Jethro Tull's influence on metal

Discussion in 'Heavy Metal' started by Shaw-Min, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Shaw-Min

    Shaw-Min Member

    Anyone else agree that JT's influence is completely underrated?

    Listen to "Aqualung" and tell me I'm wrong.
  2. hahahah.

    Wait dont tell me your serious?
  3. Absolutely a huge influence, alongside King Crimson, Yes and Camel.

    Tony Iommi did a stint in Jethro Tull and it reformed his work ethic.
  4. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Yeah, like Conservationist said, Iommi played in Jethro Tull for a while, and I would say that made quite a big difference in the music that he produced afterwards.
  5. metalguru77

    metalguru77 Member

    Jethro Tull is huge influence especially with Iron Maiden, Steve Harris is a huge Jethro Tull fan, also Porcupine Tree, Tool, and any band that is ambitious and does not care to cater to Hot Topic store bought rebellion mall rats owes something to this band.
  6. Shaw-Min

    Shaw-Min Member

    Hell yeah, I'm serious. Like I said, listen to "Aqualung".
  7. Listen to Stand Up and Benefit
  8. ghost of rat

    ghost of rat Senior Member

    Stand up is probably my favourite JT album.
    I can certainly see a connection between heavy metal music, and the style of music JT play- however I dont think JT had much of a direct influece on the metal genre.

    You should check out Van der Graff Generator's album "Pawn heats (1971)"
    - althoug there is very little guitar, there are lots of heavy keyboard riffs, very progressive, agressive and chaotic music with dramatic vocals. Im sure if they made the "Pawn Hearts" album today, it would be a symphonic prog-metal album.
  9. metalguru77

    metalguru77 Member

    excellent point regarding Van Der Graff, if you had a little less keyboard, added more guitar they most definitley could easily have been considered an early prog metal band.
  10. hey Shaw-Min

    thanks for getting me to listen to the Tull songs ... been awhile

    and I like your user name ... didn't get it till i typed it


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