In preparation for my interview with Ian Anderson this Friday I’ve re-aquainted myself with their classic concept album Thick as a Brick. The re-issue available on Rhapsody includes an interview three of the early members (including Anderson) from the 1980s recalling their experience writing, recording and touring the record. Here’s the interview interspersed with concert clips and commentary from a dorky voice-over guy:
I confess to not having paid much attention to Anderson in media interviews. After listening to this piece, and seeing his other interviews on youtube I’m struck at what a non-boring, open & honest person he is. And defintely NOT full of himself. I’m quite sure the interview Friday will be enjoyable.