Tuesday, 30 June 2015
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Released in 1977, Animals features Battersea Power Station (designed by, among others, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott) and a giant pig flying between its famous chimneys. The sleeve design and concept is credited to Floyd's Roger Waters with the shoot executed and shot by the famous Hipgnosis design team.
Shot being the operative word.
The inflatable pic – 30 feet in length – was filled with helium and a marksman was employed to bring the thing down with a bullet if it broke free of its moorings. Unfortunately, inclement weather halted the photoshoot and work was postponed until the next day… the marksman, alas, had only been booked for the first day.
Most have you have seen it coming by now.
The pig – known as Algie – broke free and was out of sight within five minutes (that's literally out of sight, rather than, "Like, outta sight man") eventually landing in a field in Kent, having disrupted flights out of London airports on the way.
It's not the only architectural relic of London's past associated with Pink Floyd. In March 1968 they filmed at Abbey Mills Pumping Station (designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette) in deepest East London. Producer Tony Palmer (who went on to make the monumental All You Need Is Love documentary series on popular music with contributions from, among others, Charles Chilton) captured a performance of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd doing Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.
The old Abbey Mills Pumping Station is but a hop, skip and jump from London's most confusing station: Abbey Road. No not THAT Abbey Road, that's why it's confusing.
So if you DO end up at Abbey Road on the DLR, and not St John's Wood on the Jubilee Line for Abbey Road Studios (where Pink Floyd recorded their albums up to, but not including Animals), then all is not lost! At least there's a flake of Rock'n'Roll London history quite nearby.
Thanks to The Daily Constitutional, where this post first appeared.
Monday, 22 June 2015
I'll share some more rough sketches as issue 2 grows. And there's a crowdfunding campaign in the pipeline with some excellent (if I say so meself) rewards, including the opportunity to pick the stars of a whole issue! You name 'em, I'll draw'n'write 'em! More details on that soon. In the meantime…
The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book fanzine will be available for sale on the Rock'n'Roll London walk this Friday! 2pm at Tottenham Court Road station – there's no need to book! Full details at www.walks.com.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Issue 1 Pink Floyd's London is available now! Buy it on the Rock'n'Roll London walk or online. Print version available HERE, digital version for e-reader/tablet/smartphone HERE and a FREE 6-page sample for download.
Monday, 15 June 2015
The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book Fanzine issue no.1 is now available for download!
Available in PDF format for smartphone and tablet…
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Well I've just had a similar experience.
The proof for the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book Fanzine arrived in the post this morning from the printer… very nice it was, too.
Apart from the fact that I'd given the printer instructions to print A3 rather than A5.
So the production process will have to take a few days longer while I hang my head in shame.
In the meantime do help yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD 6-page sampler of Issue One.
And here's Tap with Stone'enge!
Saturday, 6 June 2015
The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book Fanzine is a new companion book to the Rock'n'Roll London Walking Tour.
Written & illustrated by Adam Scott-Goulding, it's part comic book, part fanzine, part self-guided tour with biographies, trivia, reviews and maps. The series will feature many of the acts that pop up on the Rock'n'Roll London Walking Tour and scores of locations that we just don't have the time to get to along the route of an average tour.
Issue #1 features Pink Floyd, with issue #2 starring The Who.
The print version will be ready next week and available for sale on the Rock'n'Roll London tour soon. There will also be a downloadable version available next week.
Adam will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to support the series soon.
In the meantime, there's a 6-page sampler available for free download from the London Book & Walking Tour Shop online. NB. The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book Fanzine contains adult themes.
Download your free sample at the London Book & Walking Tour Shop HERE – your order will be fulfilled by SendOwl.