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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

The first decade of Jethro Tull‘s half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting neatly with the debut This Was  to Heavy Horses   ten years later. Jethro Tull  and its singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian […]

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Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt 1- Ian Anderson

Even though I only attended college for three days ( that’s not a typo, days, not years or even semesters ), I got an education which served me a lifetime from the guy who roomed next to me in the freshman dorm. In those three days he introduced me to Advent speakers, Humble Pie, ZZ […]

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Jethro Tull “Locomotive Breath”- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull’s singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for the band’s big fiftieth anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here’s another of the rare “Dressing Room Tapes” performances in the backstage dressing room before a Zurich Switzerland […]

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Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Spotify 2-Hour Playlist

A tip of Redbeard‘s Santa hat to Spotify this year, as about 85% of the extremely rare Christmas recordings by rockers that I have been obsessively collecting for almost five decades are now available to stream on my custom Spotify playlist!   https://open.spotify.com/user/redbeardinthestudio/playlist/1a9dEDG857v2Jg288XPNye It’s a full two hours of uninterrupted holiday music from the late Greg […]

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Moody Blues- Seventh Sojourn- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

When the subject of rock star excess and decadence is broached, the last band that could possibly come to mind would be Birmingham England’s Moody Blues. After all singer/ lead guitarist Justin Hayward, bass guitarist/ singer John Lodge, keyboardist Mike Pinder, the late flautist/ singer Ray Thomas, and drummer Graeme Edge spent their first seven albums […]

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Yes-Close to the Edge 45th anniversary- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe ,Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

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 ) […]