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|Aqualung is my favorite Tull album. The whole album is great!|
Posted: 9/10/2007 6:54:58 AM
|Jethro Tull are a great band. "Stand Up" is my favorite album, but "Witch's Promise" is an amazing song.|
The thing with Ian Anderson, that most people don't get, is that the delivery is as important as the melody. The sneers, laughs, and grunts are part of the lyric.
Modern admirers: Eddie Vedder- "Clearly I remember, picking on the boy..." Very Anderson-like melody and lyric.
If any of you don't already have it, the "25" box set is great. The set is worth it's entire price for the live in NYC in '71 disc.
Posted: 9/11/2007 11:27:53 AM
|I saw them once, with a girlfriend who was really into Tull. I was never really a fan until I saw them live. I have to admit, they put on a great show. |
A few tours before, when they had come to Montreal to play at the Forum, she told me about how the show opened.
The light went down , as the show started. 20,000 people or so in total darkness . In total silence, one spotlight came on.
On an old style rotary dial black telephone, sitting on a stool.
As people are sitting there all looking at this phone, there's total silence for perhaps a minute. Then.....
It's starts ringing.......
One ring, two rings, three rings.......
You can imagine the reaction, one of slight confusion over what exactly everyone's seeing.
Then, suddenly Anderson walks out on stage, picks up the phone, says "Hello", and listens for a second. At which point he holds the phone out to the audience, and says :
"It's for you...."
I had to admit, that was a quite creative way to start a show.
Posted: 9/12/2007 7:53:11 PM
|THICK AS A BRICK!!!!! BENEFIT!!! yeah! i have been a 'tull' fan since *gasp* 1974, they got played olong on the (very young) 95.5 KLOS.. i got to see them in Irvine... FLUTE ON!!! awesome music...timeless audio story-telling at its best..|
Posted: 12/9/2007 11:18:36 PM
|Myself and friends were big Tull fans in the late 60's-70's and I saw them perform as part of the Strawberry Fields festival near Toronto in summer 1970. A three day event that had them play the same night as Procol Harum. Saw them again in the in the mid 70's and 30 years later I see them play in Vancouver. Always entertaining and Ian Anderson is still very energetic. It was cool to be able to see them play a small venue up close.|
Posted: 1/10/2008 11:27:37 AM
|I have almost all of Tull and Ian Anderson and that Bronwyn Pig [? I can't quite recall the name right now? I'm old] group, have loved them since "Living in the Past" in the 70s. My favorite album has got to be "Benefit", although "Heavy Horses" is great as well. Hell, I love them ALL. "Skating Away" IS an awesome song. |
My first concert EVER was JT, during --unfortunately-- "Stormwatch". My second concert EVER was JT the *next* year. My first album ever bought was "Thick as a Brick" --I STILL LOVE IT TO THIS DAY!
I am fortunate to have a good friend who ALSO loves Tull, and he plays guitar and I sing. I would marry him if it weren't for his wife and two kids!
So I guess you could consider me a fan of Jethro Tull.
PS--WAHHHHH, all my Tull MP3s are in the car!
Posted: 1/10/2008 1:39:46 PM
|'One white duck on the wa-a--aa--aa-ll' is one of my faves to sing.|
I'm afraid to say, I think Ian has started to take himself a little too seriously lately, I forget where I saw him being interviewed (British). I was disappointed in some of the things he said.
But I appreciate that he was thoguhtful enough to have bought up a huge chunk of Scottland from the land rapers.
Posted: 1/12/2008 7:47:30 PM
|Not to attempt to subtract anything from Ian Anderson's talent or accomplishments but the one thing he has always been smart enough to do is surround himself with talented musicians.The great Tull albums,in my opinion,are group efforts,anyone who thinks or believes that Anderson stood over Barriemore Barlow,John Glascock,John Evan or Martin Barre and told them each and every note and rythm to play is misguided,none of these albums would be what they are without these guys...Anderson was smart enough to get his name on the right things and in the right places...a band is just that...a band... a group...Anderson can be full of himself because he is the last man standing...Barre knows better than to challenge him which is probably why he has lasted so long.|
Posted: 1/15/2008 1:01:14 AM
|Of course, Aqualung was my introduction to Jethro Tull. Loved the album, and still do, to this day.|
But my fave is still Thick as a Brick. Many *smoke* filled nights as a teenager were spent listening to that, lol!
I love Living in the Past, Aqualung, Bungle in the Jungle.
But I really thought Metallica was more deserving. But, who am I...
Posted: 5/31/2008 9:20:12 AM
|^^^Umm, sweetie... i think that 'Shaun Cassidy' album influenced the 'Tull' album you were holding more than you realize !.... "Cat 'Scratch' Fever" was/is by the awesome Ted Nugent, not our 'Jethro Tull'..... but go get a copy of "Benefit" or "Living in The Past" and give it a listen, you (& your son should like it) |
Posted: 5/31/2008 5:42:45 PM
|hey sweety^^^ you shouldn't get 'youre an idiot mail'... it just shows you have great taste in great Rock & Roll! |
Posted: 6/1/2008 12:23:18 AM
i clicked on 'youtubevideos' and looked at all the oodles of Fantastic Jethro Tull stuff!! thankyou! great footage of The Master and The Band!! Flute On !
Posted: 6/1/2008 11:48:19 AM
|Jethro Tull is on TOUR!!! i just bought TICKETS!! (now, how do i Pay the Electric Bill? lol)|
*Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio,ca. (and all over The World before that!! d*mn, now i need a Date
Posted: 7/13/2008 11:13:16 PM
|See them a bunch of times and Ian's voice is not as strong but heard robert plant in the last 30 years...lol. Great band in the early90's they blew up their amps and I was hanging out at the only store who had that type in stock. So since I was part of the regualrs that hung there, the owner asked me if I wanted to run amps down to tull for a 530 sound check it was 4:45 and I had to fight rush hour philly traffic. So I arrive and this 300 6-6 guy(reminds me of the guy from the green mile) stops my car and says in a hostile manner were you going, expecting a hassles ,getting ready to be told to get lost from his less than happy expression. I sayI have amps, he cuts me off smiles and say come this way sir were expecting you , I start unloading the car and the crew refused to let may carry a thing thanking me tell me to just relax. All i can say is the crew and band treated me like royality. the road managers name was frank willey gave me his cell phone ( back when cell phones were not ubiquitious)to call all my friends and tell them there were tickets at the box office for them, I made 2 calls and thats all,....he said call 20 if you want to any one you know . Great show and time and most amazing of all Ian broke his leg the week before and did the show from a wheel chair.|
Posted: 8/16/2008 8:28:56 PM
|I heard these guys were working on a new album for I thought was this year but maybe for 2009?|