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PeteMcK 12th January 2010 11:39 PM

Not having heard it for at least 2 decades, I bought myself a copy for Xmas...
(as well as 'The Court of the Crimson King').
I could have done without the 'extras' they put on to fill out the CD, but am still amazed by this music, despite the bad bass/drum mix that all the early Tull records suffered from. My faves are 'Hymn 43' & 'Mother Goose' - Mother Goose has replaced Vivaldi's concerto #6 mvt 1 as my current Ohrwurm....

SY 13th January 2010 12:10 AM

I can still play nearly all the songs on that album.

For me, that's when Tull started their downhill run- This Was, Stand Up, and Benefit were brilliant and eclectic, with a creativity that they never again achieved. That said, the guitar solo on the title track is still one of my all-time favorites.

Zen Mod 13th January 2010 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by SY (
I can still play nearly all the songs on that album.

call me wicked , but I can still play all the songs of all Tull albums .

that probably seems that I'm world's greatest Tull fan :clown:

for me - entire Tull is just one big album ........

tinitus 13th January 2010 12:25 AM

My, in my youth I was a real JethroTull fan too, besides The Doors
I knew all their albums
Their music had this special kind of magical something that is hard to explain
But because of little money, my only album was the brown double album with a live concert on one side, and lots of nice pictures
Funny, I just recorded a recent concert
Old guys now, and IanAnderson looks like a tired chimney sweep
But nice to see they are still alive and kicking

Back then, I think the bass player founded an american group, Wild Turkey

Today, of these old guys, noone rocks like David Gilmour, he is better than ever
Deep Purple, with this brilliant new younger guitarist, fantastic
Unfortunetely, none of these old guys makes much new stuff

PeteMcK 13th January 2010 12:34 AM

I liked them up to 'Living in the Past"; I'll definitely be jamming along to this Fri night after a couple of lagers....
re:'the bass player founded an american group, Wild Turkey ' Glen Cornick was a great bassist IMHO; not sure if Wild Turkey are American, but their 1st album had a couple of good songs on it...
I think we're all giving our age away....

P.S. The album sounds better in the low end on my 2x 6" 2.5 way cheap poly cone system than my 'better' 10" +5" +T Peerless 3 way...

Zen Mod 13th January 2010 12:36 AM

wtf - I'm now 43 ....... but I was old geezer even when I was 17


SY 13th January 2010 12:48 AM


But nice to see they are still alive and kicking
Mick Abrahams is still out there playing, too. I saw some YouTube footage of him with Clive Bunker. And I think I could still manage to pick my way through "See My Way" and "Summer Day."

Saw Tull the first time in '69 or so- they were the opening act for the Who and Led Zep.

MJL21193 13th January 2010 01:38 AM


Originally Posted by Zen Mod (
wtf - I'm now 43 ....... but I was old geezer even when I was 17


That's spooky...I'm actually older than you.

(only by a year)

I dig The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. :cool:
Never a big Tull fan when I was younger, I've grown to like them more now that I'm an old geezer.

poynton 13th January 2010 02:07 AM

I rediscovered the Tull albums on my hard drive recently.

'Tull' was the favourite of my first real girlfriend and she used to play them all the time..

but we won't go into that .....


and I'm older than ZM and MJL


aardvarkash10 13th January 2010 02:12 AM

Its the wistful little tunes on Aqualung that keep me going back - Cheap Day Return and Wond'ring Aloud especially.

Of course, in my yoof, it was Aqualung and Locomotive Breath! The guitar riff on LB is as evocative of the times for me (and as ubiquitous) as the anthemic picked notes played by every spotty teenage guitar slinger in every music shop the world over - Don Don Daaah, Don Di De Dah, Don Don Dah, Da Daaah... "We all came out to Montreaux...."

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