SQuiShY’s aLbuM of tHE WeeK vOl. 19

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick

Legend has it that this album was conceived as a parody to all the pretentious concept albums of the early 70s just to become one of the best that came from this period. What I always liked about Jethro Tull was the fact how frontman, main composer and leader Ian Anderson was everything but the image of a rock star. He was the weird bearded guy that always looked like he rather lived in the woods than being an international star. Anderson was no Robert Plant, no Roger Daltrey or whoever comes up as 70s poster boy. But hardly anyone cared because he and whoever was in the many incarnations of the band delivered great music that drew from all sorts of influences like blues, jazz, classical, lots of folk and even more rock.