Revolution was a radical counterculture magazine published in 11 issues between May 1970 and August 1971. Promoted as "Australia's First Rock Magazine" it grew out of Go-Set, a pop music magazine which since 1966 had catered to the youth market and was owned and operated by three entrepreneurial Melbournites aged 19, 21 and 22. Revolution was a natural progression for editor / publisher Phillip Frazer, focusing on an older audience and moving into broader areas associated with the burgeoning counterculture. Frazer arranged for Revolution to include a supplement of 8 pages of the American music magazine Rolling Stone starting with issue 4 in May 1970, until Revolution was closed down by the new owners of Go-Set in 1971. Frazer then launched another Australian counter-culture magazine to succeed Revolution, called High Times (with Pat Woolley and Macy McFarland) and then, in January 1971, he launched an Australian edition of Rolling Stone which has been published continuously ever since by a series of independent publishers who took on the franchise along the way. (University Of Wollongong Archives)

1970 June

Vol. 1 No. 2


Frank Zappa "Hot Rats"
By Ed Nimmervoll, pp 26-27

The Mothers grew stale on Frank, not their fault or Frank’s, but they were becoming too much of an establishment to have the impact Frank wanted. There’d be too many people knowing, or thinking they were knowing, what the Mothers were all about. Uncle Meat and Burnt Weenie Sandwich express Frank’s frustration at having been rendered directionless. (read more)

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1970 August

Vol. 1 No. 4


Random Notes
By Rolling Stone p 15


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1970 December

Vol. 1 No. 7


Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica"
By Tony Convey, p 39

This is not a pleasant album to listen to. The pain and fear become oppressive and it takes quite a degree of concentration to get through all four sides in one sitting. It is at the same time one of the least accessible yet most rewarding pieces of music making ever put on vinyl. (read more)


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1971 January

Vol. 2 No. 1


Frank Zappa "Chunga's Revenge"
By Lester Bangs, p 26

This review was first published in Rolling Stone #73, December 24, 1970.

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