Sunday, September 9, 2007

Weekend video: Buffalo Springfield

I found a pretty cool TV performance by the Springfield here. They start out with a verse from "For What It's Worth" then suddenly shift into "Mr. Soul". I thought at first they might be lip-synching because the sound is so close to the record, but Young's solo is definitely live.

I couldn't figure out why the bass player is sitting at the front of the stage with his back to the crowd. So the band can all be in a circle? Then it occured to me that's probably not Palmer, who missed appearances due to drug busts more than once during the band's brief history. Is the band trying to hide their replacement bassist?

Also, I have no idea who that host is.

Man, some 60s fashions seem so strange now, beyond just dated. A double-breasted suit and a cowboy hat? That doesn't look like a relic from another era, it looks like it's from another planet.

That wraps up Young's Buffalo Springfield period. Here's Young, many years later, looking back on what a time it was. Is that Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass?

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