I just found this interview on the internet... I really don't understand the fuss... I mean... it's only a spoof Ian....
March 16, 2011
Tull’s shame over Kissing Willie Mainman Anderson blames ZZ Top and Robert Palmer for “gung-ho attitude to women” but argues classic track Budapest makes amends
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Respect issues: Anderson
Jethro Tull mainman Ian Anderson says he regrets the “gung-ho attitude to women” demonstrated in the band’s track Kissing Willie from 1989 album Rock Island. But he believes the classic track Budapest, from their previous record Crest of a Knave, makes amends for the offence.
During an in-depth interview with Classic Rock Revisited in which Anderson discusses one track from every Tull album, he says: “Kissing Willie is not one of my favourite songs.
“It was set out to be a little bit of fun. At the time there was a kind of gung-ho, naughty attitude to women. Don’t blame me – blame ZZ Top because they’re the ones who started it. And Robert Palmer was using dollybirds in his videos. Kissing Willie was in that era.
“We made it almost like a Benny Hill spoof. We did a video with a well-known maker who wanted to do a costume drama. The music and video is not something I’m happy to be reminded of. It’s not something I should be running off to show my three-year-old granddaughter.”
But Anderson finds solace in 1987′s Budapest, regarded as one of Tull’s best moments. “On the face of it, lyrically it’s quite sexist. But it’s actually quite a respectful song.
“It says all kind of erotic things about a young female body – but the whole point is to respect it and not do anything about it. It’s about respect for naive youth in the female form, for the sanctity of growing up, which is not to be trifled with.
“It’s an important song for me and one of my all-time favourites. People think it’s a manipulative piece but when you read the lyrics and follow them to their conclusion, it’s actually quite the opposite.”
It's spine-tingling... but the railway sleepers is also causing a tingling sensation, up through the spine... when the train starts to move, and orange beams divide the darkness...
The double meaning here is in "railway sleepers"-those snoozing on the train and "railway sleepers"-the wooden (or concrete) rectangular items to which the rails are secured (in the US they are referred to as "ties").
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