|Thick as a Brick 2 Announced|
2012-02-08 by CynicalComplex | 33 Replies | 2491 Views
Ian Anderson has announced that a sequel to Thick as a Brick entitled Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock? through jethrotull.com. It is slated for release on April 2nd.
A concept album like its predecessor, TaaB 2 follows Gerald Bostock, the fictional child prodigy that supposedly wrote the poem that inspired the original Thick as a Brick, and showcases various different paths that his life could have taken. Symbolically, the main theme is how coincidences and direct interventions can change human lives.
The album is being released as a solo effort rather than under Jethro Tull; Anderson has also stated that most concert stops during the 2012 tour will feature the entirety of both Thick as a Brick albums.
Is this real?
Digging: Jon Hopkins - Immunity
ITLL PROG SO HARD
too bad there's a 90% chance it will suck
My dad will be stoked
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well that was a little unexpected
wow fucking awesome
brandon you fucker learn to prog
bricks really aren't all that thick
Dude aqualung is the shit.
was pumped until i read
The album is being released as a solo effort rather than under Jethro Tull;
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aqualung is prolly better than brick yeah
wait this is just solo? will suck hard
No, dumbass is an accurate name for Neutral.
Nah. You guys were just annoying and I was grumpy today
sonic is always annoying he tries to be kill jr and he fails
hoping this will prog m/
omfg I'm so stoked!!! It's gonna prawg hard P/ I hope drummer Doane Perry and former guitarist Martin Barre are a part of it.
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this is perhaps the most unexpected news ever.
This is badarse. I really hope it doesn't suck.
Holy shit fuckin awesome!
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Ah, forgot to mention a couple other things:
1) At http://www.stcleve.com/, there's another parody newspaper in the style of TaaB1's album cover.
2) There's a small teaser trailer posted on Youtube, as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7jZMCBEsZM
Not quite sure what to think at this point. The few split seconds in the trailer sound nice, but there's some nagging part of me that keeps saying "Way too after-the-fact; gonna suck."
I'll post another story when Anderson starts streaming samples like he promised to do. Unless one of you ladies or gentlemen beat me to the punch, of course.
It sucks that Martin Barre's not gonna be a part of this. Still pretty stoked for it though.
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As TaaB was supposed to be a joke, will this be a joke too? I don't think we need this... Will we find out what happened to his girlfriend too?
wow, i'm shocked. This will rule.
Oh mah gawd yes
I'm really surprised this didn't get onto Sputnik before now - a Danish website announced it a few weeks ago.
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It's their legacy to shit on but I sure wish they'd stop.
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Do people really think this won't be awful?
I mean I love Jethro to no end but c'mon.
I think the best way to look at this is as an Ian Anderson solo project, which is what it is. Hopefully it will rule. I live in hope.