Világ Ifjúsága


The main forums of popular music journalism during the Kádár-era [Communist era] – before or after 1972 alike – were the three major nationwide youth magazines: Magyar Ifjúság (Hungarian Youth), Ifjúsági Magazin (Youth Magazine) and Világ Ifjúsága (Youth of the World). (Popular Music in Eastern Europe: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm)
Világ Ifjúsága was published between 1946-1990. ISSN 0133-1914

1979 July

Vol. 33 No. 7


Poplexicon N-Z
By ?, pp 22-27

Entries in this Pop Lexicon:

Automatic translation:
: the first appearance of progressive rock music. Based on the meaning of the word, this included rock groups that did not have a wide audience and did not record. This period falls on 1967-68. Later, the word changed to a trend designation, because with the popularization of progressive music, its representatives also reached the public on radio and television. (Doors, Frank Zappa and Mothers of Inventions, Steppenwolf.)
Zappa, Frank: the "prodigy" of rock music is the 39-year-old Zappa. He was born in the USA, but achieved his first success in London with his band Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa produced astonishing things both in his music and in his stage appearance: on the one hand, he preached anarchy, and on the other hand, he came up with an extremely clever and sharp critique of the consumer society. He has recordings on which he does not play music in the full sense of the word, his compositions showcase the best results of modern electronic music. He is the composer of several musical plays and films, a great guitarist who has also performed with famous jazz musicians. Nowadays, he makes his recordings independently. His latest album was released this year, entitled: Sheik Yerbouti.



1980 February

Vol. 34 No. 2


Popkronika 1970-1973
By Imre Wilpert, p 37

Zappa is namechecked and 200 Motels is mentioned.



1982 June

Vol. 36 No. 6


A rock fenegyereke (A rock genius)
By János Sebök, p 38

 Automatic translation: Many adjectives have been applied to his name. But they all had the same point: Frank Zappa was rock's scandal man. He gained notoriety and fame at the end of the 1960s with a poster on which he sits with his pants down, bent forward and staring at the camera, on the same throne where the king also walks. Zappa showed, said, and acted out many things and taboos that people only like to see, do, and hear through the keyhole, face to face or alone. Zappa never brutally shocked his audience - with volume, horrifying spectacle, staged execution instruments, his bread is intellectual-horror, the desecration of "sacred" things. (read more)



1983 July

Vol. 37 No. 7


Popvilág (Pop world news)
By ?, p 37

 Automatic translation: What a shame that we couldn't welcome Frank Zappa to the conductor competition. As the picture attests, maestro Zappa also harmoniously cooperates with the London Symphony Orchestra in the recording of his ballet music. As reported, Zappa's guest performance was also a farewell performance: he no longer wishes to perform in Europe. Moreover, his new LP (The Man From Utopia) can only be purchased via import.



1987 October

Vol. 41 No. 10


A Frank Zappa - sztori (Frank Zappa story)
By N. László Göbölyös, pp 34-35



1987 November

Vol. 41 No. 11


A Frank Zappa - sztori (Frank Zappa story)
By N. László Göbölyös, pp 34-35