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Fleetwood Mac — Green Manalishi
Album: 25 Years
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Now, when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
The night is so black that the darkness cooks
Don't you come creepin' around - makin' me do things I don't want to

Can't believe that you need my love so bad
Come sneakin' around tryin' to drive me mad
Bustin' in on my dreams - making me see things I don't wanna see

'Cause you're da Green Manalishi with the two prong crown
All my tryin' is up - all your bringin' is down
Just taking my love then slippin' away
Leavin' me here just tryin' to keep from following you
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First heard this when I was a student. My landlady had the original vinyl, and she used to let me play records when she was out. I remember being utterly blown away by it!
If anyone gets to see a DVD or even stream of  the concert Mick Fleetwood (and Friends) did in London celebrating Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green - the version of this is fantastic AND, as a bonus,  Kirk Hammet is playing Peter Green's guitar.
wow

i thought this was cream
The version I've been listening to for years now is from the 3 disc set Men Of The World and there's no shrieking to be heard.  That's a fine collection; disc 2 is In The Studio and there's a crazy good long version of Searching For Madge from which they chose excerpts for the album Then Play On. The interplay between Green and Kirwan is absolutely incredible. 

Kurtster wrote:

I haven't heard the version played here currently recently enough to know exactly what you are describing but every version I have and have heard over the years has had the shrieking you mention.  I have been listening to this song since it was brand new. 

I just played the three versions that I have including the CD version from the 25 years Box set.  They are all the same as far as the content.  Not sure if the version BG has is from the 25 years set as the picture does not always match the actual source.  Now the mix on the CD box set is different from the original that I have a copy of from a 1970's UK Greatest Hits pressing and the most recent 2020 vinyl Then Play On release as a bonus track.  The CD is remixed with the vocals set off the mostly in the right channel.  The original and the 2020 release has the vocals in the center, which I prefer.  The 2020 release is by far superior to the CD box set, fwiw, imho ...

What you think is the original is likely some radio station edited single or something similar.  Hard to say because I cannot find any listing for a different version.

Now I'm listening to a 16 minute live version from their Greatest Hits Live CD.  It flippin' rocks, that is if you like things stretched out for maximum listening pleasure.

Cheers !



D@3*n but I love the original Fleetwood Mac!
This is why they wanted it to be Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac. incredible
I met Peter Green in 2003. Nice guy although not particularly chatty. 
I asked him if he had any advice for me at the beginning of my music career, and he just replied' Nope'

He also refused to shake anyone's hands to protects his fingers! So sad he's no longer with us. A god. 
The best years!
Then just nine years later (via album) and a whopping 31 years for this live performance = a different, perhaps more driving (including the shrieking), take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 fraserji wrote:
Being a huge Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac fan, I've heard (and loved) this song for ages. This is the first time I've heard this particular version with the weird shrieking.  A bit unnerving. Think I prefer the original.
 
I haven't heard the version played here currently recently enough to know exactly what you are describing but every version I have and have heard over the years has had the shrieking you mention.  I have been listening to this song since it was brand new. 

I just played the three versions that I have including the CD version from the 25 years Box set.  They are all the same as far as the content.  Not sure if the version BG has is from the 25 years set as the picture does not always match the actual source.  Now the mix on the CD box set is different from the original that I have a copy of from a 1970's UK Greatest Hits pressing and the most recent 2020 vinyl Then Play On release as a bonus track.  The CD is remixed with the vocals set off the mostly in the right channel.  The original and the 2020 release has the vocals in the center, which I prefer.  The 2020 release is by far superior to the CD box set, fwiw, imho ...

What you think is the original is likely some radio station edited single or something similar.  Hard to say because I cannot find any listing for a different version.

Now I'm listening to a 16 minute live version from their Greatest Hits Live CD.  It flippin' rocks, that is if you like things stretched out for maximum listening pleasure.

Cheers !
Being a huge Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac fan, I've heard (and loved) this song for ages. This is the first time I've heard this particular version with the weird shrieking.  A bit unnerving. Think I prefer the original.  
Say what you may... Green Manalishi is badass! Thanks Pete!
R.I.P. Mr. Green. You were the best. 

R.I.P
Peter Green
Always loved your style of music
And we just lost Mr. Green. He sure left behind some great music and will be well remembered.
 MinMan wrote:
'effin luny. 

Is this what led Mr. Green to the dust bin of  his musical career?
Though being depressed and on drugs, Peter Green did a lot of great Blues music after Fleetwood Mac
I remember hearing this masterpiece in 1970, entering a big discotheque with a huge speaker equipment, watching all these psychedelic moving artworks on the wall. It was played very loud and I was flashed. Sweet memories
Like Alice Cooper, King Crimson, Uriah Heep and others from the 70's it has that dark creepy feel...
'effin luny. 

Is this what led Mr. Green to the dust bin of  his musical career?
 GoodKarm wrote:

same...   and it's 7 yrs later for me!!!!  
 

Ditto!
Outstanding "9",,,,,it's a classic...
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
Wow, I am hardly a music neophyte — but I have *never* heard this song before...

Pretty cool.

Neil
 
same...   and it's 7 yrs later for me!!!!  
 hayduke2 wrote:

gonna look into that Thanks for the Tip k_trout  : )
 

i hope u use the rp support links if u order anything online :)
Love how RP goes very deep into a group like Fleetwood Mac, between RP and Sirus deep tracks why go back to commercial rock radio
 Greenerobe wrote:
Oh for the old Fleetwood Mac
 

Ahhh, yes.
Great to hear the original, but could we play the Judas Priest cover sometime too?
 max_p wrote:
Sad to read Mick Fleetwood not getting much in royalties for all those hit songs.
 
Yes, but I don't think he's hurting in the $$$$ department.
Oh for the old Fleetwood Mac
Sad to read Mick Fleetwood not getting much in royalties for all those hit songs.
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Im havin a flashback 
 
Find somewhere comfortable to relax and just ride it out...
You'll be fine...

This is a great tune, but you may want to find something a little more mellow, until it passes...

Enjoy!
{#Devil_pimp}still zesty !
I have never heard that song before!  the old Fleetwood mac who didn't need to be pop
 Tomasni wrote:
Long Live  RP

Peter Green. genious guitar




My rating is 8 - Most Excellent                            
 

 unclehud wrote:
YAY!!  This is the REAL Fleetwood Mac!
 
Yes! This is when they were still a real R&R band...
 unclehud wrote:
YAY!!  This is the REAL Fleetwood Mac!
 

Couldn't agree more. In fact they never did better than this one. The guitar is a killer.
YAY!!  This is the REAL Fleetwood Mac!
The Melvins have a great cover to this
my youth revisited...nice !  black lights...strobe lights..lava lamps 
Im havin a flashback 
Shit! I'm getting old - this was 48 years ago!

One of (if not) the best written by peter Green.
 ImaOldman wrote:
If you like this era listen to Then Play On, the best Fleetwood Mac album IMHO.

 
Good advice
 vanillagorilla wrote:
I like this a lot, this band changed so much over the years...they were the first concert I ever went to Empire Stadium Vancouver. 10 bucks I was 15 took my first girlfriend ..1979 ..kept the ticket stub for 25 years and lost it a few years ago..damn...good times great band 

 
10 bucks in 1979?  That is like $35 now.  Big spender.
I never listened to Fleetwood Mac back in the day, and never really liked the "newer" version enough to buy anything... but now I see why my older brother was a fan of this era and was so disappointed with the "newer" poppier band.
If you like this era listen to Then Play On, the best Fleetwood Mac album IMHO.
I like this a lot, this band changed so much over the years...they were the first concert I ever went to Empire Stadium Vancouver. 10 bucks I was 15 took my first girlfriend ..1979 ..kept the ticket stub for 25 years and lost it a few years ago..damn...good times great band 
 k_trout wrote:
There is an astounding tribute album to Peter Green called Rattlesnake Guitar - The Music of Peter Green.  The two cuts by Rory Gallagher (Leaving Town Blues and Showbiz Blues) are phenomenal.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_15?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=rattlesnake+guitar&sprefix=rattlesnake+gui%2Caps%2C315

 
gonna look into that Thanks for the Tip k_trout  : )
This is it when Todd Rundgren's brave adventurers smashed the glassguitar
oh man -

that tune cooks... 
Turn It Up - Mac at its best!
Wow - rarely heard this - it's excellent!
Ahh - back when FM was all about guitar work.
My giant Klipschs are begging me for the brown acid!

{#Bananajam}{#Drummer} 
Great song, this is the Mac I want more of.
 willmcnaught wrote:
Just bumped to a ten an oversight lol for sure

 
Snap
Just bumped to a ten an oversight lol for sure
What the hell, 9->10 for the guitar work and wails. 
Nice.  Never heard that version by Fleetwood Mac.  Love the extra deep cuts, even if I have to give a tip of the hat to Judas Priest for their rendition.   
 scrubbrush wrote:

can't hear this song, without picturing this: 
 

 
Your image broke...Think you mean this one (now watch this link go bust too): 

Judas Priest group photo from 80s 

I like this version better, even though I heard the Judas Priest version first... 
So I assume the deranged vocals at the end was Peter Green running around the studio and out the door, never to be seen again! Barking, absolutely barking!!! {#Bananasplit} {#Frustrated}
There is also a version by FM that doesn't have the eerie vocalizations. 
10 {#Motor}
Perfect example of  why I love Radio Paradise. exposing me to great music.
well rock on then
 
 dig wrote:
This rules but Judas Priest still has the definitive version.

 
can't hear this song, without picturing this: 
 
I can hardly believe it: a Fleetwood Mac tune I have not heard and which has not been played to death. I like this version. Thanks, Bill!

Aha, Peter Green performing here! That explains the draw!
 dig wrote:
This rules but Judas Priest still has the definitive version.

 
The Melvins cover this also. Worth checking out. 
 dig wrote:
This rules but Judas Priest still has the definitive version.

 
Had to bump this comment. Funniest thing I've read on here in years.
Classic brilliance!
Absolutely couldn't live without this one! Primal brilliance. 
The absolute best incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
 kingart wrote:
Another RP first for me. I'm not highly familiar with the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, but I'm growing to prefer it/them through tracks heard here.  Especially one as enthralling as this. Unusual and pretty awesome. 

 
I recommend their Then Play On album to you.

Before that, it was all the usual Englishmen make like Chicago blues guys, albeit excellent players.

After Then Play On, Danny Kirwan briefly led the band (Kiln House—a ROCKER) until Bob Welch came along. With him came a series of very listenable albums: Bare Trees, Future Games, Penguin, Mystery To Me, Heroes Are Hard To Find, etc.

The Peter Green-era Bluesbreakers still has some classics: The Supernatural, for starters.


Holy, never heard that one before.
I like it, made me think of Tull from the same time period.
Another gem Bill & co. thanks.
Wow.
This is pretty amazing. I guess I should listen to more of their stuff of that period.
Huh? Weird. Great. Not Rhiannon.  More like Captain Beefheart.
The best
Terrific.
This was artistic rock and roll that was never matched without Green.  Too often with Nicks and Buckingham the group edged toward pop music.  
Absolutely CLASSIC! They were never the same after Peter Green left. Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie all played with John Mayall and it was Peter Green that took Fleetwood and McVie with him in 1967. The Band's original name after all was "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac". He was the heart and soul. Fleetwood Mac became a joke with Buckingham Nicks.

Read about Peter Green here --> https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Peter_Green 
{#Heartkiss}  This is most definitely GODLIKE
Yes, when Fleetwood Mac was actually a great band and not the commercial sellout of 1975 and later. Buckingham and Nicks was the ruin of a great band!
 
 ottojschlosser wrote:
Old Mac is good Mac.

 
Yep. Before SN ruined the band.
Old Mac is good Mac.
This rules but Judas Priest still has the definitive version.
Henry>Case>Mac...Awesome!

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
Remember hearing this on WNEW in NYC many a night.  Never connected that the Green was Peter Green.  Still incredible.  {#Bananajam}
 kingart wrote:
Another RP first for me. I'm not highly familiar with the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, but I'm growing to prefer it/them through tracks heard here.  Especially one as enthralling as this. Unusual and pretty awesome. 

 
What kingart says...

Thanks,  I did not know that.  I had only heard the JP cover of it.

robotbass wrote:
"The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" is a song written by Peter Green and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. It was released as a single in the UK in May 1970



 


 raven23 wrote:
Wow....I have never heard this cover before of the old Judas Priests song.....   FANTASTIC!!!!!

  "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" is a song written by Peter Green and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. It was released as a single in the UK in May 1970


Another RP first for me. I'm not highly familiar with the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, but I'm growing to prefer it/them through tracks heard here.  Especially one as enthralling as this. Unusual and pretty awesome. 
Wow....I have never heard this cover before of the old Judas Priests song.....   FANTASTIC!!!!!
 k_trout wrote:
There is an astounding tribute album to Peter Green called Rattlesnake Guitar - The Music of Peter Green.  The two cuts by Rory Gallagher (Leaving Town Blues and Showbiz Blues) are phenomenal.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_15?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=rattlesnake+guitar&sprefix=rattlesnake+gui%2Caps%2C315
 
Thank you k-trout for letting us know of this album! Much appreciated!
 mandolin wrote:
..man, it doesn't come any cooler than peter green's fleetwood mac...
 
Right on, daddy-o. They had it going on. I was just listening to "Then Play On" - vinyl of course-  their finest album IMO.
I had always heard the old Mac - ie peter Green, like this - imagine my surprise when a few years later I bought a Mac album on a whim, and it was Heroes are Hard to Find.....different band altogether.....
..man, it doesn't come any cooler than peter green's fleetwood mac...
There is an astounding tribute album to Peter Green called Rattlesnake Guitar - The Music of Peter Green.  The two cuts by Rory Gallagher (Leaving Town Blues and Showbiz Blues) are phenomenal.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_15?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=rattlesnake+guitar&sprefix=rattlesnake+gui%2Caps%2C315
way cool this song!

sounds very monster magnet-ish... (even the singer sounds a bit like dave wyndorf...) did they ever name fleetwood mac as an influence?!!?
Excellent song!  9

I first heard the Judas Priest version of this song in the 1980s, IIRC.  I was shocked to learn that it was originally a Fleetwood Mac song..


 kaybee wrote:
From Wikipedia:

"Green has explained that he wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream, in which he was visited by a green dog which barked at him. He understood that the dog represented money. "It scared me because I knew the dog had been dead a long time. It was a stray and I was looking after it. But I was dead and had to fight to get back into my body, which I eventually did."

It's been said that people struggling with emotional or psychological issues, as Peter Green was, are more likely to "freak-out" on LSD (Acid), which Green apparently had been taking steadily.  Acid has a tendency to lay bare the layers of personality, so that it is easier to see inside yourself and thus into your dark side.  I find it interesting that his last name is Green and the dog was green.  I wonder if he was seeing a side of himself that he couldn't bear to look at.

...Now back to deciphering the ZOSO and Sergeant Pepper album sleeves!
 
Actually, his last name is really Greenbaum. So was he looking to apply some the mad dog's saliva on himself as a balm? And why does the end of the song suddenly, uh, peter out?
Wow, I am hardly a music neophyte — but I have *never* heard this song before...

Pretty cool.

Neil
 dave_porter wrote:
For those who find they like this taste of pre-Buckingham/Nicks Mac, there's an excellent anthology called The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Less than 5 quid - has this, Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Man of the World, Oh Well (my personal early Mac favourite)...



 

I haz.  {#Yes}
 bachbeet wrote:
Terrific song!  Never understood why it didn't get more play.
 
At about 16 minutes its not too hard to understand.  At least that is how long the vinyl version is.

 Canlistener wrote:
What a steaming pile of noise....
 

I know, ain't it great?
Great tune - would never guessed FM! Not sure how I never heard it before today - after all these years?! Once again...thanks RP!

Just love it! Still have it on vinyl...
What a steaming pile of noise....
 Dstiven wrote:
amazing! best fleetwood mac song ever
 
Ditto!
For those who find they like this taste of pre-Buckingham/Nicks Mac, there's an excellent anthology called The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Less than 5 quid - has this, Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Man of the World, Oh Well (my personal early Mac favourite)...



worst thing I ever got woken up by. period.
amazing! best fleetwood mac song ever
Terrific song!  Never understood why it didn't get more play.
Judas Priest!
 kaybee wrote:
From Wikipedia:

"Green has explained that he wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream
 
 
 
 
 
Horrible. 1

Unbelievably GREAT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUwcHyrhJ8I

Oh yes, thank you!!.... P.G.
I still get goosebumps every time this plays.. awesome
Whew! Where did this come from? (I thought I knew Fleetwood Mac's blues years.) Saucy!
song still knocks my socks off after all these years..
 sportskid wrote:
This song was meant to be Metal....Throw it down Rob, Glen, Ian & KK
 

Agreed.  The Judas Priest cover rocks.  Definitely on my "ill spent youth" playlist. 
 tulfan wrote:

I second that one...
 

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