Friday, June 08, 2012


Bob Welch- Hypnotized (Roxy 81 Live)

Bob Welsh, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot headwound yesterday at age 66, was lead singer/guitarist for Fleetwood Mac in its second transformation in the early 70s. That's when I started listening to them, but I discovered that their earlier period, when they were heavy into the blues with twin leads Green/Spencer/Kirwin (it's complicated) was much, much better. I have to admit that adding Christine Perfect (a woman who got better looking over time) was good for the band. After Welsh left, when they added Nicks and Buckingham, and were heavy into pop, they got famous. Some of the songs then were pretty good, but most of them were fluff.

This one's OK

Actually I can barely listen to the Welsh period stuff anymore. Way too laid back and, well, boring.

There was a little noticed fourth re-iteration with Dave Mason on guitar and Bekka Bramlett singing, but it was just awful. And short-lived.

Anyway, to the extent a suicide can RIP,  requiescat in pace, man. Heroes are hard to find.

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