Friday On My Mind 7: Man Of The World

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac was one of the great bands of the 1960s.

After a couple of LPs of blues tracks -and a few minor hits – the instrumental Albatross brought them to wide attention. (I think it’s the only tune to become number one on three separate releases.)

Man Of The World developed this less bluesy style but you only have to listen to the words to appreciate Peter Green’s existential angst (which later resulted in him suddenly quitting the band.)

Curiously Man Of The World‘s B-side, Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite, was a raucous, Elvis impersonating romp and was labelled as being performed by “Earl Vince and the Valiants” – such a contrast to the delicate, understated, poignant emotion of the A-side.

Fleetwood Mac: Man Of The World

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