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.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Mojo's 50 Greatest Electronic Records of All Time

Mojo magazine's 50 Greatest Electronic Records of All Time (September 2012)

1. Louis and Bebe Barron - Forbidden Planet (1956)
2. The Tornadoes - Telstar (1962)
3. BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Dr Who (1964)
4. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
5. The Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show - Revenge(1968)
6. Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air (1969)
7. White Noise - An Electric Storm (1969)
8. Neu! - Neu! (1972)
9. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
10. Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind (1972)

11. Wendy Carlos - Clockwork Orange (1972)
12. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
13. Tangerine Dream - Phaedra (1974)
14. Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
15. Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygen (1976)
16. Augustus Pablo - King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976)
17. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (1977)
18. John Carpenter - Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
19. David Bowie - Low (1977)
20. Suicide - Suicide (1977)

21. Throbbing Gristle - United (1978)
22. The Normal - TVOD / Warm Leatherette (1978)
23. Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric (1979)
24. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (1982)
25. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor (1979)
26. The Human League - Dare! (1981)
27. Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (1984)
28. New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
29. Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 1 (1985)
30. Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng Teng (1985)

31. Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It (1986)
32. Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
33. Model 500 - No UFOs (1985)
34. Arthur Russell - World Of Echo (1986)
35. Phuture - Acid Trax (1987)
36. M/A/R/R/S - Punp Up The Volume (1987)
37. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
38. The KLF - Chill Out (1990)
39. Lennie De Ice - We Are IE (1991)
40. The Prodigy - Experience (1992)

41. Oval - Wohnton (1993)
42. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol II (1994)
43. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
44. Burial - Burial (2006)
45. Air - Premiers Symptômes (1997)
46. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
47. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (2002)
48. Hot Chip - The Warning (2006)
49. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009)
50. Julia Holter - Ekstasis (2012)

Originally posted on Tuesday 7th August 2012

Friday, 29 June 2012

Rhod Gilbert on Loose Women

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert was interviewed on lunchtime television show, Loose Women (ITV1, Friday 12:30 - 1:30pm, 29th June 2012), to discuss his new series called Work Experience. In each episode, he tries a different job, such as tattoo artist and teacher. When asked about the latter, he said he enjoyed it but would not like to teach permanently. The reasons were because, "It is too stressful. We do not treat teachers with enough respect and trample all over them."

Originally posted on 29th June 20122


Monday, 7 May 2012

List of Tom and Jerry Episodes 1

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Tom and Jerry Cartoons for MGM
114 Theatrical Shorts from 1940 to 1958


1.      1940 Puss Gets the Boot (Academy Award nomination)
2.      1941 The Midnight Snack
3.      1941 The Night Before Christmas (Academy Award nomination)
4.      1941 Fraidy Cat

5.      1942 Dog Trouble
6.      1942 Puss 'n' Toots
7.      1942 The Bowling Alley Cat
8.      1942 Fine Feathered Friend

9.      1943 Sufferin' Cats
10.  1943 The Lonesome Mouse
11.  1943 The Yankee Doodle Mouse (Academy Award)
12.  1943 Baby Puss

13.  1944 The Zoot Cat
14.  1944 The Million Dollar Cat
15.  1944 The Bodyguard
16.  1944 Puttin' on the Dog
17.  1944 Mouse Trouble (Academy Award)

18.  1945 The Mouse Comes to Dinner
19.  1945 Mouse in Manhattan
20.  1945 Tee for Two
21.  1945 Flirty Birdy
22.  1945 Quiet Please! (Academy Award)

23.  1946 Springtime for Thomas (Annie Award nomination)
24.  1946 The Milky Waif
25.  1946 Trap Happy
26.  1946 Solid Serenade

27.  1947 Cat Fishin'
28.  1947 Part Time Pal
29.  1947 The Cat Concerto (Academy Award)
30.  1947 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (Academy Award nomination)
31.  1947 Salt Water Tabby
32.  1947 A Mouse in the House
33.  1947 The Invisible Mouse

34.  1948 Kitty Foiled
35.  1948 The Truce Hurts
36.  1948 Old Rockin' Chair Tom
37.  1948 Professor Tom
38.  1948 Mouse Cleaning
39.  1948 Polka-Dot Puss

40.  1949 The Little Orphan (Academy Award)
41.  1949 Hatch Up Your Troubles (Academy Award nomination)
42.  1949 Heavenly Puss
43.  1949 The Cat and the Mermouse
44.  1949 Love That Pup
45.  1949 Jerry's Diary
46.  1949 Tennis Chumps


47.  1950 Little Quacker
48.  1950 Saturday Evening Puss
49.  1950 Texas Tom
50.  1950 Jerry and the Lion
51.  1950 Safety Second
52.  1950 Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl
53.  1950 The Framed Cat
54.  1950 Cue Ball Cat

55.  1951 Casanova Cat
56.  1951 Jerry and the Goldfish
57.  1951 Jerry's Cousin (Academy Award nomination)
58.  1951 Sleepy-Time Tom
59.  1951 His Mouse Friday
60.  1951 Slicked-up Pup
61.  1951 Nit-witty Kitty
62.  1951 Cat Napping

63.  1952 The Flying Cat
64.  1952 The Duck Doctor
65.  1952 The Two Mouseketeers (Academy Award)
66.  1952 Smitten Kitten
67.  1952 Triplet Trouble
68.  1952 Little Runaway
69.  1952 Fit to Be Tied
70.  1952 Push-Button Kitty
71.  1952 Cruise Cat
72.  1952 The Dog House

73.  1953 The Missing Mouse
74.  1953 Jerry and Jumbo
75.  1953 Johann Mouse (Academy Award)
76.  1953 That's My Pup
77.  1953 Just Ducky
78.  1953 Two Little Indians
79.  1953 Life with Tom

80.  1954 Puppy Tale
81.  1954 Posse Cat
82.  1954 Hic-cup Pup
83.  1954 Little School Mouse
84.  1954 Baby Butch
85.  1954 Mice Follies
86.  1954 Neapolitan Mouse
87.  1954 Downhearted Duckling
88.  1954 Pet Peeve
89.  1954 Touché, Pussy Cat! (Academy Award nomination)

90.  1955 Southbound Duckling
91.  1955 Pup on a Picnic
92.  1955 Mouse for Sale
93.  1955 Designs on Jerry
94.  1955 Tom and Cherie
95.  1955 Smarty Cat
96.  1955 Pecos Pest
97.  1955 That's My Mommy (Annie Award nomination)

98.  1956 The Flying Sorceress
99.  1956 The Egg and Jerry (CinemaScope remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles 1949)
100.          1956 Busy Buddies
101.          1956 Muscle Beach Tom (Annie Award nomination)
102.          1956 Downbeat Bear
103.          1956 Blue Cat Blues
104.          1956 Barbecue Brawl

105.          1957 Tops with Pops (CinemaScope remake of Love That Pup 1949)
106.          1957 Timid Tabby
107.          1957 Feedin' the Kiddie (CinemaScope remake of The Little Orphan 1949)
108.          1957 Mucho Mouse
109.          1957 Tom's Photo Finish

110.          1958 Happy Go Ducky
111.          1958 Royal Cat Nap
112.          1958 The Vanishing Duck
113.          1958 Robin Hoodwinked
114.          1958 Tot Watchers

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Originally posted on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May 2012

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Greatest Ever! Prog Rock by Various Artists (2012)

Greatest Ever! Prog Rock by Various Artists (2012)

01. Roundabout (Single Version) by Yes
02. In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan
03. I Can’t Take No More by Atomic Rooster    
04. Metrognome by Camel
05. White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
06. Hold Your Head Up by Argent
07. Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult  
08. Every Mother’s Son by Traffic
09. Sea Of Immortality Quintessence
10. Dolphin Dance by Tangerine Dream
11. Three Sisters by Affinity
12. Amuso Fi (Single Version) by Zzebra
13. This Flight Tonight by Nazareth
14. Empires Never Last by Galahad

01. The Four Horsemen by Aphrodite’s Child
02. Back Street Luv by Curved Air
03. Meeting Of The Spirits by The Mahavishnu Orchestra
04. Pantagruel’s Nativity by Gentle Giant 
05. Faith Healer by Sensational Alex Harvey Band
06. Lost In My Dream by Spooky Tooth            
07. Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group
08. Shot Down In The Night (Single Edit) by Hawkwind
09. Where by Consortium
10. No Chance by Warhorse             
11. Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
12. Born Brilliant by IQ                
13. Creepshow by Twelfth Night

01. Anne Of Cleves by Rick Wakeman   
02. The Kettle by Colosseum                   
03. Fresh Garbage by Spirit                     
04. MacArthur Park by Beggar’s Opera 
05. Higher And Higher by Moody Blues
06. Rainbow Demon by Uriah Heep      
07. Bedside Manners Are Extra by Greenslade
08. O Caroline by Matching Mole
09. Spirit Of Joy by Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come
10. Child Of The Universe (Live) by John Lees Barclay James Harvest
11. Running Man by Running Man
12. Dust (Radio Edit) by Rob Thompson
13. You’re Gone by Marillion

Originally posted on Sunday, 06 May 2012

The A-Z of AOR

Classic Rock Presents AOR Magazine's

The A to Z of AOR

A  Alexa album by Swiss singer Alexa, produced by Paul Sabu  (1989)
B  Bobby Kimballl lead singer with Toto
C  Channel album by LA band Channel, featuring Journey singer Robert Fleischman (1984)
D  Diane Warren and Desmond Child, songwriters
E  Everybody's Crazy album by Michael Bolton (1985)
F  Firefest at Rockcity, Nottingham (2011)
G  Giant album, Last Of the Runaways (1989)
H  Hugo Valenti, Steve Perry lookalike and lead singer with Valentine and Journey tribute band Evolution
I  Icons: Tom Scholtz and Boston, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Ann & Nancy Wilson and Heart; Lou Gramm and Foreigner; Steve Perry and Journey
J  Jeff Scott Soto, representative talent, of Journey and Talisman. Also Dann Huff, Mark Mangold, Danny Vaughn and Jeff Paris
K  Keyboards (Geoff Downes, Jonathan Cain, Gregg Guiffria, Mark Mangold, Didge Digital and Michael Prince)
L  Loverboys's second album Get Lucky (1981)
M  Marcie Free, born Mark Edward Free, of King Cobra, Signal, Unruly Child and solo project
N  Night Ranger
O  Oliverian, an adjective from Derek Oliver of the Rock Candy record label
P  Power ballad
Q  Quintessential
R  Richard Marx
S  Paul Sabu of Kidd Glove and Only Child  
T  Tyketto album Strength in Numbers, featuring Danny Vaughn (1994)
U  UK musicians and bands: Mick Jones, John Waite, Shy, Tobruk, Airrace, Strangeways and FM. FM albums Indiscreet (1986) and Tough It Out (1989)
V  Vocalists: Steve Perry, Lou Gramm, Brad Delp, Michael Bolton, Steve Overland, Danny Vaughn, Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Soto 
W  Wimpwire, a Kerrang! column by Derek Oliver
X  X album by Def Leppard, produced by John 'Mutt' Lange (2002)
Y  Y&T, formed as Yesterday and Today in 1974
Z  Richie Zito, guitarist and producer of Cheap Trick, Bad English, Heart and Eddie Money

By Jon Hotten
Classic Rock Presents AOR
Issue 2, May 2011

Originally posted on Sunday, 6th May 2012

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