Ian Anderson (musician)

Scottish musician, leader of Jethro Tull

Ian Scott Anderson (born 10 August 1947) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and flautist. He is most famous as the head of the rock band Jethro Tull.

I may make you feel but I can't make you think


  • The original Jethro Tull was a 19th century English agriculturist who invented a seed drill you see... the first automatic process where by small holes were made in Mother Earth and even smaller seeds were deposited one at a time and neetly covered over as a cat does after having being naughty.
    • GTK Ep 899. Broadcast 12th August 1974, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, interviewed by Gary Hyde.
  • I don't think it's very easy to make friends with musicians. We're all a bit paranoid. It soon becomes very heavy.
    • Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 272. CN 5585. 

Aqualung (1971)Edit

  • Oh father high in heaven — smile down upon your son
    Who's busy with his money games — his women and his gun.
    • "Hymn 43"

Thick as a Brick (1972)Edit

  • I may make you feel but I can't make you think
    Your sperm's in the gutter, your love's in the sink.
    • "Thick As a Brick".

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