Yeah RIP Don Van Vliet. I do know alot about this guy, but still the net will serve u better. A couple things Tull related though, that readers of A New Day years ago will remember was Ian, who was a fan and had them, the Magic Band as openers for part of the Brick tour I think it was, told a couple quite funny tales. I must say, even moreso than fellow Brick openers Steeleye Span, the audience response was largely not good, I am hardly surprised, Tull had just enough commercial appeal to make the crowd 20000, not 200, but most of those size crowds have the musical depth of a turnip, if not told to them in Jimmy Page thunder, or Greg Lake dreamy voice. One was about when one of the members of the Magic Band, Zoot Horn Rollo I think, (who I know has written an autobiography of those years himself, would not be surprised if it is intriguing and very funny)wanted to leave the band, the problem being, once u were in the Magic Band, u were sort of Beefhearts prisoner. (Or as Ian said in that interview that I loved, something like, "Old Don was a bit of a bully boy", anyway he definitely said Bully Boy)Apparently this guy had to, earlier in the day, get all his clothes together and place them some distance from the house in a box, and later that night crawl out the basement window to his freedom. I love that. Ian also allowed during the time of that tour Beefheart would call him at like 3 AM with information that he was certain Ian absolutely had to know with intent of getting Ian on his team, in his web as it were. Knowing practical Ian, of course he did not want to know, merely wanted to be rested for the next day's performance. Among the things doubtlessly accessible on the web, (Beefheart's own and various fansites are the place to look) was a very good interview done with him by Rolling Stone in about 70. A 40 year old memory tells me the interview began by Beefheart announcing he had to answer the phone which had not started ringing yet, and I believe going all Jeffrey Hammond on us in that all? the musicianship on Trout Mask Replica had been taught in that moment, none of those guys were musicians, and it shows! I could be off or relating something that was not true to begin with, that was almost a different lifetime. Sticking one from his last record in 82 on here, regrettably no video, in fact this could make a quite horrible movie if a person of sufficient vision were to tackle it. Even aces his spoken word thing about Apesma on ye auld Trout Mask. RIP u seer of visions, although Howlin Wolf might want to talk with u about using his voice from time to time, plus old Lancaster buddy Frank will probably want to start right in on arguing with u.
I know absolute zilch about Captain Beefheart I only started reading about him due to coming across that story I posted above and before in another thread. The reason I posted it was I made a huge assumption and no doubt flawed that Ian was influenced by Captain Beefheart featuring a ballerina in most of his shows in the early days. PP??? Now that you've mentioned that Ian was a fan - well there you have it ......... 2 +2= 5 ;D
Ps love the story that CB was a door to door vacuum salesman in another life and ended up knocking on Aldious Huxley's door one day and when CB seen who it was he said pointing to the vacuums "This sucks"
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT