Saturday, 26 March 2011

Jethro Tull - with you there to help me

 Calling Jethro Tull fans everywhere. Any Tull anecdotes, gig reviews etc are welcome here, and for the benefit of those who may not have heard them, here's one of my favourites. It's from their third album, Benefit; With you there to Help Me. It sums up the subtlety and eclectic nature of the band.

It is controlled, it develops as a piece and is the product of an ensemble. Glenn Cornick's bass on this demonstrates they way in which early Tull was more than the sum of its parts, with a bass line that is melodic and mischievous.

nb. This file is available for listening in lossy, mp3 format, and not available to download. Help the artist by purchasing the track.

For a comprehensive and informed article about the band, see Raymond Benson's excellent contribution, below.

1 comment:

Smoking Hot said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh The Tull. Always a refuge in my melancholic times and happy times too!