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Martin Barre's guitar tone (listening to the Benefit album)

Ilduce

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Most definitely! And his playing is anything but shabby!
 

ROKY

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7,225
Another solid vote for Martin, here . Loved his playing from the first time I heard Jethro Tull back in HS .
 

soapbarp90

Gold Supporting Member
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Whenever I'm asked who's your favorite guitarist my answer is always Martin Barre - usually followed by a puzzled look from the person asking!
Benefit is certainly one of my all time favorites.
 

playthecray

Silver Supporting Member
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4,151
Benefit is a great album, it may be my favorite from Tull. I really like the Bursting Out Live album as well. I get close to his tone with a LP and an Astrotone.
 

billyguitar

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"The Fat and Bulbous Martin Lancelot Barre" To qoute Ian Anderson. I don't know if he said that at one of the concerts I saw or I read in print somewhere. I hope you all have heard their first album This Was. Fantastic guitar on it but not by Mr. Barre.
 

friend33

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Always seems to fly a bit under the radar, not sure why. I saw them back in the early '70s and he was stunningly good. And neither fat nor bulbous at the time...
 

ibis

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Saw him recently in a small local club. His tone was as good as I've heard.
 

riffmeister

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Benefit, Stand Up, Aqualung. Jethro Tull's Triumvirate, IMO.

Oh, Living In The Past and Thick As A Brick weren't too shabby, either. ;)

I remember assimilating the albums Benefit, The Yes Album, Lizard, Tarkus, and Acquiring the Taste all around the same time in 1970-71. Basically, my head exploded. :) And when I think back on it I have to wonder wtf was in the drinking water in Great Britain at that time????
 

Leonc

Wild Gear Hearder
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Loved JT back in the day. I had been introduced to Bloodwyn Pig earlier and loved them and that's how I found out about Tull--the Mick Abrahms connection. Went to see them when Benefit was released...barely anyone knew who they were...they were the warm up act for Chuck Berry!!! A very incongruous combination! Anyway, the band just killed from what I remember. Loved Martin Barre's playing and tone back then....and eventually lost track of him.
 




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