Do You Own Jethro Tull - Aqualung?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richland123, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Yes, I own Jethro Tull Aqualung

    81 vote(s)
  2. No, I do not own Jethro Tull Aqualung

    30 vote(s)
  3. Carrots grown by British agriculturalist Jethro Tull

    3 vote(s)
  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    With Elgecko's backing, I am posting this one.

    Do You Own Jethro Tull - Aqualung?

    I have Aqualung on vinyl record, CD, and many of the songs on an anthology CD as well.

    Since the band was named after famous real life British agriculturalist and innovator Jethro Tull, carrots do apply as a selection.

    When I was in 10th grade, one of my classmates was raving about this band called Jethro Tull and their new album, Aqualung. I never heard of them; but, I went downtown that weekend and bought the vinyl album. I was too anxious to wait to go home to play it and I went directly to the library that had several turntables with headphones. I ripped the plastic off the album and put it on the record player and placed the big headphones over my ears and turned up the volume and pressed play. As soon as the song Aqualung came on, I was transfixed and shouted very loudly in the library to my friend, "This is great!". Not realizing that I could not hear myself speak with the headphones on but everybody else in the library could hear me yell, the librarian, and my friend, promptly told me to BE QUIET! I finished listening to the entire album that day and many more times afterward to make it one of my top 10 favorites of all time. My friend, who was also my guitarist at the time, loved it too and we learned Locomotive Breath and started playing it long before it was hit single.
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  2. k31bassman


    Feb 4, 2010
  3. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have quite a few Tull albums.

    Thick as a Brick
    Busting Out
    This Was
    Stand Up
    War Child
    Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die
    Songs from the Wood
    Heavy Horses
    Broadsword and the Beast
    Crest of a Knave

    I also have their entire discography in digital form.
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    No. Never been a fan of anything they have done.
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  6. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I have it in mp3 format. It plays like a greatest hits album there are so many good songs on it. Most of all, it contains the rockingest flute there is to hear!
  8. tommy gilstrap

    tommy gilstrap Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2004
    Orange Park, Fl.
    Last Tull album I bought. Didn't care for Thick as a Brick or Passion Play.
  9. brydo


    Sep 9, 2010
    I hadn't heard much of Tull's material until I joined a long-running Tull tribute project a few years ago. After transcribing and performing a number of albums, I really began to appreciate the quality of their music. We've had a good relationship with Ian Anderson, Dave Pegg, Barriemore Barlow and others over the years. Their music might not be for everyone, but I've certainly enjoyed playing it and have become a much better player as a result of my experience with their work.
  10. Melonthief


    Jan 25, 2013
    Barrymore Barlow played drums on Yngwie Malmseen's first record.
  11. OldDog52


    Jan 1, 2011
    Yes. Vinyl. I might have a CD somewhere too.
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Yes, I own it. I like 70s Jethro Tull. Not really into any thing past late 70s by them.
  13. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    As a teenager in the late 80s, I used to have my clock radio set to the rock station. Every once in a while they'd deviate from their usual playlist and throw something else on. And one morning I woke up to this strange, Sabbathy riff, and these disturbing lyrics about a guy "eyeing little girls with bad intent", and I had to have it.
  14. brilliant piece of work in it's time.
  15. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    No but I have a funny story about Aqualung.
    A guy I used to work with thought the line in the song that says "eyeing little girls with bad intent" was "eyeing little girls in satin pants".
  16. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I even have a copy on 8 track
  17. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Anybody had it on reel to reel?
  18. I have it on cassette and CD.
  19. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Yes, I saw that tour too, great stuff!
  20. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Well, okay....really don't mind if you sit this one out.

    Cross Eyed Mary - best track on the whole album!

  21. Dudaronamous

    Dudaronamous Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Bothell, WA
    Bought it on vinyl in 1970 or 71. Wore that record out! Had it playing in the car on the iPod today.