Stand Up

Released on August 1, 1969 ~ The second album from Jethro Tull.  It’s the debut album for guitarist Martin Barre who joins Tull after Mick Abrahams leaves the group due to creative differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stick with the bluesy stuff — Ian wanted to broaden the sound to include folk rock, classical and chamber. 

Glad we stuck with The Mad Floutist.

Midwest Rock Festival

… the affluent bohemians who paid $5, $6 and $7 per head turned on and tuned in to the ‘heavy’ and ‘message’ sounds.

Pierre-Rene Noth

July 25, 1969 — and a couple weeks before Woodstock and on the closing night of the second-ever Summerfest, a “rival” festival hit State Fair Park in West Allis. A few up-and-comers showed up. (sarcasm mine)

Why Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ Is The Most Monumental Concept Album

Fire up your Bunsen burners and break out those test tubes because we’re about to embark on another rock ‘n’ roll thought experiment. Seth Kaufman, author of “Metaphysical Graffiti: Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Meaning of Life,” joins WPR’s “BETA” to investigate the concept album.

Source: Writer On Why Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ Is The Most Monumental Concept Album | Wisconsin Public Radio