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Jethro Tull


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Firstly I must admit that JETHRO TULL are not among my beloved bands.However,I consider ''Thick as a brick'' a very attractive work for all prog fans.The legendary folk rock outfit was formed in Luton,UK by their main man/singer/flutist Ian Anderson.First four albums of the band,''This was'' (1968),''Stand up'' (1969), ''Benefit'' (1970) and ,of course ''Aqualung'' showed a gifted band developing a sound starting from bluesy heavy rock to a more refined version of ther early sound.However,it wasn't until 1972,when the band strongly established themsleves into the progressive rock era with ''Thick as a brick''.It was a concept rock album about a boy writing a poem regarding the trials of growing up and it consisted of just one track of about 44 min. length,split in two parts.Without leaving their heavy/bluesy roots behind,JETHRO TULL created their more sophisticated effort ever with tons of driving flutes,excellent keyboard work (on Hammond and piano),nice guitar riffs,a rhythm section in amazing form and of course the characteristic vocals of Anderson dominating their sound.The album is full of changing tempos,rhythms,moods and atmospheres,not a boring minute in here and ''Thick as a brick'' should certainly be part of any serious rock fan's collection!A nice concept work by a legend of rock music.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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