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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.64 | 2247 ratings

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criticdrummer94
5 stars My favorite Jethro Tull record. It really is a satire but is so smartly presented you wouldn't even tell. Maybe Ian was being serious with the lyrical content but presented it in a ridiculous length even by 1972 standards and the fantastic 12 page newspaper. It obviously gets an A+ in presentation but how does the music hold up. The beginning acoustic guitar intro makes you think your gonna start on a pleasant ride but the quick all band note tells you NO. Then they slowly come back in and start rocking your socks off for a few minutes before they stop for Ian to sing a little. It is a main pattern in the song. They play for a bit, Ian sings a few verses and keeps going like that. It ends just right on side 1 and then side opens up with a great build up to a great drum solo from Barriemore Barlow. I remember this quote from John Bonham about Barlow "the greatest Rock Drummer England ever produced". Then after a while the orchestra comes in which surprised me even though the tympani before hand was a hint. Overall, this album is FANTASTIC and is highly recommended to not just Prog Rock fans or JT fans. If you're a fan of Rock music definitely pick this up. 10 stars but i have to fraction it to 5. Highlights: Thick as a Brick Part 1 and 2
criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |

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