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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.

Nov 6, 2015

Twang discusses the imminent re-release of the "Too old to rock 'n' roll: too young to die!" album with Jethro Tull supremo Ian Anderson.

Ian is as complete of answer as ever and at one point your correspondent actually gets a word in edgewise, daring to disagree with the great man about something.

In part 2, deadbeats and old greasers Twang, Rec Room, Steerpike and Beany convene to share their views on the interview and an album which many Tull fans consider to be something of a curate's egg, whilst agreeing that a 1976 concept album on the transitory and cyclical nature of fashion in a world of cynical media exploitation was uncannily prescient.

While it is no Tull fan's favourite album, the panel agree there is much to enjoy and rediscover on this curio by the band who changed direction and mood with every release, always sounding like themselves and never like anyone else