Monday, December 22, 2014

Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Vinyl Monday!! Rock Flute + Psychedelics + The difference between religion and God = 1971's finest album Jethro Tull's, Aqualung. 

I wasn't a huge fan of what Progressive Rock became in the 80's, conversely I wasn't into it's earlier distinction of "Experimental" rock in the 60's & 70's either... (READ: Early Genesis) This album speaks volumes of the complexities of classic rock albums of that era. Each song with it's own message, every note emphasized, every lyric deliberate. All of that tied together with progressive and experimental instrumentation. (Shit, they even over dub'd on the Locomotive Breath track!) My God. This album had everything. Skip the title track. It's the sucker bet. Instead listen to Wond'ring Aloud and Hymn 43 to get a different level of appreciation of this epic album. Get an original pressing on Vinyl to have every little bit of meaning out of the recording. The full stereo releases and 40th Anniversary releases do nothing for such genius. You're welcome.

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