This is a list of the album titles from left to right: 1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1968 A Saucerful of Secrets, 1969 More, 1971 Meddle, 1973 Dark Side of the Moon, 1975 Wish You Were Here, 1977 Animals, 1979 The Wall, 1983 The Final Cut, 1987 Momentary Lapse of Reason, 1994 Division Bell, and 1995 P.U.L.S.E.
In 1965 the band started out with the name "The Abdabs". The line-up
was Roger Waters, Clive Metcalf, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, Juliette
Gale, and Keith Noble. Juliette and Wright married, so she, Noble,
and Metcalf all quit the band. Syd Barrett was hired and the name of the
band was changed to Pink Floyd, which came from the two blues artists
Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Syd was really bad into drugs so they
hired an additional guitarist, David Gilmour, and eventually fired Syd.
Then Wright was put out and Waters left the band. Now there was just
Gilmour and Mason and they went on to make more albums under the Pink
Floyd name, which they were sued by Waters for. The band had some
line-up changes and continued to make albums up to 1995.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1974 Rush, 1975 Fly By Night,
1975 Caress of Steel, 1976 2112, 1977 A Farewell To Kings, 1978 Hemispheres,
1980 Permanent Waves, 1981 Moving Pictures, 1982 Signals, 1984 Grace
Under Pressure, 1985 Power Windows, 1987 Hold Your Fire, 1989 Presto,
1991 Roll the Bones, 1993 Counterparts, 1996 Test For Echo
This is a Canadian band that started out in 1968 with Alex Lifeson
who got together with Geddy Lee and John Rutsey. In 1974 Rutsey left
and Neil Peart joined the band. Besides being outstanding musicians
Rush is also very giving. They support the organization, "Artisits
Against Racism", and also give proceeds from their concerts to
charities. The band is also a member of the "Order of Canada", the
only rock band in history to receive this honor.
The Trooper's Review:
Rush is one, if not the best Progressive Rock Metal band ever to come along. These musicians are three of the greatest around. They have been playing together for three decades now, which is amazing in itself and over the years they have created many great albums. Some of my all-time favorite albums are: Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, Moving Pictures, Presto, Counterparts and Test For Echo. In my opinion Exit Stage Left and A Show of Hands are two of the greatest Live albums ever created. Rush are truley one of the greatest bands! They have released their 2002 album, Vapor Trails, and will begin a world tour. Keep up the great work Rush! ~The Trooper.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1979 Saxon, 1980
Wheels of Steel, 1980 Strong Arm of the Law, 1981 Denim & Leather,
1983 Power and the Glory, 1984 Crusader, 1985 Innocence Is No Excuse,
1986 Rock the Nations, 1988 Destiny, 1990 Solid Ball of Rock, 1992
Forever Free, 1995 Dogs of War, 1997 Unleash the Beast
This English metal band started out with the line-up of Graham
"Oly" Oliver, Steve "Dobby" Dawson, Paul "Blute" Quinn, Pete "Frank" Gill,
and Peter "Biff" Byford. The band hit the charts in the UK and were popular
in Japan. They are still around and in 1997 released their newest
album titled "Unleash the Beast".
These are the album titles from left to right: 1976 In the Beginning,
1977 Rock N Roll Machine, 1978 Just a Game, 1981 Allied Forces, 1982 Never Surrender,
1984 Thunder Seven, Not Shown: 1980 Progressions of Power,
1986 Sport of Kings
This Canadian band formed in 1975. They are similar in many ways to Rush.
They weren't well known until after the release of "Progressions of Power".
The bands line-up was Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine. In 1988
Emmett was replaced by Phil Xenides.
These are the album titles: 1971 UFO1, 1972 Flying, 1974 Phenomenon,
1975 Force It, 1976 No Heavy Petting, 1977 Lights Out, 1978 Obsession,
1980 No Place To Run, 1981 The Wild The Willing and The Innocent,
1982 Mechanix, 1983 Making Contact, 1985 Misdemeanor, 1988 Ain't
Misbehavin', 1992 High Stakes and Dangerous Men, 1995 Walk On Water
Last album line-up: Phil Mogg, Michael Schenker, Pete Way, Paul Raymond,
and Andy Parker
These are the album titles from left to right: 1978 Van Halen, 1979
Van Halen II, 1980 Women and Children First, 1981 Fair Warning, 1982
Diver Down, 1983 "1984", 1986 "5150", 1988 OU812, 1991 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,
1995 Balance, 1998 Van Halen III
In 1976 Eddie and Alex Van Halen together with David Lee Roth and
Michael Anthony formed the band Van Halen. They had good luck from
the beginning and were noticed by Warner Brothers and are one of the most popular
metal bands. In 1985 Roth left the band to start a solo career, which didn't go well, and
Sammy Hagar was soon aboard. In 1995 unfortunately Hagar left Van Hagar and rumors
spread that Roth was coming back. Instead Gary Cherone (formerly in Extreme) has joined
The Trooper's Review:
My two favorite Van Halen albums are "Fair Warning" and "5150". I think they are the best the band ever made and the only two Ive ever really liked.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1978 Trouble (not shown), 1978 Snakebite, 1979 Love Hunter, 1980 Ready and Willing, 1981 Come and Get It, 1982 Saints and Sinners, 1984 Slide It In, 1987 Whitesnake, 1989 Slip of the Tongue, 1998 Restless Heart
Whitesnake formed in 1978 in London by Ex- singer from Deep Purple, David Coverdale. The earlier albums were mainly big in Japan and Europe, but by 1984 the band was much more energetic and their albums became enormous in the USA selling 6 million copies. After 1989 Coverdale reformed the band and the famous Steve Vai joined. Sadly, in 1998 Cozy Powell died in a car crash.
These are the album titles from left to right: 1976 Yesterday and Today, 1978 Struck Down, 1981 Earthshaker, 1982 Black Tiger, 1983 Meanstreak, 1984 In Rock We Trust, 1985 Down For the Count, 1987 Contagious, 1990 Ten, 1995 Musically Incorrect, 1995 Endangered Species
Y&T was origionally called Yesterday and Today and they originated in San Francisco. The bands earlier music was promising and heavy but the later albums became more poppish. Y&T disbanded in 1991 and returned in 1995 for a short time before disbanding again after "Endangered Species". The bands last lineup consisted of: Dave Meneketti, Stef Burns, Phil Kennemore, and Jimmy DeGrasso.