Soundi

 Finland

 
Glossy Finnish music monthly covering a wide variety of popular musics from rock to reggae. Some regional coverage. (rojaro)
Established in 1975. In the beginning of 2014 Soundi swallowed another music magazine Rytmi.

1975 July

No. 7

 

Liirum laarum lappalainen, haista paska, zappalainen! (Smell shit, Zappa fan)
By Waldemar Wallenius, p 19


 Automatic translation: What can an old Zappa fan say? He has made tame albums in comparison to his normal level before (»Weasels Ripped My Flesh», »Chunga's Revenge»), but they have been herring salads dictated by circumstances and the reasons have been understandable. But what I don't realize is that in the last couple of years, Zappa has quite clearly started to become more tame as an overall phenomenon. The downfall started with »Over-Nite Sensation» and, it just seems to continue. Zappa no longer demands nearly as much from himself or his audience as he used to. Even today, he is more popular than ever. (read more)

 

 
 

1976 March

No. 3 Issue 14

 

Oliko sulla kivaa, Frank? (Did you have fun, Frank?)
By Pekka Markkula, p 13

Mothers-bassisti vasta 8-vuotias? (Mothers bass player only 8 years old?)
Mikko Montonen, p 13

Zappa konsertissa: Suuri floppi! (Zappa in concert: a big flop)
Mikko Montonen, p 13


 Page 3 contains three articles on Zappa visiting Finland in February 25-28, 1976. The overall impressions are quite negative. According to Mikko Montonen the concert in February 26 was a flop and Pekka Markkula writes that the press conference was a farce. Usually Finnish audience liked Zappa very much. This time the verdict was, that you can't compare a 1976 band with former Zappa bands performing in Finland (like Roxy band and famous Helsinki concerts). After the February 26 concert other band members (not FZ) went to Natsa club and had there jam with Jukka Tolonen (perhaps the best ever Finnish guitarist), Hessu Hiekkala (percussion) and Dave Lindholm (vocal, guitar).

Article about 8-year bass player is how Roy Estrada went in February 27 with Finnish friends to Jukka Tolonen's concert. As he left his passport in hotel he wasn't let in, because the age limit for evening concert was 18.

On page 13 are result of year best musician polls. As you can see many Zappa band (former) members are listed. Mothers of Invention - band #16, Frank Zappa - guitar #10, George Duke - keyboards #4, Tom Fowler - bass #13, Jean-Luc Ponty - miscellaneous #2 (violin), Captain Beefheart - miscellaneous #10 (harp).

 

 

1976 November

No. 11

 

Frank Zappa "Zoot Allures"
By Mikael Wiik, p 36


 Automatic translation: Zappa's latest vinyl recordings have not received a completely unqualified favorable reception in the columns of this publication. I myself would have been ready to give them a more lenient sentence, but at that time I was only one of the readers of this magazine. (read more)

 

 

1978 July

No. 7

 

Eskapismia kaunosieluille
By Mikael Wiik, pp 56-57


  Automatic translation: Now, however, it looks like FZ has tried to entertain people all over the world at once, as this live double features a progressive Grand Wazoo-type mix for an orchestrated ensemble while trying to subdue all the requirements for good taste in terms of content. And where can you find the fan who digs both style trends at the same time? (read more)

 

 

1978 November

No. 11

 

Frank Zappa "Studio Tan"
By Pekka Markkula, p 62


 Automatic translation: Unfortunately - as so many times recently - Frank has nothing new to offer us. At most comments on old stuff. And even those old stuff are Frank’s own old stuff. (read more)

 

 

 

1979 April

No. 4

 

Frank Zappa "Sleep Dirt" "Sheik Yerbouti"
By Mikael Wiik, pp 80-81


Automatic translation: Frank Zappa is quite a confusing case at the moment. The man's leap from the Warner Bros. group to the breads of the CBS company has caused such a dilemma that records from both companies are now released almost simultaneously, and the resulting disagreements will probably be resolved in the legal room. Warner Bros. is of course trying to earn back the advance they paid the man, and of course it's not nice when CBS invades the same market with an "official" album backed by its entire marketing department. Especially since the Warners quota still hasn't been met, there's at least one more album to come as far as I know. (read more)

 

 

1980 January

No. 1

 

Frank Zappa "Joe's Garage Acts II & III"
By Mikael Wiik, pp 64-65


On the pages 12 and 13 are readers' poll results. 1979 was the "Bobby Brown year" in Scandinavia.

Automatic translation: »Joe's Garage Act I» was child's play next to this. It was a controlled and funny entity in which certain bodies that control people's predilections, such as the church and the state, were slandered. But parts II and III are different. You can't talk about a controlled entity in this context, Zappa lets everything explode both musically and intellectually. And what was a funny insult at the beginning of this story has now been taken so far and with such anger that there are not many smiles anymore. (read more)

 

 

1981 February

No. 2

 

Captain Beefheart, maalari, kirjailija, muusikko, nero (Captain Beefheart, artist, writer, musician, genius)
By Dali De Clair, pp 42-46


Issue includes 5-page Dali De Clair interview with Captain Beefheart (shorter English version published in Melody Maker 1980, January 11.)

 

 

1982 April

No. 4

 

Frank Zappa "Shut Up'n Play Yer Guitar"
By Hannu Tervaharju, p 74


Automatic translation: Up until the release of this album, few understood the fact that the most hardened Zappa fanatics have known since the beginning: FZ can play the guitar. (read more)

 

 

1982 September

No. 9

 

Frank Zappa "Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch"
By Hannu Tervaharju, pp 64-65


Automatic translation: For the first time in a long time, Zappa is content to release a solo record: perhaps the man realizes that even the most fanatical person's money can't support only triple and double records. Maybe his latest plan is to post such crap every month ... (read more)

 

 

1984 December

No. 12

 

Frank Zappa ei kainostele kitarasooloja ja tuhmia juttuja
By Esa Koivio, pp 48-50


Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1985 February

No. 2

 

Frank Zappa "Them Or Us"
By Hannu Tervaharju, pp 72-73


Automatic translation: Santa Claus is a sharp guy when he thought of bringing me Zappa's latest, but his coordination with Soundi doesn't seem to work - he should have known that the boys would postpone the same product for me. Well, maybe the goat only reads Album Reviews and not so much the reader's column where Zappa analyzes of our local are always announced. Thanks brother. (read more)

 

 

1988 June

No. 6

 

Olenko minä muka tyranni?
By Hannu Tervaharju, pp 120-125


Nice interview and Helsinki soundcheck and concert (April 29) review. This concert was one of the very few 1988 tour concerts not recorded because the recording bus was broken and stayed in Sweden.

 

 

1991 August

No. 8

 

Frank Zappa presidentiksi! (Frank Zappa for president!)
By Waldemar Wallenius, pp 48-52

The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
Make A Jazz Noise Here
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4
(review)
By Waldemar Wallenius, p 74


 

 

2004 February

No. 2

 

Frank Zappa: Real Mother
By Charles Shaar Murray, pp 32-39


Finnish translation (by Petri Silas) from Mojo, January 2004.