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'Fargo' Tunes 1: Billy Thorpe & Fleetwood Mac

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 Written by Rich Kienzle, Community Voices

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Tuesday's Season Two premiere of FX's Fargo, which earned critical acclaim for its complex stories of crime in the upper Midwest, inspired by the now-classic Coen Brothers movie, was an impressive kic-off. It also had two songs on the soundtrack, one from 1979, the year in which the season is set, and another from a decade earlier by an early incarnation of one of rock's most respected bands.

It was a decade earlier than the setting for this season of Fargo, and represented a far different Fleetwood Mac than the better known Christine McVie-Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks lineup responsible for Rumours and the rest. This group was the original blues band guitarist Peter Green formed with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who like Green, were former members of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1968. Green had replaced Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers. Singer-slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer, originally an Elmore James revivalist, was part of the original quartet. Guitarist Danny Kirwan joined the band late that year. "Oh Well," like the instrumental "Albatross," were Green compositions that went far afield from the band's roots in the music of Freddie King, B.B. King and Elmore James.
A live "Oh Well" from the BBC TV show Old Grey Whistle Test. And yes, Green was an awe-inspiring guitarist in his own right, one who battled drugs and mental issues for years and has resurfaced in the past few years, still a formidable player. Christine McVie would join the band in 1970.
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This Day in Rock History: October 15
By Zach Martin October 15, 2015 12:07 AM


Neil Young‘s live release Time Fades Away followed a disastrous tour that saw his all-star band basically fall apart over 62 shows. Talking Heads, on the other hand, subsequently released Stop Making Sense while on a huge roll after their most ambitious tour ever. Bob Welch also stepped to the fore for Fleetwood Mac‘s Mystery to Me.

News Anniversaries:
The Beatles record together for the first time (1960)
Jimi Hendrix signs first big contract (1965)

Album Anniversaries:
Fleetwood Mac – Mystery to Me (1973)
Grateful Dead – Wake of the Flood (1973)
Neil Young – Time Fades Away (1973)
Toto – Toto (1978)
AC/DC – Jailbreak (1984)
Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense (1984)
Julian Lennon – Valotte (1984)
Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien (1987)



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[Oh Well is heard in Fargo Season 2]

By Yvonne Villareal Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2015

Excerpt from an interview with Noah Hawley, Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/...LIFE/151019656

Q: Music, particularly when it comes to period dramas, is a big component to eliciting the feel of the time. How hard is it, though, to have it serve a purpose when you don’t know if that same music will be there when people are streaming it or watching it on DVDs? And also, how do you do it without relying on the obvious?

A: You know, the music of the era is really iconic. But it’s also overused a lot. So the question becomes how do you find cues that are really powerful. So we have this Fleetwood Mac cue, “Oh well,” which is pre-Lindsey Buckingham Fleetwood Mac. It’s a great, powerful guitar-driven song and I made the decision to sort of, when we hit the ‘70s, to hit this Malaise speech from Jimmy Carter. He has that Southern oracle power, and when you set music to it, and we’re showing you documentary footage from the time, there’s a power to it that puts you immediately in that place in time.
But for me, it’s not just about rock songs from the ‘70s. You’ll hear over the course of the season, all kinds of music from different eras, and from around the world. One of the things that’s most interesting is when you see how the ‘70s was interpreted in Italy or France or Africa — that music that is sort of distilled down into other places.
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In the new Tom Petty biography by Warren Zanes, Tony Dimitrades mentions,

"In those days, many of the managers were scoundrels, and the record companies were even more blatant in screwing the artists. So Bernard Sheridan and Co. became known for helping artists get out of their contracts. For instance, Fleetwood Mac, the early Fleetwood Mac, was on Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate Records, which was going bankrupt, and they needed us to get them off the label."
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Mailbag: Readers share their favorite Long Beach concerts
By Tim Grobaty, Long Beach Press Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/general...beach-concerts

POSTED: 11/22/15, 5:20 PM PST Press Telegram


Hotshot guitarist Steve Denison caught a taping of a Fleetwood Mac show, with Bob Welch in the lineup, in 1974. Arthur Wild, of the old Dynamite Gangbusters, saw the Kirshner lineup of the Ohio Players, Kool & the Gang, the Commodores, the New York Dolls and UFO. Wild seems to recall those acts were all on the same bill.
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The secret Coen Brothers references hidden in the ‘Fargo’ soundtrack
By Andrea Morabito December 7, 2015 | 4:28pm


New York Post 12/7/2015 by Andrea Morabito

http://nypost.com/2015/12/07/the-sec...go-soundtrack/

The Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac song plays in the background of the premiere’s opening sequence as news footage of Jimmy Carter’s 1979 “Crisis of Confidence” speech and images of gasoline lines, serial killer John Waynce Gacy’s mug shot and social unrest sets the scene for the second bloody “Fargo” installment.
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Like Cream or Fleetwood Mac ... proved they could dish out unadulterated blues with the best of 'em.

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To Play and Play Again: How Frank Sinatra’s Thirst for Creative Freedom Led to Some of Classic Rock’s Greatest Records
By Jeff Giles February 13, 2016 11:00 AM

Reprise also worked as a sort of de facto farm system for Warners, incubating early efforts from future stars like Michael Franks, Al Jarreau, and Fleetwood Mac, and distributed an assortment of smaller imprints such as Bearsville (home to Todd Rundgren and NRBQ) and the Beach Boys‘ Brother Records.


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Black Sabbath Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

1978: Tony Iommi / Bill Ward / Geezer Butler / Dave Walker
Chafing under the band’s constraints and hoping to launch a solo career, Osbourne quit Sabbath in November 1977, forcing Butler, Iommi, and Ward to find a new singer just as they were scheduled to re-enter the studio. They quickly selected Fleetwood Mac veteran Dave Walker, who made his first (and last) appearance with Black Sabbath in January 1978.



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Top 10 Green Songs
By Matthew Wilkening

It may not be easy being green, but as this list of green songs demonstrates, it’s simple enough to write about it. There are dozens of great classic rock tracks written from an emerald-tinted mind-set. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve selected 10 of the best, as artists from Fleetwood Mac to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Steely Dan sing about green eyes, earrings, rivers, and whatever the heck a “manalishi” is.

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‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)’
Fleetwood Mac



From: Single (1970)
So, who decided this song is the greenest of all green songs? A couple of legendary outfits named Judas Priest and the Melvins, that’s who! “Green Manalishi” is a raw, hard-hitting number from Fleetwood Mac‘s Peter Green-fronted era about a woman who just can’t be resisted, has been re-interpreted by many groups over time. That list includes both Judas Priest in 1978 and the Melvins in 1997, and that tips the emerald scales ever so slightly in Fleetwood Mac’s favor.



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whatever the heck a “manalishi” is.

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‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)’
Fleetwood Mac



From: Single (1970)
! “Green Manalishi” is a raw, hard-hitting number from Fleetwood Mac‘s Peter Green-fronted era about a woman who just can’t be resisted,

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It is quite evident that the writer does not know what the song is about at all ,let alone what a Green Manalishi is !
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It is quite evident that the writer does not know what the song is about at all ,let alone what a Green Manalishi is !
Yes. But probably this stems from the reinterpretation of the song by Judas Priest and Melvins.
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It is quite evident that the writer does not know what the song is about at all ,let alone what a Green Manalishi is !
Yes, I'd assumed it was pretty much common knowledge what it is about. Otherwise, surely if you are going to write a piece then you'd take a minute to quickly look it up...a very useful thing this internet.
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Yes, I'd assumed it was pretty much common knowledge what it is about. Otherwise, surely if you are going to write a piece then you'd take a minute to quickly look it up...a very useful thing this internet.
Too right Fuzzy !!
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Listen to Joe Perry’s New Solo Song With Terry Reid, ‘I’ll Do Happiness’

Reid has been a consistent presence in rock music, even if he never had a breakout hit in the States. He served as an opening act for the Rolling Stones, Cream, Fleetwood Mac and Jethro Tull during their prime.



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