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JethroTull

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  1. I spoke to my father last night. During the 70's, he was a marketing director for Chrysalis and Capitol records, among others. He is 91 years old, but sharp as a knife. He told me, the biggest, most profitable artist of the 70's was hands-down Ted Nugent. Dad went on to say that Nugent was headlining 50,000-60,000 seat venues when other bands were wasting their time in Madison Square Garden playing to 18,000. Additionally, the Nugent money-making machine operated on very low overhead. Low payroll, etc, etc.
  2. I'm not trying to pick a fight with you or anything, but maybe you don't get certain bands because you're stupid. Maybe the music is too complicated/intricate or the lyrics too obtuse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxpcSKqlies "Velvet Green" Walking on velvet green. Scots pine growing. Isn't it rare to be taking the air, singing. Walking on velvet green. Walking on velvet green. Distant cows lowing. Never a care: with your legs in the air, loving. Walking on velvet green. Won't you have my company, yes, take it in your hands. Go down on velvet green, with a country man. Who's a young girls fancy and an old maid's dream. Tell your mother that you walked all night on velvet green. One dusky half-hour's ride up to the north. There lies your reputation and all that you're worth. Where the scent of wild roses turns the milk to cream. Tell your mother that you walked all night on velvet green. And the long grass blows in the evening cool. And August's rare delight may be April's fool. But think not of that, my love, I'm tight against the seam. And I'm growing up to meet you down on velvet green. Now I may tell you that it's love and not just lust. And if we live the lie, let's lie in trust. On golden daffodils, to catch the silver stream that washes out the wild oat seed on velvet green. We'll dream as lovers under the stars --- of civilizations raging afar. And the ragged dawn breaks on your battle scars. As you walk home cold and alone upon velvet green. Walking on velvet green. Scots pine growing. Isn't it rare to be taking the air, singing. Walking on velvet green. Walking on velvet green. Distant cows lowing. Never a care: with your legs in the air, loving. Walking on velvet green.
  3. Speaking of the song "Bargain". I heard Pete introduce an acoustic version of the song on XM. He went into a little more depth about what the song is about. The "Bargain" so to speak, is finding God. It gave me a new appreciation of the song. I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I had To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad I'd pay any price just to get you I'd work all my life and I will To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever had I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I got To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop I'd pay any price just to win you Surrender my good life for bad To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever had I sit looking 'round I look at my face in the the mirror I know I'm worth nothing without you In life one and one don't make two One and one make one And I'm looking for that free ride to me I'm looking for you I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I got To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop I'd pay any price just to win you Surrender my good life for bad To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever had
  4. So when did you become the voice of reason?
  5. BIGDAN's comment has made me rethink my choice. I'm changing it another 45 minute Jethro Tull masterpiece, "Thick as a Brick". The opening line says it all..."I really don't mind if you sit this one out".
  6. This tour sounds dreadful. First of all, I'm not a fan of any of those guys. Secondly, I wonder if the venues are prepared for a large volume of handicapped seating? I can just imagine the day when the handicapped seating outnumbers the regular seating.
  7. I would play all 45 minutes of the Jethro Tull masterpiece "A Passion Play".
  8. Way back in December 1972, me and some high school buddies went to the Academy of Music on 14th Street in NYC to see headliners Uriah Heep. Second on the bill was Manfred Man. The opening act was Elf. I discovered many years later that Dio was the lead singer for Elf. R.I.P.
  9. Years and years ago, I had a friend in the music business. He took me to a record release party in NYC for the then unheard band named The Smithereens.
  10. I'm going to see the Fab Faux at Radio City in NYC. It's a celebration of John Lennon's 70th birthday. They are playing a set of Beatles related Lennon songs AND a set of solo Lennon. Fab Faux is a excellent Beatles cover band made up of various late night talk show musicians.
  11. My motto is "play the game". You can whine all day about officiating, injuries, dirty play, etc. Play the effing game and show me what you got. That's how I play hockey and I got the false teeth to prove it.
  12. Some of my relatives were tattooed, by the Germans in concentration camps. No thanks.
  13. You have three(3) posts and they all deal with plugging your band. You'd be better off practicing and playing out. That's what the Led Zeppelins of the world did.
  14. Sounds like a gimmick, whose sole purpose is to sell the new music and generate interest in a world tour that will take years. Good riddance.
  15. I own all of.... The Beatles Jethro Tull The Dictators Badfinger I own most of Bruce Springsteen Harry Nilsson
  16. You don't like the band, yet you post links to 7 videos. Nice try, but your band sucks. I watched 20 seconds of one video and bailed out.
  17. Here are ten of my shows that I would like to revisit for either the great musical or historical nature of the event. 1. John Lennon/Yoko Ono plus a cast of others at Madison Square Garden in August 1972 2. George Harrison's only solo US tour in December 1974 at Madison Square Garden 3. My first Springsteen show at the Palladium in NYC, 1976 4. Badfinger at The Joint in the Woods, Parsipanny, NJ, March 1974 5. The Dictators at CBGB in September 1976 6. Paul McCartney and Wings, Madison Square Garden, May 1976 7. I've seen Tull around 35 times, but would like to see either the 1972 Thick as a Brick tour or 1973 A Passion Play show again 8. Any of these punk groups I saw in the 70's, The Dead Boys, The Damned or The Stranglers. 9. Alice Cooper or David Bowie at Madison Square Garden 1973 and 1974 respectively. 10. Deep Purple with Rory Gallagher opening at The Felt Forum in May 1973. oops, I need an 11th. 11. Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden, July 1973.
  18. Firstly, make sure you buy a remastered version of whatever you decide. The entire (substantial) collection has been remastered and they ALL contain bonus tracks. For early Tull, try Stand Up or Benefit. Stand Up is a personal fav from 1969 and still receives considerable play in concert. Songs From The Wood from 1977 may be the greatest folk-rock album EVER. The follow-up Heavy Horses is just as good IMHO. For me Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play are quintessential Tull. Each contains a 45 minute song. If you want to venture into this territory, buy Thick as a Brick first. It's my favorite Tull recording. The remastered version may be difficult to find. Lastly, Aqualung is an obvious good choice, but the remastered version has received some criticisms for its sound.
  19. I'm stoked!! I have two tickets for the induction ceremony.
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