Originally Posted by PrimeTime
I saw these guys (and gal) in Fresno way, way back. Great performance, and the Frisco hippies backed them with an incredible light show for "White Bird." Don't hear too many rock violinists these days.
BTW, they opened that show for the original Fleetwood Mac ("Oh, well" -- Peter Green, etc.) Better band, I thought, than the Buckingham/Nicks edition that came much later.
I was at that show. Or at least I think I was...because I sure thought Fleetwood Mac was fronted by Bob Welch that night. He was with them from '71 to '74. Just killed himself in 2012. His big hit with them was "Got you Hypnotized", which, oddly enough, the version with the women opened with the next time I saw them when they kicked off their tour in Fresno.
Both were great shows/bands, but Peter Green was one of my all time favorites. I bought a copy of Green Manalishi/Oh well when it was only available on 45. It's only ever been played once. Gonna have to put that on. "Manalishi" has got to be my number one, all - time favorite song. Epic rock. Peter's ingenious guitar lines, spooky solos, and smokey vocals; John's harmonized bass lines; Mick's beats where you don't expect them, and some extras thrown in here and there. Kinda un-settling, like what "Purple Haze" does to your heart beat. And kinda exhausting, like listening to "Voodoo Child", my other all - time favorite, and probably most listened to track of vinyl.