Post by Koba the Cat on Feb 15, 2012 15:37:58 GMT -5
I was aware of Tull from an early age going back to when Bungle was a U.S. radio hit when I was 5 years old. I remember it on Top 40 AM radio! Then Aqualung was popular among boys in grade school, as well as the A Tour video being in early MTV rotation. My senior year in High school was '86-'87, and around that time I was exploring my own musical tastes (I hated '80's music in favor of '60s and '70's) and bought M.U. on CD in early '87, followed by Crest when it came out. Then Tull came to New Haven in '87, and although not a big fan, as an 18 year old college freshman I thought it would be cool to go and I caught Tull Fever!
before discovering Tull when I was about 15..I listened to Alice Cooper alot, loved the album "killer" with "halo of flies" etc. however the music lyrically was shallow and i knew it. One day whilst no one was watching a kangaroo ran close by...and loudly proclaimed..."you must go in search of more intelligent music"!!..soooo at a party while smoking alot of what we called "thai-stick" a friend put on the album "Thick as a Brick" and after finding out I had never heard of Tull then proceeded to play "Aqualung" and an album that had just been released and that was "WarChild". This was in 1974 and I had just started high school and was in the process of making NEW friends. So soon after I started buying the remaining Tull albums I had not yet heard. I loved them all excepte "This Was" and I still have never much warmed up to that one. The only other Tull album I didn't much care for was "Catfish Rising".
Post by Nursie Dear on Mar 4, 2012 14:16:49 GMT -5
When I was 12 my then 20 year old brother stuck phones on my head and made me listen to TAAB. It HURT my brain but I loved it! 18 months later I found myself buying War Child at the local department store. That's what really hooked me.
At the age of 15 (seems the age many of us discovered Tulll) it was early 1971 and my buddy's very cool older sister was playing Tommy and the James Gang and Aqualung on her amazing stereo system that one could hear all the way down at the beach 4 blocks away. The first song I heard was My God, and a few months later that was Tull's opening piece when I saw them at the Seattle Center Coliseum, my first real rock concert. I remember Ian kicking his stool across the stage and Jeffrey (in oversized sunglasses) and Martin diving out in an explosion of rock guitar.I was completely gobsmacked.
The following year I was even more amazed by the TAAB concert, to this day my favorite concert by any band. I again saw Tull at the Coliseum for A Passion Play, WarChild, Minstrel, Songs from the Wood, I looked forward every year to seeing what Tull would do next.
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