With Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull on tour in 2023, we turn to an archive piece from their Golden Anniversary tour, in which we pointed out that the Voice never much liked the lads from England. Is it time to give the old sod on the park bench a break?
“Last Wednesday, an enormous mob surged out of control, menaced citizens, pushed through police lines onto city hall steps, and blocked traffic on Broadway and the Brooklyn Bridge. But uniformed cops stood by, smiling — for the marauders were fellow cops, thousands of them”
“How did the energetic upstart who single-handedly launched his own youth subculture in the '80s turn into the messed-up sociopath and accused murderer of today? How did the twisted creativity of the original club-kid scene tip over into outright evil?”
“These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from crucifixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says. “We’re performers, have been for two decades. We do the show and we wear the costumes our audience expect us to.”
“Ostensibly about a Gullah family whose younger generation are making plans to leave their ancestral islands for mainland U.S.A. at the crest of the 20th century, 'Daughters of the Dust' is also an interrogation of Black America's cleft soul, split between the quest for modernity and a hunger for the replenishment of roots.”