Super Sound


Music weekly of the 70s published by edition Sopi. In the 70s Sopi had several music magazines like Nuovo Sound, Best and Super Sound. Super Sound started in October 1972 and was the direct competitor of Ciao 2001, trying to focus more on the cultural depth of the music of new decade. The magazine ceased in September 1974, but followed shortly with another weekly from the same publisher, Nuovo Sound.

1972 October 30

Vol. 1 No. 1


 Zappata a Zappa: Frank, padre delle "madri inventrici" (The Mothers of invention). Questo gruppo ha suonato per primo musica elettronica, ha adottato per primo amplificatori e strumenti elettrici, ha fatto per primo l'underground. I Beatles e i Rolling Stones si attaccarono non poco al latte di tali madri prolifere. In definitiva soltanto la zappa di Frank Zappa comincio a dissodare il terreno arido della musica tradizionalista.

Automatic translation:
Zappa's hoeing: Frank, father of the "inventive mothers" (The Mothers of invention). This group was the first to play electronic music, they were the first to adopt amps and electric instruments, they were the first to go underground. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones became attached to the milk of such prolific mothers. Ultimately only Frank Zappa's hoe begins to clear the arid soil of traditionalist music.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1972 November 20

Vol. 1 No. 4

Frank Zappa [Waka/Jawaka]
By Gianni Luisi, p 4 

 Automatic translation: The wording "Hot Rats" in the title is not accidental, as the new album is linked to the work of '69 in the polychromy of the compositions, in the elaborate construction of the sound mixture. However, we can consider the album's main source of inspiration that "Holiday in Berlin", which appeared for the first time on "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" and later used as an overture for "200 Motels". (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1973 January 8

Vol. 2 No. 2

Two pages (4 and 5) about the album The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1973 January 20

Vol. 2 No. 4


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1973 February 5

Vol. 2 No. 6


W Zappa
By G. F., p 15

 Automatic translation: There is absolutely no doubt that Frank Zappa is going through a period of radical transformations. What strikes the attentive listener the most, however, is the intelligence with which he now knows how to reconnect to the musical discourses addressed, carried out and implications in previous works. Sometimes his simple annotations, at first sight banal or even jarring in a general context, ultimately reveal their nature as references to previous themes, as if they were active testimonies of a past world in another with a very different aspect. Zappa, the most delusional mind of the new American music, the greatest mocking and joker king of music of his generation, who from the top of his court derides with bitter irony the The whole of America and with it all its "civilization", seemed to have lately forgotten in his records that charge of diabolical sarcasm that expressed its full potential through the fantastic characters who came out of the twisted meanders of his brain. And now this mind explodes again in what can be defined as one of the greatest follies ever devised by a human person: the fantastic legend of the "Grand Wazoo" that gives the album its title. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1973 February 23

Vol. 2 No. 9


Lumpy Gravy
By Gianni Luisi, p 10

 Automatic translation: Continuing the work of revaluation of long-playing which, although very valid from all points of view, did not have the reception they deserved on the market, I will examine this week a masterpiece that, needless to say, is the result of the monstrous mind by Frank Vincent Zappa: «Lumpy Gravy». (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1973 September 17

Vol. 2 No. 24


Zappa scrappa ma non si sfugge
By a. r., p 1

Il lavoro di Zappa
pp 14-15
   Chi è Frank Zappa
By Giovanni Pescatori
   Le ultime Madri dell'Inventione
   By Mauro Eusebi
   Aspetti jazzistici nel clima zappiano
   By Umberto Santucci
   Acustica Palapop
   By Luce De Orchi
   Le opinioni dell'audience
   By Sergio D'Alesio

 Zappa had a gig in Palasport, Rome on August 31. The handwritten message on the front page:

Aug. 31, 1973 A.D.
This concert in Rome was the best so far in our tour of Europe and we'll be glad to come back soon to do it again. Thanks to the great audience for making our first concert here such a success.



Source: slime.oofytv.set 


1974 April 20

Vol. 3 No. 16


Frank Zappa "Apostrophe"
By Fabrizio Cecca, Malaparte, Ing, pp 8-9

  Automatic translation: Finally "Apostrophe" is released, the last 33 laps (the seventeenth of the series) by the great Frank Zappa. From the first listening we notice how this new work is the logical continuation of the previous "Over-nite sensation", even if this album, according to the cover, is a "solo" album by the guitarist and not a new recording by the Mothers of Invention. Here we find the main character of the new musical "turning point" undertaken by the American genius, in fact right from the first recordings, while now the lyrics occupy a lot of space and do not allow the great soloists gathered in this album to produce themselves in solo interventions. (read more)

 Source: Fulvio Fiore


1974 September 16

Vol. 3 No. 36


Frank Zappa il concerto
By Fabricio Cecca, p 9

L'ambiguità di Zappa
By Sergio D'Alesio, p 9

Exactly one year after legendary Papasport gig on August 31, 1973 was Zappa again in Rome and had another Palasport concert on September 6. 

Source: slime.oofytv.set