yeah-don’t think this was done before–me, a solo artist covered Ian Anderson’s 1973 prog rock opus in thrash punk metal style. not because it was easy, but because it was hard. it took about 2 weeks to rewrite, perform, record yada. all the viable beats I have are in 4/4–the original spends much time in 12/8 time, 6/8, 3/2 so I either had to rush or linger certain phrases to make them fit. this piece is really a thrash metal piece at its roots. my version runs 39 minutes.
oh did I mention, I did it from the hospice. I now started tull’s prior album “Thick As A Brick”–please have a listen—-love ya’s.