I know the codpiece generated a lot of negative feedback form outisde the church...but damn, that's a real Tull shot....1975 was a VERY good year.
The Codpiece got an airing even earlier than 75.
Yeah. The sensible codpiece years, 72 and 3. Though I did not think so at the time the 74 and 5 look do now fill me with a lower case embarrassment, particularly when sharing images outside the ranks. Ditto the well shaped hair of 74 and 5, minor case geekazoik, or golly, you must be one of those rock and roll stars huh mister? I do recall that guy in Black Oak Arkansas wore almost the identical tights and codpiece, and with that music, that was truly something better left in its moments, or never seen at all. I get a similar ill buzz off of Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead's short shorts years in the 80's. Would not think jack of that one, as it was a common look at the time, even on NBA and college basketball players. But I have one friend on Facebook who never fails to make mention of it when I post a video from that era, it has actually put me off posting a few. I do recall few if any of the women in the audience minded...at all.
From a RollingStone concert review published in January 1977, when they published their large format newspaper, I bought a copy (at an airport, I remember that much) and having discovered photography from living in British Columbia (years later, it must have been), for some reason I decided to take a large format photograph of the full-page concert review of Tull. I attach the image of the negative, which measures 4x3 inches, a monster of detail. At one point I had ordered a 16x20 inch print of it, but that print is long ago lost. However, I JUST YESTERDAY found the original negative! In perfect condition, held in a paper protective sleeve as good negatives should be. I offer this up as the latest entry in the TULL LOST AND FOUND BIN. NOTE: I immediately and have always disagreed with the reviewers summation that Anderson was presenting a "carefully choreographed contempt" (as said in the review). I think TULL was quite obviously a "large arena act" that was designed to be successful, and with that comes certain kinds of adjustments that maybe the reviewer hasn't considered. Having been to some of the largest arena/forum concerts available, I can also understand if some characters get way out of hand and artists do feel contempt for them. Whatever.
theothertull: WNY mental health guru: The power of song brings clarity, eases pandemic stress
Apr 1, 2021 13:08:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Music IS the best medicine...and Tull the best of the best. If Tull lyrics were studied like religious texts and Tull songs picked as national anthems, I would at least believe I had been sent to the right planet.
Apr 2, 2021 17:37:59 GMT
steelmonkey: Mexico bound in a couple days. Flying to La Paz ( in Baja, not Bolivia) for sole purpose of hitchhiking 1200 miles back north to land border and hopefully not get trapped and unable to catch planned flight back from San Diego.
Apr 5, 2021 1:14:18 GMT
tetval36: Yeah i know Tulls stuff inside out and know its definitely NOT Tull as i said.Maybe PFM or some other Italian Prog band?
Apr 8, 2021 13:08:10 GMT
steelmonkey: Back from sunny Mexico. Sanity oasis was nice...return to work and baseline California hysteria less so. Covid response without media shark-a-nado clickbait and politicians who are either deniers or saviors was an eye opening perspective.
Apr 16, 2021 0:40:14 GMT
nrg: Just got the A box. "A"mazing! The Steven Wilson mix is incredible. Enjoyed the Slipstream video as well. I just wish they offered the entire show on video.
Apr 17, 2021 19:34:34 GMT
botanicman: Hey folks- Am I the only one among us that likes the extended version of "Orion"?
Apr 28, 2021 13:46:36 GMT
steelmonkey: I love long Orion !
May 1, 2021 15:53:46 GMT
rredmond: Orion is good stuff.
May 6, 2021 13:53:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: I'm having a memory blank......has Benefit had the book version done yet?
May 6, 2021 23:50:23 GMT
Catqualung: jackinthegreen, as far as I know the book box set of Benefit is still due to be realized, but it has not appeared yet, as well that of Broadsword and the Beast, they should be the next in the row
May 8, 2021 7:36:47 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thanks Catqualung, yes, I'm sure that's the case, it will be out this year I would think
May 8, 2021 8:48:53 GMT
theothertull: Didn't know if I should laugh or cry, pathetic or what, "I played with Paul McCartney; well like a demo, no one has ever heard it, but it's big Japan. Can't remember if Paul was in the studio at the time of the demo, but ya mate, John, Paul, Ringo and I."
May 8, 2021 14:58:23 GMT
distantre: Hello Everyone and Happy Spring if it has reached where you live yet.
May 11, 2021 16:53:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Spring has sprung in California...or, at least, here in the land of two seasons, 'not rainy season' has begun.
May 15, 2021 20:48:54 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Walk Into Light' cued up as my headphone delivered soundtrack for bike ride home on empty streets at 3:00AM after 10 hour shift ends in 5 more hours.. True reward.
May 17, 2021 4:30:04 GMT