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JethroTull

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  1. ^ Good for you, Kiwi! :gimmefive:

    To "hold it" means to have to go to the bathroom really bad, but having to wait because there's no restroom nearby. What I was asking is if you were strong enough to hold it while driving past water, which, having done it, is rather hard! :P

    Anyway, have I eaten a live insect? Uh, no. :lol:

    HYE eaten dog food(when you were little)? :whistling:

    Yes, when I was little.

    HYE glared at somebody?


  2. I don't think this is an odd topic. The generally well-regarded and successful bands will not appeal to everyone.

    I really don't 'get' The Grateful Dead, never have. I bought 'Live/Dead' just to hear the epic 'Dark Star'. What a let-down that was.

    On the subject of Yes, I used to have all their albums up to Tormato. The only ones I kept are Close to the Edge, Topographic, Relayer and Going For The One. I would say Topo & Relayer are my favourites. I think out of the 'progressive' bands, Yes have aged well and remain perfectly listenable, unlike ELP and Genesis for example.

    That's an interesting first post for a new member of the chat room. Almost like you've been here for years. Why don't you go over to the "Meet and Greet" section and introduce yourself.


  3. The Grateful Dead are really quite a phenomenon. I've heard them referred to as a jug band. Not sure that's quite accurate, but when you take into consideration the type of music they played, the era they played in and the level of popularity they obtained, it's an amazing story. I really enjoy Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Probably boring stuff to a bonafide Dead fan, but there are some great tunes on both of those LP's. Plus there is a quality to Jerry's voice that is just awesome.


  4. You should mind your own business and not worry about issues that dont concern you. This has nothing to do with you.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    And never brought to mind?

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    And auld lang syne!

    For auld lang syne, my dear,

    For auld lang syne.

    We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,

    For auld lang syne.


  5. I'm glad I recently balked on buying a couple of John's solo CDs. I've come to discover that everything is

    being remastered and released in various packages. Go to John's website for information regarding all the

    material being released in October. I'll probably pick up the Signature Box set. $$$

    Also on September 25, the Fab Faux is playing a 70th birthday show dedicated to John's music at Radio City Music Hall.

    Dr. Winston O'boogie


  6. I also "kinda" witnessed death first hand. When I was about 12 years old, a lifeguard at the swim club my family belonged to, was cleaning the drain at the bottom of the pool. His hand got stuck in the drain and he drowned. I remember people being hysterical. I didn't know him.

    My father died in 1983, at the age of 65. I was only 27. Half my life without dad.

    I hope this topic never dies.


  7. Some sad stories here. It's amazing how the death of one person can sometimes throw an entire family into chaos.

    I'm always reading obituaries. It's interesting to see how people die and also how old they were.

    Starting in 1965, when I was 10 years old and continuing for about 10 years, my family lost a lot of people. Two grandmothers, a step grandfather, 2 aunts, 1 uncle. 4 plus, more distant relatives also died.

    A grandfather died in 1928, hence the step grandfather.

    Now my wife's family has been losing a lot of people. Currently our 20 year old niece is battling brain cancer.

    There is a great old song by George Harrison called

    "The Art of Dying"

    There'll come a time when all of us must leave here

    Then nothing Sister Mary can do

    Will keep me here with you

    As nothing in this life that I've been trying

    Could equal or surpass the art of dying

    Do you believe me?

    There'll come a time when all your hopes are fading

    When things that seemed so very plain

    Become an awful pain

    Searching for the truth among the lying

    And answered when you've learned the art of dying

    But you're still with me

    But if you want it

    Then you must find it

    But when you have it

    There'll be no need for it

    There'll come a time when most of us return here

    Brought back by our desire to be

    A perfect entity

    Living through a million years of crying

    Until you've realized the art of dying

    Do you believe me?

    More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/george+harrison/#share


  8. Listen up, Death-Throes, anyone who knows anything about the British music press will tell you that MM was a haven for dodgy prog bands, and a happy home for the likes of Tull. MM was derided in the late 70s for its failure to embrace the New Music, by which I mean punk and new wave. Instead, it continued to focus on lumbering, anachronistic behemoths such as ELP. I will never forget their coverage of the Works tour, whislt they stubbornly refused to move out of their comfort zone and risk getting covered in beer and/or sputum at a Pistols or Clash gig.

    So don't come on like some kind of transatlantic know-it-all, cos you ain't. And stop calling me Rick, you buffoon.

    Interesting how you just joined the chat forum today and instantly struck up a friendship with Silvermentalist. And this is the only topic you are posting in. ROTFLMAO!!


  9. I am not AJ. I am silvermedalist, and the administrators of this forum know who I am and I am here with their permisiion. Are you going to keep the trouble going>? Last chance Jethro. You keep it up with the insults, I am going to have to let someone else handle it. If they think I am go blame so be it. but I am disussing music and dont agree with your opinion that Tull is as big as Zeppelin. I am done talking to you. So get that through your skull!!!!

    You are goiing on my ignore list now.

    ROTFLMAO!!!


  10. But not quite as smart as you think, Jethro Dull. My name's Andy - pleased to meet you.

    I have been listening to rock music since 1970, and I can confirm that Tull were seen by the cognoscenti over here as strictly 2nd Division. Sorry if the truth hurts.

    Rick, maybe you should read some copies of Melody Maker from the early to mid 70's.


  11. In what way? There are many people here that are aware of you and your trouble making ways. Run off now Jethro. Its been fun chatting.

    LOL!! Like I said, each of your posts confirm my suspicions.

    BTW, you're the one who has been banned a dozen times.


  12. No I dont have ADHD and yes Im on pain killers as I had surgery. What does that have to do with you being dead wrong about Tull ever being as big as Led Zeppelin. You are the only fool here that would say that Im quite sure. I am sure your buddy Jahfin can argue for himself. You think you are right but you are as wrong as can be on the Tull issue. What else was your business here other than to start trouble with me? And bringing up my medical problem that was recent. Do you think because I had back surgery I dont know anything. I do have a college degree. So I have to have some common sense based on that alone. You coming up with this ADHD, which is usually cured with ridelin, is enough grounds for me to pm the admin for you causing trouble and insulting me. But I wont do that. I will just leave it unless you persist with the insults. Then I will be forced to bring them in on this. This is a mucical argument. But you and Lizzy have chosen to use personal attacks as usual.

    Thanks for your reply. You confirmed EVERYTHING I wrote.


  13. Who said Tull were as good as Zeppelin? I bet he was a yank. You guys loved Tull, because they were a quintessentially English band. And we all know how badly you guys wish you could be English, haha. But over here, they really weren't that popular, and were NEVER even mentioned in the same breath as Zeppelin. We saw them as a 'Hey nonny-nonny' curiosity, rather than a serious rock band. I have known many, many rock fans over the years. None has been into Tull. But yes, they were Big In America. But that accolade was just a precursor to the pejorative term 'Big In Japan'. Loads of money to be reaped from the undiscerning hordes, in other words.

    Rick, that's BS. I know loads of people who frequent Tull chat boards who are from England, Italy, Germany, Australia, etc. I'm way too smart for your nonsense.


  14. But Led Zeppelin is far bigger than Jethro Tull.

    First, I need to clear something up.

    Do you have a learning disability? You seem to read bits and pieces of posts and don't always get the entire message. It's frustrating to communicate with you. Jahfin is clearly frustrated and others are similarly confused about how you communicate.

    Also, I seem to remember you are on pain killers for a physical disability. Is it possible that the pain killers you take, inhibit your ability to understand and comprehend the written word. Maybe that's also got something to do with why you get banned so often.

    ADD or ADHD maybe?

    Now, I'll address your ridiculous comment.....

    You say Led Zeppelin is far bigger than Jethro Tull. NOT in the time period 1971 through 1975. I WAS there, totally immersed in music from English bands. And for what it's worth, during the 70's, Tull toured far more than Zeppelin and released more new music.

    The passage of time, has been far kinder to Zeppelin's musical legacy than Tull's. Like I say, I was there in the early-mid 70's, so you can't bullshit me (or any of the other intelligent people who post here).


  15. As Swede alluded to in his Billboard Chart of July 74, by the mid 70's the tide was starting to turn for many of the bands who established themselves in the 60's and early 70's. The popularity of punk (76-79) and new wave wasn't kind to the likes of Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP and yes, even The Rolling Stones and our beloved Led Zeppelin. Some of those bands fared better than others. Tull has soldiered on for over 40 years with a dedicated fan base, amidst personnel changes, Anderson's vocal difficulties, etc.

    The fact that Zeppelin stopped after 1980 benefited them in many ways. During the 80's and 90's, Zeppelin popularity probably increased during to younger generations interest in the band and their music. Although Tull has also attracted more young listeners, those numbers of new fans don't compare to Zeppelins I only use this comparison, because between 71 and 75, both Tull and Zeppelin were both huge draws. It was difficult to determine which band was bigger. I was an obsessed Tull fan starting in 71. Zeppelin was also a favorite during that period. That's my 2 cents worth.


  16. My father was also a good friend of Herb Alpert. Mr. Alpert, as I call him, led a famous band. He was also a co-founder of A & M records. My dad talks to him about twice a year now. The running joke between them is how each of them wanted to sign Ted Nugent to a record contract so they could retire early. They still joke about it. Nugent was making so much money for his record company it was sick. The guy didn't have a drug habit to feed, didn't drink, no stage props, etc, etc. You get it. Ted Nugent the most popular, money making machine of the 70's. FACT!!

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