Song of the Day: Jethro Tull – “Hymn 43”

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On this day in 1967, Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick founded the band Jethro Tull in Luton, England. So, naturally we’re going to go with some Jethro Tull for our song of the day. I always really dug this song and its head-nodding beat and cool riffs — definitely one of my favorites from the band, not to mention it has a powerful, prescient lyric or two. The song, which Anderson once called “a blues for Jesus, about the gory, glory seekers who use his name as an excuse for a lot of unsavoury things,” is one of multiple classic tracks off the album Aqualung.

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2 comments on “Song of the Day: Jethro Tull – “Hymn 43”
  1. This album can do no wrong. This song, so many fantastic parts. Plus, I could never turn down a good progressive/ “heavy metal” flute.

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