Thick as a Brick 2 Announced
2012-02-08 by CynicalComplex | 33 Comments

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.

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GeoffJesterPemberton
February 8th 2012

209 Comments


what

taylormemer
February 8th 2012

4916 Comments


Is this real?

foxblood
February 8th 2012

6797 Comments


whoooaaa

NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012

8742 Comments


ITLL PROG SO HARD

Maniac!
February 8th 2012

26250 Comments


awesome news


too bad there's a 90% chance it will suck

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2012

49955 Comments


My dad will be stoked

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urethra
February 8th 2012

14 Comments


well that was a little unexpected

Ovrot
February 8th 2012

10488 Comments


gonna rule

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fsharptrit0ne
February 8th 2012

4814 Comments


wow fucking awesome

where's jethro

NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012

8742 Comments


brandon you fucker learn to prog

Satellite
February 8th 2012

20723 Comments


bricks really aren't all that thick

Maniac!
February 8th 2012

26250 Comments


Dude aqualung is the shit.

AnotherBrick
February 8th 2012

9770 Comments


was pumped until i read
The album is being released as a solo effort rather than under Jethro Tull;

Ire
February 8th 2012

41753 Comments


....wHAAAT?

NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012

8742 Comments


aqualung is prolly better than brick yeah

wait this is just solo? will suck hard

Maniac!
February 8th 2012

26250 Comments


No, dumbass is an accurate name for Neutral.

Maniac!
February 8th 2012

26250 Comments


Nah. You guys were just annoying and I was grumpy today

NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012

8742 Comments


sonic is always annoying he tries to be kill jr and he fails

hoping this will prog m/

Jethro42
February 8th 2012

12390 Comments


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.

Mchailas
February 8th 2012

56 Comments


this is perhaps the most unexpected news ever.

Awesomesauce
February 9th 2012

1084 Comments


This is badarse. I really hope it doesn't suck.

LegendofPittman
February 9th 2012

2943 Comments


Whoa!

MO
February 9th 2012

18441 Comments


Holy shit fuckin awesome!

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CynicalComplex
February 9th 2012

54 Comments


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.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2012

20268 Comments


It sucks that Martin Barre's not gonna be a part of this. Still pretty stoked for it though.

13themount
February 9th 2012

173 Comments


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?

Motiv3
February 9th 2012

8921 Comments


wow, i'm shocked. This will rule.

Parallels
February 9th 2012

6641 Comments


Oh mah gawd yes

NightProwler
February 9th 2012

6337 Comments


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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KILL
February 9th 2012

71147 Comments


crazy

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omnipanzer
February 9th 2012

21442 Comments


It's their legacy to shit on but I sure wish they'd stop.

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gabethepiratesquid
February 9th 2012

4521 Comments


Do people really think this won't be awful?

I mean I love Jethro to no end but c'mon.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2012

20268 Comments


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.



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