A documentary about the work of roadies during a tour of Germany by Jethro Tull in 1992. Some longer live recordings are included in the 25-minute documentary. It's a tough job as a roadie. While Mr. Anderson may enjoy his celebration evening before, the guys have to get stuck in again vigorously to reduce equipment and instruments and to ship in the trucks. And build the facility, there are always one or another technical problem to be solved. In the evening, everything has to work, otherwise there is trouble with Mr. Anderson.....Enjoy.
I suppose you could be given special dispensation to skip the juvinille booger-eating stage and skip directly to high school loser with pocket protector and multi-colored pen set....many, many, many hours in front of pinball machines or video games, please...oh yeah...forget it...future roadies get their driver's licenses on the first day they are legally old enough to drive...ROAD-ies.
I too, would do it in a second...despite the...uh...snotty comments. I actually sold t-shirts for about a week...in 1975 I talked to a t-shirt seller guy in the parking lot of a TULL show in El paso and he 'hired' me...a few weeks later I hitch-hiked to Salt Lake City and met his group...selling posters after gigs and against the law...the first night found me selling posters of Mark Farney...of Grand Funk who has just played, but with long hair...and he had just had a haircut...and i got a couple nickels for evey $1.00 poster I sold....I lasted a week, going all over the mid-west following Grand Funk and never earning more than my share of motels, gas and food expenses...when the 'tor' got to Denver, my home, I came to my senses and stayed. I'll never forget the hellish, long rides, cramped into the backseat of a freezing, little car with my esteemed colleagues who had exactly three 8-tracks: Jesse Colin Young live, Al Stewart year of the Cat and Fireball by Deep Purple.....oh yeah...and 'All Day Music' by WAR...over and over and over again....all day music indeed!
Thanks for posting, I haven't seen this before. For myself I think being a roadie would turn a fun part of life into work.
Thanks for your comment bustamove and welcome to The Forum from me. My one experience of being a roadie was when I helped carry some amps etc. up the stairs of a workingmans club for a group called 'Geordie', just to get in for nothing. The groups lead singer was Brian Johnson now with AC/DC. Now that's another story. Here's a link to The Forums youtube channel where you can view all our video's. www.youtube.com/user/Jethrotullforum?feature=mhee Cheers bunkerfan
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
My high school friend and I sent Chrysalis a polite letter saying we were hoping to run away with Tull, in any capacity, when school ended. We got back a polite 'NO'...but the address on the envelope gave us the info we needed to stop by the office when we were in L.A. a few months later and walk out with War Child belt buckles.
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