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.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
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?
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT