Friday, September 3, 2010
"Aqualung, my friend..." [must be sung with a squished up face and lower jaw jutted out]
Well, this purchase was indeed all inspired by the silliest of silly movies, "Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (for Ron's inspiration in the movie listen to Side B "My God" which features a disturbingly powerful flute solo with mad trillos). Expectations for this one were pretty low and yet, there was a glimmer of jazz flute that induced hope. Found in an egg crate bin at Gerosa Records in a VV's hometown of Brookfield, CT, this album got dusted off to travel back to DC with us.
Jethro Tull's masterpiece is a rocking, epic, profane mess of bluster, theatre, and hooky jams. More guitar and rhythm section than flute (though the flute is certainly well featured), this record gets the head bobbing in an appreciative "satan is the master" sway. It is truly a rocking album mostly about a hobo.