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: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
Jul 9, 2020 19:09:58 GMT
maddogfagin: Please see my PM to you.
Jul 10, 2020 6:41:59 GMT
steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
Jul 19, 2020 22:29:08 GMT