Q

 UK

 
Q was a music and entertainment magazine published monthly. Founders Mark Ellen and David Hepworth were dismayed by the music press of the time which they felt did not cater for the generation of older music buyers who were buying the then new CD technology from artists other magazines would ignore such as Paul Simon, Level 42, or Dire Straits. Modelled after Rolling Stone, it was first published in 1986 and set itself apart from much of the other music press by being produced monthly and with higher standards of photography and printing. The magazine was billed in the early years by its sub-title, "The modern guide to music and more". Its name was originally intended to be Cue (as in the sense of cueing a record, ready to play) but was changed to avoid being mistaken for a snooker magazine. Q is ceased now, the final issue was published in July 2020. (wikipedia)

1988 January

No. 16 

 

Megalomaniac
By Andy Gill, p 95


 It's to be commended when a musician takes a personal interest in the CD re-mastering of his back catalogue – especially when, as here, the CD release makes available again albums which had been changing hands for upwards of £30 on the secondhand market. What's less commendable is the prospect that Zappa's re-issue schedule stretches beyond the early Mothers Of Invention albums to include some distinctly dodgy later stuff (32 albums in all, over the next three years). (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1989 December

No. 39

 

Frank's Wild Years
By Andy Gill, pp 88-91, 93-94


At dead of night, behind barred gates and video security cameras up in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, a tall, angular man with neatly trimmed hair and moustache sits at the console of his home studio. He wears a tracksuit and trainers and looks young for his age – he'll be 49 by Christmas – but every now and then his kidney stones give him a painful reminder of mortality. Frank Zappa is busy remixing his past. (read more)

 

1993 August

No. 83

 

And Now, The End Is Near
By Andy Gill, 1 p


 Two book reviews:
Mother! The Frank Zappa Story by Michael Gray
Frank Zappa In His Own Words by Miles.

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1994 February

No. 89

 

A Real Mother
By Andy Gill, pp 20-23


He gave avant-garde a good name, turned dabbling into an art form and herded cattle for The Monkees. Andy Gill celebrates an extraordinary life. (read more)

Source: Packard Goose

 

1994 April

No. 91

 

But Dad, We Want To Be Accountants
By Martin Aston, pp 86-93

Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics Of Poodle Play
By Rob Beattie, 1 p


Martin Aston's article contains a part on Dweezil Zappa.
The book reviews section contains a review of The Negative Dialectics Of Poodle Play by Ben Watson.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1995 August

No.107

 

Frank Zappa: this was your life
By Andy Gill, pp 150-151


Short reviews of 53 re-issued Zappa albums on two pages.

 

1997 February

No.125

 

Zappa: Electric Don Quixote
By ?, pp 1 p


The book reviews section contains a review of Electric Don Quixote by Neil Slaven.

 

 

2010 December

No. 293

 


On page 83 is a nice full page ad of Mojo Classic special issue on Zappa's anniversary. No other Zappa content in this issue. 

 

2012 November

No. 316

Frank's Ocean
By Terry Pratchett, p 119 


"The Terry Pratchett of Rock's exasperating first 12 albums."

 

Q magazine photographic supplements

See also knottfamily.co.uk

1990 April

Vol. 5 : Portraits


 Frank Zappa in New York, November '88, during a photo session for the cover of his Broadway The Hard Way album.

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1991 April

Vol. 7 : In the studio


  

Source: Fulvio Fiore