And the long grass blows in the evening cool
And August’s rare delight may be April’s fool
But think not of that, my love
I’m tight against the seam
And I’m growing up to meet you down on velvet green
Jethro Tull is a British rock band formed in Blackpool, England, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the group’s bandleader, founder, primary composer, and only constant member is Ian Anderson, a multi-instrumentalist who mainly plays flute and acoustic guitar, and is also the lead vocalist.
Well! Make your will and testament. Won’t you join your local government.
We’ll have Superman for president let Robin save the day.
I first heard this album, which was also the first song I had ever heard by the band Jethro Tull, in the Milton High School library, Alpharetta, Georgia. Head Librarian, Myrl Hansard, asked student Steve Butler to pick out some albums, from a list she had, that other students would enjoy. This is how Thick As A Brick, the 43-minute single-song album, made its way to 1973 Alpharetta.