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Old 07-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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Thumbs up Who Is Peter Green: Your Thoughts and Commentary on the Musician

Alright, I will be the first to admit that I do not know a whole lot about Mr. Green or some of his works with the early Mac, but I thought it would be cool to start a thread for everyone to sort of talk about what they like about Peter and his music. Also, it'll be a great way for fans that don't know as much to learn a thing or too about Peter.

I will say that I think he was a great foundation for the greatest Rock band ever. Without him, FM probably wouldn't be where they are today.

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:16 PM
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Suffice it to say that FM wouldn't exist at all without Peter Green. Beyond that, his guitar work is second to none. Timing and tone. Clapton doesn't come close. His vocals were soul searching. And of course his songs were beyond compare. Man of world, Green Manalishi, Closing My Eyes, Before the Beginning. I'm sorry, but no other FM writer even walks in his shadow.

Is that gushing enough?
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:18 PM
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He is a man, about 61 years of age, who loved music and found, in the blues, a way to express himself. At one time he defined what an electric bluesman was. He felt what he played. He was a great vocalist, and the consumate interpreter of Chicago style Blues. He facilitated the meeting of John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. and named the group after them. His brother once said he would play for free if people did not pay him. He got disillusioned with the music business and went to seek the meaning of his life elsewhere when he could no longer live within the music business. Some say bad acid caused his leaving at the budding of his fame. Who knows for sure. For a time he was one incredible musician.

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As Librax said, what made him such a wonder was the unbeatable combination
of masterful guitar playing, genius songwriting och one of the best blues voices around.
The only real comparison is therefore Jimi Hendrix, still.
Clapton/Beck/Page didn't have this multi-talent.


Oh yeah, I heard there was a forgettable Californian easy listening pop band
with the original Mac rhythm section going for a while...
But really...where are Fleetwood Mac today? Retired??
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As Librax said, what made him such a wonder was the unbeatable combination
of masterful guitar playing, genius songwriting och one of the best blues voices around.
The only real comparison is therefore Jimi Hendrix, still.
Clapton/Beck/Page didn't have this multi-talent.


Oh yeah, I heard there was a forgettable Californian easy listening pop band
with the original Mac rhythm section going for a while...
But really...where are Fleetwood Mac today? Retired??
Nope, they're planning an album and a "Farewell Tour"
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BB King said "Sorry, Eric (Clapton), Peter Green is the only guitar player to make me sweat".

Nuff said.
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BB King said "Sorry, Eric (Clapton), Peter Green is the only guitar player to make me sweat".

Nuff said.
Yeah, but then he went and did an album with Clapton...
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Yeah, but then he went and did an album with Clapton...
If I were recording an album, I wouldn't want to be sweating through the whole process.

Well, by the time BB King DID the album with Clapton, Peter was pretty much once again retired from the music biz. Plus, Clapton was the one who asked BB to record with him...Peter didn't. I'm sure if Peter had asked, BB would've said "yes".

AND, prior to their collaborative album, Clapton never appeared on a BB King album, however, Peter Green DID. BB King In London.
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Man of world, Green Manalishi, Closing My Eyes, Before the Beginning.
Peter never gets enough credit for his ability as a songwriter. Those four songs along with Oh Well epitomize Peter.

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Suffice it to say that FM wouldn't exist at all without Peter Green. Beyond that, his guitar work is second to none. Timing and tone. Clapton doesn't come close. His vocals were soul searching. And of course his songs were beyond compare. Man of world, Green Manalishi, Closing My Eyes, Before the Beginning. I'm sorry, but no other FM writer even walks in his shadow.

Is that gushing enough?
And: Love That Burns, Trying So Hard To Forget, The World Keep On Turning.
Guitar, lyrics and vocals were really soul searching.
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AND, prior to their collaborative album, Clapton never appeared on a BB King album, however, Peter Green DID.
Yeah, but so did Stevie Nicks...















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Yeah, but so did Stevie Nicks...
PLEASE! I just ate breakfast!





Well, and Mick Fleetwood was on that same track as Stevie.
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