My copy of the four page German "programme/newspaper" for the Out In The Green festival in Giessen, July 1988.
It was certainly a "fun" weekend. Memories of the event include the fact that it p1ssed down with rain, Tull did a great set and Carol Decker of T'Pau swore at the crowd when they wouldn't listen to her music which made it even worse. Oh and the A New Day away team in a rather minging/rancid camper van, who offered us tea and biscuits and then wondered why we stayed outside in the pouring rain. Well wouldn't you if the camper van was meant to hold four people and they'd somehow squeezed in six or seven.
Didn't know Lemmy got sacked from Hawkwind. Can just see that conversation;
"Eh Lemmy me an the boys had a chat and don't take this the wrong way - it's not the drugs, the daily container truck of Jack Daniels or even the nazi duvet cover but ffs trying it on with Dave the roadies' Mrs ??"
I travelled up for this gig with a few family Tull Heads. We managed to get 4 complimentary tickets. How? Well my cousin was working as a nanny for the actor Paul Nicolas. She mentioned to him that some family were coming up from Wales to seer Tull at Wembley. He had a contact ( Crysalis Records ) and got 4 cracking seats down front just left of centre. We sold the tickets in hand and had lots of beer and food! Happy Days.
That was a very well written review Graham. While not a ringing endorsement of Tull, and I don't clearly recall what slant Sounds magazine had other than that I believe it was a somewhat strictly rock and roll one as opposed to the one I think called Q from over there, it may have been as close as a clever writer could come to intimating that he actually liked the show, while not losing his hipster credentials in the process. The reflexive negative review for Tull was only just starting to change in 88, not that they've every completely come back to pre 72 consideration. Now if you ever come by one, I believe from about the same period, may have been in Sounds, NME or Melody Maker more likely, my favorite negative review of Tull ever.A copy of it was in A New Day 20 to 25 years ago I think. I think it had a non flattering caricature of Ian and the reviewer I believe starting the review with, "That swivel eyed little turd. Is he still about then? I shall have to give him a good slagging ." It was the type of thing I will bet Ian would get a giggle out of. Swivel eyed little turd. You know, in a horrible way, I can see that.
Ha! So I finally get to see this review! Must have been Dave Rees, had to have been, in one of the first 2 issues of A New Day who had made mention of this, but a little too late for me to get my hands on that issue. Kerrang was, maybe is, a heavy metal mag that I would otherwise have zero interest in. Most of us know who Chris Welch is, as close to a friend in terms of a reviewer as the band has, although most known for his less than sizzling endorsement of the live performance of Passion Play. Sorry...i tended to agree with him. Funny to see his being so impressed with Doane and Peter's solo spots, in real time, (saw that tour 4 times) I do not recall having a problem with it, but with the recordings I have of the tours in that time, I would mark those solo spots, coupled with the guy from Rainbow in 87, (hands down, and not including Tony Williams)the most ill fitting member of Tull ever, (with an asterisk for Tony Williams in those dumb ass riding boots I am sure Ian asked him to wear)as the most embarrassing moments in Tull history. Although magic can come out of any instrument I am aware of, to the extent I dislike any instrument, it would start with the whole battery of "inventions" coming to the fore in the early eighties, be they synthesized keyboards or drum sets. Give me Max Roach or Art Blakey or Charlie Watts at an actual drum kit everytime. Anyway Graham, great thanks for this share, had to have been the only positive review, at least of the album, which is why I had wanted to hunt down that magizine 29 fricking years ago. I notice in the time I have been keyboard jabbering, Remy Claus has been here. Anyone else find it quite unbelievable the non stop flow of tasty treats coming from our friend? Way to be Remy! My man!
Anyway Graham, great thanks for this share, had to have been the only positive review, at least of the album, which is why I had wanted to hunt down that magizine 29 fricking years ago.
I would have posted it earlier John but it's been lurking in a binder with other magazines which have to be pulled out from the spine of said binder. If I can get some more out without damaging the magazine itself I'll post a few more.
I notice in the time I have been keyboard jabbering, Remy Claus has been here. Anyone else find it quite unbelievable the non stop flow of tasty treats coming from our friend? Way to be Remy! My man!
Hats off to Remy for the "tasty treats" he's providing. Class act ;D
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Thanks Graham, pretty damn good shot of Ian actually.And I'm not going to act like that was not well written and funny because it was. Right up there with "the swivel eyed little turd" accusation, I think from a punk zine though more likely NME or Melody Maker. I mean if you're going to make it hateful, pull out all the stops, I have to give the man credit. And those of us old enough to remember the Passion Play bashing that truly the band has never completely "recovered" from in terms of public perception. One would have to remember the perception of them prior to that record which means you are one old mf.
rredmond: Orion is good stuff.
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jackinthegreen: I'm having a memory blank......has Benefit had the book version done yet?
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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
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jackinthegreen: Thanks Catqualung, yes, I'm sure that's the case, it will be out this year I would think
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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."
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