CONCERT: Martin Barre and band in MusikTheater Rex MB Link The Locomotive snorts as ever... November 21st, 2014 Martin Barre and band in MuskTheater Rex - for 44 years played the gifted guitarist of Jethro Tull. BENSHEIM. Saving the Best for Last "Locomotive Breath". The guitar motif of known hits of Jethro Tullis part of the 1001 reefs that many - should have heard before now - live and played by master craftsmen. The opportunity to check off this "Must Hear" on his personal list, they were now in MusikTheater Rex: Martin Barre guested with his band in Bensheim.
Gifted Guitarist The talented guitarist was 44 years at Jethro Tull, that knows how it's done. As with every Jethro Tull live show was "Locomotive Breath" also in Barre and Co. of bouncers. Although he must have often performs the song about an eternal loser ("General Time Loser") throughout his career until you drop, turned Barre - a polite English gentleman at the age of 68 years with no airs and graces - the finale again fully on. Gigantic. "Locomotive Breath" was the final act of a remarkable varied concert.
Martin Barre tilled with Dan Crisp (vocals, guitar), Alan Thomson (bass) and George Lindsay (drums) various music genres: progressive rock, heavy metal, blues, folk - in some songs, the styles mixed into an interesting listening experience. The setlist followed essentially Barre's new album "Order Of Play", found on many Tull classics with a new look again:
Heavy Metal without Flute "Fat Man" in the heavy metal version, "The Minstrel In The Gallery", that works without the flute of Tull frontman Ian Anderson, the almost ancient "Song For Jeffrey", published in 1968, second single from Jethro Tull or an instrumental excerpt from "Thick As a Brick". Was covered also a little bit, about the Beatles ("All The Lonely People"). In "Hymn 43" featured Barre, Thomson and Crisp e-tools in the corner and plucked the strings of the lute. The Old English Folk moment of the occurrence. The Rex was enchanted from the start.
With one exception: Roland from Mannheim, a Jethro Tull fan almost the very beginning, there was initially little tingly. The rock-blues intro with "Watch Your Step" and "Steal Your Heart Away" him was insufficient Tull-style. "The likes mer net, the net I do more with long," he groused in slang the city square and said goodbye to the outside in a cigarette break. Just in time for the start of the old Tull stuff, the connoisseurs and proud owner of the Cult album Aqualung returned (1971) back. "Now kumme se", recognized Roland and himself came also in full swing. A bit of air guitar, a bit of headbanging without the red cap from the head fell - cool moves definitely.
That Martin Barre a guitar genius in general and the intermediate solos, which were often acknowledged with applause, is special, he showed every minute of the gigs. Or as Roland put it, "De Martin is good." The other three band members were also really good. Bassist Thomson brought his occasional solo runs the whole hall to vibrate. Designate Lindsay game on drums with dynamic, is almost an understatement; the drummer was the space-filling rhythmic panting of the locomotive during the evening.
The most difficult job had Dan Crisp, who had to endure the vocal comparison with Ian Anderson. Its mission sparked Crisp convincing - vocally and mimicry. Apparently Crisp has plenty of Ian Anderson clips inveigled, it pointed out in any event, certain similarities in facial expressions. Roland's comment to Crisps idea we save at this point. It was a fantastic event at the Rex, an encounter with a guitar legend in rock history. Sure, the Aqualung-LP is now retrieved from the cellar: The locomotive sounds always easy but good.
Long standing Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre talks about life in Tull and his new band (September 2014)Martin Barre is a featured artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and has also been the subject of interviews and provided music for the 'In Session' series
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
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
Jul 31, 2019 19:47:12 GMT
steelmonkey: I still don't feel like I have learned and integrated the 5 songs that were written for the opera. I wonder if and when they will ever be available besides the version snagged from a live show that I listen to now and again.
Aug 22, 2019 18:13:49 GMT
maddogfagin: I hope that the silence regarding any updates on the new album means that sessions are going well
Aug 31, 2019 6:18:27 GMT