Christmas-themed albums are a given at this time of year, but it kinda seems to us that there are a few potentially superior choices lurking amongst the usual pop shlock this year… or at least, potentially more entertaining than Eric Clapton’s Happy Xmas. For instance, there’s the Old 97’s Love the Holidays (ATO Records, Nov.… Continue reading You’s a Ho Ho Ho!
New Day: Martin Barre Is Alive and Well and Loving Living in the Present Ask most people who the leader of Jethro Tull was, and they say, “Why, Mr. Tull, of course!” No, that’s Ian Anderson you’re thinking of. But the mainstay of that group alongside the flutist/singer was ace guitarist Martin Barre. On all… Continue reading Martin Barre
There are only a couple Jethro Tull album you really need, and no, those don’t include Aqualung. One would be Benefit, and the other would be its immediate predecessor, their second LP, 1969’s Stand Up. This is the one where they skewered the heavy blues and jazz of their debut with a burlap sack fulla… Continue reading Old Jethro Tull LP Being Re-Released Again