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Peter Green, why he was good

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  1. radd

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    It makes sense, BB was the master of playing the blues with an economy of notes. I think Green was like that, so much space at times in his playing, just beautiful really.
     
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  2. hornpiper

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    If you're into Peter Green, you might also enjoy Gary Moore's tribute to Green, "Blues For Greeny", a salute to his main influence. Moore plays Green's old #1 1959 Fleetwood Mac Les Paul throughout the album. Reversed pickup glory, killer tones and licks every track.
     
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    Exactly; timing, phrasing and a very good vibrato technique...
    Very much like BB.
     
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    Because Damn.
     
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    Feel, phrasing, timing, vibrato, space.... impressive in a different way from speed, dexterity, and aggression. Greeny was the man.
     
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    I must admit that blazing speed and a barrage of notes impresses me but I get tired of listening to it very quickly. Lead lines like BB or Green I never tire of.
     
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    +1 for Blues for Greeny. it is really enjoyable and I like the extended soloing on Need your Love.
     
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    No mention of stolen guitars. My copy is on the PVK Records label and has it published 1979. It's also got Reggie Isidore on drums (ex Robin Trower!). What's not to like!
     
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    Look at the Bluesbreakers stuff too. Supernatural.

     
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    Been awhile since I heard this one. Instrumental from when he was playing with Mayall.
     
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    I had the pleasure of having a conversation with him once, at a concert featuring The Bluesbreakers amongst others. We chatted at length about guitars and music, he was a really nice guy who seemed genuinely interested in the conversation, unlike some guitar heroes who have egos the size of a planet.
     
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    guitartwonk Senior Stratmaster

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    I know, they're like two completely different bands, right?
     
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    I love the Supernatural track and have since I first heard it in about 1968/9. I have also seen more recently video of the same track on which PG and another guitarist play the same track but it’s a very different rendition which doesn’t reach the same stratosphere of sustain.

    Thanks for your posting
     
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    You’re correct and I saw Peter Greens Fleetwood MAC way back in 1968/69. They were a very loud rock blues band with wonderful bottleneck playing by Jeremy Spencer, who was criticised for playing the same licks. The overall live sound was fantastic.
     
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    Peter Green and Jeff Beck have been my major influences. I remember buying the first Fleetwood Mac album in February 1968 and Peter's playing stunned me and I have never tired of hearing his wonderful tone and phrasing. The OP's video is a first class explanation of Peter's technique, particularly his use of gaps to make solos into 'conversations' instead of a flurry of notes, licks and tricks. I saw him live three times with the Splinter Group in the 1990s but the spark was gone. You could feel the audience mentally urging him to recreate his old magic but that Munich LSD incident snuffed it out. Every few months I Google him, hoping to find news of some activity but alas things have been silent for a long while now so I assume he's retired from music.
     
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    Someone once put a comment on Facebook in response to a video clip of my band describing the guitarist (ie me!) as 'obviously influenced by Peter Green'.

    I didn't come down for a week!
     
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    Watched a recent video interview on YT of Greeny, who seemed rather pleasant but discombobulated and somewhat confused. He took the interviewer down to his locked storage area and showed him his meager guitar collection (maybe a half dozen or so IIRC). They were all weird, one-off things and the interviewer expressed mild surprise, "No Les Paul?". Peter got a strange perplexed look on his face and mumbled something about "no, no Les Paul" but the look on his face was troubling, as if either he didn't remember, or was trying to forget something.
    I suspect the mental damage was far more in- depth and way more permanent than many would care to believe.
    There are those who say he's come full circle. I'm not buying it.
     
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    Im surprised to see so many responses to the post. Im glad we all appreciate talent.. Too bad so many great guitarists are not with us in one way or another
     
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    You know why Peter Green was so good? Because he played with a fire that was straight from his heart. There have only been a few guitar players in that group and he definitely was one of them.
     
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