CONCERT: Martin Barre and band in MusikTheater Rex MB Link The Locomotive snorts as ever... November 21st, 2014 Martin Barre and band in MuskTheater Rex - for 44 years played the gifted guitarist of Jethro Tull. BENSHEIM. Saving the Best for Last "Locomotive Breath". The guitar motif of known hits of Jethro Tullis part of the 1001 reefs that many - should have heard before now - live and played by master craftsmen. The opportunity to check off this "Must Hear" on his personal list, they were now in MusikTheater Rex: Martin Barre guested with his band in Bensheim.
Gifted Guitarist The talented guitarist was 44 years at Jethro Tull, that knows how it's done. As with every Jethro Tull live show was "Locomotive Breath" also in Barre and Co. of bouncers. Although he must have often performs the song about an eternal loser ("General Time Loser") throughout his career until you drop, turned Barre - a polite English gentleman at the age of 68 years with no airs and graces - the finale again fully on. Gigantic. "Locomotive Breath" was the final act of a remarkable varied concert.
Martin Barre tilled with Dan Crisp (vocals, guitar), Alan Thomson (bass) and George Lindsay (drums) various music genres: progressive rock, heavy metal, blues, folk - in some songs, the styles mixed into an interesting listening experience. The setlist followed essentially Barre's new album "Order Of Play", found on many Tull classics with a new look again:
Heavy Metal without Flute "Fat Man" in the heavy metal version, "The Minstrel In The Gallery", that works without the flute of Tull frontman Ian Anderson, the almost ancient "Song For Jeffrey", published in 1968, second single from Jethro Tull or an instrumental excerpt from "Thick As a Brick". Was covered also a little bit, about the Beatles ("All The Lonely People"). In "Hymn 43" featured Barre, Thomson and Crisp e-tools in the corner and plucked the strings of the lute. The Old English Folk moment of the occurrence. The Rex was enchanted from the start.
With one exception: Roland from Mannheim, a Jethro Tull fan almost the very beginning, there was initially little tingly. The rock-blues intro with "Watch Your Step" and "Steal Your Heart Away" him was insufficient Tull-style. "The likes mer net, the net I do more with long," he groused in slang the city square and said goodbye to the outside in a cigarette break. Just in time for the start of the old Tull stuff, the connoisseurs and proud owner of the Cult album Aqualung returned (1971) back. "Now kumme se", recognized Roland and himself came also in full swing. A bit of air guitar, a bit of headbanging without the red cap from the head fell - cool moves definitely.
That Martin Barre a guitar genius in general and the intermediate solos, which were often acknowledged with applause, is special, he showed every minute of the gigs. Or as Roland put it, "De Martin is good." The other three band members were also really good. Bassist Thomson brought his occasional solo runs the whole hall to vibrate. Designate Lindsay game on drums with dynamic, is almost an understatement; the drummer was the space-filling rhythmic panting of the locomotive during the evening.
The most difficult job had Dan Crisp, who had to endure the vocal comparison with Ian Anderson. Its mission sparked Crisp convincing - vocally and mimicry. Apparently Crisp has plenty of Ian Anderson clips inveigled, it pointed out in any event, certain similarities in facial expressions. Roland's comment to Crisps idea we save at this point. It was a fantastic event at the Rex, an encounter with a guitar legend in rock history. Sure, the Aqualung-LP is now retrieved from the cellar: The locomotive sounds always easy but good.
Long standing Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre talks about life in Tull and his new band (September 2014)Martin Barre is a featured artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and has also been the subject of interviews and provided music for the 'In Session' series
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
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