Michael Hill. Add in the backwards guitar and overall production, and it's easily one of their finest moments! That chiming string acoustic of Stills runs hand-in-hand with the biting raunchy guitar of Young for a match made in heaven. The song is pop perfection in its original form on the band's second album, but just for the hell of it, we've chosen the rare nine-minute version that has been out-of-print for three decades.
There are actually three different 'Bluebirds' to pick from. The original album version, which winds up in a banjo-driven coda, the original single edit, which fades out early, and this long jam take that only appeared on a compilation LP simply titled, 'Buffalo Springfield.
Any way you slice it, it's a great song! One of Neil Young's signature songs, 'Mr. Soul' is full-on rock and roll for the ages. With its 'Satisfaction'-styled guitar riff, Young mixes in beautifully oblique lyrics covered with attitude to make one of the Springfield best records. The song was issued as a single as well as opening up the band's sophomore offering, 'Buffalo Springfield Again.
When it comes to Buffalo Springfield, if there is one song that is familiar to everyone, it's this one! It's been used, abused and drowned in airplay over its 46 years, but it refuses to die! And for good reason, its sound is utterly unique. From the unassuming bass-drum-and-guitar-harmonics intro through the rousing singalong chorus, it has become an American classic.
Written in part in reaction to the 'riots on Sunset Strip' happening in mid where young people were coming to blows with the authorities. It caught the imagination of Stephen Stills and he turned it into pure poetry. Neil Young's subtle guitar breaks color the song with a tension that matches the lyric. Recorded as a single after their debut album had hit store shelves, it was added to later pressings and has remained the band's signature song for over 45 years.
So here we are then, how 'bout that Buffalo Springfield?! Impossible to guarantee we covered every crucial note from these guys, so tell us what's going down with your own list of Springfield faves!
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