As a fan of blues-based rock music, I’ve known about Peter Green for a long time. He’s a legend in blues circles, and rightfully so. However, I’ve only recently become a fan.
Back when Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac music was not as easy to find here in the States as it is now, I found a Fleetwood Mac live CD featuring Peter Green. I snatched it up waiting to be blown away. However, the recording was horrible; it sounded worse than most bootlegs I’ve heard, and this was supposedly an official release. (I can’t recall which album it was, though.) At any rate, I quickly got rid of the CD and didn’t think much more about Peter Green.
Somehow, I stumbled upon the following video of Peter Green playing “Oh Well” and was immediately intrigued. I went on to listen to more Green-era Fleetwood Mac, and I really like what I’ve heard. I now see what all the hype was about. If you, like me, have never really paid much attention to Green’s work, it may be time to give Green another listen.
I hope you enjoy the following clip as much as I have. I should warn you, though. “Oh Well” has been stuck in my head for the past few days as a result of watching this video: