Italian monthly rock magazine. First issue published in November 1987. This magazine pays attention to collecting records. It closed in March 2013 , when Fernando Fratarcangeli, the director, founded the magazine Raropiù with a new company, identical in graphics and contents. (wikipedia)

1988 December

No. 4


Frank Zappa "Specialized digital audio gratification"
By Andrea Tinari, 1 p

 Automatic translation: Lovers of the eclectic Frank Zappa will surely be interested in this compact disc entitled "Specialized digital audio gratification". The English EMI produced it in very few copies in a promotional edition on the occasion of the release of various material in compact by the old Frank. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1990 March/April

No. 8


Frank Vincent Zappa
Preistoria di un mito

By Maurizio Follin, pp 16-20

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1993 May

No. 30


"Z" per Zappa
By Giancarlo Trombetti, pp 6, 7, 9

Interview with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1994 May

No. 42


40 anni di Rock II
By Dario Salvatori, pp 72-78, 80

The Montreux Casino fire incident in mentioned on page 75.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1994 September

No. 46


Zappa "Paraphernalia" di Roberto Zucconi
By A. T., p 67

  Frank Zappa "Paraphernalia" di Roberto Zucconi Enema Publishing - Limited Edition Pag. 230
Automatic translation: Dedicated to the memory of the great Francis Vincent Zappa, this book aims to provide collectors with an overview, mostly photographic, of the material published on the old Frank, from the beginning of his career to his tragic untimely death. The first part presents the covers of books, magazines and various fanzines dedicated to the American musician. The second is composed of an interesting selection of articles in the most disparate languages, while in the third and fourth part we find a photographic overview of the huge pirate vinyl production and a selection of official record rarities from all countries of the world. More than a book it is an act of love on the part of the author who wanted to refrain from any comment, perhaps to avoid falling into rhetoric, or perhaps for an act of extreme respect towards one of the greatest musicians of all time . Part of the proceeds from the sale of the volume, printed in numbered copies, will be donated to the Greenpeace association, as desired by the Zappa family.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


  Automatic translation: Is it possible to present the best of one of the most original voices of this century on a single disc? Can a production of about sixty albums recorded in over twenty-seven years of career be distilled into seventy-six minutes? (read more)

Short news on page 71. Automatic translation: Frank Zappa's "The Lost Episodes" will be released on RYKO on February 26th. It is a project on which the artist had personally worked between 1992 and 1993. The album will contain 29 tracks of which 19 absolutely unreleased, while the remaining are different versions or very rare recordings of known songs. The cover is signed by Gabor Csupo, of the animation staff of the Simpsons cartoon. A single CD will also be released containing the original version of "I don't want to get drafted". 

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1996 April

No. 65


The Lost Episodes ad 

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1996 May

No. 66


Frank Zappa "Ditties And Beer"
By R. R., p 33

  Automatic translation: In this ocean of useless records that invade a market in crisis of abstinence from good music, it is a pleasure to speak once again of a great artist, one of the few musical geniuses of the last forty years. This CD, released for promotional use only, contains fifteen tracks extracted from as many albums for the pleasure of foreign radios (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore


Automatic translation: It is useless to dwell on the importance of the first album (for the younger ones it is a compulsory purchase), given the influence that this album, like the rest of Zappa's entire production, has had on the development of rock music in the broadest sense of the term. (read more

Short news on page 74. Automatic translation: A German company, Audiophile, has acquired the worldwide rights to Frank Zappa's entire catalog. Albums will be printed on high quality vinyl.

The legendary Frank Zappa album "Lather" will be released on 23 September, after more than twenty years. It is once again the Rykodisc that manages to publish a record that at the time did not find the adhesion of the discographers. What was supposed to be a quadruple album, edited by Zappa himself, will soon be a 3 CD box with exhausted notes and over three hours of music. When Zappa regained possession of the matrices in 1977, he played the entire record at the KROQ radio station in Pasadena, prompting listeners to record it. The songs that initially made up these four discs have been added as many bonus tracks, namely: "Regypian Srut" (remix'93), "Lather Goods", "Revenge Of The Knick Knack People", all three unreleased, and "Time Is Money ", for the first time on CD.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1996 October

No. 71


Frank Zappa "Läther"
By R. R., p 33

 Automatic translation: As we had already announced in the last issue, here is the new and old Zappa project realized, after more than twenty years, in a box of three CDs. The unpublished material is proposed in different versions from those already published, and it is definitely a lot. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore


 Automatic translation: I was actually expecting only one Frank Zappa album, namely "Have I Offended Someone?". Then, when I saw the progress of "Strictly Genteel" I could not stop a good laugh remembering that Zappian policy that led the artist to release more than one album a year. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1997 December

No. 84


Frank Zappa "200 Motels"
By R. R., pp 26-27

 Automatic translation: It must be recognized that Ryko is synonymous with quality and all emissions are treated in detail. Since this label began to publish Zappa's catalog on compact, the catalog numbers had an inevitable void: from 10512 they passed to 10515. That numbering had in fact been kept for the double 200 Motels which promptly arrived on the market filling an unfortunate gap. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1998 January

No. 85



Source: Fulvio Fiore


1998 April

No. 88


Frank Zappa "Cucamonga"
By G. P., p 19

 Automatic translation: In 1963 a very young American musician of Sicilian origin entered the headquarters of Del-Fi Records in Hollywood. That musician is Frank Zappa and he is looking for a record company to release his first recordings. (read more

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1998 May

No. 89


Regole di un Genio
Ryko: cd promo, advanxed & paraphernalia
By Roberto Ruggeri, pp 4-9

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1998 December

No. 95


Issue contains a full-page ad.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2003 June

No. 145

Frank Zappa L'autobiografia
Freak Out! 1964-1970

By Flaminia Santovetti, p 80

  Review of two books, the Italian translations of which were published in 2003.
- Frank Zappa L'autobiografia (The Real Frank Zappa Book) by Frank Zappa & Peter Occhiogrosso
- Freak Out! 1964-1970 by Billy James.


Source: Fulvio Fiore


2005 February

No. 163


The Mothers Of Invention - Cover Art - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
By Nicola M. Spagnoli, pp 72-73

  Automatic translation: The disc, released immediately after Frank Zappa's jazz-rock consecration with Hot Rats in February 1970, which practically obscures it completely, contains material from the previous two years and can be considered a summa of past "Zappian" art and (why not ) future. Not considered too much either by critics or by the public, who had given the right emphasis especially to the previous doubles Freak Out ('66) and Uncle Meat ('69), it instead contains small masterpieces first of all of the most typical style of Zappa, as in the initial and final doo-wop of WPLJ and Valarie, including very long instrumental pieces (22 minutes) and others that are shorter, indeed very short (two of a few seconds). (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2006 January

No. 173


Frank Zappa
Discografia USA 1966-1970

By Mauro Malaguti, pp 4-9

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2006 June

No. 178


Cover Art. Richard & Linda Thompson : Pour Down Like Silver (1975)
By Nicola M. Spagnoli, pp 70-71

 This article on cover art is about using photo-portraits on the album covers, especially the ones with references to the Islamic world. Of course is Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa name-checked.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2012 October

No. 247


Frank Zappa
Le rarità mondiali

By Alessandro Pomponi, pp 4-11, 79

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