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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.23 | 587 ratings

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4 stars Crest of a knave is not my favourite Jethro Tull album, but this album provide something new, where folk prog as Jethro Tull main characteristic combine with rock sound in 80s. Below my impression to this album;

Steel monkey. Opening Crest of A Knave. A monotonous beat, a non typical Jethro Tull sound.

Farm from the freeway. Song begin with beautiful flute song, follow by medium beat of drum then enter Ian's vocal followed by great guitar playing. A typical jethro tull sound appear.

Jumpstart. Accoustic guitar together with Ian's vocal on early song shown how harmonize Ian's vocal and Martin's guitar sound. Hard beat domination occurred in the middle of this song, and ended by speed of guitar.

Said she was a dancer. A ballad and easy listening song. I really like this song. Slow beat, simple guitar riff. Unfortunately no flute sound. If this song decorated with flute sound, believe this ballad song more beatufull and powerfull.

Dogs in the mid of winter, like Steel monkey. You will bore hearing a non typical jethro tull like those songs.

Budapest. Longest song from this album with complex composition and great harmonization. All instrument plays perfectly and players shows how great they are. Power of Crest of A Knave shown on this song.

Mountain Men. Keyboard begin, flute fill in, vocal singing, drum, bass beating and finally closed by magical flute sound. A dynamic song.

The walking edge. Open by light keyboard sound, guitar play slowest and mysterious flute sound appear. A nudge the feeling opening. Another beautifull and power full of ballad song beside Said She Was a Dancer. Raising Steam. Rough guitar rhytm and hard beat of drum dominated this song. Let's headbanging friends.

Conclussion, Crest of A Knave, shows Jetro Tull effort to decorate their main characteristic folk frog with 80s rock sound. Maybe for Grammy Commitee this was great album, so awarded Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, but for me and other Jethro Tull freak, Crest of A Knave was not great album, but they've persistent deserves ****. torro- karawang-indonesia.

torro | 4/5 |


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