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(Contact Music)   Ian Anderson hopes to record more music, sit on park benches, eye little girls with bad intent   (contactmusic.com) divider line 23
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2014-04-27 04:24:35 PM  
Who doesn't like the music of a rock-flautist.
 
2014-04-27 05:54:58 PM  
www.boudnik.org
 
2014-04-27 06:02:20 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Who doesn't like the music of a rock-flautist.


Well, me for one. Dreadful stuff, even worse if you can see his face while he's singing/playing.
 
2014-04-27 06:27:43 PM  
oh subby, lol..... Ian's then-wife wrote the lyrics to the song "Aqualung".

I went to his latest live show, TAAB 1 + 2 (encore: Locomotive Breath) in autumn 2013..
I quite liked the rendition of the 1972 classic (even the other male singer was good, sounded a little like him, and Ian's flute playing is still top notch) but his vocals were sometimes pityful. I know he's like 60 something, but he just can't reach the high notes anymore. it was sad just listening to him struggle to sing them. and he occasionally sounded out of breath. that being said, the whole band was AMAZING. excellent musicians.

Also, TAAB 2 was just plain long and boring. There was maybe 5 minutes out of the whole thing that was actually good/interesting. but at least his current vocals were more suited to it (obviously since it was recorded quite recently), he sang it quite well.
 
2014-04-27 06:32:37 PM  
Every time I hear Tull these lyrics come to mind:

Sitting on Johnny Bench.
Snot is running down Pete Rose.
 
2014-04-27 06:34:31 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Who doesn't like the music of a rock-flautist.


...with snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
 
2014-04-27 06:50:16 PM  
My cool story Bro that goes nowhere:

When I was in college, there was a local band called the Six and Violence that was popular on campus.  They were a goofball folk/punk band close to The Dead Milkmen in genre.

Well, Ian Anderson took a liking to them, and they sent some clips to him, and he did some spoken work and flute work on some of their tracks.  One that stood out was a song called Bursting Bladder.  I tried to find a link, but my google-fu is weak, the closest thing I could find is a preview link at Shazam http://www.shazam.com/discover/track/10383053  track #9
 
2014-04-27 07:52:45 PM  
Oh good, there hasn't been any good metal releases lately.
 
2014-04-27 08:01:09 PM  
His new album "Homo Erraticus" is surprisingly good. If you're a fan of mid-70s Tull, you'll enjoy it.
 
2014-04-27 08:04:50 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: oh subby, lol..... Ian's then-wife wrote the lyrics to the song "Aqualung".

I went to his latest live show, TAAB 1 + 2 (encore: Locomotive Breath) in autumn 2013..
I quite liked the rendition of the 1972 classic (even the other male singer was good, sounded a little like him, and Ian's flute playing is still top notch) but his vocals were sometimes pityful. I know he's like 60 something, but he just can't reach the high notes anymore. it was sad just listening to him struggle to sing them. and he occasionally sounded out of breath. that being said, the whole band was AMAZING. excellent musicians.

Also, TAAB 2 was just plain long and boring. There was maybe 5 minutes out of the whole thing that was actually good/interesting. but at least his current vocals were more suited to it (obviously since it was recorded quite recently), he sang it quite well.


This was my experience as well.
 
2014-04-27 09:01:54 PM  
If you ever cross paths with Ian, point him to the nearest good Indian restaurant and you'll have a pal.

Mandatory: Ian Anderson's Guide to Indian Food wherein you will find wisdom like  "Nothing disrupts a band sound-check like the pervasive after-effects of the Tarka Dhal".
 
2014-04-27 09:07:17 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Every time I hear Tull these lyrics come to mind:

Sitting on Johnny Bench.
Snot is running down Pete Rose.


That's the exclusive WKRP 12" extended Disco Mix
 
2014-04-27 10:47:59 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Every time I hear Tull these lyrics come to mind:

Sitting on Johnny Bench.
Snot is running down Pete Rose.


You must've hated the Reds as a child.
 
2014-04-27 11:11:16 PM  
What happened to the rest of the band?
 
2014-04-27 11:28:53 PM  
Well, Black Sabbath did release an album last year (do they even call them albums anymore?).  Obviously Ian Anderson felt a need to bust out the "Heavy Metal Flute" again.
 
2014-04-27 11:39:28 PM  
I really don't mind if we sit this one... out
 
2014-04-27 11:40:46 PM  
Skating away......
 
2014-04-28 01:17:02 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: oh subby, lol..... Ian's then-wife wrote the lyrics to the song "Aqualung".

I went to his latest live show, TAAB 1 + 2 (encore: Locomotive Breath) in autumn 2013..
I quite liked the rendition of the 1972 classic (even the other male singer was good, sounded a little like him, and Ian's flute playing is still top notch) but his vocals were sometimes pityful. I know he's like 60 something, but he just can't reach the high notes anymore. it was sad just listening to him struggle to sing them. and he occasionally sounded out of breath. that being said, the whole band was AMAZING. excellent musicians.

Also, TAAB 2 was just plain long and boring. There was maybe 5 minutes out of the whole thing that was actually good/interesting. but at least his current vocals were more suited to it (obviously since it was recorded quite recently), he sang it quite well.


I saw this show at the Smith Center in Vegas and agree on all points you make.

/ huge Tull fan
// check out We Used To Know
 
2014-04-28 06:05:42 AM  
I guess you're never too old to rock n roll.
 
2014-04-28 08:09:28 AM  
Anderson's solo album "Secret Language of Birds" is absolutely wonderful.
 
2014-04-28 09:23:21 AM  

I Like Bread: Oh good, there hasn't been any good metal releases lately.


9/10, very good.
 
2014-04-28 02:08:44 PM  
The D and Dsus4 chords groan, struggle to get up out of their arm chairs, and prepare to go into battle with Elizabethan prog-rock fusion once again.

[imokwiththis.jpg]
 
2014-04-28 11:37:10 PM  

Gratch: Anderson's solo album "Secret Language of Birds" is absolutely wonderful.


I'd really lost faith in him after he released that dreadful follow-up to Thick as a Brick, but Secret Language of Birds has renewed my faith in him. I saw him in Hyderabad India in 2008. What a strange show. Not him, the crowd.
 
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