Welcome to my Blog which combines the unlikely topics of supply teaching with progressive rock. Here you will find my ongoing 'Diary of a Surviving Supply Teacher' and a variety of lists/ timelines/ articles on progressive rock.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Album Covers by Joe Petagno

·         Three Man Army Two by Three Man Army 1974
·         The Baker Gurvitz Army by The Baker Gurvitz Army 1975
·         Elysian Encounter by The Baker Gurvitz Army 1975
·         Kick Off Your Muddy Boots by The Graeme Edge Band 1975
·         Paradise Ballroom by The Graeme Edge Band 1977
·         Infernal Eternal by Marduk
·         Motörhead by Motörhead 1977
·         Overkill by Motörhead 1979
·         Another Perfect Day by Motörhead 1983
·         Orgasmatron by Motörhead 1986
·         Rock 'n' Roll by Motörhead 1987
·         Eat the Rich by Motörhead 1987
·         Sacrifice by Motörhead 1995
·         We Are Motörhead by Motörhead 2000
·         25 & Alive Boneshaker by Motörhead 2000
·         Hammered by Motörhead 2002
·         Inferno by Motörhead 2004
·         Pretty Maids EP by Pretty Maids
·         Future World by Pretty Maids
·         Jump the Gun by Pretty Maids
·         Strung Up by Sweet
·         Give Us a Wink by Sweet
·         Whatever Turns You On by West, Bruce and Laing
·         Chill Out or Die (The ambient album) by Würzel
·         Possessor by Rusty Eye
·         Majesty by The Black Dahlia Murder

Originally posted on Friday, 30th September 2011

Album Covers by Hipgnosis

1968 A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd
1968 A New Generation of Blues by Alexis Korner
1968 Genesis by The Gods
1968 Till There Was You by Pepe Jaramillo

1969 More by Pink Floyd
1969 To Samuel a Son by The Gods
1969 Ummagumma by Pink Floyd
1969 Panama Limited Jug Band by Panama Limited Jug Band

1970 Horizons by The Greatest Show on Earth
1970 Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
1970 Quatermass by Quatermass
1970 Parachute by The Pretty Things
1970 The Going's Easy by The Greatest Show on Earth
1970 The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
1970 Five Bridges by The Nice
1970 Toe Fat by Toe Fat
1970 Cochise by Cochise
1970 Picnic: A Breath of Fresh Air by Harvest Records artists
1970 Indian Summer by Panama Limited
1970 Love at First Sight by Sounds Nice
1970 Gravy Train by Gravy Train

1971 Electric Warrior by T.Rex
1971 Toe Fat 2 by Toe Fat
1971 Marvin, Welch & Farrar by Marvin, Welch & Farrar
1971 Elegy by The Nice
1971 Meddle by Pink Floyd
1971 The Electric Light Orchestra by Electric Light Orchestra
1971 House on the Hill by Audience
1971 Edgar Broughton Band by Edgar Broughton Band
1971 Pilgrimage by Wishbone Ash
1971 Tightly Knit by Climax Blues Band
1971 Tear Gas by Tear Gas
1971 Stackridge by Stackridge
1971 Oakdown Farm by Daddy Longlegs

1972 Flash by Flash
1972 Argus by Wishbone Ash
1972 Autumn '67   Spring '68 by The Nice
1972 Fumble by Fumble
1972 Distant Light by The Hollies
1972 Prologue by Renaissance
1972 Inside Out by Edgar Broughton Band
1972 Lunch by Audience
1972 Freeway Madness by The Pretty Things
1972 Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd
1972 A Time of Change by Blue Mink
1972 Meanwhile...Back at the World by Roger Cook
1972 Glencoe by Glencoe
1972 Danta by Danta

1973 ELO 2 by Electric Light Orchestra
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
1973 Minstrel in Flight by Roger Cook
1973 On the Third Day by Electric Light Orchestra
1973 Oora by Edgar Broughton Band
1973 Past, Present and Future by Al Stewart
1973 In Deep by Argent
1973 Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
1973 You Can't Beat 'em by Audience
1973 Lifemask by Roy Harper
1973 Ashes Are Burning by Renaissance
1973 Wishbone Four by Wishbone Ash
1973 Live Dates by Wishbone Ash
1973 Out of Our Hands by Flash
1973 Music From Free Creek by Various artists
1973 Thunderbox by Humble Pie
1973 Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1973 Rock 'n Roll Gypsies by Vinegar Joe
1973 Amar Caballero by Babe Ruth

1974 Jab It in Yore Eye by Sharks
1974 Uno by Uno
1974 There's the Rub by Wishbone Ash
1974 Rampant by Nazareth
1974 Turn of the Cards by Renaissance
1974 Valentine by Roy Harper
1974 Somethin's Happening by Peter Frampton
1974 Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion by Roy Harper
1974 Bad Company by Bad Company
1974 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis
1974 Fruity by Blue Mink
1974 Poetry in Lotion by Fumble
1974 Syd Barrett by Syd Barrett
1974 Sheet Music by 10cc
1974 A Nice Pair by Pink Floyd
1974 Silk Torpedo by The Pretty Things
1974 Phenomenon by UFO

1975 Force It by UFO
1975 Savage Eye by The Pretty Things
1975 Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
1975 Straight Shooter by Bad Company
1975 Scheherazade and Other Stories by Renaissance
1975 HQ by Roy Harper
1975 A Bunch of 45s by Edgar Broughton Band
1975 The Greatest Show on Earth by The Greatest Show on Earth
1975 The Original Soundtrack by 10cc
1975 S.F. Sorrow / Parachute, double reissue (UK version only) by The Pretty Things
1975 Modern Times by Al Stewart
1975 Venus and Mars by Wings
1975 Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias by Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias
1975 Cunning Stunts by Caravan
1975 Wheelin 'n' Dealin by Sassafras
1975 First Starring Role by Bob Sargeant
1975 Rush by Strife
1975 The Winkies by The Winkies

1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (International edition) by AC/DC
1976 To the Hilt by Golden Earring
1976 Jump on It by Montrose
1976 Heartburn by Kevin Coyne
1976 Wings at the Speed of Sound by Wings
1976 Year of the Cat by Al Stewart
1976 Tales of Mystery and Imagination by The Alan Parsons Project
1976 Technical Ecstasy by Black Sabbath
1976 A Trick of the Tail by Genesis
1976 How Dare You! by 10cc
1976 The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin
1976 Presence by Led Zeppelin
1976 Unorthodox Behaviour by Brand X
1976 Wings over America by Wings
1976 Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll by Nazareth
1976 No Heavy Petting by UFO
1976 New England by Wishbone Ash
1976 Wind & Wuthering by Genesis

1977 Front Page News by Wishbone Ash
1977 Songwriter by Justin Hayward
1977 Front Page News by Wishbone Ash
1977 Lights Out by UFO
1977 I Robot by The Alan Parsons Project
1977 Deceptive Bends by 10cc
1977 Bullinamingvase by Roy Harper
1977 Moroccan Roll by Brand X
1977 Sammy Hagar by Sammy Hagar
1977 The Early Years by Al Stewart
1977 Musical Chairs by Sammy Hagar
1977 Burnin' Sky by Bad Company
1977 Animals by Pink Floyd
1977 The Light Shines On by Electric Light Orchestra
1977 Peter Gabriel I aka Car by Peter Gabriel
1977 Going for the One by Yes
1977 Face to Face: A Live Recording by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
1977 Quark, Strangeness and Charm by Hawkwind
1977 Live! by Status Quo
1977 Deadlines by Strawbs
1977 Caught Live + 5 by The Moody Blues

1978 Laughing in the Dark by Pezband
1978 Drastic Plastic by Be Bop Deluxe
1978 Wet Dream by Richard Wright
1978 David Gilmour by David Gilmour
1978 Pieces of Eight by Styx
1978 Back to the Bars by Todd Rundgren
1978 Go 2 by XTC
1978 Caravan to Midnight by Robin Trower
1978 Tormato by Yes
1978 …And Then There Were Three… by Genesis
1978 No Smoke Without Fire by Wishbone Ash
1978 Peter Gabriel II aka Scratch by Peter Gabriel
1978 Time Passages by Al Stewart
1978 Pyramid by The Alan Parsons Project
1978 Never Say Die! by Black Sabbath
1978 A Song for All Seasons by Renaissance
1978 Cords by Synergy
1978 Obsession by UFO
1978 Bloody Tourists by 10cc

1979 Strangers in the Night by UFO
1979 Lovedrive by Scorpions
1979 Eve by The Alan Parsons Project
1979 Desolation Angels by Bad Company
1979 The Dukes by The Dukes
1979 Parlez Vous English  by Edgar Broughton Band as The Broughtons
1979 Greatest Hits 1972–1978 by 10cc
1979 In Through the Out Door by Led Zeppelin
1979 Product by Brand X
1979 No More Fear of Flying by Gary Brooker
1979 Live Herald by Steve Hillage
1979 Freeze Frame by Godley & Creme
1979 Danger Money by UK
1979 Mick Taylor by Mick Taylor
1979 Correlations by Ashra
1979 Slide Away the Screen by Ralph McTell

1980 Cross Talk by The Pretty Things
1980 Do They Hurt? by Brand X
1980 Look Hear? by 10cc
1980 Peter Gabriel III aka Melt by Peter Gabriel
1980 Animal Magnetism by Scorpions
1980 No Place to Run by UFO
1980 Just Testing by Wishbone Ash

1981 The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent by UFO
1981 A Collection of Great Dance Songs by Pink Floyd
1981 Difficult to Cure by Rainbow
1981 Fictitious Sports by Nick Mason
1981 Fun in Space by Roger Taylor
1981 High 'n' Dry by Def Leppard
1981 Sakuban Oaisimashō by Yumi Matsutoya

1982 Tug of War by Paul McCartney
1982 Straight Between the Eyes by Rainbow
1982 Eye in the Sky by The Alan Parsons Project
1982 Rough Diamonds by Bad Company
1982 Coda by Led Zeppelin

Thank you to Wikipedia

Originally posted on Friday, 30 September 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Classic Rock Magazine/ Storm Thorgerson Calendar for 2010

The Variants a Calendar for 2010 of Album Cover Variations by Storm Thorgerson

These were in a Classic Rock Magazine/Storm Thorgerson calendar for 2010:

1.  Wishville by Catherine Wheel (2000)
2.  A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd (1987)
3.  Only Revolutions by Biffy Clyro (2009)
4.  Wake Up and Smell the Coffee by Cranberries (2010)
5.  Amputechture by Mars Volta (2006)
6.  Audioslave by Audioslave (2002)
7.  Look Hear by 10cc (1980)
8.  Black holes and Revelations by Muse (2007)
9.  Melt by Peter Gabriel (1978)
10. The Bottom Half by Umphrey's McGee (2006)
11. Program the Dead by Program the Dead (2006)
12. Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary Edition by Pink Floyd (2003)

    Outback Catalogue by Storm Thorgerson and

Originally posted on 29th September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Kinks

The Kinks were on BBC4, here in the UK, last night (15th July 2011) in four documentaries: 'Kinkdom Come: Dave Davies', 'The Kinks at the BBC', 'Brothers in Arms' (about rock bands fronted by brothers) and 'Imagine: Ray Davies - Imaginary Man'. All except 'Brothers in Arms' are being repeated on Sunday night, starting at 11:50pm. I am not sure if these are available in the US.

The documentaries look at the extremely complex relationship between the brothers, Ray's influences and the enduring influence of the band. These are interspersed with a lot of performance footage of the group.

My favourite album is the most well known, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. Ray's lyrics are often very sentimental combined with despair at unnecessary modern developments. At one point in the 'Imaginary Man' documentary he asks, "Why are there so many big buses in London? Why can't they replace them with more smaller buses?"
Although often in the shadow of the Beatles, The Who and the Rolling Stones, there cannot be a rock group in the world that is not influenced by the Kinks' You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night. Reflective and profoundly English songs like Waterloo Sunset certainly had an influence on British progressive rock bands like Genesis, King Crimson and ELP. Pete Townshend famously said, "Village Green is the Kinks' Sergeant Pepper". From him, it was high praise indeed. 

Originally posted on 16th July 2011