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Crest of a Knave is a studio album by British rock band Jethro Tull. It was released in 1987.

The album relied more heavily on Martin Barre's electric guitar than the band had since the 1970s which made the album the more popular among Tull fans as many of them disapproved of the electronic/synthesizer direction followed by Jethro Tull in the early and mid-1980s. However, several tracks still featured drum machine instead of a live drummer. Keyboardist Peter-John Vettese… read more



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  • Avatar for TheUselessGolem
    Ian Anderson lists this among his most favorite Tull albums, and I'm beginning to hear why. Excellent sound for a 1987 release date, and - granted, I love every single one of the intervening albums abundantly - probably the band's catchiest collection of vocal, flute and guitar melodies since Heavy Horses.
  • Avatar for PinkFloydrulez
    weird on this album but I really dig the cover
  • Avatar for mmmojo
    Jethro Tull was in dire straits, if you know what I mean
  • Avatar for hungarianpaprik
    thanx 2 whomever wrote the "wiki"
  • Avatar for BJBooth
    I must be a die hard because this is so far removed from what they did in their glorious past with Benefit, Stand Up, This Was and I suppose parts of Aqualung that this is very much an 80's album with techno-rhythms overpowering the rest of the melodies. I love Jethro Tull of the past but they lost me in later years. Too bad. Give me Benefit 9 out of 10 times, I'll always listen to it.
  • Avatar for roldki
    Well this is an embarrassing album.
  • Avatar for MusicMagic77
    This is a still average album. (Twelve of a dozen.) It contains many weak parts. Especially when they play Dire Straits-like shitty west-coast style. On this album JT wrote many simple melodies and they use drum machine a lot. This is a very low price album at eBay,, Discogs and every other places...
  • Avatar for tschoettler
    i don't like this one too much - with the exception of "Budapest" ...
  • Avatar for arglactable
    OH Tul... What did the 80's DO to you?!
  • Avatar for FlirtyCloud
    Best driving music EVER!

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