As some of you know, and some of you don't, I'm 21 years old--far seperated from the generation of kids who embraced Tull, and in my experience it's very rare to find someone my age who knows of Tull let alone embrace their music.
Perhaps we can start up a conversation on ways to get the younger people of today interested in Tull, and perhaps discuss a few of the differences between the generations.
One factor of Tull's music that would be especially relevant today is the social commentary. So many of the kids from my generation embrace the same sort of message that was being conveyed through Tull's music (along with a lot of other bands from the 70s/60s) but choose to express it or listen to it through an electronic medium. Back in high school I had introduced a good few of my friends to Tull's music, some were indifferent, some hated it, some absolutely loved it.
The other parallel I see is that a lot of the kids from my generation (this is perhaps including me, but I'm looking from the inside out) don't truly embrace this anti-society sentiment, but rather like the idea of it, and probably won't follow through with the moral behaviors that come along with it. This is similar in my experience to the kids who were teenagers in the 70s. A denial of the stupid values of society, only to eventually become part of it by virtue of the pressure to pay the rent and bills--survival overcomes moral ambitions 9 times out of 10.
This is a part Tull/part non-tull conversation of course--just interested to hear some people's opinions.
I didn't know you were so young. The baby of the board!
Really, the ones I know who like Tull and are your age are also into other older bands, classic rock, etc. so if they like that there's more of a chance they'd be open to Tull and do tend to march to their own beat. Which essentially thrills me when I see that. I guess that's all I can contribute at 1:30 am.
im a young lad myself too (20 years old) and i totally see yer point. Most times when i mention Tull to people of my age they dont know what the hell im blabbering about...... yet again, i dont talk to many people 8,D heh... aaaaanyways, I rarely ever get anyone thrilled over Tulls music either. Even if these people are already digging some classic rock bands hm. I actually got a friend of mine who listens like Muse and lady gaga more excited over some tull songs than these classic rock people... which i find kinda interesting.
Post by Mystery To Me on Mar 23, 2013 7:56:37 GMT -5
Kai, June 8, 2011 I and my girlfriend were the first in line at the Red Rocks show in Denver, Colorado. A group of 7 to 10 people were behind us (ages early to late 20's). We heard one of them make a comment stating " our generation has no bands that can come close to Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin,Yes,Pink Floyd,Genesis,The Who,The Moody Blues .These groups are in a class all by themselves." Mystery To Me
Post by The Mouse Police on Mar 29, 2013 23:27:34 GMT -5
I'm really little too, 19. I've been a huge Tull fan for 3 years now, and must give the credit to my parents for my taste in music. Music just seems to be worth more when it's created out of man-made musical talent and not computers.
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
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