Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

From Topographic Oceans to Dinosaurs - an update from Cobblers.

So, 2019 has been busy so far. I started the year thinking that I wouldn't have much going on, but here I am with at least three projects to tell you a little more about.

COMICS:

My next Commando adventure, entitled 'The Sunken Avenger', comes out on 16th May. It's set in the Pacific, during the Phillipines War, and is centred on a stand-off between a downed Japanese kamikaze pilot and the crew of a wrecked American fighter. As ever, it's not as simple as that, with betrayal, danger and deadly sharks! I have anotherdue for 2020 at the moment, slated for then as it is to coincide with a particular anniversary. There may be more in between! Watch this space!

Our Kickstarter campaign for BRAWLER has reached the halfway point. This started as a speculative what-if that turned into reality: what if something like 80s anthology Warrior were around today? And here it is, with new Amnesia Agents and Keiko Panda strips from me and new material from a wide array of established and new UK indie comics talent. Check out the details at Kickstarter! So much credit for the success of the pre-order and promotion goes to Steve Tanner, as it's found a home at his Time Bomb Comics.

RADIO:

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show continues to bring the best of the genre to the masses! Listen via the Radio Abbey website or the TuneIn app every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. This week's show devotes half of it to The Story of Genesis Part One!







Saturday, 13 April 2019

Radio Show Playlist 10th April 2019

Playlist 10th April:
1.   CAIRO – SAY
2.   CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – SCIENCE FICTION
3.   BLACK SABBATH – PARANOID
4.   THE MUTE GODS – ONE DAY
5.   ROTUNDA – 37 COM
6.   SUCKERPUNCH – BLUE PILL, RED PILL
7.   DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – BAGGAGE
8.   VIRGIL AND THE ACCELERATORS – SILVER GIVER
9.   ELBOW FEATURING RICHARD HAWLEY – THE FIX
10.   DAVID BOWIE – ZIGGY STARDUST
11.   ALICE COOPER – THE BALLAD OF DWIGHT FRY
12.   LYNYRD SKYNYRD – THE BALLAD OF CURTIS LEOW
13.   STEVE HOGARTH – FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
14.   THE DECEMBERISTS – THE RAKE’S SONG
15.   PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT – STING FEATURING JO LAWRY
16.   PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – ALL OUT
17.   COSMOGRAF – CUT THE CORN
18.   PETER GABRIEL – SOLSBURY HILL (ORCHESTRAL)
19.   CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – GO BY THE RIVER
20.   BIG BIG TRAIN – SWAN HUNTER
The Storyeller's Special with songs that have a narrative.
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BRAWLER!


1982. I was on my way home from delivering those free papers that everyone throws away, and I paused at a newsagent’s window. There it was: the first issue of Warrior, only 50p for six new action heroes!  I had to go back the following morning and grab it along with that week’s 2000AD. It was quite something – the first episodes of Marvelman, V for Vendetta and all those other action heroes. I had no idea who any of them were but finding out was the first step on a journey fondly remembered.
2018. Reminiscing about Warrior, I mocked up a cover of a hypothetical magazine that I called Brawler, a synonym for an action hero. What if, I pondered to my fellow comics creators, we pooled our talents to do something like this? What if a single anthology contained those comics that we were already creating? It was little more than a half-joke really, but suddenly we had a plan. Seven new action heroes. Some are established characters; some are brand new. Some are from established creators; some are from fresh talent. Time Bomb Comics as publisher was the natural choice for this creative explosion. Welcome to Brawler!


Featuring a new chapter of AMNESIA AGENTS by me and James Gray and the return of KEIKO PANDA by me and Mitz, BRAWLER features an array of telent from across the UK comics scene!

Take a look at the Kickstarter and judge for yourselves!


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show 03/04/19

21st Century Prog (with 2 diversions into the past) playlist for tonight:
Wednesday 3rd April Playlist
Theme One – VDGG intro
1. An Eye For An Eye For An Eye – The Sea Within
2. Who Are You – The Von Hertzen Brothers
3. Leopards – Big Big Train
4. El Dorado ii: The Gold – Marillion
5. Sky Burial – Gazpacho
6. Construct / Obstruct – Lonely Robot
7. Themes – ABWH
8. Jeremy – Pearl Jam
9. The Road of Bones – IQ
10. Ice Pop – Isildur’s Bane & Steve Hogarth
11. Anisina – Pink Floyd
12. Harry Patch – Radiohead
13. Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead
14. Falling For Forever – Spock’s Beard
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show Playlist 27th March 2019

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show Playlist 27th March 2019:
Due to a minor computer hiccup, the storytelling special will now be next week. This week took the Journey to the Centre of Prog into the 1980s!
1. Intro - Theme One - VDGG
2. Goblin - Profondo Rosso
3. XTC - Senses Working Overtime
4. Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
5. Genesis - You Might Recall
6. Marillion - Kayleigh
7. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
8. IQ - Nomzamo
9. Rush - Time Stand Still
10. Jethro Tull - Steel Monkey
11. Japan - Ghosts
12. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
13. Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
14. Fish - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors
15. Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
16. Rainbow - Street of Dreams
17. Genesis - Paperlate
18. John Coltran - Naima
19. The Police - Synchronicity I
20. Iron Maiden - Wasted Years
21. Yes - Tempus Fugit
22. Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
23. Killing Joke - Love Like Blood

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show 20/03/19 Playlist


1.       Steven Wilson – Permanating
2.       Palladium – Happy Hour
3.       Frank Turner – Be More Kind
4.       Jack Johnson – Better Together
5.       Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
6.       Squeeze – This Summer
7.       Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
8.       Matt Stevens – Lucid
9.       Radiohead – Myxomatosis
10.   The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
11.   Led Zeppelin – Ramble On
12.   Deep Purple – Black Night
13.   Yes – I’ve Seen All Good People
14.   Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall part 2
15.   Genesis – Firth of Fifth
16.   The Fierce and the Dead – Palm Trees
17.   Clint Mansell – We’re Going Home
18.   Rush – Fly By Night
19.   Van Der Graaf Generator – A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Radio Abbey Cobley's Classic Rock and Prog Show 13th March 2019 - Playlist and new shows added to Mixcloud!

New shows added to Mixcloud!


Playlist for 13th March 2019:

1.       Intro – Theme One by Van Der Graff Generator
2.       Black Friday – Steely Dan
3.       Don’t Believe A Word – Thin Lizzy
4.       Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
5.       Morpheus – Steve Rothery featuring Steve Hackett
6.       Every Day – Steve Hackett
7.       Feast of Consequences – Fish
8.       Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
9.       Nocturn – Kate Bush
10.   Road Rage – Catatonia
11.   Under the Sky – Heart
12.   Frozen Butterflies – Von Hertzen Bros
13.   Instagrudge – Suckerpunch
14.   Life’s a Happy Song – The Muppets
15.   Twilight Zone theme
16.   Zombie – The Cranberries
17.   Zombie Eaters – Faith No More
18.   All Over the World – ELO
19.   A State of Mind – Marillion
20.   The Sporting Life – The Decemberists
21.   Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
22.   Germ Patrol - Egg