Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull belong to a new generation of British pop — beget by a new generation of thinking young people. It is a generation that was at school, or were teenage fans, when the Beatles and Stones were first infusing life into a tired scene. Now, having come of age, they are in the process of electing their own musical spokesmen to the pop hierarchy.
Almost at No.1, but . . . SUCCESS HAS COME HONESTLY — WE'RE NOT A BIT ASHAMED
Nick Logan sees JETHRO TULL off at start of two-month AMERICAN tour.
The hairies are within striking distance of No.1 — a prospect that raises little but a twinkling of eye and a bristling of beard from Jethro's Ian Anderson. It should have been the thought of their two-month US tour that was uppermost in his mind when I met up with half the group for the drive to London Airport on Thursday but Ian, with hairy aplomb, retorted: "It's just a gig."
"I AM MUCH TOO PIG-HEADED TO HAVE PROSTITUTED MY MUSIC"
Ever since they blew south from bracing Blackpool with their eccentric, fiercely-guarded originality and enthusiastic naiveté which time has honed to enthusiastic musical flair, Jethro Tull have been something of an isolated outfit ... seeming intent on maintaining a very tight, self contained capsule of existence that feeds on and generates itself totally from within.
SUCCESS WITH SINGLES DIDN'T WORK SAY JETHRO — from now on we're finished with them
Jethro Tull are finished with releasing singles. After aiming a nimble boot up the rear at the sagging chart scene, the group has rethought its policy towards the single and in future — apart from the occasional track taken from an album and released as a 45 to boost sales — intends to put itself solely to producing LPs.
Benefit: New Tull album Track-by-track by Nick Logan & Ian Anderson
JETHRO TULL: “BENEFIT” Chrysalis stereo ILPS 9123, 39s 11d; released April 24
“BENEFIT” won’t startle as “Stand Up” did viewed in relation to “This Was.” It is more an affirmation of the leap in a new direction they took on the last… with what they did then improved upon, fuller, mellower and more mature… an album that will unfold to growing pleasure with each play. It comes across simpler on the surface than “Stand Up” but is in fact more complex once you get past the insistent riffs and phrases to the nub of the song, and that’s where the cleverness of the construction comes in. Like peeling away layers.
Jethro Tull Sing, Frankenstein If you turn the corner and suddenly find them in front of you .... GO INSANE ...": They look very ugly and they do everything to be more ugly every day. But if you go to one of their concerts you go crazy: They are very good and able to be always new and always better !!! Italian Translation by Google
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
ash: Is anyone aware of a recent statement from Ian saying he doesn't have COPD and it's only asthma? Just asking
Jun 1, 2022 9:21:29 GMT
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT