An itch you can't scratch
Michael M. Naughton | baltimore, md United States | 01/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"in high school one of my friends said you have to hear this album by some guy named jethro tull. very off the wall, but something you could listen to. then i got into the lyrics. and found out the truth about that guy jethro. ian anderson had his mojo going. quirky in some places, downright indignant in others, the album was absolutely great for someone in high school in those days. moving forward a few years. mungle in the jungle is out (not a fav of mine). i tried to get tickets to see led zepplin and the guy at the ticket counter laughed at me. who else was touring? jethro tull. aqualung. let me have two tickets. the day of the concert i was fighting a field fire for over eight hours (volunteered in my youth) and was exhausted, but was able to make the show. all i wanted to hear was "locomotive breath" and i would have considered it a worthwhile venture. the band played the entire "aqualung" album. i was blown away. it was great. i couldn't have asked for any more. to this day, that concert (and album) is one of my favorites. here is my kicker. the album came out in 1972. the concert was in, what, 1975-76? and i still love it. hell, i insist i sing lead on rock band when locomotive breath is playing. yeah, i'm 54 years old. sue me."