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Number 274

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (Chrysalis - ILPS 9145)

Jethro Tull should really be one of my all-time favourite bands. They seem to have been there from the beginning. During the early 1970s they ticked all the right boxes; a folk sounding band without actually being a folk band, a rock band whose riffs were immediately recognisable, a blues band with plenty of attitude and less importantly, a band whose lead singer would scare the living daylights out of your granny. The music press at the time ran annual polls with Ian Anderson frequently topping the 'Miscellaneous Instrument' category, whilst Clapton, Bruce, Baker and Emerson swept all the other main categories. Even today, whenever the name Jethro Tull is mentioned, the six note opening riff of the title song, immediately springs to mind.