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(YouTube)   Happy 66th birthday to Ian Anderson, frontman for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Jethro Tull. From their Grammy winning album Crest of a Knave, here's Budapest   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2013-08-10 08:44:41 AM  
What? I thought Jethro Tull was just one guy.
 
2013-08-10 08:54:04 AM  
I like Jethro Tull alright, but can't watch any live performances of theirs. Anderson just hams it up way too much. Complete shlock.

/sees what you did there, Subby
 
2013-08-10 09:05:28 AM  
Your sperm's in the gutter, your love's in the sink.
 
2013-08-10 09:20:15 AM  
Give me Aqualung any day.
 
2013-08-10 09:21:41 AM  
Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die.
 
2013-08-10 09:23:18 AM  
Heavy metal?  Metallica got jerbed.  JERBED I SAY!!
 
2013-08-10 09:24:14 AM  
Saw IA in March doing the TAAB and TAAB2.  He wisely has turned over most of the vocal parts to a new singer.  Ian's voice has really been shot for a number of years and it's just painful to listen to sometimes.  The band was great but missed Martin Barre, of course.  He seems like an all-around intelligent but down to earth guy.  A rarity for a rock musician.
 
2013-08-10 09:26:38 AM  
Great brewing music for autumn...
 
2013-08-10 09:30:08 AM  
Oh you, subby.

/wags finger
 
2013-08-10 09:42:39 AM  
subby...

timsmanter.tk
 
2013-08-10 09:42:44 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Heavy metal?  Metallica got jerbed.  JERBED I SAY!!


you spelled Bathory wrong.
 
2013-08-10 09:50:57 AM  
Had a couple beers with Tull backstage in Hershey PA back in 96 or 97.  They were all cool as hell.  Intelligent, funny and genuinely curious about the lives of their fans.
 
2013-08-10 10:03:28 AM  

swahnhennessy: I like Jethro Tull alright, but can't watch any live performances of theirs. Anderson just hams it up way too much. Complete shlock.


*ugh* THIS!!

it's that incessant eye-f*cking of every camera that is on him.

it's like on American Idol where the contestants follow the camera with their eyes as the camera rotates around them

THE CAMERA IS ROTATING AROUND YOU TO CAPTURE DIFFERENT ANGLES, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ALWAYS BE LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THE CAMERA!!!
 
2013-08-10 10:21:01 AM  
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2013-08-10 10:26:08 AM  

Close2TheEdge: Saw IA in March doing the TAAB and TAAB2.  He wisely has turned over most of the vocal parts to a new singer.  Ian's voice has really been shot for a number of years and it's just painful to listen to sometimes.  The band was great but missed Martin Barre, of course.  He seems like an all-around intelligent but down to earth guy.  A rarity for a rock musician.


I saw this show too (TAAB/TAAB2, not in March). Loved the guy he had singing some of the parts and the whole theatrical feel of the show. It felt like the closest thing to one of the old Tull shows in the 70s that I never got to see. Definitely in the top 5 I've seen (my first one was 1993 - 25th anniversary tour).

Also agree with you re: IA. I'd add a great sense of humor to that too.
 
2013-08-10 10:32:59 AM  
Who?


Oh ...you mean Andrew Lincolns father in law......
 
2013-08-10 10:36:37 AM  
Saw them for the Rock Island tour. One of the best shows ever for sheer musicianship. The audience, indoors, was Minnesota lame, put a damper in the rock show vibe. Really enjoyed the whole concert and it was quite an extensive presentation of their work.

/ I was too young to die
 
2013-08-10 10:53:57 AM  
"I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band. "

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2013-08-10 10:55:52 AM  

TheLopper: What? I thought Jethro Tull was just one guy.


One of my Plant Phys profs noticed a student wearing a Jethro Tull tee shirt in class and asked me afterward why a student would wear a shirt with the name of the inventor of the seed drill.
 
2013-08-10 10:56:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-10 10:57:53 AM  
They won the heavy metal award the first year it was a category. They figured Jethro Tull should have some recognition because they were a great band with quite a few classic albums.
 
2013-08-10 10:59:20 AM  
They used to have young women re-enact the central scene on stage during this song.  With just enough black light to perfectly luminesce their white panties.  It was magical.
 
2013-08-10 11:04:30 AM  
I love me some Jethro Tull, Grammy wins notwithstanding.
 
2013-08-10 11:10:43 AM  
For those who may be interested here's the full concert that the thread's link is a part of.  Great background music for your Saturday morning's farking...
 
2013-08-10 11:41:34 AM  
Sitting on Johnny Bench
Snot is running down Pete Rose.
 
2013-08-10 11:54:54 AM  

wiseolddude: They won the heavy metal award the first year it was a category. They figured Jethro Tull should have some recognition because they were a great band with quite a few classic albums.


The category was "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental", not "Best Heavy Metal". Crest of a Knave came closer to the hard rock part of the category, not metal. The Grammy's separated the two into separate categories the next year (but they are back into one again as of 2011).


// Love Ian Anderson. He may be hammy but he is still like a shaman leading his people through a religious experience.
 
2013-08-10 12:06:57 PM  
I like Jethro Tull, but they're not any kind of metal.
 
2013-08-10 12:20:17 PM  
He was really something back in the 70's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFV8lTD4ug
 
2013-08-10 12:20:20 PM  
Three types of music give me douche chills:  'doo-wop', Irish folk music, and Jethro Tull.
 
2013-08-10 12:24:06 PM  
Strange to think he sang Aqualung when he was only 23...
Always sounded like some old guy prancing about the forest with a flute, spouting wisdom.
 
2013-08-10 12:26:20 PM  
Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
 
2013-08-10 12:32:31 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Three types of music give me douche chills


Really?  Are you serious?  Dub-step, Pop, and Tampon Rock to choose from and you choose music that actually has redeeming qualities?
 
2013-08-10 12:34:51 PM  
Thank you subby.

That made my morning. What a shame there's no music as good as that being made these days.

/old
//get off lawn, etc.
 
2013-08-10 12:35:46 PM  

jj325: He was really something back in the 70's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFV8lTD4ug



Asshole.
 
2013-08-10 12:40:27 PM  

Carousel Beast: I like Jethro Tull, but they're not any kind of metal.


Nobody said that they were. They won in the Hard Rock/Metal category.
 
2013-08-10 12:49:06 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Your sperm's in the gutter, your love's in the sink.


Unsurprisingly, Ian's ad on Plenty of Fish received no replies.

Props for the flute yoga, however.

prod.whinc.net
 
2013-08-10 01:27:23 PM  
saw Tull in early 70's


still remember parts of it
 
2013-08-10 01:28:55 PM  

catmandu: Carousel Beast: I like Jethro Tull, but they're not any kind of metal.

Nobody said that they were. They won in the Hard Rock/Metal category.


Other than subby, of course.
 
2013-08-10 02:03:21 PM  
I think the following year after the Tull win, Metallica actually did win the award, and Lars steps up to the mic and said something like "We'd like to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year".
 
2013-08-10 02:18:53 PM  
Has ANY bassist ever figured out how to duplicate that insane bass solo towards the end of Bouree?
 
gad
2013-08-10 02:24:00 PM  

Taxee: I think the following year after the Tull win, Metallica actually did win the award, and Lars steps up to the mic and said something like "We'd like to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year".


I do remember that and the general nastiness by Metallica about Jethro Tull generally. Which made me into a life long hater of Metallica and that would have been the last Metallica music I ever bought.  It doesn't matter if you're right about something, if you act like an a-hole then you'll be remembered for being one.
 
2013-08-10 02:29:59 PM  

craigdamage: Has ANY bassist ever figured out how to duplicate that insane bass solo towards the end of Bouree?


Really?
 
2013-08-10 03:26:56 PM  

gad: Taxee: I think the following year after the Tull win, Metallica actually did win the award, and Lars steps up to the mic and said something like "We'd like to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year".

I do remember that and the general nastiness by Metallica about Jethro Tull generally. Which made me into a life long hater of Metallica and that would have been the last Metallica music I ever bought.  It doesn't matter if you're right about something, if you act like an a-hole then you'll be remembered for being one.


Meh, I was both a Tull and Metallica fan while I was growing up.  I still listen to both regularly, but I haven't bought a Metallica CD since Jason left the band.

/Lars is an Ultra Douche, though, no doubt about that
 
2013-08-10 03:58:08 PM  

mooseyfate: Meh, I was both a Tull and Metallica fan while I was growing up.  I still listen to both regularly, but I haven't bought a Metallica CD since Jason left the band.

/Lars is an Ultra Douche, though, no doubt about that


I'm in the same boat as you.  The Lars schtick was fun when I was in middle school.  After 10 years, plus the Napster thing and just pretty much everything post Jason, I'm done with them.  I'll still listen to most everything pre-Load on a regular basis, but I'm done with them otherwise.

As for Tull, I first heard this song back in college, because my roommate was a big fan of theirs.  Loved it ever since.
 
2013-08-10 07:18:52 PM  
There are only a couple hard rock songs on Crest of A Knave..."Steel Monkey", I suppose, and "Raising Steam". It's a pretty middle of the road album. I always thought it amusing that the next Tull record, "Rock Island", sounded like they were going for their 2nd hard rock Grammy - that album is way more uptempo and guitar-orientated than Crest of A Knave.
"Nothing's Shocking" by Jane's Addiction was also up for a Grammy that year. I don't mind Metallica but thought "Justice" was the beginning of the end, I thought that when it came out. It would be even more of an injustice against Metallica if they lost with "Ride The Lightning" or something.
That said that was probably the last possible time Tull could have gotten any sort of industry recognition, so I'm glad they got it. But "Nothing's Shocking" was the best album in that category that year.
 
2013-08-10 08:25:50 PM  

Bung_Howdy: saw Tull in early 70's

still remember parts of it


Saw them on the Passion Play tour. I have fairly clear vague recollections of some parts.

/they were awesome
 
2013-08-10 10:39:10 PM  
Saw them many times. The Aqua Lung tour was the best. They played Bouree and I can still see/hear it in my head.
 
2013-08-11 01:31:56 AM  
Saw Tull 3 times in concert. The Stormwatch tour was the best, but they were fantastic every time. Well, OK. the Chastain Park concert sucked because a) they had just enacted a new noise ordnance because of all the whiney ass yuppies int he area so it was hard to hear then in the ceap seats in the grass and b) it rained like a cow pissing on a flat rock. But neither of those was Tull's fault.

Best band I ever saw in concernt, hands down.
 
2013-08-11 02:16:08 AM  
I'm thick as a brick so I'm really getting a kick out of these...
 
2013-08-11 07:38:47 AM  
Doctor No was the best James Bond movie of all time!
 
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