Archive for December 6, 2008

Again I thought that it would be fun to list the songs that have been played on high rotation on my iPod. I try to have an eclectic taste in music that extends to several genres, although more often than not I just like guitar driven rock and roll.

1. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – AC/DC
2. Permanent Vacation – Aerosmith
3. Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers Band
4. Rockin’ The Suburbs – Ben Folds
5. Redemption Song – Bob Marley
6. Now You’re Gone – Buddy Guy
7. Please – Chris Isaak
8. SWLABR – Cream
9. Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
10. Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac
11. Give Me Back My Wig – Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers
12. Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
13. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
14. Good Excuse – John Butler Trio
15. The Old Man Down The Road – John Fogerty
16. Chill Out – John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana
17. Cortez The Killer – Neil Young
18. They’re Red Hot – Robert Johnson
19. Stray Cat Blues – Rolling Stones
20. The Seeker – The Who

Chill Out – John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana


Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well!

Posted: December 6, 2008 in Music
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I’ve been listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac lately. Not the Fleetwood Mac that everyone knows, with Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, although that version of the group is a perfectly good pop band (and very successful too!). The Fleetwood Mac that I have been listening to is the original version of the band, most commonly known as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.

This version of Fleetwood Mac was built around the brilliant blues guitar playing of Peter Green who could and should have ended up being acknowledged alongside people like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Unfortunately he faded into obscurity after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in the early 70s. A few years after his departure two Americans in Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham joined the group, and they became one of the biggest selling bands of all time. The clip I have uploaded from Youtube is just a taste of how the original Fleetwood Mac sounded.