Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 21:51

That's me finished.

Thanks all

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby yomptepi » 09 Mar 2018, 21:51

I am doing my best to defend it. Even put up a couple of nice pics of mr Anderson!!!

Thanks for having me. Its been a blast!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 21:51

yomptepi wrote:
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A slightly stronger album Songs from the Wood methinks








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Agreed.


It's getting slaughtered on the 'trilogy' thread though







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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 21:52

yomptepi wrote:
Thanks for having me. Its been a blast!


Just like the old days dear friend





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby Mike Boom » 09 Mar 2018, 21:53

Thanks all, a great pleasure to listen to the greatest band to walk the planet with such wonderful company !

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Postby John aka Josh » 09 Mar 2018, 21:54

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John aka Josh wrote:NUT soon to be National Education Union as we move to a full merger with ATL.


I was a member of the NUT for 22 years.

Merging with the ATL...?

I still haven't forgiven the NASUWT (as it was then) for splitting from the NUT in 1926...!





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I've been a member for 26 years, school rep for the last 10 (ish) & health & safety officer for my division.

Yes, we're currently running alongside each other & a full merger happen on Jan 1st 2019. It is open to teachers, education support staff & support staff.


Never understood why any woman would join the NASUWT for its refusal to admit them for so long.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 21:54

Mike Boom wrote:Thanks all, a great pleasure to listen to the greatest band to walk the planet with such wonderful company !


Thanks again for your company and wisdom

Our pleasure





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Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 21:57

John aka Josh wrote:Never understood why any woman would join the NASUWT for its refusal to admit them for so long.


Agreed

I then went into local government (a union I can't recall) and then central goverment/Civil service - FDA





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby kath » 09 Mar 2018, 22:00

yomptepi wrote:
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yomptepi wrote:The playing on this album is more than accomplished, it is inspired, and just astonishing. A real epic. What a JOY!!!


A slightly stronger album Songs from the Wood methinks








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Agreed.


i wanna come back to this. (who knows if i will, as i am now thinking about making nachos. shortly after that, i will no doubt be distracted by, oh, maybe tennis and then passing microbes, etc.)

i still give songs from the wood the slightest of edges. just becuz it had such a direct impact on the course of my life. (well, it did.)

both great.

i do love stormwatch too, more than other folk. especially the softer tracks. elegy is my own personal candle in the window. dun ringill, my own personal lyric.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 22:55

kath wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
C wrote:
A slightly stronger album Songs from the Wood methinks








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Agreed.


i wanna come back to this. (who knows if i will, as i am now thinking about making nachos. shortly after that, i will no doubt be distracted by, oh, maybe tennis and then passing microbes, etc.)

i still give songs from the wood the slightest of edges. just becuz it had such a direct impact on the course of my life. (well, it did.)

both great.

i do love stormwatch too, more than other folk. especially the softer tracks. elegy is my own personal candle in the window. dun ringill, my own personal lyric.


The bottom line is that they are three great album from probably the greatest band that ever walked the planet







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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby C » 09 Mar 2018, 23:17

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It makes me laugh when critics take his look and personna so seriously

Does this look a man that takes himself seriously?

Let the music speak






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 10 Mar 2018, 22:10

Belated thanks to all - a wonderful listen with wonderful company. Great to have Yomp & Mike Boom join us!

This listen has made HH rise several places on my Tull album list. But then all of their top 10 is a cluster of 9's and 10's and very hard to differentiate between. An amazing body of work.

Next week's selection coming soon.....
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Postby C » 11 Mar 2018, 19:18

Nancy wrote: But then all of their top 10 is a cluster of 9's and 10's and very hard to differentiate between. An amazing body of work.


Go on Reap - list your 10!




PS - there are probably only 14 contenders - so how about your top 6....?






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - Friday 9th March @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 12 Mar 2018, 03:34

C wrote:
Nancy wrote: But then all of their top 10 is a cluster of 9's and 10's and very hard to differentiate between. An amazing body of work.


Go on Reap - list your 10!




PS - there are probably only 14 contenders - so how about your top 6....?






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I'll have a go at the whole catalog, although this would probably change on at least a weekly basis...

Songs From The Wood
Thick As A Brick
Aqualung
Minstrel In The Gallery
Stand Up
Benefit
Heavy Horses
Stormwatch
Living In The Past
Broadsword
Warchild / Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll (I literally cannot separate these two from each other for whatever reason)
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A Passion Play (I know, I know, I just can't get past this as a substandard effort to duplicate Thick As A Brick)
The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
Roots To Branches
Crest Of A Knave
J-Tull Dot.com
Catfish Rising
Rock Island
Under Wraps (Martin' Barre's favorite Tull album! EGADS!!!!!)
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby Nervous Ned » 12 Mar 2018, 06:59

I always maintain that Heavy Horses is one reason why punk had to happen; Songs about cats, dogs and commuters. The band are in DJ’s on the back cover sipping sweet sherry (probably). How could this possibly appeal to teenagers? My mate had the album at the time and while I didn’t hate it it didn’t fire my imagination.
Fast forward to the early 2000’s and I was picking up the Tull catelogue cheap via the remasters ... I am in my 40’s and the penny finally dropped. IA had written a mature, complex record for listeners of more er senior years!
A commuter myself, Journeyman resonates. A dog lover and Rover makes me smile as I remember hounds past and present. I have no kids, but I can see how No Lullaby would connect with a new parent. Acres Wild celebrates life in a market town but, along with HH itself warns of the encroaching threat of urban life.
And the music!
... am I the only one who thinks ‘Mouse Police’ is utterly sublime? The whole band locked together to produce something really special?
Heavy Horses is always a spring listen for me. Sunny evenings, the smell of grass cuttings, leisurely walks holding hands with Mrs Ned. So I’ll see you in 6/8 weeks time. February-March is more a SFTW OR Warchild time.
... Oh, and I happen to think Stormwatch is even better!

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby C » 12 Mar 2018, 08:55

Nervous Ned wrote:I always maintain that Heavy Horses is one reason why punk had to happen; Songs about cats, dogs and commuters. The band are in DJ’s on the back cover sipping sweet sherry (probably). How could this possibly appeal to teenagers? My mate had the album at the time and while I didn’t hate it it didn’t fire my imagination.
Fast forward to the early 2000’s and I was picking up the Tull catelogue cheap via the remasters ... I am in my 40’s and the penny finally dropped. IA had written a mature, complex record for listeners of more er senior years!
A commuter myself, Journeyman resonates. A dog lover and Rover makes me smile as I remember hounds past and present. I have no kids, but I can see how No Lullaby would connect with a new parent. Acres Wild celebrates life in a market town but, along with HH itself warns of the encroaching threat of urban life.
And the music!
... am I the only one who thinks ‘Mouse Police’ is utterly sublime? The whole band locked together to produce something really special?
Heavy Horses is always a spring listen for me. Sunny evenings, the smell of grass cuttings, leisurely walks holding hands with Mrs Ned. So I’ll see you in 6/8 weeks time. February-March is more a SFTW OR Warchild time.
... Oh, and I happen to think Stormwatch is even better!


Great post Ned

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Mar 2018, 14:01

Thick As A Brick
A Passion Play
Warchild
Minstrel In The Gallery
Songs From The Wood
Heavy Horses
Stormwatch
Benefit
Stand Up
Living In The Past
Aqualung
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby C » 12 Mar 2018, 16:13

Mike Boom wrote:Thick As A Brick
A Passion Play
Warchild
Minstrel In The Gallery
Songs From The Wood
Heavy Horses
Stormwatch
Benefit
Stand Up
Living In The Past
Aqualung
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll


Good to see Brick, Passion and Warchild at the top!

I am surprised that Stand Up and Benefit are so low...

No love for Broadsword....?

And what about Aqualung - is it that poor?






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby C » 12 Mar 2018, 16:19

Thick As A Brick
A Passion Play
Stand Up
Warchild
Benefit
Heavy Horses
Songs From The Wood
Minstrel In The Gallery
Aqualung
Broadsword and the Beast
Stormwatch
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll







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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Jethro Tull - And The Mouse Police Are Still Awake!!!

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Mar 2018, 16:26

C wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Thick As A Brick
A Passion Play
Warchild
Minstrel In The Gallery
Songs From The Wood
Heavy Horses
Stormwatch
Benefit
Stand Up
Living In The Past
Aqualung
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll


Good to see Brick, Passion and Warchild at the top!

I am surprised that Stand Up and Benefit are so low...

No love for Broadsword....?

And what about Aqualung - is it that poor?

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I wouldn't class anything on that list as poor, but Aqualung suffers from over exposure for me, but I dare say I will come back to it at some stage with fresh ears and new love!

I have to have another listen to Broadsword - love the title track but need to re acquaint myself with the rest.

Benefit and Stand Up are of course are fantastic , but at the moment I am enjoying the fuller and more complex songs of the albums that followed, both have a simpler more straightforward sound, which obviously has its own , er... benefits!