Do you think that the biggest change in the musical style between two adjacent Tull albums was:
1)Going from THIS WAS to STAND UP or
2)From TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL: TO YOUNG TO DIE to SONGS FROM THE WOOD or
3) From STORMWATCH to A or
4) Something else?
Musically, the biggest change for me was between This Was and Stand Up.
Not only did Tull have the enormous change of guitarist from Mick to Martin, but the change of style from a little old blues band to the beginning of rock superstardom. Those who witnessed it just knew they were in for a treat
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
In a different way, the change from APP to War Child was big...not the music, it was very same cloth as proven by Nightcap and the APP theater box...but in that limited moment of time, and after TAAB and APP...it was easy to imagine that Tull was and would continue to be producers of single song album epics...so when Bungle and Back Door Angels leaked out....3-6 minute 'songs' it seemed a huge change.
The biggest leap, I think, was not between albums, it was between everything that came before...a great band with multiple strengths: originality, intelligent lyrics, strong riffs and melodies...and then: MY GOD...the song that revealed what Tull could and would do...a band launched into the sui generis stratosphere from that moment on.
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