“Bursting Out is a live record that really captures the band at their best. Barriemore Barlow is the drummer, and he’s absolutely fantastic. What he does on the kick drum and with his fills is astonishing – and really ahead of its time, in my opinion.
“There's a drum solo that he plays in the song No Lullaby that is so good, so tasteful. To me, the band was at its peak during this period. I think that even John Bonham mentioned Barriemore as his favorite player at the time.
"However, there’s another Jethro Tull drummer that I want to mention, and that’s Mark Craney, who plays on the A album. He has great control, great ideas, phrasing, grooves – fantastic. I don’t think anybody had heard of him until this album, but he did a fantastic job. He went on to play with John-Luc Ponty and Tower Of Power – a really solid drummer. But A was the first time I heard him, and he really impressed me.”