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Mike Brown
01-19-2007, 02:48 PM
Here we go...

Jonathan Douglas
01-19-2007, 02:54 PM
Tull. I like Renaissance too, songs like "Mother Russia" and "Running Hard" are marvellous numbers, but Tull must win this one.

Mike Brown
01-19-2007, 03:00 PM
Yeah, it's gotta be Tull. They do annoy me at times though.

Don Guarisco
01-19-2007, 03:12 PM
Gotta go for Tull on this one. Renaissance has a lot of lovely material but Tull did more with their folk influences, creating more hybrids and taking them in more interesting directions,

No matter what the Hard-Rockin' Hubers of the world say, Flute Rock Rules 4-Ever!!!

John G.
01-19-2007, 03:14 PM
This one's going to be more lop-sided than even Crimson vs. Gentle Giant. It's gotta be Tull. Renaissance is a good band, but I find the vocals sometimes turn me off (usually when they hit the higher registers).

Michael Greenwood
01-19-2007, 05:08 PM
I don't even know the one band but I will take any opportunity to vote against Jethro Tull.

Gary Banks
01-19-2007, 05:40 PM
Tull in a one legged slam dunk.

Tom K
01-19-2007, 05:54 PM
Tull without question...

Steve P.
01-19-2007, 06:02 PM
Very tough for me but I voted for Tull. Renaissance really fizzled after "A Song for All Seasons". Tull kind of started to wane around the same time, but "Stormwatch", "A" and "Broadsword and the Beast" are unheralded gems.

Horace Cordier
01-19-2007, 06:07 PM
Renaissance are getting killed here. I almost voted for them out of sympathy!

Randy Thomas G
01-19-2007, 10:30 PM
I had a friend who saw Tull perform on Rolling Stone's Rock n' Roll circus who claimed it was really good, after seeing it, I told him he was sadly mistaken and that Tull still sucked. ;)

Flute + Jazz = Eric Dolphy

Flute + Rock = Lame (except Hawkwind)

Mike Brown
01-20-2007, 08:59 AM
Jethro Tull in a landslide. Finals on Monday.

Wayne Schmidt
01-20-2007, 03:12 PM
I loved work by both of them, although I didn't get into Renaissance until a few years ago. They have some really strong work, but Tull has more classic albums overall. Like with Yes, one of my favorite "Tull" albums is Anderson's solo SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS. It's mostly accoustic, but in the best Tull way. Check it out if you liked that side of Tull.

Chad Haden
01-20-2007, 03:18 PM
I had a friend who saw Tull perform on Rolling Stone's Rock n' Roll circus who claimed it was really good, after seeing it, I told him he was sadly mistaken and that Tull still sucked. ;)

Flute + Jazz = Eric Dolphy

Flute + Rock = Lame (except Hawkwind)


Brilliant!

John G.
01-20-2007, 04:24 PM
Chad, your hipster status has been revoked...

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Steve P.
01-20-2007, 06:20 PM
I loved work by both of them, although I didn't get into Renaissance until a few years ago. They have some really strong work, but Tull has more classic albums overall. Like with Yes, one of my favorite "Tull" albums is Anderson's solo SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS. It's mostly accoustic, but in the best Tull way. Check it out if you liked that side of Tull.

I'm glad you mention "Secret Language of Birds". I've had a sealed copy of the CD for a couple of years because I keep forgetting I have it!!! Maybe it's time to dig that one out. The acoustic/folk side of Tull is in many ways, my favorite side.

Wayne Schmidt
01-20-2007, 10:50 PM
Let me know what you think of it, Steve. I think it's Anderson's most underated. RUPI'S DANCE is similiar not nearly as good in my opinion.

Alex E.
01-20-2007, 10:53 PM
Songs From The Wood is one of the greatest albums ever. Just had to say it. :)

Steve P.
01-21-2007, 12:00 AM
Songs From The Wood is one of the greatest albums ever. Just had to say it. :)

It is, but oddly enough, I've always liked "Heavy Horses" even better.