“And the love that I feel is so far away. I’m a bad dream that I just had today. And you shake your head and say, it’s a shame.”
Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick album was released in 1972. Sixteen years old, I bought it on vinyl and wore it out playing it. Listening to this concept album last night – concept albums were big in those years – it reminds me of some of the era’s Yes and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer music — or they remind me of Jethro Tull. Like most art, it’s a continuum of exploration and imagining, building on what’s heard and done.
“But your wise men don’t know how it feels, to be thick as a brick.”