Buffalo Springfield

The Buffalo Springfield’s first album is self-titled and the cover shows the six band members. The album was released in December 1966, but was re-issued in March 1967 and the second version include “For What It's Worth” that became the bands biggest hit.

Buffalo Springfield cover

Songs

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

Re-issue 1967
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 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

The songs of the album were written by either Stephen Stills or Neil Young. Neil Young was somewhat unhappy with his role in the band at this time because he wasn't allowed to sing his own compositions. On Buffalo Springfield, he's singing lead vocal on only two songs. Youngs reputation as a singer at this time was almost zero and none of the members thought his unusual voice was good enough.

When Buffalo Springfield performed Neil Young's songs, they made other arrangements in which several voices were used in some parts and the songs tend to get more psychedelic vibe contrary to the solo versions introspection.

On the album, five songs are written by Young and they are symptomatically placed on the second side of the LP (except in one case). The songs are: "Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing", "Flying On The Ground (Is Wrong)", "Burned", "Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It", and "Out Of My Mind". Young got, however, retribution when the first single was chosen to be "Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing".

The band was unsatisfied with how it sounded on record. Neil Young has said that even the demos sounded better than the final result out of the studio.

 
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