The tribute band singer joining the real band thing is catching on now isn't it? A bit weird if you ask me but with Yes it might just work. They've had so many line up changes they make the Tull family tree look like a very cosy little group, and I really liked Drama too and Jon Anderson wasn't on that either.
A strange group Yes, IMO there's a central core of a few members of whom one or two must be there but it doesn't have to be any one in particular.
Post by onewhiteduck on Sept 12, 2008 22:42:57 GMT
First saw Tull in 1978 as a 13 year old and have seen 70 Tull gigs since. There is no way I would go to a show advertised as JT with a stand in front man. Absolutely NO WAY JOSE. I get pissed off when James Duncan or Florian Ophale play under the Tull banner so no IA no show for me ( it wont happen thank god ) Ok his vocals are not what they were but I thought the two shows I caught on this tour were f***ing brilliant.
The Stranglers have been trying to carry on for countless years since Hugh Cornwell quit...and haven't come close...and they were really a band of equals...I guess there are no rules about what defines a band and what should happen to the name when the precise, line-up at conception changes. Too many variations in the equation.
If this happened to Tull, I wouldn't go, if it happened to, say, Deep Purple, I most likely would. Why? Because Tull are a bit too one-sided in terms of song writing and leadership and if Ian Anderson left, (even if temporarily), it would have a greater impact than if Ian Gillan or Steve Morse left Deep Purple. This is no reflection at all on other members of Tull, both past and present, but with Deep Purple, you get more of an image of nobody is leader. Check out the song writing credits of Deep Purple songs and I bet there isn't one of them that is written by just one member of the band.
I agree with all of the above, Tull to me are definitely a band rather than a person but Ian Anderson is such a huge part of the band IMO a Jethro Tull without him is just not a viable option, however hypothetical the discussion is.
A band like Journey can get away with it but IA is such an iconic figure when I tell people who vaguely know them I like Jethro Tull to this day they still say to me 'I like him' or 'I've got one of his albums'! It would be like Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant, the Stones without Mick Jagger or Queen without Freddie Mercury (oops, forget I said that last one )
Surely nobody. I would imagine that Jimmy page is probably surrounded by yes men but I'd hope that if there was any truth in this story someone would have a quiet word and say 'Jimmy, are you sure about this?'
Besides who would replace Robert Plant? He could either get a Plant look and soundalike and then they'd be a tribute band, or someone completely different and then it wouldn't be Led Zeppelin. Maybe he's got Leona Lewis lined up.
Is this Led Zeppelin? Wonder who their vocalist will be? Will he be able to do Rock n' Roll justice? Wonder how much the tickets will be? I most likely won't go, preferring to remember Led Zep as they were in the '70s as the best of their generation.
Yeah...Ian in front, playing flute, conducting with his body, introducing songs and having a helper, to sing with him...gradually allowed some passages alone....would be palatable, I guess...but not someone who's trying to be an Ian clone....someone with a good voice who would integrate into the Tull songs and not be front and center for the most part....all theory mind you...I can't REALLY imagine it...
steelmonkey: The countdown from today (10) to Tull liftoff on July 9, will bring memories of being herded into the school cafeteria to watch space rocket launches on TV in the 60s. Amazing that they did that with arrays of computers that had less power than our phones
Jun 30, 2019 0:15:25 GMT
JTull 007: You are entering a world of pure imagination... The TULL ZONE 2019
Jun 30, 2019 2:39:26 GMT
maddogfagin: You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone!
Jul 1, 2019 6:38:06 GMT
JTull 007: I LOVE that ZONE
Jul 1, 2019 10:45:06 GMT
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT