Saturday, January 19, 2013
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
Regardless of what the individual members of Buffalo Springfield would eventually accomplish, Buffalo Springfield was all sorts of awesome in their own right. They blended elements of rock, country, folk, and blues in unique and endlessly fascinating ways. Buffalo Springfield Again is a perfect example of the band's genre-bending and genre-hopping abilities. The songwriting duties were shared between everybody except Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer (drums and bass respectively). Stephen Stills really shines on this album with "Bluebird" and "Rock & Roll Woman," but Neil Young's "Mr. Soul" and "Expecting to Fly" are great songs in their own right. This album is a delight from top to bottom, and one of the best slices of Americana I have ever heard. If you love The Band and/or Gram Parsons, you need this album.