Wednesday, March 03, 2010

1092 - Mojo 106. Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (1968)

Track Listing

1. My Heart Beat Like a Hammer
2. Merry Go Round
3. Long Grey Home
4. Hellhound on My Trail
5. Shake Your Moneymaker
6. Looking for Somebody
7. No Place to Go
8. My Baby's Good to Me
9. I Loved Another Woman
10. Cold Black Night
11. World Keep on Turning
12. Got to Move


Well we get Fleetwood Mac before Stevie Nicks and they sound like a completely different band. This might have been good, except that it isn't. They are a perfectly good band, but one which is deeply unoriginal.

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is nothing more than a Blues-Rock band in the tradition of stuff like John Mayall or Eric Clapton. At least they were smart enough to change up with the introduction of Stevie Nicks... while Clapton is still doing this.

So this is more interesting because of what Fleetwood would become than as an actual album, which is perfectly competent but totally uninteresting. So if you want to know where Fleetwood came from listen to this, if not it is perfectly skipable.

Track Highlights

1. My Heart Beat Like a Hammer
2. Hellhound on My Trail
3. Cold Black Night
4. Looking For Somebody

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The album is a mixture of blues covers and originals penned by guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer, who also share the vocal duties.

My Heart Beat Like a Hammer:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The numbers are wrong since Jefferson Airplane's After Bathing at Baxter's.