BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD


"For What it's Worth"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Though the Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived group that only lasted just over two years, they are alongside the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers among the most influental bands in the early folk/country-rock.

The band was formed in Los Angeles 1966 by guitarist and singer Steve Stills, Richie Furay ( guitar, vocals ), Neil Young ( guitar, vocals ), Dewey Martin ( drums ) and bassist Bruce Palmer.

From their 1966 debut album, the Stills song "For What It's Worth", was chosen as a single and it became a big hit ( their only ). The group had three talented songwriters in Stills, Young, and Furay, but they also had strong conflicting egos, so their lineup was changed several times. Young left the group for periods until they finally disbanded in 1968.

Key Band Members:

Steve Stills: Born 1945, vocals, guitar. Original member. Stills is a fine guitarist and a competent songwriter. He wrote their hit-single "For What it´s Worth". After the Buffalo Springfield split up he has achieved great succeses both as a solo artist and within the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young framework.

Richie Furay: Born 1944, guitar and vocals. Original member. Began writing songs for the group after the first album.

Neil Young: Born 1945 in Canada, guitar and vocals. Original member. Young has become one of the greatest artist in American rockmusic. He has writen numerous great songs, and achieved great success with his highly influental albums through four decades .

Bruce Palmer: Born 1946 in Canada, bass. Original member. Palmer was in and out of the group before finally leaving in early 1968.

Dewey Martin: Drums and vocals. Original member.

Jim Messina: Born 1947, bass. Replaced Palmer in 1968.

Rusty Young: Steel-guitar . Joined in early 1968.



Discography - 1966-69:

1. Buffalo Springfield - Atco 1966

Tracks:
1. For What It's Worth / 2. Go And Say Goodbye / 3. Sit Down I Think I Love You / 4. Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sins / 5. Hot Dusty Roads / 6. Everybody's Wrong / 7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong / 8. Burned / 9. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It / 10. Leave / 11. Out Of My Mind / 12. Pay The Price
Rating : 8


2. Stampede - AM Records 1967 ( unreleased )

Tracks:
1. Neighbour Don't Worry / 2. Down To The Wire / 3. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It / 4. Instrumental #1 / 5. Instrumental #2 / 6. My Kind Of Love / 7. Baby Don't Scold Me #1 / 8. Baby Don't Scold Me #2 / 9. Down To The Wire / 10. We'll See / 11. There Goes My Baby / 12. Neighbour Don't Worry #2 / 13. Ringing Bells / 14. Give Me One More Sign / 15. Come On
Rating : 6


3. Again - Atco 1967

Tracks:
1. Mr. Soul / 2. A Child's Claim To Fame / 3. Everydays / 4. Expecting To Fly / 5. Bluebird / 6. Hung Upside Down / 7. Sad Memory / 8. Good Time Boy / 9. Rock & Roll Woman / 10. Broken Arrow
Rating : 8


4. Last Time Around - AM Records 1969

Tracks:
1. On the Way Home / 2. Its So Hard To Wait / 3. Pretty Girl Why / 4. Four Days Gone / 5. Carefree Country Day / 6. Special Care / 7. The Hour Of Not Quite Rain / 8. Questions / 9. I Am A Child / 10. Merry-Go-Round / 11. Uno Mundo / 12. Kind Woman
Rating : 6


5. Boxset - Elektra / WEA 1996 ( 66-69 )

Tracks:
1. There Goes My Babe (demo) / 2. Come On (demo) / 3. Hello, I've Returned (demo) / 4. Out Of My Mind (demo) / 5. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (demo) / 6. I'm Your Kind Of Guy (demo) / 7. Baby Don't Scold Me (demo) / 8. Neighbor Don't You Worry (demo) / 9. We'll See (demo) / 10. Sad Memory (demo) / 11. Can't Keep Me Down (demo) / 12. Nowadays Clancy 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 (demo) / 23. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong / 24. Neighbor Don't You Worry (remix) // 1. Down Down Down (remix) / 2. Kahuna Sunset / 3. Buffalo Stomp (raga) / 4. Baby Don't Scold Me / 5. For What's Worth / 6. Mr. Soul / 7. We'll See / 8. My Kind Of Love / 9. Pretty Girl Why (*) / 10. Words I Must Say (demo) / 11. Nobody's Fool / 12. So You've Got A Lover / 13. My Angel / 14. No Sun Today / 15. Everydays / 16. Down To The Wire / 17. Bluebird / 18. Expecting To Fly / 19. Hung Upside Down (demo) / 20. A Child's Claim To Fame / 21. Rock & Roll Woman // 1. Hung Upside Down / 2. Good Time Boy / 3. One More Sign (demo) / 4. The Rent Is Always Due (demo) / 5. Round And Round And Round / 6. Old Laughing Lady (demo) / 7. Broken Arrow / 8. Sad Memory / 9. On The Way Home / 10. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night (remix) / 11. Special Care / 12. Falcon Lake (Ash On The Floor; remix) / 13. What A Day / 14. I Am A Child / 15. Questions / 16. Merry-G-Round / 17. Uno Mondo / 18. Kind Of Woman / 19. It's So Hard To Wait / 20. Four Days Gone (demo) / 1. For What It's Worth / 2. Go And Say Goodbye / 3. Sit Down I Think I Love You / 4. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing / 5. Hot Dusty Roads / 6. Everybody's Wrong / 7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong / 8. Burned / 9. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It / 10. Leave / 11. Out Of My Mind / 12. Pay The Price / 13. Baby Don't Scold Me / 14. Mr. Soul / 15. Child's Claim To Fame / 16. Everydays / 17. Expecting To Fly / 18. Bluebird / 19. Hung Upside Down / 20. Sad Memory / 21. Good Time Boy / 22. Rock & Roll Womm / 23. Broken Arrow
Rating : 8


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - March 7 - 2006

25 Buffalo Springfield - 1966
28 Again - 1967
113 Last Time Around - 1968
Check and Rate Here!

December 25 - "rateyourmusic.com"



My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. For What It´s Worth ( Stills ) Buffalo Springfield
2. Flying on the Ground ( Young ) Buffalo Springfield
3. Go and Say Goodbye ( Stills ) Buffalo Springfield
4. Sit Down, I Think I Love You ( Stills ) Buffalo Springfield
5. Do I Have to Come Right Out ( Young ) Buffalo Springfield
6. I Am a Child ( Young ) Last Time Around
7. Nowadays Clancy ( Young ) Buffalo Springfield
8. Down to the Wire ( Young ) Stampede
9. Hot Dusty Roads ( Stills ) Buffalo Springfield
10. A Child´s Claim to Fame ( Furay ) Again
11. Everybody´s Wrong ( Stills ) Buffalo Springfield
12. Expecting to Fly ( Young ) Again
13. Burned ( Young ) Buffalo Springfield
14. Bluebird ( Stills ) Again
15. Mr Soul ( Young ) Again
16. Broken Arrow ( Young ) Again
17. On the Way Home ( Young ) Last Time Around
18. Special Care ( Young ) Last Time Around
19. Merry-Go-Round ( Furay ) Last Time Around
20. Kind Woman ( Furay ) Last Time Around

LINKS:

Reason to Rock

The Herd


Back To GREAT BANDS


GUESTBOOK
SIGN


mail to:

mvindberg@yahoo.dk
Morten Vindberg

The WYWH-Pages

The WYWH-Pages