Aqualung — Jethro Tull

It was my turn this week to pick the album, after changing my mind a couple of time, landed on Aqualung.

Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Aqualung - Jethro Tull

The album was released in 1971 and was popular when I was in high school. It was rock but with a different sound to it. Tom think you will find a pro-God antichurch slant to some of the songs.

You’ll find the lyrics at

  • Terance

    Ahhhh the seventies! My very first concert was Jerthro Tull at the Pitt…..I really liked them back then.

  • veggirl

    Dad, I wanted to like this, I really did. The name is so cool- Aqualung! But the CD reminded me of the rock-operas we were talking about. Every song reminded me too much of the last one as if the CD were one big song. I wanted there to be distinct melodies or a change of tempo once in a while. It did have a really cool 70’s feel but I just couldn’t get into it! I tried, sorry I feel bad like I should have liked it because you are only picking the classics….

  • Mr Arn

    Like “Nine Inch Nails”, “Jerthro Tull” was really one man’s vision-Ian Anderson. Yes several of the songs seem to work together—Aqualung and Cross-Eyed Mary — My God and Hymn 43.

    Guess Tom’s pick moved me to this group, while the albums don’t cover the same topics, they somehow seemed alike to me.

    And you spin in the slipstream —
    timeless —  unreasoning —
    paddle right out of the mess.
    This only works if you still have a paddle.

    07/10 It’s a Classic–one everyone should hear at least once—even if it’s not their style.