Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they sta…

Written by on August 2, 2018


Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they started recording the record. Tull’s then guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of the debut album “This Was,” while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such as folk rock. Abrahams (who would go on to form Bloodwyn Pig) was replaced by guitarist Martin Barre, who appeared on every Jethro Tull album from this point on.

This record was the first album project on which the band, well mainly Anderson was in full control of the music and lyrics. The result was an eclectic album with various styles appearing in its songs, yet an album which remained somewhat in the blues rock mould, which would be the last such album from Jethro Tull.

Two questions for you about this LP: 1. Do you remember the first time you heard it and what you thought of it and B: Do you have a copy with the “Stand Up” centerfold, as we have pictured?

Happy 49th Birthday to Tull’s LP “Stand Up”!!




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