Jethro Tull


I love them

>>By Rebekah Desmarais-Hickey   (Monday, 2 Dec 2002 22:50)

I think Tull were great. Some of their recent music is pretty commercial but, all that they put out between 1969 and 1980 was absolutely brilliant.

>>By Rajiv   (Thursday, 14 Aug 2003 03:23)

Gosh I'm surprised no other person has sung their praises!!! Pretty damn good they were. My cousin introduced me to their music and I was hooked.

>>By hiflydi   (Monday, 23 Feb 2004 20:26)

i got their cd for xmas one year...the best of jethro tull greatness im only 16 and love them as much as my dad does and hes liked them for a long time! aqua lung is the best song ever...its all awesome*

>>By lil_shorty452   (Tuesday, 24 Feb 2004 01:06)

Well, some of the other stuff is really great as well. "Thick As A Brick" and "Heavy Horses" and you could go on forever.

I don' know where or why Ian Anderson lost his genius or, if he compromise it. Probably, he compromised it because, if you listen to another album of his 'Divinities', you'll realise that it's there still.

>>By Rajiv   (Saturday, 20 Mar 2004 05:19)

well i don't quite remember from where i've heard it....but so far as i'm aware i liked usually doesn't happen to me....i'm very good at remembering different kinds of music...

>>By HY -   (Monday, 22 Mar 2004 00:18)

Well, HY, you should give Tull another try. Especially their older music. Really good stuff..

>>By Rajiv   (Monday, 29 Mar 2004 06:35)

Buy & play only the first three albums. From Aqualung onwards, they were crap! Ian Anderson got up his own arse!

>>By nonyeb   (Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 20:00)

Ian Anderson got megalomanic with no justification whatsoever, from Aqualung onwards.

>>By nonyeb   (Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 12:29)

Nonyeb... I agree. With the exception if "Heavy Horses" however. Interesting departure that one...

>>By ecosurf   (Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 04:47)

Well, "megalomanic" admittedly is too strong a word maybe if it sounds Hitlerian or anything like that. Let's just say that from Aqualung on, JT seemed to become too largely a one-man show. Clearly Anderson made it worth the band's while to stick around, but he was seeming like a solo artiste with backing musicians handily in tow.

>>By nonyeb   (Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 11:21)

The Tull!! Great band but as ya say Jiffo, Anderson became a tad lost up his rear after a brief amount of time. I think now and then Tull did show touches of their old class on later albums but all in all lost that 'Blues' edge they always had

Also, nice to see you on here eco!!! =o>

>>By Da Blues   (Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 13:04)

I think the fact that Anderson's disowned the early albums, especially the first, says quite a lot.

>>By nonyeb   (Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 16:40)

Check out "Catfish Rising", the last great Tull album. Seen them six times, once unplugged in a barn in Vermont with only 200 other people.

Best Tull Albums? Best to worst
Minstrel in the Gallery
Catfish Rising
Living in the Past
20 year anniversary
Passion Play
Thick as a Brick
Songs from the Wood
Heavy Horse
Stand up
Crest of a Knave
Heavy Horses
Ian Anderson's solo effort Fly by Night?

Too old to rock and Roll

>>By Fun from California   (Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 20:45)

not accept heavy horse position... it was great album too... from my point of wiew thick as a ... is the best but... have seen jt for two times ( in early 80's and 2005. and both were very strong gigs )

>>By pedja   (Monday, 12 Mar 2007 21:07)

Interesting that Fun From CA leaves out 'This Was', the first album. I still like it lots.

>>By nonyeb   (Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 18:20)

Stand Up was the bomb, Benefit also excellent-"Teacher", "Sossity, You're a Woman"!

>>By renaman   (Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 04:42)

I also loved the first three,esp the first with mick abrahms on guitar !

>>By gordiegor   (Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 09:24)

It seemed that Anderson & Abrahams didn't see eye to eye over a few things. Abrahams had a blues edge to his music, & Anderson didn't, but the latter clearly was the more dominant personality in the band & Abrahams had to go, unfortunately. Bands with conflicting personnel can make good music. They just don't stay together too long.

>>By nonyeb   (Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 12:27)

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