The tribute band singer joining the real band thing is catching on now isn't it? A bit weird if you ask me but with Yes it might just work. They've had so many line up changes they make the Tull family tree look like a very cosy little group, and I really liked Drama too and Jon Anderson wasn't on that either.
A strange group Yes, IMO there's a central core of a few members of whom one or two must be there but it doesn't have to be any one in particular.
Post by onewhiteduck on Sept 12, 2008 22:42:57 GMT
First saw Tull in 1978 as a 13 year old and have seen 70 Tull gigs since. There is no way I would go to a show advertised as JT with a stand in front man. Absolutely NO WAY JOSE. I get pissed off when James Duncan or Florian Ophale play under the Tull banner so no IA no show for me ( it wont happen thank god ) Ok his vocals are not what they were but I thought the two shows I caught on this tour were f***ing brilliant.
The Stranglers have been trying to carry on for countless years since Hugh Cornwell quit...and haven't come close...and they were really a band of equals...I guess there are no rules about what defines a band and what should happen to the name when the precise, line-up at conception changes. Too many variations in the equation.
If this happened to Tull, I wouldn't go, if it happened to, say, Deep Purple, I most likely would. Why? Because Tull are a bit too one-sided in terms of song writing and leadership and if Ian Anderson left, (even if temporarily), it would have a greater impact than if Ian Gillan or Steve Morse left Deep Purple. This is no reflection at all on other members of Tull, both past and present, but with Deep Purple, you get more of an image of nobody is leader. Check out the song writing credits of Deep Purple songs and I bet there isn't one of them that is written by just one member of the band.
I agree with all of the above, Tull to me are definitely a band rather than a person but Ian Anderson is such a huge part of the band IMO a Jethro Tull without him is just not a viable option, however hypothetical the discussion is.
A band like Journey can get away with it but IA is such an iconic figure when I tell people who vaguely know them I like Jethro Tull to this day they still say to me 'I like him' or 'I've got one of his albums'! It would be like Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant, the Stones without Mick Jagger or Queen without Freddie Mercury (oops, forget I said that last one )
Surely nobody. I would imagine that Jimmy page is probably surrounded by yes men but I'd hope that if there was any truth in this story someone would have a quiet word and say 'Jimmy, are you sure about this?'
Besides who would replace Robert Plant? He could either get a Plant look and soundalike and then they'd be a tribute band, or someone completely different and then it wouldn't be Led Zeppelin. Maybe he's got Leona Lewis lined up.
Is this Led Zeppelin? Wonder who their vocalist will be? Will he be able to do Rock n' Roll justice? Wonder how much the tickets will be? I most likely won't go, preferring to remember Led Zep as they were in the '70s as the best of their generation.
Yeah...Ian in front, playing flute, conducting with his body, introducing songs and having a helper, to sing with him...gradually allowed some passages alone....would be palatable, I guess...but not someone who's trying to be an Ian clone....someone with a good voice who would integrate into the Tull songs and not be front and center for the most part....all theory mind you...I can't REALLY imagine it...
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
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
Jun 1, 2020 13:57:36 GMT
rredmond: I thought they gathered information for search engines?
Jun 2, 2020 13:07:30 GMT
maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT