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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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  • Jethro Tull was in dire straits, if you know what I mean
  • thanx 2 whomever wrote the "wiki"
  • 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.
  • Well this is an embarrassing album.
  • 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...
  • i don't like this one too much - with the exception of "Budapest" ...
  • OH Tul... What did the 80's DO to you?!
  • Best driving music EVER!
  • Replace the flutes with heavy guitars (specially on the solos) and you've got yourself an evident heavy metal album... Grammy people had it right, imo
  • i agree. this whole album is a great production. i listened to this album a lot when it came out. good stuff.

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