Couple of great rhymes ( midwest-undressed) and good thought to write a song for the people who make it happen, night after night, acknowledging they are a part of the band...about the same time Ian wrote this song, they did a tour program focussed on the support staff. But this song is no classic....a good outake but not much more!
I voted amazing even though I would personally rate it good to amazing, better than just nice in other words. One of the 2 songs on the 2nd Nightcap disc that I listen to regularly. The other- A Small Cigar. Don't ask me to analyse why I like such 2 different songs among such an eclectic mix such as is found on that CD, I just do. It's like Flying Colors from Broadsword and Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall from Catfish that I just like a whole lot and seem to be in contrast to opnions from most other people, even other die-hard Tull fans.
I too tend to like songs that others don't but then that's part of the "fun" of discussing and listening to Tull. Everybody has a different opinion.
Whaler's Dues is one song I like, along with Strange Avenues from Rock Island that I reckon are superb but others don't like them. Show what a diverse selection of music Tull fans have at their dispersal to listen to and to make choices as to their favourites.
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I used to think of 'Sparrow' as a kinda trite song not worth more than half attention....but it's really grown on me since....i criticize Catfish a lot but I like a lot of the teeny little vocal grunts and groans an uh-huhs and hms and 'alrights' that ian scatters in....sounds authentic bluesy to me.....just like I appreciated the non-sequiter whistles he was dropping into songs from 'A' thru 'Wraps'. I picked 'Whaler's Dues' and 'Strange Avenues' as best on the album very soon after it hit my turntable.
It's one amongst the dozens of very good Tull songs that missed being released long ago. Between the 20th, Nightcap and some recent first releases of ancient recordings, it would seem Tull only released half of their original studio work. That seems quite weird considering that during the 1970's and perhaps 1980's, you could buy a lot more with a dollar. Why hold back?
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