I posted this on the General Board on the "Separated At Birth" thread...hadn't noticed this thread yet...lol...but everytime I see a photo of Martin wearing that red jumpsuit with the big "A" ont it...
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...I am reminded of the little guy in the middle of this photo:
The "A" era must have been one of the worst transitional periods in the band's history...even for Martin. I wonder if he caught some teasing about his attire being similar to that of Alvin?
...everybody's on the stage and it seems like you're the only person sitting in the audience...
From my documentation here at Launceston Towers it was, I believe, Plymouth Guildhall, 4th March 1972. You don't backdrops like that anymore do you.
They still do in some parts of Ireland Went to see a band in Donegal and before they came on stage I was looking around and thought the velvet drapes could do with a good clean ....and there was a glitter ball as well....and they sold raffle tickets in the interval ;D
Yeah...look at that 'A' picture where the guys are waiting for the finger paints to be brought to the rubber room....Barre and Craney look like they are trying not to puke, Pegg and Jobson are, at best 'not amused' and Ian seems to be congratulating himself on his great idea for a photo shoot theme.
As bad as those uniforms may have been, it is the least flattering picture I have seen from this period. Poor Martin. O my the indignities he has suffered. In real time under stage light I don't recall them looking anywhere near that bad, in fact Ian and Martin looked kind of good. In fact Martin hitting those clean Black Sunday notes before Ians arrival dispelled any notion that this could possibly be something other than Jethro Tull, uniforms be damned.Gotta admit Martin is a good sport.
gleamed this info from the interview on the other thread when asked Ian said most of Tull's stage outfits were provided by Angels theatrical costumes who are still going strong and indeed have huge retro costume sales.
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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
ash: Is anyone aware of a recent statement from Ian saying he doesn't have COPD and it's only asthma? Just asking
Jun 1, 2022 9:21:29 GMT
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT