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    Jethro Tull Scares The Kiddies

    Jethro Tull was on this Supersonic kids show in England in 76, making weird faces, drinking beer, etc.

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    Wow, some of the worst lip-syncing I've ever seen.

    Their "Rock & Roll Circus" performance was either a much-better job of syncing, or actually played live.

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    This wasn't a children's show, though, just a pop music show. I actually saw this at the time, probably in a version edited for American TV, as it included only "Too Old" and not "Living in the Past"--I don't think I've seen that clip before. The only other act I remember was Sailor, doing their hit "A Glass of ChamPIYINE."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Wow, some of the worst lip-syncing I've ever seen.
    Evan's clave playing on Barlow's head is good miming, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Wow, some of the worst lip-syncing I've ever seen.

    Their "Rock & Roll Circus" performance was either a much-better job of syncing, or actually played live.
    The Rock & Roll Circus performance was Ian singing live over a backing track. (So that's not really Tony Iommi playing.) Ian's always been horrendously bad at lip-synching, he knows it and has fun with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Wow, some of the worst lip-syncing I've ever seen.
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    The article I read said it was a children's show. Sorry about that, chief. Missed it by that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    The Rock & Roll Circus performance was Ian singing live over a backing track. (So that's not really Tony Iommi playing.) Ian's always been horrendously bad at lip-synching, he knows it and has fun with it.
    Was the flute live?

    He absolutely NAILS the vocal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Was the flute live?

    He absolutely NAILS the vocal.
    I always heard the flute and vocal were both live. Cornick mimes the harmonica from the backing track, because that is Ian as well of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunshipVoyager1976 View Post
    I always heard the flute and vocal were both live.
    I think the flute solo in the middle isn't the same as on the album, so probably so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    I think the flute solo in the middle isn't the same as on the album, so probably so.
    You sure about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    You sure about that?
    Indeed, he plays pretty much exactly what's on the record, but there are enough tiny differences--little passing notes and articulations that aren't on the record--to indicate that it's played live.
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    Your ears are better than mine.

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    Well, listen to just the first few notes of the song. There's a very clear note at the end of the first phrase that isn't played on the record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Evan's clave playing on Barlow's head is good miming, though
    Good on them for making a little bit of theatre from it. Most bands would just turn up and mime it straight but JT said let's have some fun.

    Ian: OK, we'll have John playing claves on Barrie's head.
    John: Great idea!
    Barrie: Wait, what?
    Ian: Shut up, we'll give you a crash helmet
    Barrie: I'll look silly
    Ian: No you won't

    (cut to shot of Barrie looking silly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Wow, some of the worst lip-syncing I've ever seen.
    My thoughts too. Had never seen the LitP video

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Evan's clave playing on Barlow's head is good miming, though
    But he's late with the wooden blocks (should've discarded the maraccas sooner)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    The Rock & Roll Circus performance was Ian singing live over a backing track. (So that's not really Tony Iommi playing.) Ian's always been horrendously bad at lip-synching, he knows it and has fun with it.
    Yup, he overdoes so bad it on the first two clips. But then again, the whole goofing around on those two Supersonic clips is atrocious.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunshipVoyager1976 View Post
    I always heard the flute and vocal were both live. Cornick mimes the harmonica from the backing track, because that is Ian as well of course...
    yeah, took me a second look at it.

    Is it me, or did Glen changed his right-handed Fender bass neck to a left-handed one? It just looks so odd.

    Did Ian ever lift the right leg in his one-legged stances, though?
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    yeah, took me a second look at it. Is it me, or did Glen changed his right-handed Fender bass neck to a left-handed one? It just looks so odd. Did Ian ever lift the right leg in his one-legged stances, though?
    Yikes, you're correct, his bass neck is upside down. The body looks right, though. Glenn was right handed, wasn't he? (Man, that bass is beat up!)
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    Ian is standing on his right leg, and Tony Iommi is a left-handed guitarist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Is it me, or did Glen changed his right-handed Fender bass neck to a left-handed one? It just looks so odd.
    He did. A lot of players have done this over the years, both on bass and guitar, and some models even come that way new. I can't imagine Cornick is the first to have done this, but I can't think of an image of an artist before this who put a left-handed neck on a right handed instrument.

    According to Cornick: "The reverse neck fender was a 62 Jazz Bass and I hated the neck so I exchanged necks with someone with a Precision except it happened to be a left handed Precision. That was in late 66 I think. In the end the frets were so thrashed that it was almost unplayable. No one at that time did refretting."

    So it's actually a Precision neck on a Jazz body, and it was done apparently out of necessity rather than for the look.

    I've never personally liked the look. It seems odd to me too.

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    I loved Glenn’s bass playing so much! I saw him with JT in 1970 open for The Who. Very innovative.


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    maybe this video might be a bit more scary........


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    Where's this from? Never seen it before. It's quite charming!

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    That was shown during the “Hare” interlude in the 1973 Passion Play concerts. (I remember it WELL!) It was included on the 2007 CD reissue of A Passion Play.
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