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. Super Sound was the direct competitor of Ciao 2001, trying to focus more on the cultural depth of the music of new decade. The magazine ceased is September 1974, but followed shortly with another weekly from the same publisher, Nuovo Sound.

1972 October 30


 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.

Google translate:
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


1973 February 5

Vol. 2 No. 6


W Zappa
By G.F., p 15

 Google translate: 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

 Google translate: 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 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