Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 67

Buffalo Springfield- Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield

I'm not sure how I feel about this album. I listened to Side 1 before going out tonight and I was really digging it. But then after coming home, I put on Side 2, and not so much. I found every song pretty boring. Maybe I'm just not in the mood right now to listen. The allergies might have something to do with it.

Obviously this is a band I've always known about and of course have heard "For What It's Worth" a million times, but other than that, I didn't know much Buffalo Springfield. I've been working in and out of record stores since 1991, and I can't recall any of their albums being played on the stereo in the store once. And I know it's not because they suck, just weird. We really played everything.

In my 20's when I started to broaden my horizons and started getting into more stuff like Neil Young, these guys were on my list of albums to get, but it always fell through the cracks. So now at 37, I'm really hearing Buffalo Springfield for the first time. Am I supposed to like it just because Neil and Stephen Stills were in the band? Are there studio albums better? I do love deep tracks. You tell me. Am I wrong in thinking this "Best Of" album is just ok, or should I give it another spin?

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