Monday, August 6, 2012
The Best Buffalo Springfield post ever
The debut ("Buffalo Springfield") contains Stills' "For What It's Worth" an not a whole lot else....they didn't hit their stride until album #2 ("Buffalo Springfield Again"), which is a classic contining "Hung Upside Down", "Mr. Soul", and the less than perfect version of "Bluebird"....those two albums basically were there career, but as so often is the case, we need to look a bit deeper to fid the good stuff. They released "Last Time Around" as acontract filler, and it sounds like one.
So, what else we got? A four disc set which attempts to encapsulate the entire career? Lotta goos stuff on there, alos a good bit of overlap, but a fan wouldn't want to be without it. A good set of ELektra Demos, worth hearing, and "Rare and Live" which contains a BUNCH of long/extended versions of "Bluebird", pick your facorite and roll with it.........
These guys were a fine band....I'm not big on the "country-tinged" rock as you may have noticed, but I alway enjoyed the best work of Buffalo Springfield.....good stuff. Neil Yong at his earliest, can't be a bad thing, and those tripped out versions of "Bluebird"....well, they make life worth living sometimes. Not exacly the kind of thing I often post, but as a favorite of my Dad's and also a band that I have enjoyed a good bit over the years, why the hell not?
Links in the comment section, leave a comment on Buffalos Springfield if you choose to, or on my sanity for posting this stuff from 40 years ago when i could be posting "A Place To Bury Strangers" latest LP or something? Gottta stay versatile kids.....
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN-01 Mr Soul/02 A Child's Claim to Fame/03 Everydays/04 Expecting To FLy/05 Bluebird/06 Hung Upside Down/07 Sad Memory/08 Good Time Boy/09 Rock n Roll Woman/10 Broken Arrow
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD BOX SET DISC 1-01 There Goes My Babe (demo)/02 Come On (demo)/03 Hello, I've Returned (Demo)/04 Out of My mind (Demo)/05 Flying on the Ground is Wrong (demo)/06 I'm Your Kind of Guy (demo)/07 Baby Don't Scold Me (demo)/08 Neighbor Don't You Worry (demo)/09 We'll See (demo)/10 Sad Memory (demo)/11 Can't Keep Me Down (demo)/12 Nowadays Clacny Can't Even Sing /13 Go And Say GOodbye/14 Sit Down I THink i Love You/15 Leave/16 Hot Dusty Roads/17 Everybody's Wrong/18 Burned/19 Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It/20 Out of My mind/21 Pay the Price/22 Down Down Down/23 Flying on the Ground is Wrong/24 Neighbor Don't worry (Remix)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD BOX SET DISC 3-01Hung Upside Down/02 Good Time BOy/03 One More Sign (demo)/04 The Rent Is Always Due (demo)/05 Round and ROund and Round (demo)/06 Old Laughing lady (demo)/07 Broken Arrow/08 Burned/09 Sad Memory/10 On the Way Home (unreleased Mix)/11 Special Care/12 Falcon lake (Ash on the Floor) (Remix)/13 What a Day/14 I Am a Child/15 Questions/16 Merry Go Round/17 Uno Mundo/18 Kind Woman (demo)/19 It's So Hard to Wait/20 Four Days Gone (Demo)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD BOX SET DISC 4-01 For What it's Worth/02 Go and Say GOobye/03 Sit Down I Think i Love You/04 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even SIng/05 Hot Dusty Roads/06 Everybody's Wrong/07Flying on the Ground is Wrong/08 Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It/9 Leave/10 Out of My Mind/11 Pay the Price/13 Baby Don't Scald Me/14 Mr Soul/15 A Childs Claim to Fame/16 Everydays/17 Expecting to Fly/18 Bluebird/19 Hung Upside Down/20 Sad Memory/21 Good Time Boy/22 Rock n Roll Woman/.23 Broken Arrow
LAST TIME AROUND-01 On the Way Home/02 It's So hard To Wait/03 Pretty Girl Why/04 Four Days Gone/05 Carefree Country Day/06 Special Care/07 The Hour of Not Quite Rain/08 Questions/09 I Am a Child/10 Merry Go ROund/11 Uno Mundo/12 Kind Woman
Bluebird (Extended)/10 Rock N Roll Woman (Live)/11 A Child's Claim to Fame (Stolen Version)/12 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing/13 Uno Mundo (Stolen Version)/14 For What It's Worth (Stolen Version)/15 Bluebird (Stolen Version/16 Bluebird (Extended)