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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.64 | 2247 ratings

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Progdrummer05
5 stars allright i will be honest there were some things that kept me from getting any where near Jethro Tull albums. one was well of course most of their songs is drivin' by flute and for some reason that turned me off. I don't know why it did cause some of my other favorite bands like Genesis, King Crimson, The Tangent and even frickin Ayreon uses some flute in their music so i ditched that excuse. But however the genre from this website kinda miffed me which was Prog Folk. And well i have heard some Folk music but i was this kind of music would really miff me off as well most of the time i don't like Folk Music that much. That all changed when i saw a wikiencyclopedia article on Jethro Tull and looked on other sites saying the only folkish albums were Heavy Horses and Songs from Tull Wood. And about all of them said their most progressive years were from 1970-1976. And i realized that maybe i should give them a chance. So i download some Aqualung songs and little pieces of Thick as a Brick. I'll be honest i was shocked to hear how proggy these guys and once i got conviced i finally got Thick as a Brick and i must say THIS ALBUM IS A MASTERPIECE. OH my gosh i wish i've gotten this album eariler its amazing i couldn't my hears of what i was hearing. 1972 has been a great years for albums like Fragile, Close to the Edge, Metalhead, Foxtrot, Triology, Birds of Fire, and now Thick as a Brick. The music is awesome i love the melodies, the rocking sections, the great hard rock soloing, little pieces of folk (mainly some from flute), some neat classical stuff, and also a little bit of experimentation of music in Pt. 2. But anyway this album is basically a concept album that has these sort of Monty Python lyrics that is all done in one amazing 43 minute song. It never gets boring and i never realized how much talent is in the band. Of course the main leader of the band is Ian Anderson which i've heard about even before i started liking Jethro Tull. I guess i never really knew how much i loved his vocals he has a great voice i just like the way he uses his voice to i dunno make more syllables in words lol that's the best i can describe it. Plus he has great flute playing and just a very great job here. then you have Martin Barre who really pleased me in this album with great hard rock guitar playing which at times reminded me of Jimmy Page which was a plus. Barriemore Barlow dang this guy rocks i can't understand why he hasn't been mention to guys like Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, or even to Neal Peart as he is a great drummer he does incredible fills in this album very nice. Then you have Jeffery Hammond-Hammond i'll never understand how someone with that name doesn't play the keys oh well he does do great with the bass. Then with John Evans kinda dissappointed me there would be no synths but however the organ and piano stuff i really really liked some of the best i've ever heard. This guy could probably go the distance with someone like Tony Banks. so if you want really good old prog get this album it will blow you mind.
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |

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