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.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - April 2010

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Revolver by The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
5. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
6. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
7. Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
8. London Calling by The Clash
9. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
10. The Beatles ("The White Album") by The Beatles

11. The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presley
12. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
13. Velvet Underground and Nico by The Velvet Underground
14. Abbey Road by The Beatles
15. Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
17. Nevermind by Nirvana
18. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
19. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
20. Thriller by Michael Jackson

21. The Great Twenty-Eight by Chuck Berry
22. Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
23. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
24. Live at the Apollo (1963) by James Brown
25. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
26. The Joshua Tree by U2
27. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1 by Robert Johnson
28. Who's Next by The Who
29. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
30. Blue by Joni Mitchell

31. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
32. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
33. Ramones by Ramones
34. Music From Big Pink by The Band
35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
36. Tapestry by Carole King
37. Hotel California by The Eagles
38. The Anthology, 1947 - 1972 by Muddy Waters
39. Please Please Me by The Beatles
40. Forever Changes by Love

41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols
42. The Doors by The Doors
43. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
44. Horses by Patti Smith
45. The Band by The Band
46. Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers
47. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
49. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
50. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard

51. Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel
52. Greatest Hits by Al Green
53. The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959 by Ray Charles
54. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
55. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
56. Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
57. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
58. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
59. Meet the Beatles by The Beatles
60. Greatest Hits by Sly and the Family Stone

61. Appetite for Destruction by Guns n' Roses
62. Achtung Baby by U2
63. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
64. Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969) by Various Artists
65. Moondance by Van Morrison
66. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
67. The Stranger by Billy Joel
68. Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
69. Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
70. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin

71. After the Gold Rush by Neil Young
72. Purple Rain by Prince
73. Back in Black by AC/DC
74. Otis Blue by Otis Redding
75. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
76. Imagine by John Lennon
77. The Clash by The Clash
78. Harvest by Neil Young
79. Star Time by James Brown
80. Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies

81. Graceland by Paul Simon
82. Axis: Bold as Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
83. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
84. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
85. Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
86. Let It Be by The Beatles
87. The Wall by Pink Floyd
88. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
89. Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield
90. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder

91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
92. 20 Golden Greats by Buddy Holly
93. Sign 'o' the Times by Prince
94. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
95. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
96. Tommy by The Who
97. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
98. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
99. There's a Riot Goin' On by Sly and the Family Stone
100. In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra

101. Fresh Cream by Cream
102. Giant Steps by John Coltrane
103. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
104. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music by Ray Charles
105. Rocket to Russia by Ramones
106. Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964 by Sam Cooke
107. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
108. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
109. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
110. The Bends by Radiohead

111. Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell
112. Disraeli Gears by Cream
113. The Who Sell Out by The Who
114. Out of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
115. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos
116. At Last by Etta James
117. Sweetheart of the Rodeo by The Byrds
118. Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone
119. The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack by Various Artists
120. Raising Hell by Run-DMC

121. Moby Grape by Moby Grape
122. Pearl by Big Brother & the Holding Company
123. Catch a Fire by Bob Marley and the Wailers
124. Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds
125. Raw Power by The Stooges
126. Remain in Light by Talking Heads
127. If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears by The Mamas and the Papas
128. Marquee Moon by Television
129. 40 Greatest Hits by Hank Williams
130. Paranoid by Black Sabbath

131. Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack by Various Artists
132. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
133. Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
134. Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement
135. Greatest Hits by Elton John
136. Tim by The Replacements
137. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
138. Rejuvenation by The Meters
139. All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
140. Parallel Lines by Blondie

141. Live at the Regal by B.B. King
142. Phil Spector, A Christmas Gift for You by Various Artists
143. Gris-Gris by Dr. John
144. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
145. Aja by Steely Dan
146. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
147. Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology by Otis Redding
148. Deja Vu by Crosby Stills Nash and Young
149. Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
150. Santana by Santana

151. Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen
152. The B-52's by The B-52's
153. Moanin' in the Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
154. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
155. Pretenders by The Pretenders
156. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
157. Closer by Joy Division
158. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
159. Alive by Kiss
160. Electric Warrior by T. Rex

161. The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
162. OK Computer by Radiohead
163. 1999 by Prince
164. Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
165. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
166. Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello
167. Master of Puppets by Metallica
168. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
169. Exodus by Bob Marley
170. Live at Leeds by The Who

171. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
172. Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart
173. Something/ Anything? by Todd Rundgren
174. Desire by Bob Dylan
175. Close to You by The Carpenters
176. Rocks by Aerosmith
177. One Nation Under a Groove by Parliament/ Funkadelic
178. Greatest Hits by The Byrds
179. The Anthology 1961 - 1977 by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
180. The Definitive Collection by Abba

181. The Rolling Stones, Now! by The Rolling Stones
182. Natty Dread by Bob Marley and the Wailers
183. Fleetwood Mac by Fleetwood Mac
184. Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson
185. The Stooges by The Stooges
186. Fresh by Sly and the Family Stone
187. So by Peter Gabriel
188. Buffalo Springfield Again by Buffalo Springfield
189. Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service
190. From Elvis in Memphis by Elvis Presley

191. Funhouse by The Stooges
192. The Gilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers
193. Dookie by Green Day
194. Transformer by Lou Reed
195. Bluesbreakers by John Mayall With Eric Clapton
196. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965 - 1968 by Various Artists
197. Murmur by R.E.M.
198. The Best of by Little Walter
199. Highway to Hell by AC/DC
200. The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails

201. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme by Simon and Garfunkel
202. Bad by Michael Jackson
203. Wheels of Fire by Cream
204. Dirty Mind by Prince
205. Abraxas by Santana
206. Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens
207. Ten by Pearl Jam
208. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young With Crazy Horse
209. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
210. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement

211. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
212. Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner by Ike and Tina Turner
213. New York Dolls by New York Dolls
214. Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
215. Two Steps From the Blues by Bobby Bland
216. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
217. Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys
218. Look-Ka Py Py by The Meters
219. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
220. New Orleans Piano by Professor Longhair

221. War by U2
222. The Neil Diamond Collection by Neil Diamond
223. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
224. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
225. The Complete Hank Williams by Hank Williams
226. Doolittle by Pixies
227. Paid in Full by Eric B. and Rakim
228. Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith
229. Nick of Time by Bonnie Raitt
230. A Night at the Opera by Queen

231. The Kink Kronikles by The Kinks
232. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
233. Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel
234. The Ultimate Collection by Patsy Cline
235. Mr. Excitement! by Jackie Wilson
236. The Who Sings My Generation by The Who
237. Like a Prayer by Madonna
238. Can't Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan
239. Let It Be by The Replacements
240. Run-DMC by Run-DMC

241. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
242. The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler! by Jerry Lee Lewis
243. Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention
244. Live Dead by Grateful Dead
245. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
246. The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman
247. Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
248. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
249. Low by David Bowie
250. The River by Bruce Springsteen

251. The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul by Otis Redding
252. Metallica by Metallica
253. Trans-Europe Express by Kraftwerk
254. Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
255. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
256. The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson
257. Stardust by Willie Nelson
258. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
259. Crosby Stills and Nash by Crosby Stills and Nash
260. Buena Vista Social Club  by Buena Vista Social Club

261. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
262. Workingman's Dead by Grateful Dead
263. The Genius of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
264. Child Is Father to the Man by Blood, Sweat and Tears
265. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
266. Quadrophenia by The Who
267. There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon
268. Psycho Candy by The Jesus and Mary Chain
269. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
270. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys

271. Going to a Go-Go by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
272. Nightbirds by Labelle
273. The Slim Shady LP by Eminem
274. Mothership Connection by Parliament
275. Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
276. Anthology of American Folk Music by Harry Smith, ed.
277. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
278. The Immaculate Collection by Madonna
279. My Life by Mary J. Blige
280. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters

281. Can't Get Enough by Barry White
282. The Cars by The Cars
283. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
284. Music of My Mind by Stevie Wonder
285. I'm Still in Love With You by Al Green
286. Los Angeles by X
287. Anthem of the Sun by Grateful Dead
288. Something Else by the Kinks by The Kinks
289. Call Me by Al Green
290. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads

291. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan and the Band
292. White Light/ White Heat by The Velvet Underground
293. Greatest Hits by Simon and Garfunkel
294. Kick Out the Jams by MC5
295. Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
296. We're Only In It For the Money by The Mothers of Invention
297. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
298. Master of Reality by Black Sabbath
299. Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
300. Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy

301. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
302. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
303. Grace by Jeff Buckley
304. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
305. Odelay by Beck
306. Songs for Swingin' Lovers by Frank Sinatra
307. Avalon by Roxy Music
308. The Sun Records Collection by Various Artists
309. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
310. BloodSugarSexMagik by Red Hot Chili Peppers

311. MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
312. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
313. Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
314. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
315. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
316. Rock Steady by No Doubt
317. The Eminem Show by Eminem
318. Back Stabbers by The O'Jays
319. Burnin' by Bob Marley and the Wailers
320. Pink Moon by Nick Drake

321. Sail Away by Randy Newman
322. Ghost in the Machine by The Police
323. Station to Station by David Bowie
324. The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt by Linda Ronstadt
325. Slowhand by Eric Clapton
326. Disintegration by The Cure
327. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
328. Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair
329. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
330. In the Jungle Groove by James Brown

331. Tonight's the Night by Neil Young
332. Help! by The Beatles
333. Shoot Out the Lights by Richard and Linda Thompson
334. Wild Gift by X
335. Squeezing Out Sparks by Graham Parker
336. Superunknown by Soundgarden
337. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
338. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company
339. The Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
340. Damaged by Black Flag

341. Play by Moby
342. Violator by Depeche Mode
343. Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf
344. Berlin by Lou Reed
345. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
346. 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul
347. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd
348. At Newport 1960 by Muddy Waters
349. Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down) by The Yardbirds
350. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young and Crazy Horse

351. Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
352. 52nd Street by Billy Joel
353. Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds by The Yardbirds
354. 12 Songs by Randy Newman
355. Between the Buttons by The Rolling Stones
356. Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis
357. Honky Chateau by Elton John
358. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
359. Stankonia by Outkast
360. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

361. Substance by New Order
362. L.A. Woman by The Doors
363. Ray of Light by Madonna
364. American Recordings by Johnny Cash
365. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
366. Mott by Mott the Hoople
367. Is This It by The Strokes
368. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
369. Reggatta de Blanc by The Police
370. Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane

371. Siren by Roxy Music
372. Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne
373. Post by Bjork
374. The Eagles by The Eagles
375. The Ultimate Collection (1948 - 1990) by John Lee Hooker
376. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
377. CrazySexyCool by TLC
378. Funky Kingston by Toots and the Maytals
379. Greetings from Asbury Park by Bruce Springsteen
380. Sunflower by The Beach Boys

381. Modern Lovers by Modern Lovers
382. More Songs About Buildings and Food by Talking Heads
383. A Quick One (Happy Jack) by The Who
384. Pyromania by Def Leppard
385. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
386. Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers by Wu-Tang Clan
387. Country Life by Roxy Music
388. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
389. The End of the Innocence by Don Henley
390. Elephant by The White Stripes

391. The Pretender by Jackson Browne
392. Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
393. Good Old Boys by Randy Newman
394. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
395. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
396. Eliminator by ZZ Top
397. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
398. Anthology by The Temptations
399. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
400. Illmatic by Nas

401. (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
402. Dr. John's Gumbo by Dr. John
403. Radio City by Big Star
404. Sandinista! by The Clash
405. Rid of Me by PJ Harvey
406. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O' Connor
407. Strange Days by The Doors
408. Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
409. 461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton
410. Pink Flag by Wire

411. Double Nickels on the Dime by Minutemen
412. Mezzanine by Massive Attack
413. Beauty and the Beat by Go-Go's
414. Greatest Hits by James Brown
415. Van Halen by Van Halen
416. Mule Variations by Tom Waits
417. Boy by U2
418. Band on the Run by Wings
419. Dummy by Portishead
420. With the Beatles by The Beatles

421. The "Chirping" Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets
422. The Best of the Girl Groups, Volumes 1 and 2 by Various Artists
423. Greatest Hits, The Mamas and the Papas
424. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2 by Robert Johnson
425. Changesone by David Bowie
426. The Battle of Los Angeles by Rage Against the Machine
427. Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
428. Kid A by Radiohead
429. Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
430. At Budokan by Cheap Trick

431. Anthology by Diana Ross and the Supremes
432. Sleepless by Peter Wolf
433. Another Green World by Brian Eno
434. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
435. To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
436. Here Come the Warm Jets by Brian Eno
437. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
438. #1 Record by Big Star
439. In Utero by Nirvana
440. Sea Change by Beck

441. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
442. Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
443. Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke
444. Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions
445. Rum Sodomy and the Lash by The Pogues
446. Suicide by Suicide
447. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
448. In Color by Cheap Trick
449. The World Is a Ghetto by War
450. Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller Band

451. Back in the USA by MC5
452. Music by Madonna
453. Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
454. Getz/ Gilberto by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
455. Synchronicity by The Police
456. Third/Sister Lovers by Big Star
457. For Everyman by Jackson Browne
458. John Prine by John Prine
459. Strictly Business by EPMD
460. Love It to Death by Alice Cooper

461. How Will the Wolf Survive? by Los Lobos
462. Here, My Dear by Marvin Gaye
463. Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John
464. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
465. Golden Hits by The Drifters
466. Live Through This by Hole
467. Love and Theft by Bob Dylan
468. Elton John by Elton John
469. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
470. Document by R.E.M.

471. Heaven Up Here by Echo and the Bunnymen
472. Hysteria by Def Leppard
473. A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay
474. Live in Europe by Otis Redding
475. Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen
476. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
477. The Score by Fugees
478. Radio by LL Cool J
479. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Richard and Linda Thompson
480. Faith by George Michael

481. The Smiths by The Smiths
482. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
483. Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.
484. Branded Man by Merle Haggard
485. All Time Greatest Hits by Loretta Lynn
486. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
487. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
488. Voodoo by D'Angelo
489. Guitar Town by Steve Earle
490. Entertainment! by Gang of Four

491. All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople
492. Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
493. That's the Way of the World by Earth, Wind and Fire
494. She's So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper
495. New Day Rising by Husker Du
496. Destroyer by Kiss
497. Yo! Bum Rush the Show by Public Enemy
498. Tres Hombres by ZZ Top
499. Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
500. Touch by Eurythmics

Originally posted on Sunday, 29th April 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets

A three-hour special on Channel 4 TV, with Stephen Fry choosing and presenting his all-time favourite gadgets. The programme was first broadcast on 29th August 2011.

The List

100. Karaoke Machine
99. E Book Reader
98. Hair Dryer
97. Trouser Press
96. Garlic Press
95. Torch
94. Wheeled Suitcase
93. Toaster
92. Sodastream
91. Remote Controlled Car
90. Metal Detector
89. Popup Tent
88. Sandwich Maker
87. Electric Blanket
86. Chip and Pin
85. Whistle
84. PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)
83. Scissors
82. Bullworker
81. Electric Shaver
80. Handcuffs
79. Night Vision Goggles
78. Spectacles
77. Bell
76. Shredder
75. Lawnmower
74. Thermometer
73. Tin Opener
72. ZX Spectrum
71. Mousetrap
70. Domestic Projector
69. Microscope
68. Fan
67. Hearing Aid
66. Pager
65. Food Processor
64. Sony AIBO (robotic pet)
63. Cassette Boombox
62. Answerphone
61. Camping Stove
60. Patio Heater
59. Dictaphone
58. Electric Toothbrush
57. PVRs (Personal Video Record or Digital Video Recorder)
56. Binoculars
55. Sprinkler
54. Cordless Drill
53. Vacuum Cleaner
52. Walkie Talkie
51. Lie Detector
50. Camcorder
49. Bra
48. Umbrella
47. VCR
46. Burglar Alarm
45. Alarm Clock
44. Gameboy
43. Baby Buggy
42. Polaroid Camera
41. Curling Tongs
40. Razors
39. Bathroom Scales
38. Walkman
37. Coffee Maker
36. Calculator
35. Compass
34. Stapler
33. Iron
32. Retractable Tape Measure
31. Camera
30. Black & Decker Workmate
29. Fax
28. Blackberry
27. CD Player
26. Corkscrew
25. Remote Control
24. Mobile Phone
23. Teasmade
22. Sat Nav
21. Folding Bike
20. Record Player
19. Electric Kettle
18. Sewing Machine
17. Swiss Army Knife
16. Desktop Computer
15. Wii
14. Digital Camera
13. Smartphone
12. Transistor Radio
11. Microwave
10. iPad
9. Apple Peeler
8. Pen
7. Home Phone
6. Laptop
5. Typewriter
4. Television
3. iPod
2. Wristwatch
1. Lighter

Originally posted on Saturday, 28th April 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

Top Ten Countries in the World with the Most Expensive Unleaded Petrol Costs

In Britain, the Conservative/Liberal Demcrat Coalition government plans to increase tax by 3.02p in August 2012, which means a litre of unleaded will be made up of 60.97p duty and 24p in VAT. But how do petrol prices in the Britain compare to other countries in the world? Unsurprisingly, nine out of the top 10 countries in the list are in Europe.

10. Belgium
Average price of litre of unleaded (in pence): 140.8p
9. Eritrea (Africa) 141p
8. Sweden 141.3p
7. Britain 142p
6. Denmark 143p
5. Greece 145p
4. Italy 146.5p
3. Netherlands 148p
2. Turkey 162p
1. Norway 164p

From: This is Money, 11th April 2012

Originally posted on Friday, 27th April 2012

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Instrumentals: ELP and Yes

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

The Barbarian (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)
The Three Fates (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Tank (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Infinite Space (Conclusion) (Tarkus, 1971)
Promenade (I) (Pictures at an Exhibition, 1971)
The Gnome (Pictures at an Exhibition)
The Old Castle (Pictures at an Exhibition)
Blues Variation (Pictures at an Exhibition)
Promenade (III) (Pictures at an Exhibition)
The Hut of Baba Yaga (Pictures at an Exhibition)
The Curse of Baba Yaga (Pictures at an Exhibition)
The Hut of Baba Yaga (Part 2) (Pictures at an Exhibition)
Nut Rocker (Pictures at an Exhibition)
Hoedown (Trilogy, 1972)
Fugue (Trilogy)
Abaddon's Bolero (Trilogy)
Karn Evil 9: Second Impression (Brain Salad Surgery, 1973)
Toccata (Brain Salad Surgery)
Fanfare for the Common Man (Works Volume 1, 1977)
The Enemy God Dances with the Black Spirits (Works Volume 1)
L.A. Nights (Works Volume 1)
New Orleans (Works Volume 1)
Two-part Invention in D Minor (Works Volume 1)
Food For Your Soul (Works Volume 1)
Piano Concerto No.1 (Works Volume 1)
When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine (Works Volume 2, 1977)
Canario (Love Beach, 1978)
Peter Gunn (Emerson, Lake and Palmer In Concert, 1979)


The Clap (The Yes Album, 1971)
Cans and Brahms (Fragile, 1971)
Five Per Cent for Nothing (Fragile)
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (Fragile)
Mood for a Day (Fragile)
Cinema (90125, 1983)
Si (9012Live: The Solos, 1985)
Solly's Beard (9012Live: The Solos)
Amazing Grace (9012Live: The Solos)
Whitefish (9012Live: The Solos)
Masquerade (Union, 1991)
Sign Language (Keys to Ascension 2, 1997)
Australia (The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection, 2003)
New World Symphony (The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection)
Fly from Here: Overture (Fly from Here, 2011)
Solitaire (Fly from Here)


Originally posted on Thursday, 26th April 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Psychedelic and Space Rock Bands/Artists by Country

Psychedelic and Space Rock Bands/Artists by Country

Daddy Antogna Y Los De Helio      
Las Cosas       
Falsos Conejos
Honduras Libregrupo
Los Natas       
Orion's Beethoven     

Alpha Omega
Drunken Gunmen
Hotel Wrecking City Traders
Paul Kidney Experience        
The Longest Day       
Mushroom Giant
The Ovals       
The Sun Blindness     


Cosmic Trip Machine
Hypnos 69      
Quantum Fantay        

Invisible Opera Company of Tibet
Os Mutantes   
Som Imaginário          
Violeta De Outono    

Michel Madore           
House of Not
Virtual Max    
Scared Bunny            

Seven That Spells       

Raptor Konrad           

Alrune Rod    
Causa Sui       
Fleur De Lis   
Day of Phoenix          


Avaruuskorpraali Paha Hirvi  
Cucumber Farmer
Dark Buddha Rising  
Dark Sun        
The Giant Hogweed Orchestra          
Hidria Spacefolk        
Kingston Wall
Pasi Koivu      
Moon Fog Prophet     
Octopus Syng            
Pharaoh Overlord       
Taipuva Luotisuora    
Zodiac Sunrise           

Alpes & Catherine Ribeiro     
Ame Son        
Aqua Nebula Oscillator         
The Black Noodle Project      
Christian Boulé          
Eden Rose      
Alain Goraguer          
Dashiell Hedayatt      
Kill For Total Peace   
Alain Markusfeld       
Mars Red Sky            
Negative Zone           
Rara Avis in Terris     
Nnecra Packe
Spirit of the Matter    

Backstreet Romeos    
Ego on the Rocks       
Electric Moon            
Karmic Society
Liquid Visions
My Sleeping Karma
Okta Logue    
The Pancakes
Samsara Blues Experiment    
Solar Project   
Polytoxicomane Philharmonie           
Scarlet Utopia
Space Debris  
The Spacelords           
Südstern 44    
Sula Bassana  
Tanned Leather
Zone Six         

The 4 Levels of Existence      
The Flow        
Ta Paichnidia Tou Iliou          
Plj Band         
Purple Overdose        
Sleepin Pillow            
Tidal Flood    

D Sound
Force Majeure
Korai Öröm    



Lemmus Lemmus       

Anonima Sound Ltd.
Blue Phantom
Circus 2000    
La Compagnia Digitale          
London Underground
Mappe Nootiche        
Mary Newsletter        
Giorgio C. Neri          
Orange Shading Starlight      
Perizona Experiment
Raven Sad      
Sensations' Fix           
Void Generator          
The Whirlings

Acid Mothers Temple            
Angel in Heavy Syrup           
Apryl Fool      
Masaki Batoh
Cock C'nell    
Cosmos Factory
Far Out           
Flower Travellin' Band          
Food Brain     
Far East Family Band
Green Milk From the Planet Orange
Inomata Takeshi & Sound L.T.D.     
Joy Heights    
Karuna Khyal
Leningrad Blues Machine      
Les Rallizes Denudes
Love Live Life + One
Majutsu No Niwa      
Mammal Machine      
Marble Sheep
Kuni Kawachi to Kare No Tomodachi          
Magical Power Mako
Psyche Bugyo            
Shinki Chen & Friends          
Speed; Glue and Shinki         
The Stars        
Suishou No Fune       
Hiro Yanagida
Taj-Mahal Travellers  
Twin Tail        


El Diablo
Frolic Froth    
Loch Ness      

Ayahuasca Dark Trip
The Earlies     
An Emerald City
Hash Jar Tempo
Instant Flight
Moon Phantoms
One Switch to Collision         
Oresund Space Collective      
Spirits Burning
Yawning Sons

35007 Netherlands
Ahora Mazda
Group 1850    
The Machine  
Radar Men from the Moon    

High Dependency Unit
Moby Trip      

Annot Rhül    
Tangle Edge   

La Ira De Dios
Serpentina Satelite     
Traffic Sound

Signal to Noise Ratio

Egyptian Kings          

The Egocentrics

Acid Floriani  
In a Nutshell
Ole Lukkoye  
Psi Corps        
The Re-Stoned
Space Mirrors
Sunrise Sunset Project           
Rainy Season

Temple of the Smoke
Zemlja Broj 9

Coma Stereo  

Robert Calvert           

Kozmic Muffin
Manta Ray     
El Páramo       

Algarnas Tradgard     
Baby Grandmothers   
Bland Bladen
The Carpet Knights    
Charlie & Esdor         
Drahk Von Trip          
First Band from Outer Space
Holy River Family Band        
International Harvester          
The Moor       
The Movements         
My Brother the Wind            
Panta Rei        
Pseudo Sun    
Råd Kjetil and the Loving Eye of God        
The Roots of Echo     
The Spacious Mind    
St Mikael        
Trad Gras Och Stenar            


The Ursula Minor

Erkin Koray

Slow Ride Home

The Amorphous Androgynous          
Band of Rain
Blonde on Blonde      
Dave Brock    
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come       
The Cosmic Dead      
Cranium Pie     
Crippled Black Phoenix         
Crumbling Ghost       
Alan Davey    
Day Shift       
Dr Hasbeen    
Dream Machine          
Earthling Society       
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
Mick Farren    
Frozen Geese
The Future Kings of England
Cary Grace     
The Heads      
Here & Now  
Ici Maintenants          
Jade Warrior   
Rose Kemp    
Krom Lek       
Legendary Pink Dots
Lunar Dunes  
Mademoiselle Marquee
Milo Black     
Mr Quimby's Beard
Mother Gong
Nodens Ictus  
Omnia Opera  
The Oscillation
Osiris the Rebirth
Ozric Tentacles
Paradise 9       
Parallel Or 90 Degrees
Pink Floyd     
Psychedelic Warriors
Public Foot the Roman          
Second Hand
Ship of Fools  
Sonic Boom   
Space Ritual   
Spacemen 3    
Spiral Realms
The Spirits of the Earth          
Spontaneous Combustion      
The Syn          
Teeth of the Sea         
Think Floyd   
Tribe of Cro   
Tubilah Dog   
Voice of the Seven Thunders            
Underground Zero     
Nik Turner      
The Yellow Moon Band        

3 Leafs           
Alex Delivery
Alien Planetscapes     
Anubian Lights          
Appalachian Translator          
Architectural Metaphor          
Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound   
Atavism of Twilight   
Bardo Pond    
Black Science
Burnt Noodle
Carlton Melton           
Centric Jones  
Chroma Key   
Cold Sun        
Comets on Fire           
Dead Meadow           
Eidetic Seeing
Brian Ellis      
Eternal Tapestry         
The Facedancers        
Fifty Foot Hose         
Fish Eye Lens
Fungal Abyss
Guild Navigators       
Haunted Leather        
Heavy Water Experiments     
Heru Avenger
Howlin' Magic
Incandescent Sky       
It's Not Night: It's Space       
Ion Quest       
The Jelly Jam  
Jesus with Me
Lands End     
La Otracina    
Liquid Sound Company
Magic Lantern            
The Mandrake Memorial
Mars Everywhere       
Master Musicians of Bukkake           
Melting Euphoria       
Miles From Pangaea   
Moon Duo      
Music Emporium        
The Myrrors     
Naked Elf        
Mondo Drag  
Numinous Eye
Primordial Undermind           
Project Moonbeam       
Psychatrone Rhonedakk        
Psychic Ills     
The Psychic Paramount
Queen Elephantine     
Rinse. Repeat.            
Andrew Douglas Rothbard   
The Secret Machines  
Secret Saucer  
Seven Percent Solution          
Six Organs of Admittance     
Sky Picnic      
Sleepy Sun     
Smoking Spore 
Specimen 37   
Sri Aurobindo              
Subarachnoid Space     
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Sweet Smoke
St 37   
Taboo Stu       
Systems Theory
Tia Carrera     
Transitional Phase      
Traveling Circle          
Trip Lava          
Ultimate Spinach       
University of Errors   
The Vocokesh            
Where the Moon Came From            
Windy and Carl         
Wooden Shjips           
White Hills     
Yume Bitsu    
The Warlocks
Zenith Effluveum      

Igra Staklenih Perli
Djordje Ilijin           

Thank you to PA   

Originally posted on Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Barry Norman's 101 Greatest Films of All Time

Barry Norman's 101 greatest films of all time, in full, from two free supplements with the Radio Times, Tuesday 17th and 24th January 2012.

Written by The Radio Times staff 2:56pm, 31st January 2012.

If you're wondering whether your favourite film is in the list, and if so where on earth it is, here are all the films in alphabetical order:

1938  The Adventures of Robin Hood, Action & Adventure
1980  Airplane! Comedy
1979  Alien, Sci-fi
1950  All about Eve, Drama
1977  Annie Hall, Comedy
1979  Apocalypse Now, War

1955  Bad Day at Black Rock, Drama
1942  Bambi, Family animated
1946  The Big Sleep, Thriller
1982  Blade Runner, Sci-fi
1974  Blazing Saddles, Comedy
1957  The Bridge on the River Kwai, War
1954  Brief Encounter, Romance
1938  Bringing Up Baby, Comedy
1969  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Western

1972  Cabaret, Musical
1942  Casablanca, Romance
2002  Chicago, Musical
1974  Chinatown, Thriller
1941  Citizen Kane, Drama
2000  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Action & Adventure
1953  The Cruel Sea, War

2008  The Dark Knight, Action & Adventure
1972  Deliverance, Action & Adventure
1971  Dirty Harry, Thriller
1963  Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, War
1933  Duck Soup, Comedy

1982  ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Family
1973  The Exorcist, Horror

1931  Frankenstein, Horror

2000  Gladiator, Action & Adventure
1972  The Godfather, Thriller
1939  Gone with the Wind, Romance
1990  GoodFellas, Thriller
1967  The Graduate, Romance
1963  The Great Escape, War
1946  Great Expectations, Family
1980  Gregory's Girl, Romance
1993  Groundhog Day, Comedy

1978  Halloween, Horror
2001-2011  Harry Potter, Family
1952  High Noon, Western
1956  High Society, Musical
2008  The Hurt Locker, War

1945  I Know Where I'm Going! Romance
1989  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Action & Adventure
1956  Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Sci-fi
1934  It Happened One Night, Romance
1946  It's a Wonderful Life, Drama

1967  The Jungle Book, Family

1949  Kind Hearts and Coronets, Comedy
1953  Kiss Me Kate, Musical

1997  LA Confidential, Thriller
1962  Lawrence of Arabia, Action & Adventure

1960  The Magnificent Seven, Western
1964  Mary Poppins, Family
2003  Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World, Action & Adventure
1946  A Matter of Life and Death, Romance
1975  Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Comedy
2001  Moulin Rouge! Musical
1964  My Fair Lady, Musical

1968  Night of the Living Dead, Horror
1939  Ninotchka, Comedy
2007  No Country for Old Men, Western
1959  North by Northwest, Thriller

1975  One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Drama
1976  The Outlaw Josey Wales, Western

1957  Paths of Glory, War
1960  Psycho, Thriller

1980  Raging Bull, Drama
1970  The Railway Children, Family
1948  Red River, Western
1948  The Red Shoes, Musical
1968  Rosemary's Baby, Horror

1977  Saturday Night Fever, Musical
1993  Schindler's List, War
1956  The Searchers, Western
1954  Seven Samurai, Action & Adventure
1953  Shane, Western
1994  The Shawshank Redemption, Drama
1985  Shoah, War
2001  Shrek, Family
1991  The Silence of the Lambs, Thriller
1952  Singin' in the Rain, Musical
1959  Some Like It Hot, Comedy
1977  Star Wars Episode IV: a New Hope, Sci-fi
1950  Sunset Blvd, Drama

1949  The Third Man, Thriller
1942  To Be or Not to Be, War
1962  To Kill a Mockingbird, Drama
1995  Toy Story, Family
1957  12 Angry Men, Drama
1968  2001: a Space Odyssey, Sci-fi

1992  Unforgiven, Western

1961  West Side Story, Musical
1989  When Harry Met Sally…, Romance
1969  The Wild Bunch, Western
1996  William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Romance
1939  The Wizard of Oz, Family

Originally posted on Tuesday 17th April 2012