Tag Archives: Jethro Tull

YOUNG AND FRESH

First albums by bands are always interesting, though not necessarily essential. Sometimes the artist is feeling their way, often the vision is a work-in-progress, occasionally it’s “All Change!” after the first effort. The two 1968 debuts we’re looking at in this post cover most of the bases mentioned above. Both are worthy of attention; both […]

TEN FROM 77

1977. Forty years ago. Punk sprouted, prog continued, pop morphed; great albums littered the highways of contemporary music… This is the first post of a possible series, presenting albums worthy of acclaim four decades after release. I’ve excluded albums previously covered at Vinyl Connection. So to read about the following gold-plated favourites, just click on […]

AN IDEAL PRESENT

Christmas trading at Max Rose Electronics was rarely frantic but usually busy. Which was just as well. Like many small businesses, Max relied on a significant spike in December sales to coast through the hot holiday months of January and February. In those years when I was a part-time sales assistant on Friday nights and […]

ART ON YOUR SLEEVE #3 – JETHRO TULL

An occasional series featuring LPs boasting ‘fine art’ on their covers, with commentary on the music and something about the art. #3 JETHRO TULL – Minstrel in the Gallery [1975] THE MUSIC After the patchy but commercially successful Warchild (#2 in the US), Jethro Tull’s eighth album was an energetic and consistently excellent return to form. Combining […]

TURNED OUT NICELY

I remember buying my copy of Jethro Tull’s Stand Up at a Record Fair many years ago. The stall belonged to a guy I knew vaguely from the public radio station I presented on, 3 PBS FM. He was part of the Heavy Metal crew. Their show preceded Late Night Shopping on a Friday evening and […]

YESTERDAY’S PAPERS [COVERART #43]

* “Yesterday’s Papers” by The Rolling Stones [1967] * CoverArt Pair #29 Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick [Chrysalis, 1972]  /  Frances Faye – Caught In The Act, Volume 2 [GNP, 1959] CoverArt Pair #38 Howard Roberts “Guilty!!” [EMI 1967]  /  Elvis Presley “The Memphis Record” [RCA 1987] CoverArt Pair #40 The Rasberries – […]

I GOT THE NEWS [COVERART PAIR #29]

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick [Chrysalis, 1972]  /  Frances Faye – Caught In The Act, Volume 2 [GNP, 1959] * Steely Dan “I Got The News” [Aja, 1977] * Settle back, folks. There are many column inches in this theme