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.
steelmonkey: Thank You for interview and interview sharing. Very Cool.
Apr 21, 2020 2:31:28 GMT
futureshock: Hello again! I hope everyone is staying healthy and applying their newfound isolation-affected times and circumstances to beneficial activities so that years from now we can all tell younger generations how we survived this ordeal smartly as best possible!
May 6, 2020 20:01:02 GMT
nonrabbit: Hello Futureshock! Great to hear from you. Hope you're staying healthy too....a metre apart from any other human (animal?) that tries to cross you path. I'm a librarian in a public library and we've asking people to make a diary of their experiences.....
May 8, 2020 19:20:30 GMT
nonrabbit: in lockdown so that the next generation/s will get detailed answers when they say " What did you do in the Covid lockdown Granda/ Granny"...."Well Sonny, I bought a hell of a lot of toilet paper" Stay safe Futureshock and see you here soon!!
May 8, 2020 19:23:09 GMT
botanicman: IA did an interview with Dan Rather where he revealed publicly that he has COPD.
May 12, 2020 20:39:28 GMT
chester: Do any of you [my fellow JT Forum members] miss watching live sporting events on TV, because of the virus, as much as I do?
May 14, 2020 19:49:33 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss reading about the Golden State Warriors and St Pauli in the second Bundesliga. I keep an eye on the baseball 'A's and the Brazil team, Botoafogo. My EPL Team is Tot Spurs and I take the time to hate two teams :HSV in Germany and Man United.
May 14, 2020 20:44:37 GMT
maddogfagin: Miss the sport on tv especially the football and now that summer is upon us the cricket. I fear that things will take a year or two to get back to how it was before all this shenanigans.
May 15, 2020 6:04:06 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss some watching and reading about sports but not enough to suddenly get interested in the Belarus Football League or Taiwanese baseball. Fans are going pretty far for a fix.
May 16, 2020 20:03:25 GMT
chester: I don't watch very much BUNDESLIGA, but it has returned after two months, with NO FANS allowed in the stadiums. I am starting to follow UFC mixed martial arts, which has returned as well.
May 17, 2020 1:02:36 GMT
tullmatrix: Is there some way to still get the Passion Play complete midi? I pasted the link into my browser and got a message that i was forbidden.
May 17, 2020 23:23:50 GMT
botanicman: Chester, The Plague has made me realize how little I actually do care about sports. I might not spend the time to watch when they do return!
May 19, 2020 11:48:30 GMT
pbinlostangeles: For us in So Cal, first time since 1974 no Long Beach Grand Prix and - apparently - no Indy 500. At least not on Memorial Day. Hopefully, they'll get this virus crud figured out before the start of MotoGP season
May 19, 2020 20:15:30 GMT
chester: NASCAR has restarted it's 2020 season but, like German soccer, to empty grandstands. I think catching a virus is low on the list of dangers that can befall a racing car driver.
May 20, 2020 0:18:21 GMT
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT