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.
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?
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