Quick Update

Just a quick update everyone:

According to the folks over at The Jethro Tull Board, Ian Anderson has stated in a recent interview with A New Day Magazine that he has begun writing songs for yet another sequel to Thick as a Brick, which makes this Thick as a Brick 3!

Him and his current band plan to start recording November of this year, and the album is due to come out early 2014–but who knows, delays seem to plague these sort of things.

Better content to come 😉


Motor Tull

Very sorry for the extreme lack of posts here at the blog. I have moved to a new town recently, and am still settling in.

As most of you know Ian Anderson is an off-road motorcycling enthusiast, here are a few pictures of him in his element.

I will provide more substantial posts in the future, until then–browse the archives!! Lots of good stuff there 😉

A Metal State of Mind

conanI consider myself a decently sized Jethro Tull fan.  Beyond the copious amounts of flute in their music, everything else surrounding the band is more oft than not, sublime.  Catchy, progressive, engaging, yadda yadda yadda.  And beyond their blockbuster records like Thick as a Brick and Aqualung, they have a ton of other albums that never received the spotlight like their earlier albums.  One era of the band that many people slam was when they took a journey down a more synthesizer heavy route adding many electronic elements to their music.  Personally, I think that the concept of adding non-folk instruments to a band heavily rooted in folk music rubbed many in the wrong way and the handful of albums released on this path never got the attention they deserved.  One of those albums released during that period quickly found its way to becoming a personal favorite Tull album for…

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Brains Splattered on the Keyboard

One hardly ever hears Jethro Tull anymore, or even hears them talked about. But the band was one of the best to come out of the British “art rock” movement of the 1970s, right up there with Genesis. And listening again shows that the music hasn’t lost a sixteenth-note of power, elegance, and grace.

The art-rock tag isn’t exactly fair. Tull was, like many of the best bands, not very classifiable. Built on a bluesy broth, its  musical stew thickened and took on layers of flavor year by year. Founder Ian Anderson had a fascination for medieval tunes and rhythms, but never overplayed them. He also never ignored virtuosity, fronting with rock’s best-known flute but also slinging a very well-played acoustic guitar. Martin Barre, the grit-chord guitarist with the edgy sound on lead, looked at various times like a mentally tilted character from Monty Python, but raised roof after…

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Jethro Tull Comic Art


Ian Anderson and David Palmer 1977 TV Show photos Part 2

My computer has agreed to work (mostly) for now, so let’s have another round of some rare Ian Anderson and David Palmer photos. You can find the first part by clicking here. Enjoy!


Click on the images to see them larger.

Until next time.

Martin Barre: Unwrapped!




Pictures are from Jethro Tull’s 1984 “Under Wraps” tour.