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God Fleetwood Mac were good

Discussion in 'music' started by avole, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    If only ...
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    ...they’d played ambient techno or free jazz?
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  3. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    Fair enough, and well played. Bought "Then Play On" the other day - flawed, but who cares? Shame the doco on BBC 4 glosses over the early stuff. Yes, their later pop albums were nice, but the electricity (and tensions) between the three leads on their first albums was never equalled. I mean, "Somebody's Gonna Get their Head Kicked in Tonight" - satire, violence and one of the best Elvis impersonations recorded in one song.
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  4. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Rumours and Tango In The Night are both good albums IMO.
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  5. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Oh well... probably
  6. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    Nah - Just got "Bare Trees"- more for the cover than the music, I have to say. Yet to play it.
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  7. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Meh, I thought there would at least be a few chicks on it :(
  8. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Fleetwood Mac were indeed great- especially the first 3 albums with the 'classic' line up.'
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  9. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Saw the real Fleetwood Mac live so many times.
    They were beyond wonderful
    The three guitar lineup was the very best

    The other lot. Not for me
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  10. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    saw them in the late 60's with Kirwan and Spencer (and Peter Green of course) and they were the tightest band I have ever seen.

    They morphed when Peter left, and turned into something completely different, far too commercial for me...
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  11. essgee

    essgee Active Member

    As said by others, their first albums were good. Live they were brilliant. Very sad when the "German" drugs do affected Green, who was such a excellent player/writer.
  12. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

  13. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    My favourite Fleetwood Mac recordings are probably the epic Live in Boston set and Then Play On by the first incarnation of the band and Bare Trees, the best album made by the short lived lineup led by Danny Kirwan. The Buckingham/Nicks material doesn't do much for me.
  14. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    You're the sort of people who prefer early Pink Floyd aren't you?!
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  15. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Up to Atom Heart Mother all was well with the world.
    Downwards from there for me
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  16. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Loved Rumours, liked Tusk, lost interest after that. Too slick, too smooth.

    Really loved the earlier Peter Green period. Saw him in concert around 2001, he was very fragile. Played Man of the World as an instrumental encore - he couldn’t bear to sing the words.
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  17. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Then Play On - classic album, very underrated. The singles around the album Oh Well & Green Manalishi we’re also highlights at the time.
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    This is Fleetwood Mac, the abomination that came later should have taken a different name

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  19. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    I happen to think that that song is one of the greatest songs ever composed, it is simply majestic & I could listen to it all day long.

    Peter Green & Paul Kossof are my guitar heroes, they could get notes out of the guitar that nobody else could touch, simply spellbinding.
  20. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    If I may be so bold & go off topic a touch :

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