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Thread #108422 Message #3813662
Posted By: GUEST,keberoxu
09-Oct-16 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Green Manalishi
Subject: RE: Green Manalishi
One of the things reported, in retrospect, about Green Manalishi is that when Peter Green set it to music, he knew exactly what he wanted to hear from the band; not in a position to write things down, he schooled the other players on what they were to play. Mick Fleetwood -- who has said of Peter Green musically speaking, "Oh! He'd come over and hit me! 'It ain't ***** swingin'! You ain't puttin' it where it should be!" -- was already used to this kind of thing. Not so much John McVie.
Peter Green told Mojo Magazine about telling McVie what his bass line was on Green Manalishi:
"I taught them [the band] it. I taught them their lines. I said, 'It goes like this.' Which was hard for John, because he's a tough customer to please, because he's played with Eric Clapton."
Mojo Magazine, in turn, queried Mick Fleetwood: "The Green Manalishi? ...no clue that something was really badly wrong?"
Fleetwood: Not really. We were just making music. Now I do. My God, yes! And it makes me shiver.