I have An Addiction

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I have An Addiction

Post by 101Walterton » 02 May 2017, 9:54pm

to music documentaries!!
Last night I watched a documentary about Jethro Tull. I knew of them but didn't know much about them. At the end I realised it was 2 hours long!!! There was one song in the whole doco that was vaguely familiar, the rest never heard before or want to hear again but the doco was great.
I am fascinated to hear about how a band's music came to be and the history of bands. Some really bad bands still have great stories to tell.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Heston » 02 May 2017, 10:32pm

I actively dislike the Tull but I LOVE the song "Living in the Past." It makes me want to become a Druid.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by 101Walterton » 02 May 2017, 11:05pm

That's the thing, even if I hate the music I still find the docos fascinating.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by 101Walterton » 02 May 2017, 11:08pm

Heston wrote:
02 May 2017, 10:32pm
I actively dislike the Tull but I LOVE the song "Living in the Past." It makes me want to become a Druid.
Just looked that up on YouTube that was the one song I knew. At least I think I do but it sounds like something else.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by 101Walterton » 02 May 2017, 11:29pm

Apparently a lot of Spinal Tap was based on Jethro Tull.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by gkbill » 02 May 2017, 11:31pm

Hello,

I'm old enough to recall Aqualung and Locomotive Breath being popular in High School. I remember Jethro Tull was responsible for modern farming.

The band was quite pretentious.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by coffeepotman » 03 May 2017, 9:14am

Unfortunately Thick as a Brick brings back some really good/bad memories of a girl I once knew

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by matedog » 03 May 2017, 9:53am

101Walterton wrote:
02 May 2017, 11:05pm
That's the thing, even if I hate the music I still find the docos fascinating.
I similarly enjoyed the Eagles doc.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 May 2017, 10:14am

Jethro Tull won the first Grammy for hard rock/metal, beating out Metallica and ACDC. Them Grammy voters, they know the kids and their crazy music.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Spiff » 03 May 2017, 10:17am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 May 2017, 10:14am
Jethro Tull won the first Grammy for hard rock/metal, beating out Metallica and ACDC. Them Grammy voters, they know the kids and their crazy music.
This.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JennyB » 03 May 2017, 10:32am

Spiff wrote:
03 May 2017, 10:17am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 May 2017, 10:14am
Jethro Tull won the first Grammy for hard rock/metal, beating out Metallica and ACDC. Them Grammy voters, they know the kids and their crazy music.
This.
But wasn't it fun to see Metallica get all apoplectic? not a Tull fan by any means, but it was worth it. :)
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by matedog » 03 May 2017, 12:04pm

Spiff wrote:
03 May 2017, 10:17am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 May 2017, 10:14am
Jethro Tull won the first Grammy for hard rock/metal, beating out Metallica and ACDC. Them Grammy voters, they know the kids and their crazy music.
This.
Probably my favorite Metallica song from that very Grammy ceremony:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by tepista » 03 May 2017, 12:11pm

I like a few JT songs, my dad loved them. Too Old To Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die was always my fave.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by tepista » 03 May 2017, 12:12pm

Speaking of rocdocs, i saw a good one about the Saints, it was on youtube and only an hour.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by coffeepotman » 03 May 2017, 1:33pm

I love the Saints I'll look that one up

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