Nuovo Sound


In the 70s 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. (

1975 December 26

Vol. 2 No. 48


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

 Google translate: ... 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


1979 January

Vol. 6 No. 1


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

Google translate: 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