Uncut magazine is a popular monthly publication based in London, which is available across the English speaking world, and focuses on films, music and books. It contains, amongst other things, lengthy features on old albums, interviews with film directors, music and film news, and reviews of all major new book, album, film and DVD releases. Its music features tend to focus on genres such as Americana, rock and alt.country. (wikipedia)

 [...] But as his turgid orchestral pieces attest, Zappa was to classical music what Prince Charles is to impressionist painting. (read more)
The Sacred Cows column was a popular column in Uncut around the turn of the Millennium, dismantling the reputations of artistes and artefacts hitherto regarded to have been above criticism. David Stubbs was The Reaper.


Source: Fulvio Fiore


2002 June

No. 61


 Album sets Threesome No. 1 and Threesome No. 2 ad. 


Source: Fulvio Fiore


2002 August

No. 63

From Here To Maternity
By David Stubbs, 1 p

 Review of album sets Threesome No. 1 and Threesome No. 2  


Source: Fulvio Fiore


2004 February

No. 81


Free CD – Sin City – 14 L.A. Rock Classics
Track 12: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – Son Of Suzy Creamcheese

No other Zappa content inside.


2006 February

No. 105


1966 The Year Of Rock Revolution
pp 37-55, including
The 20 best albums of 1966

Re-revieved by Barney Hoskins and Mick Houghton, 2 pp 52-53

#6 Freak Out! The Mothers Of Invention

A statement of freedom from Frank Zappa, LA's ringmaster of satirical mischief, Freak Out! brings West Coast Dadaism to bear on the exploding plasticity of '60s counterculture. Trashing the LA scene, Zappa guides us through mondo Sunset Strip, while dipping into his treasured doo-wop ("Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder") and chronicling the city's 1965 Watts riots ("Trouble Every Day") en passant. (BH)


2010 April

No. 155


My Life In Music: John Cale
p 14

John Cale included Thing-Fish as "The Record That Made Me Hate Frank Zappa".

I have a healthy resentment for him. He had a great, acid sense of humour, but this guy, with all his technique and ability, never did anything that made me love music. I think he trained himself in his expertise to spite his parents: he had contempt for the rock music he played. And self-contempt. Fear, loathing and self-hatred. Thing-Fish just postured at nihilism.

Source: Vitay Zaremba


2010 May

No. 156


The 50 Greatest Lost Albums
pp 47-62
#2 Captain Beefheart Lick My Decals Off
#43 Frank Zappa & The Mothers 200 Motels

The feature article is on albums out of print, not officially available as a new CD or as a legal download. 

On page 23 is Herb Cohen obituary.


2010 November

No. 162


Frank Zappa: Album By Album
Interview by John Lewis, pp 68-70

Album reviews compiled from interviews with different musicians:
   Freak Out! - Ray Collins
   Hot Rats - Ian Underwood
   We're Only In It For The Money - Ian Underwood, Don Preston
   Chunga's Revenge - Ian Underwood, George Duke
   Waka/Jawaka - George Duke
   Apostrophe (') - Napoleon Murphy Brock
   One Size Fits All - Napoleon Murphy Brock
   Bongo Fury - George Duke
   Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch - Scott Thunes

Source: Nikolai Zaharov


2011 March

No. 166


Captain Beefheart, American Visionary, 1941-2010
By David Cavanagh, Ian McDonald, John 'Drumbo' French, Michael Bonner, Anton Corbijn, pp 30-37

"Our tribute to rock's wild genius: a full obituary; John 'Drumbo' French recalls his mentor and a classic interview from '73." 



2012 March

No. 178

Jim Sherwood (obituary)
By Uncut, p 21

From Straight To Bizarre (DVD review)
By Mick Houghton, p 109

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2012 September

No. 184


Dropouts Boogie
By John Robinson, pp 18-23

"Forty-five years on from Beefheart's debut, Safe As Milk, Uncut rounds up Magic Band survivors to remember a man who 'used human beings like machines, without much conscience'..." 



2012 October

No. 185


The Zappa Motherlode: 12 albums reissued this month and 48 more by the end of the year
By David Cavanagh, pp 89-91

As it was expected the highest ratings (9 out of 10) got Freak Out! and Hot Rats.  

To this review is added an interview with Don Preston (p 91). 



2013 December

No. 199


Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (review)
By John Robinson, p 90

Next to the review is also short interview with Zappa Records' vaultmeister Joe Travers.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2014 April

No. 203


Feat Don't Fail Me Now
By Jon Dale, pp 42-47

This article on Lowell George contains several Zappa references and nice short story "Who was Neon Park?" on page 46.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2014 December

No. 211


Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

By John Robinson, pp 85-87

The article includes interview with Art Tripp.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2015 November

No. 222


Zig Zag Wanderer
By Laura Snapes, p 6

This autumn sees the opening of two major Van Vliet exhibitions by the Michael Werner Gallery – only the second and third since his death in December 2010. Both feature work that lays bare his growing disenchantment with human kind.

Body Shop is at the Michael Werner Gallery in London, September 30 to December 5; Don Van Vliet: Beatle Bones N’ Smokin Stones is at Michael Werner Kunsthande in Cologne, September 5 until October 24.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2017 January

No. 236


Films. Eat That Question (review)
By Uncut, pp 106-107

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2017 March

No. 238


101 Weirdest Albums Of All Time
By Uncut, pp 66-83

This list contains:

  • Trout Mask Replica, #11, p 81
  • Lumpy Gravy, #24, p 79
  • An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, #86, p 70

Source: Vitaly Zaremba


2017 October

No. 245


Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Absolutely Free (review)
By Jesse Jarnow, pp 46-47



2018 May

No. 252


Anything You Want
By Rob Hughes, p 7

Roy Orbison and Frank Zappa are the latest stars to be resurrected in hologram form. Divisive and “demonic", or simply the new normal?



2020 August

No. 279


Frank Zappa: Mothers 1970 (review)
By Nigel Williamson, p 51