Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)

Thick as a Brick is a concept album and song by the British rock band Jethro Tull. This was their first album featuring new drummer Barriemore Barlow. Its lyrics are built around a poem written by a fictitious boy, "Gerald Bostock" a.k.a. "Little Milton" (Ian Anderson himself). The album featured only one song, lasting over 43 minutes. The epic is notable for its numerous time signature and tempo changes (not uncommon to the newly emerging progressive rock subgenre of rock), as well as a large number of themes throughout the piece, resembling a typical classical symphony in this regard, rather than a typical rock song. Released in 1972, Thick as a Brick was Tull's first true prog rock offering, four years after the release of their first album. Not only was the musical structure complex, but many instruments uncommon in rock music were added. Whereas in prior numbers the band were content with guitars, drums, piano, Hammond organ, and Ian Anderson's signature flute, Thick as a Brick additionally included harpsichord, xylophone, violin, lute, trumpet, and a string section. - Wikipedia

Ian Anderson - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Violin, Trumpet
Martin Barre - Electric Guitar, Lute
John Evan - Piano, Organ, Harpsichord
Jeffrey Hammond - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Barriemore Barlow - Drums, Percussion
David Palmer - Brass

1. Thick as a Brick (22:40)
2.Thick as a Brick (Part II) (21:10)


Coisa Feita said...