Sunday, August 25, 2019

Buffalo Springfield

This is a classic example of Neil Young writing lyrics that make no sense but rhyme, scan, and have evocative images floating by.  See also "Cinnamon Girl" for that, which also includes a guitar solo that is just one note. Or anything by Young, really. Somehow it was still fun to listen to.

Maybe you'd like this better. It goes suddenly country-rock, well before others got there.

They are best known for "For What It's Worth," which gathered a reputation as a protest song that permeated culture so much that even the Muppets did it (about animals being afraid in the forest.) However, it was about a club being closed, nothing political.


Donna B. said...

I never thought much about Neil Young one way or another until a relative force-fed me one song after another from her PONO... through factory speakers in a 2010 Corolla for 200 miles. Now I hate Neil Young and the crazy horse he rode in on.

Texan99 said...

He's always been a favorite of mine, and Buffalo Springfield rarely disappoints.