TeenSet / Aum
TeenSet Magazine was one of the most popular U.S. music magazines of the 60's. By the year 1967 it had grown into a thoughtful, well-written publication with a nice balance of hippie idealism and teen fan enthusiasm. (loufar4 @ eBay)
TeenSet ("The nifty music magazine with the misleading name") changed it's orientation and name to Aum (America's Underthirty Magazine) in April 1969. The last issue under the old name in March was titled with question mark – TeenSet ? – to denote this coming change. Ceased shortly after that.
Vol. 4 No. 9
That's Funny, You Don't Look Like The Musician Of The Year
By Jerry Hopkins, 5 pp 14-18, 58
Frank Zappa, head Mother of the Mothers of Invention, was taking visitors on a tour of his new Los Angeles home.
"This is the bowling alley," he said, pointing to a real bowling alley in the basement.
"And this is the vault, where we will pile up all our hard earned teenage money," he said, pointing to a real vault (right next to the bowling alley).
"People say there is a horse buried down here," he said, pointing at nothing in particular. (read more)
Vol. 4 No. 10
Centerfold "Incredible Zappa Pinup!"
Frank Zappa's freak show invades the straight business world. The straight business world isn't ready for this.
The Wilshire Boulevard address is the tipoff something unusual is going on, but it doesn't grab you until you arrive and dig the building, one of those 1950s pastel aluminum and glass horrors that house the soul of Los Angeles' plastic ethic, along what some L.A. Chamber of Commerce whiz titled the Miracle Mile.
The lobby is your standard, airy, light marble and more aluminum blah (everything is so clean) with the standard aluminum-cased directory with little plastic letters all arranged alphabetically, and there all alone at the bottom of this long list of names of companies and individuals, all by himself, the only Z in the building, is Frank Zappa. Up in the middle of the B's is Bizarre Records. (read more)
Vol. 5 No. 4