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Wind up is one of those tunes that if it comes on the radio in the car, I crank it up and by the end of the song I'm doing 80.
Ahhh…Tull. Heard them first @ ‘ 69. Saw them in ‘71 @ Hampton Beach- it was a riot , literally. Been a huge fan ever since.
Same at Redrocks that year!I love the poster in Hampton on the left side of stage that shows Tull in prime,saw Tesla there twice last year.
I was just listening to Farm is a Freeway on my way to the camp tonight. Although it's newer than Aqualung, there's quite a few good songs on the album/CD./mp3. Love the music. I just read recently that he was pondering how much longer he can keep doing this. He's 76! lol
In 1977 I bought tickets to a KISS concert because Jethro Tull was the opening act. I could have given two sh@ts about seeing KISS. They were in my estimation a garbage band. After Jethro Tull was done performing my friends wanted to see the headliner. I endured ninety minutes of pure artistic crap but I got to see JT.
Anon,in 1977 Tull was main act on Songs From The Wood Tour(saw it 6 times)first saw them in 1975 Warchild/Minstrel tour with me babysitters(was 12).I have seen the band thru it's many incantations thru the decades over a 100 times!Obviously,me favorite band and though Andersons voice is kinda shot and playing on one leg a bit limited(he's in his 70"s!)will see them in a month in Boston,will bring back memoeries though will say last time I saw em thought I was in a geritol commercial!
Locomotive Breath...crank it up!
What a strange world we live in. I started here and ended up eventually, at Tom Grieve (sp?) discussing the latest magazine ban court arguments in the 9th circuit. Then, I was reminded of the one-time debate on determining the number of angels that could dance on the head of a pin (not from a theological perspective, but from the rational extension of esoteric and nonsensical debate). Oh well. Back to the grind...
I remember going into a Tull concert in Houston.
One of the best concerts I ever went to was Jethro Tull with Yes opening for them at the Hampton Beach Casino in NH. Man, it seems like a million years ago now.- WDS
Been a big Tull fan for a long time. Saw them on their Stormwatch tour ('79) in Nashville. Best. Concert. Ever.
I saw them in the 80s (Under Wraps tour). Our seats were terrible, but the concert was great. Ian is a true entertainer, and one of those few that still rock into old age without looking silly (Jon Anderson and Peter Gabriel also fit that description).
That brings back some good memories! Thanks!
I've been lucky enough to see them live 4 times, never missed a beat...JD
I've been a fan of Tull since 1970 (Thanks to my good friend T Dub.) So much great music.Some live action- Listen to Martin Barre!Montreux:https://youtu.be/zK7uIs9nD8sIstanbul:https://youtu.be/VJs70BsbmuwRIP Glenn Cornick.
Anyone else remember the fake newspaper embedded in the Thick as a Brick album cover? Wiki has a link to it:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thick_as_a_Brick#/media/File%3ADirkvdM_thick_as_a_brick.jpgAlso its strange with such a unique and recognizable sound is just about forgotten.
Indeed, I do.
I have that along with the Stand Up album that opens/band pops up/Passion Play with playbill which buddy found at transfer station free shop with album,fucked with me for about 20 minutes then gave to me as he knew I was searching that out.
JT played at orientation at Stony Brook in July 1969. Been a fan ever since. Although my dorm mate across the hall would put an 8-track of Aqualung on at full blast and leave. That wore me out for a bit.
Summer of 1987, Starwood Ampitheater in Nashville had a music festival called One For the Sun. Music from morning until way after midnight, one band after another all day, with Eddie Money headlining. All the popular acts of that year, plus folks like Johnny Cash and Mark Farner from Grand Funk. Jethro Tull was not on the bill, but they showed up. According to what they said once on stage, they had a show in Memphis the next day but had a layover in Nashville and heard about the music festival on the local radio station sponsoring the festival. They called the radio station and asked if they could come play. They showed up and played about a 1/2 hour set. Pretty damn cool of them to do that for free, just because they had nothing to do.
Aqualung was one of my favorite albums in the 70's. I never realized how anti-religious it was until many years later.I'm not religious in any way, but I think Ian obsessed on it way too much.
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