Some very perceptive comments in this discussion. Thanks!
The sad thing is that many of the great bands of the 70s had a collective brain fart almost simultaneously, and this only magnified the importance of the shortlived punk revolt, and the nearly-as-short new wave fad.
Led Zeppelin released In Through the Out Door (the worst album of the bunch) and John Bonham died (probably of embarrassment), Pink Floyd released the prophetically titled The Final Cut, ELP made Love Beach (with one of the tackiest album covers in rock history), Yes decided to piss off fans with Tormato and Drama, The Rolling Stones and Queen went disco, Genesis started making absurd pop albums, and even Tull alienated many fans with 'A' before going completely off the deep end and releasing the abominable Under Wraps. Let's also not forget the corporate rock scene of the late 70s as well with the conglomerate merger of ForeignerStyxBostonJourneyREO. All this within a space of a few terribly bewildering years.
No subtlety, no viruousity, no poetry. Only an occasional album that strikes my fancy. Bah.
Well, you lit a pretty big candle here Morothoron As a Tull fan I think I share with many others here the "trauma" of 1980!! Your spot on about ALL of the bum albums. Some of them, like Yes and Tull (and Genesis) suffered major personel changes. You forgot Gentle Giant's "Giant for a Day" a true stinker. After 1974, ELP seemed doomed to collapse in on themselves as they just ran out of gas in 76-77. One point about Tull, Stormwatch was a very good album and the resulting show was first rate right up there into the end of 1979.....then pfffft. Big changes. Main point is the critics started knawing on all of these bands in 73 or there abouts and didn't ever let up until each of them probably also under pressure from their labels to get with the changes, (punk was selling and morphing into the new wave) and tried to do something out of their nature .......and failed big time. They were probably pretty tired too. But punk wasn't what brought them down...... it was the record business itself. I'll leave it to this guy to say it. This guy should get his own band Darin
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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
maugioia: is there anyone there
Feb 28, 2020 17:49:37 GMT -5
yellowcab643: I made my way to Hollywood and thought it was very refreshing. The Kaiser Permanente Optometrist there cured my High Blood Pressure. Do I like an unsung westerner - I drove an England truck and had a Texas CDL Styx & Van Halen might have music about me
Mar 3, 2020 21:07:03 GMT -5
willydontmind: I bought a 1967 Eko Ranger 12 and it had an autograph on the back. After looking around at who used this kind of guitar and comparing signatures to everyone that I could think of, I came up with John Evans. What do you guys think? Is this his signature
May 5, 2021 19:37:33 GMT -5