I think Zarkowski has been doing all the design work since the "20 years" box set in 88? On thru TAAB 2. He is a pretty good photographer but his computer illustrations are not my cup. I think John Pasche was doing the eighties stuff, I know he did the Stormwatch album. That is, doing the Art direction and design, higher ing out the illustration and photography to others. I really liked the concept for the "Steel Monkey" 12 inch cover pretty funny and nice design. Darin
Thanks Dan. And Darin, you have to admit that Bogdan captured the look they were going for quite well, yes?
I was thumbing through a book of famous artists the other day and came across some paintings that immediately made me think of SLOB. Of course it turned out to be Rousseau.
Funny, I think Ian kind of indentified with Rousseau. It's why he wouldn't listen to other people's music, and why Tull sounded like no one else. This from Rolling Stone in 1970.
"All that Indian stuff ... everything was a fad, everyone was getting into, "Wow this is like ballet and this is Art."
Art. The one thing I really hated, having studied painting at art school and really came to grips with the essence of what craft is about ... and people were calling that music art. I really didn't want anything to do with it. I sincerely believe in the generalization that there is not very much of what I would call valid artistic creation, you know, anything to do with a higher plane of expression, in any present-day progressive or pop music. In most cases it hasn't even reached the point of being a true craft, which is a stage through which it must go before it can become art.
Look at people like Miro and Picasso, who have studied formal techniques for many years before developing a stylized approach through which they can revert to a primitive level. Then there is the naive approach like Rousseau adopted, which isn't based on formal training but still goes through the level of being a craft. He doesn't understand other people's things maybe, but he certainly understood his own. Now there isn't much of today's music which has that foundation.
Most of it is created by people who've only been playing for a few years, like myself. So when you read in some paper that you've been voted up among the Kirks, Herbie Manns and Charles Lloyds, you mustn't let yourselves believe it. I analyze and consider everything I do very seriously. Even if I construct something by accident I still want to know how I arrived at a particular phrase interval and I figure it out harmonically."
TM: Yes, his guitars in that song are great.
Nov 18, 2015 15:38:25 GMT -5
TM: Going to see Martin this Saturday night.
Dec 14, 2015 13:18:35 GMT -5
Biggles: Sooo jealous! enjoy.
Dec 15, 2015 17:22:44 GMT -5
StanDup: hmm, I could still make the 2nd show on saturday. just kidding dammit.
Dec 19, 2015 0:33:17 GMT -5
TM: Oh man, what an incredible show! I have picks and videos to post.
Dec 21, 2015 15:57:10 GMT -5
StanDup: Right on, can't wait.
Dec 22, 2015 19:42:04 GMT -5
marco58: Just saw Martin and his hot band in Plymouth, MA last Friday night. My second live Tull experience, after Ian in November at Foxwoods in CT. Completely blown away, the man is legendary, can't wait for his 2016 dates!
Dec 22, 2015 20:21:12 GMT -5
TM: Know what you mean Marco - welcome to the board. Everyone in NY was blown away by him as well. It was best show I've seen in many years.
Dec 22, 2015 21:51:02 GMT -5
Biggles: I just read the Bill Kopp Asheville, NC review a few days ago and could tell you guys were in for something special. I love that marco58 referred to it as "My second live Tull experience" welcome to the board marco58!
Dec 22, 2015 23:49:09 GMT -5
StanDup: Martin dates added since the Arizona date was announced. For you lucky fans back east.
Jan 30, 2016 18:42:12 GMT -5
Biggles: Martin please book some dates in California!!!
Jan 30, 2016 21:06:24 GMT -5
bristoltull: Hi....may be of interest to UK-based fans. On the BBC quiz show "Mastermind", I'm on this Friday, in one of the semi-finals, and my specialised subject is.....Jethro Tull. BBC2, 19th February 2016, 8pm. I gave it my best shot. See how many you can answer!
Feb 14, 2016 16:07:46 GMT -5
TM: Very cool. Good luck!
Feb 16, 2016 15:54:45 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: Damn missed it as ive only just joined the forum
Mar 27, 2016 5:52:51 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: anywhere to see it again ? or maybe a list of the questions we can have a go at ?
Mar 27, 2016 5:53:15 GMT -5
teddy: Seems like everyone trying to figure out " Eat Hermione for lunch" just don't get it. A Popular vegetarian line of food is advertised by a woman named Hermione. You can see the advertisement on line. Thus it is not oral sex with a office girl. Munch.
Dec 16, 2016 20:39:34 GMT -5
lclark354: Hello everyone. I recently finished a room addition, and can finally set up surround sound. I've purchased all the Tull sets, except, of course,TAAB. Is there a site where one can purchase & download the 5.1 files? Or, any word on a re-issue?
Jan 17, 2017 1:15:01 GMT -5
Mystery To Me: Going to Red Rocks show with 2 friends. Anyone from the board going to this concert? Would like to meet anyone or everyone. Later
May 18, 2017 16:55:45 GMT -5
Nonfatman: My days of traveling long distances to see "Tull" are over. I just don't have the time anymore. Hope you enjoy it!
May 23, 2017 14:16:12 GMT -5
madjack1959: Hello to everyone from Lexington, Kentucky. Part of what led me here, was mention of Gentle Giant. I've listened to Tull for ages, and then was introduced to GG via Octopus I saw in the record store, and that was my start. I've never seen either "live" :
Jul 19, 2017 19:19:55 GMT -5