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
rredmond: Orion is good stuff.
May 6, 2021 13:53:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: I'm having a memory blank......has Benefit had the book version done yet?
May 6, 2021 23:50:23 GMT
Catqualung: jackinthegreen, as far as I know the book box set of Benefit is still due to be realized, but it has not appeared yet, as well that of Broadsword and the Beast, they should be the next in the row
May 8, 2021 7:36:47 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thanks Catqualung, yes, I'm sure that's the case, it will be out this year I would think
May 8, 2021 8:48:53 GMT
theothertull: Didn't know if I should laugh or cry, pathetic or what, "I played with Paul McCartney; well like a demo, no one has ever heard it, but it's big Japan. Can't remember if Paul was in the studio at the time of the demo, but ya mate, John, Paul, Ringo and I."
May 8, 2021 14:58:23 GMT
distantre: Hello Everyone and Happy Spring if it has reached where you live yet.
May 11, 2021 16:53:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Spring has sprung in California...or, at least, here in the land of two seasons, 'not rainy season' has begun.
May 15, 2021 20:48:54 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Walk Into Light' cued up as my headphone delivered soundtrack for bike ride home on empty streets at 3:00AM after 10 hour shift ends in 5 more hours.. True reward.
May 17, 2021 4:30:04 GMT
maddogfagin: safe journey Bernie
May 19, 2021 6:30:59 GMT
nonrabbit: Long shifts Bernie....my thoughts to you! X
May 22, 2021 17:35:32 GMT
Equus: It is cold in Denmark... Please help! Burn all the plastic you can... Global warming now!!
May 23, 2021 9:36:20 GMT
Jack -A- Lynn: In Greece, it is sunny and warm! Smelling flowers in the air, tonight is going to be a sweet night!
May 26, 2021 17:26:40 GMT
Jack -A- Lynn: Hello tull fans,also hello to my friend acreman (if you read us)
May 26, 2021 17:27:54 GMT