Having read it in Borders this afternoon, and acknowledging Mojo as a truly excellent magazine, won't deny the article is well written and original, however, not surprisingly, while acknowledging the 40 th year, nothing in the article extended beyond 1972. Surprised to see Nick Cave amongst the people acknowledging Tull, but nothing beyond Aqualung and TAAB, admitting he did not like their folky stuff. The Decemberist individual did cite SFTW. And mention that Johnny Rotten liked Aqualung as a child, never sure what to make of some one liking Aqualung, while amongst the most "serious" rock records ever at the time of its release, for 35 yrs it has been trivialized into classic rock, occupying, in particular the song Aqualung and its references to snot and panties, and Loco Breath a space not dissimilar to Stairway to Heaven, Nights in White Satin, Smoke on the Water and Won't Get Fooled Again when I believe it was much weightier in content at the time of its release. At least its better than being remembered for Bungle in the Jungle or 17! And of course the obligatory mentions of the codpiece and D Palmer's sex change. Tull to the world at large remains as it has been nearly forever, either completely forgotten or remembered for efforts so long ago its nearly another lifetime, and considering some of the people I had sitting next to or near me throughout the seventies that may be not at all a bad thing. And of course they could not leave out Tony Iommi's two minutes non playing stint w the band, for me the single most embarassing element in the Tull legend, as much that people find that interesting and want to draw some sort of parallell between Tull and Sabbath who were, with the possible exception of Uriah Heep or the Guess Who, the most correctly reviled band of their time when it was actually happening. If Ozzy or his audience got an actual look into the heart of evil that they foolishly embrace I do believe they would be saying their prayers the rest of their days.
Yeah, considering the kind of super-magnified, no stone left unturned, sifting through the sands articles MOJO does on the usual suspects (beatlesstonesdylanhendrixfloydoasisetc), they shoulda/coulda done better than the FAQ plus a little same old on Tull...oh well, a little is better than nothing....more respected musos comments on Tull would have been nice...the line about the Velvets ( they only had a few fans but each one started a band) might apply to Tull as well...I think there is a whole generation of musicians out there who listened too and air-fluted Tull in their adolescent bedrooms...too cool to admit it mostly, but slowly 'coming out' and giving credit where credit is deserved!
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT