12 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Buffalo Springfield even started as a supergroup, despite being a group of then-unknowns. The band's timely and prophetically haunting hit "For What It's Worth" was a potent introduction to a young Stephen Stills, while Neil Young, the group's other powerhouse, sang two of his five contributions. (Richie Furay filled in admirably on "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong" and the breathtakingly enigmatic first single "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing," especially.) When Young did take the microphone, it was for the cynical-beyond-its-years "Burned" and the likely self-fulfilling "Out of My Mind." The band claimed that this album didn't catch its live energy, and the compact and mannered "Go and Say Goodbye," "Sit Down I Think I Love You," and "Everybody's Wrong" do feature skilled harmonies ahead of their adventurous musical chops, which are parceled out more lightly here than was true of the group at the time. However, as a debut album from 1966, Buffalo Springfield is a powerful first step from a legendary band.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Buffalo Springfield even started as a supergroup, despite being a group of then-unknowns. The band's timely and prophetically haunting hit "For What It's Worth" was a potent introduction to a young Stephen Stills, while Neil Young, the group's other powerhouse, sang two of his five contributions. (Richie Furay filled in admirably on "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong" and the breathtakingly enigmatic first single "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing," especially.) When Young did take the microphone, it was for the cynical-beyond-its-years "Burned" and the likely self-fulfilling "Out of My Mind." The band claimed that this album didn't catch its live energy, and the compact and mannered "Go and Say Goodbye," "Sit Down I Think I Love You," and "Everybody's Wrong" do feature skilled harmonies ahead of their adventurous musical chops, which are parceled out more lightly here than was true of the group at the time. However, as a debut album from 1966, Buffalo Springfield is a powerful first step from a legendary band.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
78 Ratings
78 Ratings
Jimmy1037 ,

For what it's worth

This song is awesome. I highly recommend this if you love some good rock and roll!

Hawk19539 ,

Student Protest of the Vietnam Era

This song is the epitome of the student protest during the Vietnam conflict. Despite the fact I was only 2 years old when this song was released, watching old new footage of the protests, I can't help but feel this song was the score for young adutls during that time period. Great song!!!

Augie14 ,

Buffalo Springfield

One of the greatest groups to see and listen
To when I was a Teen! Music is still great to listen to and I have all these Buffalo Springfield albums.
Stephen Stills is a master in music writing and singing

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