Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.

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PETER GREEN

For those unfamiliar with the name peter green, he was the founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac, well before it was infiltrated by Christine Mcvie and Stevie Nicks, when the band consisted of the original blues line up of Peter Green, vocals & guitar. Jeremy Spencer, vocals & guitar. John McVie, bass and Mick Fleetwood, drums.

Below i have selected two songs that have to be rattling around inside your system, so press play and absorb every last drop of these musical beasts. The first song ‘Green Manalishi’ with Danny Kirwan playing guitar was written during Green’s final months with Fleetwood Mac, at a time when he was struggling with LSD and had withdrawn from other members of the band. Green decided to leave Fleetwood Mac, but not before writing the haunting ‘Green Manalishi,’ which seems to document his struggle to stop his descent into madness.

Green has explained that he wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream, in which he was visited by a green dog which barked at him. He understood that the dog represented money. “It scared me because I knew the dog had been dead a long time. It was a stray and I was looking after it. But I was dead and had to fight to get back into my body, which I eventually did. When I woke up, the room was really black and I found myself writing the song

“THE GREEN MANALISHI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Manalishi

Judas Priest Cover

“OH WELL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Then_Play_On

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