Music Feb 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

Jethro Tull


Back hurting bad, as he bends to pick a dog end, he goes down to the bar to warm his feet.

Also, pretty sure Wind Up is the best song, though "If Jesus saves, then he'd better save himself from the gory glory seekers who use his name in death" may be the greatest line on the album.
#1: It's "goes down to the bog", which was slang for a public toilet, not "bar". I'm just sayin...
@2: Touché.

Point is, Aqualung is a sad lonely harmless homeless man.
Dad rock. Good term.
So, you think a song about some homeless guy hanging out in the park is bad?

In that case, I can only recommend you get Tull's next album "Thick As A Brick", about what life is like in the head of a . . . developmentally disabled . . . person.

That'll open your eyes.
Thick as a Brick would be too musically complex for Anna to understand without saying "The whole thing is only one song pretty much repeated over and over."

Give "Dad Rock" credit for being able to play something in all twelve keys. And make some very pointed socio-political statements for that time that still have relevance today. But I know Anna wants to keep it light and superfical, and not think too much. It has to hit her on a visceral level. Hey, she loved T-Rex...

Ian Anderson did two great reprises of Thick as a Brick shows in Tacoma recently, so I guess there is still a whole another world for her to explore when she grows up.
Methinks p'raps t'would be good to visit songfacts if you didn't live through the early 70's.

I saw it performed several times in the late 70's. Instead of a celebration of depravity, Aqualung was an early call for consciousness of homelessness. As well as a guitar lesson.…
Another zeitgeist with Aqualung was the series of pictures of homeless men taken by Ian Anderson's wife along the Thames.

'72 London was still awash with a lost generation of men who survived the war. When I first visited in '75 there were still quite a few standing bombed out buildings from WWII...not making that part up...the human toll was horrific. No less so in our time, perhaps, but art imitates life, then and now.…
Tull is awesome. Saw the old geezer playing in Boston as recently as 2005 or so and Ian can still do flute solos. I love the Medieval weirdness of Songs From The wood. By the way, who the hell is Anna? More proof why this piece of crap paper sucks a mean one.
Back In 1989 while I was waiting for a buss in Liverpool, England, I met an old women who claimed to be the mother of the flute player from Jethro Tull.
Holy smo! Who knew Tull fans were so uptight???
Keekee you wern't there so you need to STFU! I was. I was there. I remember what that album meant to me and my generation. It spoke to us at a level you are incapable of fathoming. It was a milestone, a touchstone, our Holy Grail and gold standard. So you need to get your ass back to Miley Cyrus and Maclamore or what ever the hell you listen to and S T F U !!!
I saw Tull in 1980. UK opened. It was loud. I can't remember any of it.
Don't know what his name is now, but he is more than a musician. Aqualung was the turning point for him as far as his social awareness. I disagree with what he has become, but that is his business.
Let me see if I get this straight:

-Writing songs about bad people, whose lifestyles and tastes you disagree with, is wrong and not worth one's time to explore in depth.

-Vintage Tull fans are massive whiners. Who gives a shit if some of us "weren't there, maaaaaan"? You weren't at that warehouse with the halfpipe next to the San Diego airport where The Locust (pre-costumes) headlined a seven band, weirdo punk birthday party, but you don't see me holding it against you. Shut the fuck up you tired squares.
"You weren't at that warehouse with the halfpipe next to the San Diego airport where The Locust (pre-costumes) headlined a seven band, weirdo punk birthday party, but you don't see me holding it against you. "

THen why say this?

Can't fight "STFU, i'm authentic" with
"STFU, I'm authentic". All of you stick it in your blow-holes.
Jethro Tull is a 60's blues/jazz act. Saw them at the Eagles. Great show

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