French monthly rock magazine, published since December 1970. Competitor of magazines like Rock & Folk and Best. In November 1974, starting from issue #48, renamed to Extra Encyclorock, which last issue was #54, May 1975. Then the numeration started from #1 again and magazine was renamed to Extra, nouvelle série (6 issues known).

1971 January

No. 2


Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
By ?, 1 p

Chunga's RevengeGoogle translation: Warning ! Always handle a new Frank Zappa with care. It explodes! (read more)


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1971 February

No. 3


Frank Zappa
By Jean-Noël Coghe, p 30

Aynsley Dunbar
By Jean-Noël Coghe, p 30

Zappa a Paris
By Patrice Michel, pp 32-33

Et Jean-Luc Ponty
By Bernard Y. Guilcher, p 33

Google translation:
Jean-Noël Coghe: According to you, Frank Zappa, what is the difference between today's pop-music and yesterday's?
Frank Zappa: Five years ago, in the United States, we imitated the Beatles and other British bands. Today the groups turn to a mixture of country and western and heavy music. (read more)

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 Google translation: This disc allows those who have never had the opportunity to enter the musical universe of the Mothers of Invention. Needless to say, the ten pieces offered are excellent. (read more)


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1971 November

No. 12


Only one ad.


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1971 December

No. 13


Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
By Bruno Ducourant, p 83

 Google translation: The gentleman who plays the guitar in the record is not the same as the one we see in the film. The gentleman who plays in the film does not play drums on the record. There is, in the film, a large part of the gentleman who plays in the record. Another part of the same man is neither in the film, nor in the record. (read more)

 In this issue two Zappa & the Motehrs concerts were announced - December 5 in Lyon and December 6 in Paris. Both cancelled after the Montreux Casino fire on December 4.

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1972 January

No. 14


Viva Zappa
By Bruno Ducourant, pp 22-29

Google translation: Frank Zappa is little known in France. The name of the man who is considered the great American composer does not appear in the Nouveau Petit Larousse illustrated. (read more)

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1972  February

No. 15

FZ poster

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 Automatic translation: With the series "Pop History", we enter the grandiose! Eleven double albums put on sale simultaneously, and what is more, relatively inexpensive, since sold 48.50 F each. (read more)

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1972 April

No. 17

Les films pop
By Jean-Marie Leduc, pp 18-19

 Automatic translation: ... The chapter "200 Motels" is far from over: it is likely that Zappa's next production, "Billy the Mountain", will shed some light on Motel. As in “Magical M. Tower”, we dive into the “daily” (!) universe of a group; but this time the trip is longer and more severe. “200 Motels” is the surreal and deliberately ridiculous expression of a disheveled “Little Mothers” tour. The dialogues are hilarious and the situations implausible. Misunderstood and poorly promoted film, “200 Motels”, in an off-putting and difficult aspect, is a great “piece of satire without complacency for pop and its quirks. With "200 Motels", pop cinema is finally taking a step back and scale, but be careful not to stray too far! ...

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1972 May

No. 18


Mothers of Invention - Pregnant
By E.F., 1p

 Automatic translation: “Pregnant” is not strictly speaking a new record from Zappa and the Mothers. At most, it is about the publication of certain titles never released in France. (read more)

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1972 September

No. 22


Frank Zappa/Hot Rats "Waka/Jawaka"
By ?, p 72

Frank Zappa "Ruben & The Jets"
By ?, 1 p

Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA/HOT RATS Waka/ Jawaka BIZARRE/REPRISE 2094 Hot Rats Zap is back with four very brassy pieces (Sal Marquez, trumpet; Bill Byers and Ken Shroyer, trombone; Mike Altschul, flute, clarinet and saxes), and thirty-six minutes of great music where everything shines, from guitars (Zappa, Peter Kleinow, pedal steel; Tony Duran, slide; Jeff Simmons, Hawaiian) to piano (Don Preston), through the always astonishing drums of Ansley Dunbar. Perfectly used in side 1 as well as the three tracks on side 2, the brass are just a small part of what makes this Hot Rats, vol. II, one of the best moms daddy productions. 

Automatic translation: MOTHERS OF INVENTION Ruben & the Jets MGM 2356068 Not brand new, brand new, this "new" Mothers. A bit of "Pregnant", a bit of "Mother's Day", a bit of "Worst of ..." and a bit of Pop History and here is a "novelty" Mothers. Even if everything is ultra-famous, it's a little more of the genius madness of Father Zappa and his inventive mothers. Around Zappa, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black, Arthur Dyer Tripp III; Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Motorhead Sherwood and Bunk Gardner. For the rest, let's pretend we discovered twelve original titles with for the nth time a burst of laughter at the boxing of the Platters in "Love of my life".

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1972 November

No. 24


Los Angeles, Faces, Airplane ...
By Melissa Kojan, pp 16-17

This article describes several concerts, including Tim Buckley-Doors-Zappa concert on September 10 in Hollywood Bowl.

Automatic translation. [...]The problem was the same for the Tim Buckley-Doors-Zappa party. After a very boring stint from Tim Buckley, the Doors made their entrance. It was their first concert in Los Angeles since Jim Morrison's disappearance. To the astonishment and to the great satisfaction of the public, it was Charles Lloyd (flute and sax) who came for the occasion, to join Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, Jack Conrad (bass), Bobby Ray (guitar) ) and Ron Starr (sax). Besides their new repertoire, the Doors did not fail to interpret some Morrison titles such as “Love me two times.” After the Doors, after a short intermission, Zappa appeared and presented his orchestra (large orchestra please), of which it was that evening the first public appearance. Mixture of Jazz and contemporary classical music, Zappa's new music has got rid of its gimmicks. With his back turned to the audience, Zappa only performed a few guitar tricks in his work, much to the dismay of all the Mothers' father admirers. “The adventures of Greggery Peccary” was undoubtedly the culmination of this “bizarre” music that many found boring. [...]

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1973 February

No. 27


Back In U.S.A. (1)
By J.-L.Tersiguel, pp 67-75

Frank Zappa "The Grand Wazoo"
By ?, p 78

Article on American performers includes Phlorescent Eddie & Leech. Zappa and Geronimo Black are also name-checked.

Automatic translation: FRANK ZAPPA The Grand Wazoo Reprise 44209 For the new work of Sieur Zappa, there are still a few mothers from the old days (Dunbar, etc.) but also many new ones that have become the Grand Wazoo. Under the baton of Maestro Zappa, the large Wazoo orchestra offers you its journey into the experimental, its crocs-en-legs to the old Mothers of "Absolutely Free". Always a lot of fingering on the guitar question, M'sieur Zappa, and then so many ideas in the head in projection on a 33 rpm that it is necessary to take 78 several times to seize them, but once they are there, it becomes enormous.  

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1973 November

No. 36


Frank Zappa and The Mothers "Over-nite Sensation"
By J.-P. C., p 79

  Automatic translation: Returning from his vaguely “symphonic” intentions (large orchestra), Frank Zappa reappears with a superb album, one of the most convincing he has ever recorded. The music here is not only interesting, it is really exciting. Evidenced by this, for example, "Camarillo brillo" which opens the disc and surprises the listener: a very constructed music, in an ultimately quite traditional way, excessively melodic, rhythmic... Almost all the ingredients for it make a “hit”! (read more

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1973 December

No. 37


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