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.
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