Ruta 66


Ruta 66 = Route 66
Route 66 is a veteran magazine musical Spanish specialized in Music and derivatives thereof: classic rock and roll , punk , garage rock , power pop , country rock , etc. It is published monthly. Edited eleven issues a year, with the July-August of more content than the monthly numbers. The first issue (number zero) was published in October 1985. (wikipedia)

1985 December

Issue 2


Top ten de atrapados con las manes en la masa (Top ten caught red-handed)
By ?, p 38

Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA: he was arrested in 1963, after offering to make a porno film for 300 dollars to a undercover agent of Sen Bernardo's police. The agents entered his studio and found "lewd content tapes" that he was making in the company of a 19-year-old Lorraine Belcher. Sentenced to six months in prison, he served 11 days before being released on probation (this circumstance exempted him from military service). For two years, he was prohibited from being in the company of a woman under the age of 21 unless a "competent adult" was present.



1986 May

Issue 7


Captain Beefheart: Mambo Guru
By Jaime Gonzalo, pp 60-61



1992 December

Issue 79


The Mothers Of Invention
Cerdos, barbudos y repugnantes!
(Fat, bearded and disgusting!)
By Jaime Gonzalo, pp 42-47

Source: Javier Marcote


1993 December

Issue 90


Frank Zappa "The Yellow Shark"
By Felipe Lopez, p 54

Automatic translation: Here finally comes the latest installment of the supreme alchemist, and it is that old Frankie is still on top; his disease doesn't matter, what matters is the music. The CD in question includes the premiere of his "Yellow Shark", performed by the Ensemble Modem, which is nothing more than an orchestra specialized in contemporary music. (read more)



1994 January

Issue 91


"Zappa's Universe"
By Oscar Cubillo, p 58

Automatic translation: Zappa's brand new opus celebrates its silver wedding in business and was recorded with orchestra, choirs (The Persuasions and Rockapella quartets) and rock-band on two days in November 1991 at the Ritz in New York. (read more)



1995 April

Issue 105


Una zanahoria es lo mas cerca de un diamante que jamás estará un conejo
(A Carrot Is As Close As a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond)
By Steve J. Powell, pp 38-42

Translated by Brother Dave.

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1996 January

Issue 113


Krautrock: guía iniciática para jóvenes consumidores (Krautrock guide for young consumers)
By Jaime Gonzalo, pp 50-56

Page 55. Automatic translation:
Mothers Of Invention & Frank Zappa
Zappa was from his beginnings very popular in Germany, where the discs of the Mothers were distributed punctually. Politically, Zappatista thought pervades all the ideological verbiage of Kaiser and activist bands like Floh from Cologne, Faust's discography is prolific in allusions to the collages and electronic hardware of the Mothers, Irmin Schmidt from Can discovered his rock vocation while hallucinating with «Freak Out". The prosperous and paradoxically revolutionized Germany of the 60s was an excellent breeding ground for born anarchists like them, regular visitors to the German stages whose influence on krautrock is more substance than form.



1996 December

Issue 123


Frank Zappa "The Lost Episodes" "Läther"
By Santi Waka, p 38

Automatic translation: A posthumous work that Zappa left unfinished due to his death, "The Lost Episodes" compiles 30 unpublished tracks under study from the career of this singular and undervalued artist. (read more)



Automatic translation: If covering Zappa is delicate, synthesizing it is even worse. "Strictly Commercial" tries to do this by compressing 22 years into 19 songs that only show the most accessible and (apparently) affable side of the late man, that is to say hit singles, radio hits and material from his most popular works. (read more)



1997 September

Issue 131


Los 50 discos en vivo imprescindibles (The 50 essential live albums)
By Equipo Entelequia, pp 59-53

Automatic translation: Incontinent by nature and a veteran user of the live format, Zappa had no qualms about signing up for Guinness with this series of six double CDs filled with previously unreleased live material recorded between 1965-84. Packing a lifetime of bowling into a single product seems like a biblical ego, but this fan collection is also complemented by "Guitar," a double CD dedicated exclusively to compiling guitar solos captured in concert between 1979-84. (✮✮✮)



1997 December

Issue 134


Frank Zappa "Strictly Genteel"
By Santi Waka, pp 33, 36

Automatic translation: Frank Zappa wrote nearly a thousand compositions over three decades, venturing and experimenting with the most diverse musical styles, be it jazz, doo-wop, electronic music, progressive, rock'n'roll, punk... receiving the thanks and the admiration of the public in the world of rock. His most unknown facet for this public are the forays he made into the field of orchestral music, where he also delved into a wide range of styles, not too common among musicians in the rock environment: chamber music, baroque, twelve-tone, dadaist, avantgarde... (read more)



1998 February

Issue 136


Frank Zappa "200 Motels"
By Santi Waka, p 31



1998 May

Issue 139


Frank Zappa ( 1940-1993). Ese eterno desconocido.
Main author: Román García Albertos, pp 42-49

1. "De Baltimore a Lancaster, California"
2. "De Cucamonga a San Bernadino ( o del Estudio Z al tanque C)"
3. "El músico del siglo XX" article by Luis González "Las madres de la invención"
4. "Unas nuevas madres ( o madre hay más que una)"
5. "Y otros nuevos Mothers ( esta vez los últimos) with "Galaxia Zeta"
6. "Nueva discográfica, nueva banda"
7. "Zappa ha procreado en todos los planetas que se conocen" article by Edgar Martín
8. "En el laboratorio ( haciendo planes para conquistar el mundo)

Source: Javier Marcote


2004 December

Issue 211


Breve guía para jovenes inquietos (Brief guide for young eagers)
By Marcelo Gobello, pp 10-16

Source: Javier Marcote


2008 March

Issue 247


Zappa vive. Una guía discográfica pstuma (Zappa lives. A posthumous discography guide)
By Román García Albertos, pp 26-29

Source: Javier Marcote


2016 February

Issue 334


Frank Zappa & The Monthers Of Invention 1970-72 (Part 1)
By Jaime Gonzalo, pp 80-84

Source: Javier Marcote


2016 March

Issue 335


Frank Zappa & The Monthers Of Invention 1970-72 (Part 2)
By Jaime Gonzalo, pp 80-84

Source: Javier Marcote