My God


Learn all the things things that Ian Anderson hates about Christianity in general and the Anglican church in particular. To that end, Aqualung is your resource. It contains many of Anderson’s thoughts about the shortcomings of society and the Church. My God, Hymn 43 and Wind-Up all explore what Anderson considers to be the unhealthy state of spirituality within the confines of organized religion. As he sees it, the church does nothing but stand in the way of true spiritual understanding. It exerts too much control over society, allows for too many abuses of power and leaves no room for real seeking or questioning. That like a lot of heavy stuff for a rock album, but evidently in 1971 people were more primed for brain food in their music; Aqualung became (and remains) Jethro Tull’s most popular album.

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