The MC5 were very badass Detroit ( Motor City 5) guys who are the forefathers of The Stooges and Motorhead...the actual title of the song above includes a final word describing a person who is inappropriately fond of his own mother. I think one of the guys in the band, Fred 'sonic' Smith, was Patty Smith's ( no prior relation) husband till he died in the mid-nineties. The MC5 were oddly political and involved with White Panther John Sinclair who momentarily had John and Yoko's support till they realized what a nut job he was.
I went to the Giessen concert and festival back in 1988
I was there!!! But back in 1988 I did not know the AND gang (happy old days ). I was with about 50 people from my hometown - a little village in the middle of nowhere. Great festival - horrible weather.
Oh yes, the weather
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Nice. That's it. I was there. Another Tull time, another great Tull night. This concert set the Stormwatch mood quite nicely.
5/10/79 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, Canada Live In Toronto 1979 Dave Pegg's Tull debut. Intro (incl. Warm Sporran (tape))/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Flying Dutchman, Old Ghosts, Elegy, Dun Ringill, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses, No Lullaby/Flute Solo (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie, Bourée), Keyboard Solo (Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Guitar Solo, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise), Orchestral Warchild (prerecorded (from 'A Classic Case'), played as audience left).
You're welcome, it was a superb gig & Sterling did look rather bemused, I still don't know why he was there & I don't think he knew either.........now if IA would release a recording of that tour a lot of us would be very happy ...oh well back to 2011 ............
Yeah Stirling Moss introduced as in announced "Pans People" & the Tull at the Rainbow on the War Child tour in November 1974, & what a brilliant gig it was!
Can't find a review of the Rainbow concert but this is one from Edinburgh. Wasn't easy to scan but if you read straight down for the left hand column in parts 2 & 3 and then go back to the top to read the right hand column straight down it should, I hope, make sense.
Thanks Maddog, brings back great memories! The opening orchestral music referred to in the review was "Pan Dance" & the electric piece which followed was the power chord intro to "Minstrel in the Gallery" not yet recorded & then breaking into "Wind Up". It certainly wasn't "Aqualung", critics eh!
Strange Avenues, Steel Monkey, Big Riff And Mando, Thick As A Brick/Rock Island, Requiem/Black Satin Dancer (inst.), Cheap Day Return/Mother Goose/Jack-A-Lynn, Another Christmas Song, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), The Pine Marten's Jig/Drowsy Maggie, The Whaler's Dues, Budapest, Farm On The Freeway, SeaLion (inst.), Kissing Willie, Nothing Is Easy, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, The Third Hoorah (inst.) www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/setlist/89.htm
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Jethro Tull By Chris Gilliver | Wed, 24 March, 2010
Jethro Tull Apollo March 23, 2010
Jethro Tull conjures up two incompatible images. First, there’s the Jethro Tull of Aqualung fame (their 1971 masterpiece), a tight experimental blues band that painted a fascinating picture of a homeless man.
Secondly, there’s the ludicrous image of Ian Anderson dressed up like a Shakespearean jester, prancing around with an oversize codpiece. It is unfortunately the latter image that manifests itself tonight.
Of course Anderson has long since hung up his codpiece, but the impish jester still remains. He spends most of the show shuffling backwards round the stage with one eye darting frenetically about the audience, or balancing impressively on one leg flicking the other leg out a la Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap fame (whose fictional character was doubtlessly based on Anderson in the first place).
The years have been cruel on his voice leaving him with only a few notes, a state which he self-deprecatingly calls 'bronchial disarray', but he is still an incredibly animated character who, intentionally or not, makes me laugh uncontrollably throughout.
The rest of the band is made up of a six-string bassist, a piano accordion / Indian percussionist, an electric guitarist, a mandola player, and a drummer.
Who would have thought that such a combination would ever work? And it doesn't.
Long standing guitarist Martin Barre is particularly terrible, sounding for the most part like a reject heavy metal player from the 1980s. They are all proficient, technically gifted individuals who together completely fail to make music worth paying attention to.
This is keenly demonstrated when Anderson leaves the stage, and the others usher in tonight’s low point, an instrumental called Bach – a track as pointless as it is inappropriately named.
On the other hand, when Jethro Tull plays tracks from their two seminal albums, Aqualung and Stand Up, the explanation for their obvious success makes itself known. A New Day Yesterday is a thrilling bluesy number, and Bourrée is a far more fittingly titled take on a Johann Sebastian Bach traditional dance piece.
These are scattered moments of pure quality in an otherwise preposterous performance which I really enjoyed, just not for the right reasons.
Thanks for this very cool review from May 5th, 1990. I checked the Ministry for a set list and here it was from May 6th: Intro: Tanz, Wond'ring Aloud, Steel Monkey, Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Rock Island, Nellie The Revenge (inst.), Cheap Day Return/Nursie, Mother Goose/Jack-A-Lynn, Love Story, Serenade To A Cuckoo (incl. Double Violin Concerto), A Christmas Song, Budapest, Strange Avenues, Kissing Willie, Pine Martin's Jig/Drowsy Maggie, Dun Ringill, Jack-In-The-Green, Said She Was A Dancer, My God (incl. flute solo, Bourée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Another Christmas Song, Farm On The Freeway, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Fylingdale Flyer (inst.), Cheerio www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/setlist/90.htm
I comparison to the October 1989 show I saw, this was somewhat different. No "Big Riff and Mando". I believe the Rock Island tour was the last of the big arena stage productions.
Intro: Tanz, Wond'ring Aloud, Steel Monkey, Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Rock Island, Nellie The Revenge (inst.), Cheap Day Return/Nursie, Mother Goose/Jack-A-Lynn, Love Story, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Christmas Song, Budapest, Strange Avenues, Kissing Willie, Pine Martin's Jig/Drowsy Maggie, Dun Ringill, Jack-In-The-Green, Said She Was A Dancer, My God (incl. flute solo, Bourée/Soirée, Double Violin Concerto), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Another Christmas Song, Farm On The Freeway, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Fylingdale Flyer (inst.), Cheerio
Back when Tull was playing the arena shows, I always longed to see them in smaller more intimate venues with amazing acoustics. I am loving the venues they are playing now. The sound of the music is so unbelievable, it is an extremely emotional experience for me.
I so agree.....I mean, yeah, it would be a better world if 40,000 per town had the sense to want to see Tull....but the way it's turned out....1200-4000 usually, is nice for we oldsters who remember 20,000 seaters....