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Peter Green, why he was good

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  1. RaySachs

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    There were three Fleetwood Macs. The only things they had in common were Fleetwood and McVie. And initially it was more Peter Green's band, so kinda odd that they named it after the rhythm section. The first one was a pure blues band behind Green's amazing guitar. The second iteration, after Green was committed, turned pretty much toward pop with guys like Danny Kerwin and Bob Welch. And then they brought in Buckingham and Nicks (who had a great album as a Duo that sounds like it could have been the first album from that latest version of the full band) and went full pop and got huge. For my taste the first blues iteration was the stuff, but all three were really really good at what they were trying to do...

    -Ray
     
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    You've summed up my feelings about Peter Green perfectly.
     
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    Yeah, Stevie Nicks twirling the baton in the Tusk video... every school boy's fanatasy... @ 1:15...





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    I saw a documentary where Mick or John said Peter told them that he named the band after them because he wouldn't always be around, but if he named it Fleetwood Mac they would always have a band to play in. He didn't want it to be "Peter Green's" Fleetwood Mac.
     
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    Nice to see Peter Green getting some love.
     
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    Picked up an old copy of In the Skies which I think is early 80's with Snowy White and it is a masterclass. You think that sounds easy and you try and play it and go oh it's not!

    He has a spare simplicity which is extremely difficult to master. I do love the amount of reverb he uses.
     
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    Yeah, that was '80 or '81 - I remember where I was living when I got it and wore it out (vinyl - unlike streaming or CDs, you could wear it out!). That was his first work after he got out of the institution he'd been in. I remember reading that he was still too fragile to really be in public and he wasn't doing any sort of interviews or anything. But, good god could that man play...

    -Ray
     
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    He certainly could! It is an earworm album. The more you listen the better it gets and the vinyl is good on my copy with a huge soundstage.
     
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    If loving Peter Green is wrong, I don't wanna be right. One of my favorite players. Thanks so much for posting!
     
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    Yeah the early blues stuff is killer
     
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    Great guitar player and I liked his voice
     
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    Good to see a shout-out for his singing - his vocals were as expressive and soulful as his playing.
     
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    My memory is hazy but do the the sleeve notes mention he had all his guitars stolen?
     
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    Pretty sure this was the inspiration for Blue Jean Blues by ZZ Top
     
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    "Peter Green has more talent in his little finger than I have in my entire body"
    "He was the only one that gave me the cold sweats"

    ^^^^
    It says enough when someone like BB King says this...

    To me the best out there...
     
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    Always love this
     
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    I have another Mac studio album: "Fleetwood Mac in Chicago 1969". This one is the band visiting the Chess Records studios and jamming with some of the locals Buddy Guy, Big Walter and some others.
    Green played guitar on Otis Spann's album: "The Biggest Thing Since Collossus". There are also a handful of early Mac live albums, as well as some obscure video. I'm a Peter Green (and Danny Kirwan), freak all the way back, I got all this stuff.
     
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    The two together was magic...
    A shame about both.
     
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    The Fleetwood Mac in Chicago is great. I Have that, Then Play On and the early compilation The Pious Bird of Good Omen on vinyl for my Peter Green era FM.
     
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    Green manlishi, oh well, black magic woman,.
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1FRSsJpKNv0oz4b5y8JrgP?si=4ushDnTvQKKTBPRnAPg1hw
     
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