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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1096

Posted April 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Storm Effect: Remembering Storm Thorgerson”

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  1. It’s Only Money (Part 2)
    In Deep (Argent) (1973)
  2. Bide My Time
    Tightly Knit (Climax Blues Band) (1971)
  3. Voyager/What Goes Up
    Pyramid (Alan Parson Project) (1978)
  4. Evil Wind
    Desolation Angels (Bad Company) (1979)
  5. Doobie Wah
    Somethin’s Happening (Peter Frampton) (1974)
  6. Welcome to the Day
    Cunning Stunts (Caravan) (1975)
  7. Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pts I-V
    Wish You Were Here (1975)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #1096

Posted April 11, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1096: It’s a special program called “Storm Effect,” remembering long-time Pink Floyd sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson on the four-year anniversary of his passing.

Listen for cuts from Peter Frampton, Caravan, Argent and others — all from albums designed by Storm and the team of Hipgnosis.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1043

Posted April 11, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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“Storm Effect: Remembering Storm Thorgerson”

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  1. Pieces of Eight
    Pieces of Eight (Styx) (1978)
  2. Arriving UFO
    Tormato (Yes) (1978)
  3. Big Log
    The Principle of Moments (Robert Plant) (1983)
  4. Nellie Takes Her Bow
    The Electric Light Orchestra (aka No Answer) (ELO) (1971)
  5. In the Cage
    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis) (1974)
  6. Sheep
    Animals (1977)

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Storm Thorgerson documentary now streaming

Posted December 13, 2015 by Floydian Slip

storm thorgerson“Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis,” a feature-length documentary about the legendary Pink Floyd sleeve designer, is now streaming online.

Director Roddy Bogawa has made the entire film available for viewing online, along with bonus material, for $10. Viewers can also stream two bonus material featurettes for $5.99 a piece.

Watch the film here

Bogawa’s new project is “Barrett: Have You Got It Yet?,” documenting the life of Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett. It’s tentatively schedule for a mid-2016 release. Read more about that film.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #940

Posted April 21, 2014 by Floydian Slip

storm_obit“Storm Effect”

Remembering Pink Floyd sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

  1. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
    I Robot (The Alan Parsons Project) (1977)
  2. I Don’t Remember
    Peter Gabriel (3) (Peter Gabriel) (1980)
  3. To the Hilt
    To the Hilt (Golden Earring) (1975)
  4. Good Morning Judge
    Deceptive Bends (10cc) (1977)
  5. The Crunge
    Houses of the Holy (Led Zeppelin) (1973)
  6. Words of Wisdom
    Deadlines (Strawbs) (1977)
  7. Carpet Crawlers
    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis) (1974)
  8. Docking In
    Kitsch (Heavy Metal Kids) (1977)
  9. Wish You Were Here
    Wish You Were Here (1975)

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Storm Effect visual companion available online

Posted April 16, 2014 by Floydian Slip

storm_awardsWe’ve created a visual companion for this week’s special program, “Storm Effect: Remembering Storm Thorgerson.”

Show #940 — airing now until Sunday, April 20, on all “Floydian Slip” stations — features music from a variety of albums all designed by Storm and/or his team at Hipgnosis.

View the artwork here


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“Floydian Slip” preview #940

Posted April 14, 2014 by Floydian Slip

storm_largeJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #940. It’s a special show remembering longtime Pink Floyd sleeve designer Storm Thogerson on the anniversary of his passing, April 18, 2013.

We’ll be playing material from a variety of bands Storm did work for: Genesis, Alan Parsons Project, Led Zeppelin, 10cc, and many others.

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 50 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Contest: Win “The Gathering Storm” by Storm Thorgerson

Posted November 5, 2013 by Floydian Slip

Register to win a copy of The Gathering Storm by Storm Thorgerson.

Thorgerson designed nearly every Pink Floyd album cover beginning with 1968’s “A Saucerful of Secrets,” as well as many others during his long career. He died April 18.

Prizes courtesy of StormStudios. Deadline to register: 8 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Register to win now.

Buy The Gathering Storm now from the publisher.


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New Storm Thorgerson book coming Oct. 1

Posted September 28, 2013 by Floydian Slip

StormStudios and de Milo will publish “The Gathering Storm: The Album Art of Storm Thorgerson” on Oct. 1.

The book covers the five-decade-long career of Storm Thorgerson, one of the most prolific album sleeve designers in history, and the primary designer of the Pink Floyd catalog.

Thorgerson wrote and compiled the book over the last year of his life. He saw and approve a finished copy just a few days before he died April 18.

“The Gathering Storm” comes in three editions: Hardback, collector’s and deluxe. The editions are detailed, and available for pre-order, at the Firebrand website.


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Design award renamed after Storm Thorgerson

Posted August 10, 2013 by Floydian Slip

Prog Magazine has renamed its Grand Design Award after late Pink Floyd designer Storm Thorgerson.

Now known as the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award, it’ll be given to the designer of this year’s best-packaged product. The nominees are 10cc, Hawkwind, the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Peter Blegvard & Andy Partridge, King Crimson, Family, Peter Gabriel, Arve Henriksen and Rush.

Thorgerson, known for his work with Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Black Sabbath and others, died in April.

“Storm’s contribution to prog rock and beyond is incredible,” says Prog Magazine editor Jerry Ewing. “We felt it was only right to pay tribute to the man who has given so much to music through his art.

“The re-titling of the Grand Design award is especially fitting, given that Storm won it at last year’s ceremony for his continued work with Pink Floyd.”

The awards ceremony takes place at Kew Gardens, London, on September 3. Register to vote and become eligible to win prizes from all nominated artists.


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