour, a show that certainly lives up to his traditions. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1978 August

Vol. 5 No. 8


Frank Zappa - 'Zappa in New York'
By M.E., 1p

 Automatic translation: Surrounded by the usual 'handful' of 'monsters' (of skill, of course!) the ever-great Frank Zappa returns to the record market with a double album that, even without being the best of his vast discography, manages, as usual, to involve the listener, transporting him to an absurd world, imbued with irony and sarcasm, in short, in the inimitable Zappian microcosm. (read more


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1979 January

Vol. 6 No. 1


L'unico, autentico "compositore" rock
By Raffaello Carabini, pp 54-56

Automatic translation: Here is Frank Zappa for example. A judgment on him moves with an uncertain step between the quicksand of genius and mystification. A skilled manipulator of sounds and mixers of relationships, he is perhaps the only composer, in the classical sense of the term, expressed by rock music. Equally skilled as a promoter and financier of himself within the business, he gives rise to prying question marks. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1979 April

Vol. 6 No. 4


Frank Zappa - 'Sleep dirt'
By M.E., 1 p

Sleep DirtAutomatic translation: Which one accused Frank Zappa of not being in possession of the irony of the past, of having 'become bourgeois'; personally I don't know if this is true, but there can be no doubt about one fact: when he decides to give free rein to his technical qualities, Frank proves without a doubt that he is still one of the greatest musicians in business. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1979 June

Vol. 6 No. 6


Frank Zappa e Lou Reed - Il gatto e la volpe del pop
By Raffaello Carabini, pp 46-49

Automatic translation: Since, a few issues ago, we dedicated a retrospective to them in 'The greats of pop', of various events; they overlap in the artistic life of the two. Among them the release of new albums and two long European tours which Nuovo Sound attended. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1980 March

Vol. 7 No. 3


Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act 1
By M.E., pp 53, 56

  Automatic translation: First volume of a series consisting of two albums (the second of which double) made by the whimsical American guitarist during 1979: CBS publishes them on our market a few weeks apart from each other so we will talk about them in two stages. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1981 September

Vol. 8 No. 7


Frank Zappa - Tinsel Town Rebellion
By M.E., 1 p

 Automatic translation: Unlike many other 'sacred monsters' of the international music scene, Frank Zappa always manages to reaffirm his exceptional artistic skills that have allowed him in all these years to never repeat himself, even when - as is the case with this double album - his already known songs. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore