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JethroTull

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  1. By the way, I see that flute player that always insults me deleted his posts. I can only imagine the words he used against me. He deleted them to save his butt from reprimand. Why he is still here baffles me. I can come on here and discuss music at least without calling people names and insulting them personally. Im sure that is what he did to me, I wouldnt bother to read anything he says.

    Hey Joel, Why are you bad mouthing me?

  2. 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.

  3. Well I have several Floyd bootlegs actually, Electrophile, and I have to say they're even more boring than the studio versions. My favourite ones are from 1967. If you have c.250 boots, why none from 67? Don't you like the early stuff? I hope you're not one of those Syd Haters. He was on such an exponential writing-curve when he was ousted. Cut off in his prime. Apples and Oranges (that video of him refusing to mime - priceless!), Vegetable Man.....pure psychedelia. If only the others had given him a little more time and respect, they could have been such a great SONGS band in the late 60s, instead of just sounding like a bunch of jam-band amateurs banging around in a tool-shed. Look at 'The Madcap Laughs', and compare it to the space junk Floyd were putting out around the same time. Christ, even Hawkwind were more coherent.

    Good call up there on The Dead, luvlz2. What was that all about? Yawn.

    Oh, and can I add Jethro Tull to the list? Sweet jesus, what a joke they were.

    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.

  4. 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

  5. It is not proper to call for someone to be banned in public like Jahfin just did. It goes against board etiquette. If you think someone has done something that out of line then pm the admin with the post number. You are the most confrontational person I have ever seen on here. You think you are always right Liz. I have bent over backwards to be nice to you and even tried to pm you to ask you something, only to find out you have me blocked. Knebby Is a very good poster and person,. But to say you dislike someone publicly is not exactly tactfull either. Ok, I did it in the case of that recent trouble maker that was banned for calling everyone here a sheep and a nimrod. But you need to lighten up a bit. Big Dan, maybe he gets a bit crazy. He must realize if he pushes the envelope too far, he will pay the price. Its too bad we cant just all try and get along. But that isnt happening is it? If we all try, it might actually work.

    So when did you become the voice of reason?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. I really love the song Aqualung, but don't really know any other songs. I heard one on the radio and thought it was pretty good. Anyone who can make a flute rock is good in my book. I've been wanting to get into them, but don't know where to start. Anyone have any suggestions?

    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.

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