In 1971 Jethro Tull released their fourth studio album entitled Aqualung. The band refuses it’s status as a concept album, but it is continued to be label that. The reason it’s been labeled this is because of the continuing theme of religion and God throughout the album. This album was the point in their career where they changed into a popular act with a full fledged tour, and radio single hits.
Progressive rock hasn’t really become anything I am too keen on listening to. “Cheap Day Return” and “Mother Goose” were songs that I found appealing to me, while the rest seemed to reflect more hard rock style of music. I think what does keep me at bay is perhaps the content of the lyrics. Anything that might detract from what has been a positive in my life isn’t something I could take up listening. Jethro Tull is diverse though. One minute you’re listening to a lot of guitar ballads, and the next you feel you are threw into folk music.
Rating 2 of 5.