Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Everyone needs a liittle Jethro Tull in their Life
I was recently having a clutter clear and I gave some cassette tapes to a friend who had been bemoaning the lack of music to play in her car. One thing that struck me as odd when I perused my old tapes was the lack of thought that had gone into matching albums up (or was it deliberate) - bearing in mind some of these cassettes are 20 odd years old. I suspect that the reason was merely random availability of albums to tape. If I was making tapes now though i think I might put a little more effort to matching up the a and b sides to better complement one another.
A good example of my discordant mismatching is Terence Trent D'arby. I knew my friend was a great Terence fan - but she is now cursing me - for what did I put on the other side? Why Jethro Tull of course! I do feel sorry for her I really do, but there is also a naughty part of me that can't help secretly hoping that she will grow to like Jethro Tull. After all doesn't everyone need a little Jethro Tull in their life? Mind you whether it will grow on her will very much depend on which album it is (I can't remember!). If it is "Aqualung" she may be a lost cause as this is not really a good first album for the Jethro Tull virgin - you need to be introduced a little more gently before you hit the heavy themes and rock of Aqualung. "Heavy Horses" on the other hand, is much gentler on the ear and brain, although it may be a little too folksy for some tastes - although not as folksy as "Songs From the Wood".