To address the question of how much research went into the book, I doubt once I discovered Tull in 1970 It never stopped, but on a pro level, I began interviewing Ian and Martin in '78 then a full year was spent doing interviews with the other guys and maybe 6 months more with Ian before doing the first draft, so if there are gaps it was due to certain band members refusing to be interviewed, editing problems on the other end and a hurried deadline once the original publisher had left it to linger, but a sudden offer from Soundcheck arrived to bring it up to date and get it out far too quickly for my liking, but publishing is a strange kettle of fish especially since the internet arrived as I have written for over 60 periodicals since '78 and I watched 21 close in a one year period at one point, so the fact it got done was due to a lot of perseverance. Thanks for your kind words, I hope to get a 2nd edition out as well as an audio version as the number of interviews that just didn't fit is huge.
Thanks for keeping us updated and look forward to the 2nd edition when it arrives, along with the audio version/interviews.
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geostrehl: Do you guys and gals think Ian likes Steely Dan? I've been thinking about this recently. Ian has stated that he doesn't listen to much music, but I'm sure he's heard a lot of the Dan.
Apr 9, 2019 18:16:31 GMT
steelmonkey: Back from vacation just in time to buy tickets for the first anniversary tour of the fiftieth anniversary tour. Tull countdown to July 9th !
Apr 10, 2019 19:19:54 GMT
JTull 007: Irvine FivePoint Amphitheatre on July 6th ?
Apr 12, 2019 1:17:14 GMT
tryin2b: Hi Geostrehl U gotta luv Steely.have u heard "everything must go"? but i gotta say as a player, I don't feel the same groove. It's the difference between Cajun and Appallacian. I love them both
Apr 12, 2019 5:12:50 GMT
geostrehl: Everything Must Go is a fantastic album. Behind Tull, Steely Dan is my fav. It's busy and complicated, but not in a prog way (like Tull), but more in a jazz way. I just wonder what Ian thinks of Donald Fagen, and the other way around.
Apr 12, 2019 14:13:33 GMT
nonrabbit: Steely Dan were a huge part of my teenage years in the early 70's. Had every album - listened daily - dreamed of seeing them Live.
Apr 14, 2019 12:01:38 GMT
botanicman: Great show from Martin and the gang in Lebanon NH tonight. Fantastic setlist...with Clive and Dee on board!
Apr 19, 2019 4:38:32 GMT