My problem with Tull's Aqualung

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by shokhead, May 15, 2013.

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  1. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA! Thread Starter

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    Love it and always have but I don't like the part where he sounds like he is singing through a megaphone. It kinda makes it a really good song from what could have been a all time song for me. Is it just me and just my problem?
     
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  2. Baba Oh Really

    Baba Oh Really Certified "Forum Favorite"

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    SNOT RUNNING DOWN HIS NOSE!!
     
  3. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

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    That's my favorite part of the song! :cry: That's ambience!!!
     
  4. Spek

    Spek Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's just you.
     
  5. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

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    Very effective, in my opinion.
    It's you.
    Glen
     
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  6. Scott222C

    Scott222C Loner, Rebel & Family Man

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    You. Sorry.
     
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  7. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

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    It's just your own personal taste...neither right or wrong.
     
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  8. GodShifter

    GodShifter Anhedoniac®

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    Oh, I thought this was going to be about the album, itself. :shh:

    Speaking of which, is it me or does the 25th anniversary reissue (1996) suck in terms of its mastering? It sounds just dreadful and thats coming from a guy that, normally, isn't that picky about the sound of stuff.

    /not an audiophile in other words

    In terms of the song itself, I love it; just heard it too many times.
     
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  9. Spek

    Spek Well-Known Member

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    It is not just you. Do yourself a favor and get the new remix. It's the only in-print edition that's worth listening to IMO. :righton:
     
  10. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA! Thread Starter

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    Got it.
     
  11. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Just you Chief.
     
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  12. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    It doesn't bother me. That being said, I'm not really sure what the point of the "megaphone section" was. So in that regard, I don't think it was necessary and doesn't really do anything to enhance the song (IMHO).
     
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  13. I agree with that one.

    And to shokhead, are you familiar with the quadraphonic version, as heard for example on "M.U. The Best of Jethro Tull"? The "megaphone" section is different; too lazy to check now...
     
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  14. Jayski

    Jayski Forum Resident

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    Sorry, it's all you.
     
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  15. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    That's what we call "production values". Other cool ones were panning stuff back and forth, and making it sound like the tape was slowing down to a complete stop. In other words....awesome.
     
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  16. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA! Thread Starter

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    I*t's only awesome if one likes it.
     
  17. nolazep

    nolazep I drink and I know things

    It doesn't bother me, kinda sounds like an old transistor radio or something. To each his/her own I suppose.
     
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  18. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

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    I like it because of the contrast when they switch back to the normal vocal.
     
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  19. kevintomb

    kevintomb Forum Resident

    love that part.

    I think the term is called "Filtered"
     
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    AQUALUNG...even if I dug deep I cannot find anything wrong with that great song...
     
  21. xdawg

    xdawg Dis Member

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    This - a 1,000 times over! :edthumbs:
     
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, they go hand and hand...
     
  23. Regandron

    Regandron Forum Resident

    Great album, good song...but the snot line is a gross-out, and frankly OP you're right, the microphone effect is a gross-out too.
     
  24. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA! Thread Starter

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    Well it seems we are the only one's on this forum that either think so or are honest.
     
  25. Harold Land

    Harold Land Active Member

    I pick the first option.
     
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