For those of you to young to know who I’m talking about, this is as good a place as any to read up on this seminal rock band.
Those of you who are serious fans already know that this band, known back in the day for its live performances, never released a live album. For my own benefit, I’m going to put together a “live” CD patched together from various places. If anyone knows of a recording I missed, then by all means let me know!
There is precious little actual Buffalo Springfield Live to piece together. About thirty minutes worth, in fact, and most of it is very, very poorly recorded. There’s a very short exceprt from the “Smothers Brothers Show” from 1967 that can be found on the CSN DVD “Long Time Comin’”, and an almost normal length performance of just this one song from the Monterey Pop Festival “Outtake Performances” DVD. I would just about kill to find a recording of that entire “Smothers Brothers” episode. Ditto for their Monterey Pop performance, but unfortunately, I know from the liner notes that the filmmaker was short on film (!) and only filmed the one song. There are also two performances from mysterious sources of very poor quality, as noted above.
Aside from that, I’m going to put together live performances of the various members of Springfield songs recorded post-Springfield. That gives me a little more material, but I’m not sure how much as I had to research some of these albums online, as I don’t own them all just yet. If anyone knows of anything I have missed, let me know!
Actual Buffalo Springfield Live (1967-1968)
- For What Its Worth (1:10)
- Pay the Price, Nobody’s Fool, Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing, Rock & Roll Woman (19:44)
- Rock & Roll Woman, Bluebird (5:58)
- For What Its Worth (3:15)
CSNY - 4 Way Street (1971)
5. On the Way Home (3:47)
(Not including “Carry On”, which includes “Questions”, but is just too stylistically different)
Poco - The Forgotten Trail (1969-1974) (Recorded 1972ish?)
6. Kind Woman (5:46)
Stephen Stills Live (1974)
7. Four Days Gone (?:??)
8. Special Care (?:??)
Neil Young - Live Rust (1979)
9. I am a Child (3:00)
CSN - Daylight Again DVD (1982ish)
10. For What Its Worth (5:44)
Neil Young - Unplugged (1993)
11. The Old Laughing Lady (5:14) – Hey, it’s on the box set, so it counts.
12. Mr. Soul (3:54)
Neil Young - Year of the Horse (1997)
13. Mr. Soul (?:??)
Poco - Keeping the Legend Alive (2003)
14. Kind Woman (?:??)
CSN - The Acoustic Concert DVD (2004)
15. For What Its Worth (5:53)
Poco - Bareback at Big Sky (2005)
BUT: Furay doesn’t participate in this one. Doesn’t Count. But it IS a nice cover!
XX. On The Way Home