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!
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT