60s Jethro Tull Stand Up Album Cover Band t-shirt Small
Chest 17 in.
Length 22.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Happywear
This awesome vintage rock tee is from all the way back in the 60s and is for the band Jethro Tull. The shirt bears one of the same woodcut images used for the cover of the group's album Stand Up. Stand Up was the band's second studio album, and the cover was designed by wood carver James Grashow, who followed the band around for a week so that he could properly capture the likeness of members Ian Anderson, Martin Lancelot Barre, Glenn Cornick, and Clive Bunker. Originally the cover to the album opened up like a children's pop up book so that a cut out of the band would stand up much like the title evoked. The design won the 1969 New Musical Express's award for best album artwork.
Stand Up was the first time that lead singer Ian Anderson was given full control over an album project, and the result was an eclectic album that still had hints of the blues influences heard in the groups first album, This Was. The album featured a variety of other styles and unique instruments asw ell, and The song "Fat Man" included Anderson playing mandolin, marking one of the first times the instrument had been used by a rock band. Anderson has also been quoted saying that Stand Up is his personal favorite explaining, "that was my first album of first really original music".
Stand Up granted the band commercial success, reaching the top spot on the UK charts. They began touring regularly in the UK and US, making an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival. They were also extended an invitation to perform at Woodstock, although Anderson declined, afraid the band would be permanently associated with the hippie movement. The band would begin recording their following album Auqalung by the end of 1970.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small.