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The Afterword Podcast

This is GLK London calling the audio companion to

The sound of the waifs and strays of the Word magazine blog (RIP), musing along the byways of popular culture. We blather, you listen — that’s the deal.

Oct 11, 2014

Twang, rec-room, Beany and Steerpike get back to the family and discuss the mighty Jethro Tull. From their origins to the extraordinary "Homo Erraticus" from main man Ian Anderson released earlier this year, the team marvel at the band's evolution, their ever changing line up and ability to pick up influences from the mainstream whilst remaining resolutely apart from it.

From 60s blues act to 70s "biggest band in the world" (Time Magazine) and into the 80s with a synth based album (whilst popping in to beat Metallica for "Best Heavy Metal Album Grammy), shark like, they never stop moving and if they do they tend to start eating themselves.

Was Ian Anderson a "people person"? Why is Jeffrey Hammond Hammond called Jeffrey Hammond Hammond, and the link between the Tull and Benny Hill are all covered. When National Treasure badges are handed out one should certainly be coming the Tull's way, though, as the panel would happily agree, it won't be.