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    very good, a rhyming sex aid hey!

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    Everyone that remembers The Who has probably seem enough destruction of musical instruments. I always used to feel sad watching them destroy their gear when I was sure that there were plenty of people (like me) who would love to have that equipment. Mind you it did not stop me loving their music.

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    Did seem a bit pointless that they kept that part of their act for so long.

    Would have loved to have seen the original Fleetwood Mac in action with Peter Green - I hear they were pretty wild in the late sixties.

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    A major figure and bandleader in the "second great epoch"[3] of the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats

    Also responsible for my second daughter being conceived, but thays a vey long story.

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    Very good teddy

    thanks for the references

    I can see you don't like his music much either

    Ps I've got a fairly large green vinyl collection myself

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    Pete Townsend and the Who did not make a good impression on anyone in the business in Toronto,
    when they played Maple Leaf Gardens, and they heard about it.
    First of all, coming up from the States, they refused extra security at the door.
    In the States, after Woodstock, "festival seating", a legacy of Woodstock,
    not putting out chairs for the audience, just opening the doors and letting people rush in,
    of course wanting to be up front of the stage, people were getting killed at every show.
    Eight people were killed, I think in Detroit, before they came into Canada.

    But what really bummed a lot of players out was Pete Townsend buying every old Les Paul he could,
    cleaning out the city, and smashing eighteen of them onstage if they weren't in tune already, what he said.
    And then he brought his Les Paul out for the show.
    What else can you expect from a pedophile heroin addict who knew he couldn't play lead,
    not like Eric, not like Jimmy, not like Jeff, and now he's putting down Jimi, calling him gay.

    Fleetwood Mac was a progressive two guitar band with Peter Green,
    but "Deep Purple in Rock" was the album that set a lot of templates for arena rock.
    The Doucette Brothers from Quebec, using Telecasters with stacks of two Fender twins, were better.
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    John, like your comments on Pete - he is a strange character but can't accept your comments on Peter Green- never heard of the Doucette Brothers - must be a Canadian thing and Deep Purple they were in a different scene but also would say not as good as Green at his peak.

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    EddieRUKiddingVare! I can't call it backtracking if I recomment, or type I'm just coming from a retro, classic rock place.
    But the genres and different classes of rock didn't exist back then, so I can't sound new millennium talking about Peter Green.
    The fact teddy is quoting a young B.B.King illustrates this, what was blues or blues rock.
    Peter Green should have been in Bad Company or T.Rex, exciting blues vocals and songs with hit singles,
    that didn't have hot lead guitar.
    Look who Mick Fleetwood hooked up with in L.A. to get into pop hits.

    Now, looking back, I can see why I liked the Doucette Brothers so much,
    seeing them playing at the fair and a couple of outside festivals in the peninsula.
    They were loud and had lots of duel harmonies, and jammed it out onstage.
    The fact they played through the same guitars and amps blended it all together, really nice.
    If they used an acoustic onstage you could say they were a decade ahead of the Allman Brothers.

    Please don't downplay Deep Purple. Ritchie might have lost it a long time ago,
    but if you listen to "Deep Purple in Rock", out before 1970, it will blow your mind.
    "Speed King", "Sweet Child in Time", intense and entertaining music,
    taking the British Invasion of their first album and turning it into hard rock.
    They also used different bassists and guitarists, setting a new standard for funk rock,
    before they just got back together to be a world class touring classic rock act.
    Their last album hit the top of the charts in Canada.

    Why Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is just blues rock, in my mind,
    is because I liked King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
    A lot of people tried to make Roy Buchanan into America's version of Peter Green,
    after Jeff Beck heard him and got him a record deal, but he didn't have the soul.
    I'm going to look up Peter Green on Youtube. It's been over, uh, forty-four years.
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    Cool see how you go with Greeny- He is still performing did the Byron Bay Blues festival here in Oz last year, although its not the same Peter way too much LSD and mental health issues over the years but his is still performing.

    Agreed songs like Speed King are very good and I have a fair DP vinyl collection myself. I was more a KC person not into ELP much too pompous!

    Have hear Roy Buchanan good player, we have had a few here in Oz and NZ over the years too but it takes something very special or luck to make it.

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    Who would you say is the hottest electric guitarist to come out of Australia?
    I think of INXS as being the biggest stage strutters with guitars,
    but not lead guitar heroes.
    Do you include jazzers?

    And even though I've never owned or did any,
    ACDC is the most played Aussie rock band with the biggest concerts, around here.

    If you take an electric drill and spin it in front of your pickups,
    you'll get the classic, onstage motorcycle sound.
    That's another bad thing to do to a Strat, eventually killing the pickups.
    Not as bad as vacuuming around a Strat sitting on a stand.
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    Now the vacuum just sounds weird but the drill interesting might even try that one

    Aussie guitar heroes there has been quite a few but not widely now outside Oz Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs would be the biggest outside AC/DC others would include Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Pete Wells Rose Tattoo, Lobby Lloyd, Wolfmother (band), Tommy Emmanuel, Kevin Borich, Ed Kuepper.

    ref http://www.australianguitarmag.com.a...s-of-all-time/


    1. Angus Young (ACDC)
    2. Tommy Emmanuel
    3. Ian Moss (Cold Chisel)
    4. Chris Cheney (The Living End)
    5. Rick Brewster (The Angels)
    6. Slava Grigoryan (Slava Grigoryan)
    7. Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman, The Visitors)
    8. Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)
    9. Lobby Loyde (Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs)
    10. Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool)

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    I wonder why it is that we do not hear more of this sort of music from Australia. Mention Australian music and most people think of the didgeridoo. Do they not promote themselves over here?

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    I think there is Aussie music out there in the world scene, maybe sometimes its not obvious as coming from Oz. Also it terms of music developed in the Oz rock scene the biggest hurdle has always been distance from the rest of the world- most acts how what to make it in UK or US have to relocate and start again. Traditionally this is what has happened.

    Current Oz acts on the world rock scene would include Nick Cave and AC/DC . Acts from days gone bye include Little River Band, Jet, Bee Gees, Olivia Newton John, Easybeats, Spilt Enz (NZ), Air Supply (Yuk), IceHouse, The Seekers, Divinyls, Midnight Oil, The Vines, Wolfmother, the Butterfly Effect etc.

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    A friend of mine was talking about Silverchair, saying the singer has been ill for a while.

    Yeah, Little River Band! I still find myself "Reminicing" from time to time.
    It's been so long I had too look it up in the dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    A friend of mine was talking about Silverchair, saying the singer has been ill for a while.

    Yeah, Little River Band! I still find myself "Reminicing" from time to time.
    It's been so long I had too look it up in the dictionary.
    Your right daniel Johns from Silverchair was sick for a couple of years think it was chronic fatigue but I understand he has got over that for awhile now.

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