If Jethro Tull ever influenced you to play a new musical instrument, learn a different musical style, learn a specific song, playing technique or affected you in any other way as a musician, please tell the story here.
Somethings to jolt the memory: did hearing Martin Barre's work entice you to try playing more complex stuff? did Ian Anderson's flute playing inspire you to try playing flute or play flute differently? did your band try Tull songs and find something interesting? are you an ABBA fan (tell us why) and hate Tull so bad steam comes out your ears? have you attempted to play any of the marvellous piano work of John Evans? did Barriemore Barlow's drumming inspire or intimidate you as a drummer? did Glen Cornick finally prove that the Fender Precision is a proper bass and the Jazz is not a bass? did your priest stop dating you because you like Tull? have you finally rebelled against your teenage hero Ian Anderson and finally decided to put the capo on the second fret instead of third fret? do you whistle now using your lips only or are you walking down the street with a tin whistle? ever play any flute models Ian talks about and what's your impression? have you finally figured out the guitar tuning for Cold Wind To Valhalla and Salamander?
I couldn't play an instrument or sing a song to save my life. I wanted too however the talent just wasn't there however the urge has continued all through my life hence surrounding myself in the music industry in the way they used to say that a roadie was a wannabe I married a musician and luckily his musical genes have passed down to my two children. My daughter plays the flute - Bouree and her piano skills are fantastic so I must suggest a Tull piano piece.
Without any shadow of a doubt - my whole musical development has been shaped and influenced by Tull. The 'sounds' they made, the compositions, the arrangements.... Ian's vocal delivery and stagecraft mannerisms, the magic interplay of acoustic guitars tween 'em, the bass playing (various members), the drumming (and I don't play drums, but DO programme 'em for my wee demos) - and Mart's marvellous & intricate support work on any of their works - let aone the solos! The whole thing! My first stage performance as a singer/guitarist was a school concert where one other fella and myself did an acoustic version of 'We Used to Know'.... My own compositions and arrangements over the years - my own guitar playing (elec AND acoustic) - and also the bass parts I've written for the bands I've been in since 1970 - all heavily gleaned and honed from the Tull experience as a 'starting point' (though other influnces also coloured the picture as I developed - and absorbed more music generally).... But always Tull!!! My undying gratitude goes out to Ian, Martin - and ALL their fellow contributors - thanks have to go to them for making those years all the more musical for me - not only for the wealth of Tull music I listen(ed) to, but for all the music I've been making (as a direct result) in my own backyard and beyond!
FS if I may just side step a bit on this thread I was also thinking (again) about Tulls effect not only on musicians but on other forms of art and artists.
Ian's lyrics have been a huge influence on my writing and I don't think my imagination could have been stirred half as much if I hadn't had Tull in my life - I'm a 1957'r too!!
I had a lovely conversation on the Tull Live Chat - it was possible in the wee small hours with a Welsh sculptor who was heavily influenced by Ian's lyrics so much so that he had to vent his creativity somehow and so produced metal sculpture. He had just finished making a "golden" cage.
I would love to know if there are others who have been so influenced by Tull.
I have a hunch some of these may have;
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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