Monday, November 8, 2010

STOP CHILDREN WHAT'S THAT SOUND

Buffalo Springfield were an American rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina, two of whom played in rock, pop, folk, country and acoustic group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young later in their career. Buffalo Springfield is best known for the song "For What It's Worth". After the band's formation in April 1966, a series of disruptions, including infighting and the pressure of working in the music industry, resulted in constant changes in the group's lineup and ultimately culminated in the group's disbanding after roughly 25 months. Buffalo Springfield released a total of three albums but left many demo recordings, studio outtakes and live recordings, as well as a reputation for excellent personnel and high band dysfunction. Despite the band's short tenure and relatively limited output it was one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, with virtually all members going on to successful careers and with two (Stills and Young) reaching the top of rock stardom.In 1997 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, although Young did not appear at the induction ceremony.
Tracks 1-5 From the Monterey Pop Festival

1. For What It's Worth
2. Nowadays Clacy Can't Even Sing
3. Rock And Roll Woman
4. Bluebird
5. Child's Claim To Fame

Tracks 6-21 from the "Sell Out" bootleg
All tracks are live except noted

6. For What It's Worth
7. Go And Say GoodBye
8. Mr.Soul
9, Bluebird
10. Rock And Roll Woman
11. A Child's Claim To Fame
12. Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing
13. Uno Mundo
14. For What It's worth
15. Bluebird
16. Bluebird (alternate extended version)
17. Bluebird (extended version)
18. Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing (demo)
19. Sell Out (full band version)
20. Raga
21. Mr Soul (alternate 45 mix)

On his 2000 album Silver & Gold, Young sang of his desire to reform the group and to “see those guys again and give it a shot” ("Buffalo Springfield Again"). A full reunion is no longer a possibility with the October 2004 death of Bruce Palmer, and the January 2009 death of Dewey Martin. However, in September 2010, it was announced surviving Buffalo Springfield members Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay would reunite to perform at the annual Bridge School Benefit concerts on October 23 and 24th, 2010 in Mountain View, California. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Furay says that Neil Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas will sit in for the late Bruce Palmer, while Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale will substitute for the late Dewey Martin. The band spent several congenial days, reminiscing and rehearsing at the Annex Studios in Menlo Park - not far from the Shoreline Park venue. “We’re going to play for 35-40 minutes,” Furay says. “The setlist will probably be composed of the three albums, though probably more of the first album with a few of the second album and maybe ‘On The Way Home’ from the last one. I really have no idea, though. I’m just going to show up and have a good time.” He says it will be bittersweet, however, to be up there without Martin and Palmer. “Those guys made the sound,” Furay says. “For as many people as were in and out of the Springfield, it was the five of us that really created a sound that people really remember the most."

The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California, every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The concerts are all organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi.

Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.

The first concert was in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert has been held every year since. It is known for having a relatively high-profile lineup and strong performances, primarily due to Neil Young's extensive connections within the music industry. Young also performs every year. As a practice, but not a rule, the performers use acoustic instruments.

This year 2010 Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay reunited as the Buffalo Springfield after 40 plus years. Neil Young had tried on a couple of occasions to reform this group but had not succeeded. This year the reunion finally happened at Neil's Annual Benefit Event.


1. On The Way Home
2. Rock And Roll woman
3. A Child's Claim To Fame
4. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It
5. Go And Say Goodbye
6. I Am A Child
7. Kind Woman
8. Burned
9. For What It's Worth
10. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
11. Bluebird
12. Mr. Soul
13. Rockin' In The Free World

3 comments:

Netanderthalian said...

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neil said...

Good to see you back, Mr. Vu. You were here -then suddenly gone. What happened?

Anyway I started my own blog recently at

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I'd like to link you on my blog with your permission. Have a look and let me know. It would, of course, be great if you'd do the same but it's not a pre-condition.

Welcome back.

Neil

Randy Davis said...

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Thanks

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