Well, for ne it's pretty much all of it apart from the wilderness years of no new work and endless best of tours. But if I had to define a few years of consistant solid productive and enjoyable Tull that never disappointed me I'd go for '69/'70 through to '80.
Start date because that's when I got into Tull, end date for obvious reasons, the splitting of a band that I grew up with.
I'd have to say my favorite of 1971 thru 75 is. Only because I witnessed first hand each one of those shows and I'd see them again in a hot second. The humor in that line up was not to be down played, I think the fact that it was the old John Even Band plus the mind bending Martin Barre that made them all so comfortable and excited to be there. Made for crazy magic. It spilled over onto anyone that witnessed it.
With that said: the band I wanted to see was gone by the time I made it to a Tull show. Glenn, Clive, Martin, John and Ian were the band I would've loved to have seen. The music of Stand Up and Benefit are a whole nother kettle. So then my second favorite era.
Ok, I think it's almost universal the preference for the era from 68 to 80. From that time, it's hard for me to choose a more specific era. It depends really, sometimes I'm really into the 69 to 71 fase, sometime later I'm deep in the prog era from 72 to 75, nowadays I'm crazy about MITG. And the folk era is also fascinating. Can't choose one really.
Love it all, except like Pat, the wilderness years! But if I had to choose it would have to be 1980 - 87. A, Broadsword, Underwraps and Crest were on my dad's record play quite a lot, especially Broadsword. The 20th anniversary vid came out and I then discovered past classics. The rest is history....well, actually, the future was bright
Post by Gerrald Bostock on Jun 3, 2014 11:35:37 GMT
If I could hop into a Tull Time Machine I would transport to the era from 69 to 75 (79). The 70's Tull were one of biggest bands in that era, easily breaking attendance records in many major cities around the world. It was also the time when Ian and the boys broke out of the underground scene and became "rock n roll" royalty. Having albums like Aqualung, TAAB, A Passion Play, Warchild put Tull on the radio everywhere in states and around the world, which in turn lead to a larger popularity. It also helped that these were rock solid efforts of the band. No one in the business did anything remotely close to Tull. I would also challenge what other band during the 70's put out on such a constant basis album after album that were so solid. Even after the media turned on Ian and folks after the 73 we quit BS, they still managed to reach the zenith of their career. The media had a field day bashing the band in print, but the fans still bought there albums and went to the shows. During the 70's it was very hard to find an empty seat during the time. That is a quick and brief over view of my opinion of the most productive time period for Jethro Tull.
Personally for me, going back to 1969 when they first came to the states, would of been ideal for me to have started my Tull journey. The first live shows I saw was in 1975. I would love to have seen all of the tours that I missed.... Oh to have a Tull Time Machine.
The next best thing is the video that Darin and Tulltapes have worked so hard to bring to us folks. Those snippets they have brought us are fantastic leaving us with the chant "we want more", and I am sure they will!!
Quizz Kid: Well, we tried to spread the love and the word, build bridges, but when you get booted and blocked by twats for no reason it's a bit like the trash taking itself out for collection, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Jul 12, 2017 23:36:42 GMT
Gerrald Bostock: 'well ....to "their" own pressing problems and the hate they must unwind.....Leaves me with "Nothing to Say"
Jul 14, 2017 11:55:58 GMT