Over on Ricochet, someone made a comment about what was the best rock concert recording of all time, and mentioned Stop Making Sense as that recording. I grew up in the time of the Greatest Rock and Roll efflorescence, and I was sort of outside it. I was not a huge follower of any rock group, but I did go to see the Beatles and Dave Clark Five when they came to Seattle. Music video was not a “thing” back in the Dark Ages when I was growing up.
In my adulthood, however, I have become a fan of Jethro Tull, and I mightily regret not following them when they were most active and popular, in the late 70s and 80s. They are actually still around, and Ian Anderson, their leader, gives interviews fairly often. I have always been in awe of his versatility, and virtuosity on multiple instruments, especially his flute (can you name another rock star who plays the flute?).
One day, while fooling around on YouTube, I came across a concert recording of theirs, at Capital Centre in London, in 1977. Tell me if you don’t think this is at least one of the greatest rock concert recordings of all time?