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!
char1: I received the: Record Collector Presents Jethro Tull" from the UK a few weeks ago..(I live in Virginia, USA) I absolutely love it!! So worth the $$! Will see him at Wolftrap, Vienna, VA next month!!
Jul 23, 2023 23:44:10 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Char1 !!! I wanted to see them again this year but it may turn out in Rocky Mount Virginia with Martin Barre. Have a GREAT TIME @ Wolf Trap
Jul 24, 2023 0:12:45 GMT
char1: Does anyone know how John is and is he able to play in the US now?? Thanks
Aug 19, 2023 17:31:25 GMT
JTull 007: John O'Hara was here for 2 shows so far. He must be relieved to be on the road again. No info about his temporary absence.
Aug 20, 2023 16:11:55 GMT
char1: Thanks JT!!! I was supposed to go to Wolftrap this week, but am too sick!! Very disappointed!!!
Aug 20, 2023 17:08:34 GMT
JTull 007: I hope you can recover soon. Temperatures could be very hot this week and outdoor venues can sometimes be overwhelmed.
Aug 20, 2023 17:28:06 GMT
shiney: anyone see Tull at Sunderland Top Rank 1972? Sure Ian Anderson said they were there for the promoter and he played Thick As Brick intro and Painter first time live...saw them Bay Hotel first time Whitburn 1969. anyone else?
Aug 26, 2023 16:57:13 GMT
salmon23: I have 8 cassettes tapes and a book Jethro Tull complete lyrics , need to off load my Dad passed away , few other items but haven’t found the time , this would be a start .
Sept 3, 2023 18:24:51 GMT
Jack -A- Lynn: Hey...i came just to say hello. I hope you are ok..
Oct 19, 2023 18:52:50 GMT