The 40th anniversary box set of Jethro Tull‘s Songs from the Wood gets the knees up full Monty treatment from Porcupine Tree remixer/ surround sound savant Steven Wilson, a perfect present for any long time Jethro Tull fan (is there any other kind?) on the occasion of bandleader Ian Anderson’s birthday Thursday 8/10. In my […]
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Ian Anderson In the Studio for the 21st century sequel to Jethro Tull’s “Thick As a Brick”.
Jethro Tull’s 1972 epic “Thick As a Brick” is the only album in music history to attain #1 sales on Billboard containing only one song…
With the tile walls and concrete floor of their backstage dressing room providing a natural reverberant ambience, here are the members of Jethro Tull prior their 1989 Zurich Switzerland concert, performing an acoustic medley of Aqualung-era songs ” Cheap Day Return / Mother Goose “. –Redbeard
Ian Anderson‘s house is haunted. Or at least the Jethro Tull leader has good reason to believe that it’s haunted. Sitting in the dining room of the very old but modern-updated “Bucks” home in the English countryside for this interview for the anniversary of 1971’s Aqualung album, we shared in common the fact that we […]
Jethro Tull’s singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for Aqualung‘s big anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on that material. Here’s another of the rare “Dressing Room Tapes” performances in the backstage dressing room before a Zurich Switzerland 1989 concert with guitarist […]
(This is part four of my Ian Anderson interview about the brilliant Thick As a Brick 2 and the forthcoming continuation Homo Erraticus, to be performed on the 22-date UK tour in May, and move on to various concerts in Europe through the Summer, before embarking on the two scheduled US tours in September/October/November.) RedBeard […]
Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]
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Ironic then that this “underground radio” raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City’s massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours – ten times faster than The Beatles …(more)