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25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming: Barriemore Barlow, “Thick As A Brick”

25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 9: Barriemore Barlow, “Thick As A Brick,” from Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull

During Jethro Tull’s halcyon days (1972-78), Barriemore Barlow was the man behind the Tull traps, keeping time with Ian Anderson’s idiosyncratic musical visions. Barlow’s facility for playing hard rock, jazz, folk and orchestral percussion is not hyperbole but truth as evidenced on the album-length “Thick As A Brick.” This is a marathon effort from a largely forgotten talent.

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