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.
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
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
Jul 9, 2020 19:09:58 GMT
maddogfagin: Please see my PM to you.
Jul 10, 2020 6:41:59 GMT
steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
Jul 19, 2020 22:29:08 GMT