Folk-rockers or hippie-blues artists? Whichever way you look at it, the band Jethro Tull has always ploughed its own furrow. Fronted with by the flute-wielding, flamingo-stance of Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull has weaved its way between hard rock and lyrical folk, with well-earned aplomb.
Living in the Past, Thick as a Brick and Aqualung will give you a fair idea of The Tull’s broad range. Whether they’re tinkering with fragile guitar-lines, chopping out earthy chords or following Anderson’s idiosyncratic flute leads, Jethro Tull is a band unlike any other.
While they might have hit their commercial peak in the 1970s and featured heavily in the Rolling Stones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus, the Tull remain well-respected among fans and critics alike.
A phenomenon in their own right, Jethro Tull leave a long legacy behind them, influencing the likes of Genesis, Blue Oyster Cult and Dire Straits.