just bought JETRO TULL NOTHING IS EASY LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT first time i saw it but i bet it was probably out every where else in the world already but anyway it has a clip from the stones ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS on it where you can see tony iommi playing with a big hat on and his face down i have never seen someone look so uncomfortable on stage in my whole life i dont think he played with them long
I've seen this video- your right, it wasn't very long- basically it was for this prior commited gig. "Uncomfortable" is close to how Tony described his time with them as well.
The performance by Jethro Tull on Rock N' Roll Circus is largely mimed; Ian Anderson is singing and playing live over a taped backing track that the group is miming to.....Glenn Cornick has his hands full "playing" both harmonica and bass guitar!!
After Tony left Tull, there was a lengthy search for a replacement; during a rough patch in Free, Paul Kossoff supposedlyauditoned for the spot that, as we all know, has been filled ever since by Martin Barre.
Tull was a mere stepping stone for Mr. Iommi who was destined to carve out his own place in music history....
Ah but yes.. he took a step back to Earth -and reimerged as the almighty Black Sabbath!
I love the old Tull stuff- grateful for having both bands to listen to!
Wow I've been waiting for this DVD since I saw the ad in Classic Rock Magazine. Finally a classic Tull concert on DVD. I hope it was captured in a decent way. Hopefully there will be released more of Jethro Tull on DVD. There is so much out there in the vaults.
Something off topic but I can recommend everybody the new cd of Joe Lynn Turner "The Usual Suspects". I think it's his best as a solo artist. Be sure to pick this one up.
arjen i like this dvd but it isnt what id call a true concert dvd interview segments of ian anderson are interspersed through out its more of a history of the isle of wight event more than songs but i will say the footage and sound are excellent if you like tull you should still like this dvd ( i only mentioned it because of the tony iommi connection to glenn)
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Something off topic but I can recommend everybody the new cd of Joe Lynn Turner "The Usual Suspects". I think it's his best as a solo artist. Be sure to pick this one up
Definitely. JLT sounded good and I should get it but am in no hurry, while stuff off Slam was kind of boring...But no doubt, have to get Usual as it sounds right on the money.