Buffalo Springfield Concert Reviews: Oakland, CA, June 1 & 2, 2011
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Photos: Buffalo Springfield Kick Off Their Reunion Tour: | Rolling Stone Music | Photos by Jay Blakesberg
01. On The Way Home (acoustic guitar Guild)
02. Rock & Roll Woman (acoustic guitar Guild)
03. Burned (acoustic guitar Guild)
04. A Child's Claim To Fame (acoustic guitar Guild)
05. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It? (acoustic guitar Guild)
06. Go And Say Goodbye (electric guitar Gretsch)
07. I Am A Child (acoustic guitar Guild)
08. Hot Dusty Roads (electric guitar - Old Black)
09. Kind Woman (piano)
10. Mr. Soul (electric guitar - Old Black)
11. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing (acoustic guitar Guild)
12. My Kind Of Love (electric guitar Gretsch)
13. Everybody's Wrong (electric guitar - Gretsch
14. Sad Memory (piano)
15. Bluebird (electric guitar - Old Black)
16. Broken Arrow (acoustic guitar Guild)
17. For What It's Worth (electric guitar - Old Black)
18. Rockin' In The Free World (electric guitar - Old Black)
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From Review: Buffalo Springfield rides into Oakland - Inside Bay Area by Jim Harrington:
Wednesday's sold-out concert -- the first half of a two-night stand at the venue -- was superior in many ways to what was witnessed nearly eight months ago at Shoreline. Topping the list, however, was that the band was able to "plug in" at the Fox, instead of having to adhere to the "acoustic only" Bridge School format.
As expected, that change paid huge dividends, providing Stills and Young -- both of whom made Rolling Stone magazine's much-discussed list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" -- with ample opportunities to light up the frets. Watching these two studs lock horns on the live stage -- be it with Buffalo Springfield or with their other signature band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- never fails to impress.
The group, which also features Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale in place of the late Dewey Martin and Young's regular bassist Rick Rosas filling in for the late Bruce Palmer, sounded quite convincing as it filled the 90-minute show with selections from Buffalo Springfield's three-album-strong songbook.
From Buffalo Springfield Launch First Tour in 43 Years | Rolling Stone Music by David Fricke:
There was also nerve.
After a 14-song set that veered from 'Hot Dusty Roads' and 'Everybody's Wrong,' a pair of gritty Stills numbers from deep inside the 1966 debut LP, Buffalo Springfield, to Furay's great lost ballad 'Sad Memory' from 1967's Buffalo Springfield Again, Young opened the encore by leading the group through 'Broken Arrow,' his epic frontier daydream at the end of Again. A complex studio creation, it was recorded by Young as a solo piece, with session men, and never performed live in the Springfield's first lifetime. Tonight, the song featured Stills at the piano, Furay flying next to Young in the chorus harmonies and its original honky-tonk country coda.
This was more than exciting resurrection – it was a kind of justice, the way the Springfield would have played and recorded Young's suite if they hadn't been so busy falling apart at the time.
Photo by D. ROSS CAMERON/Oakland Tribune
From Buffalo Springfield reunites for first tour since 1968 - USATODAY.com By Marco R. della Cava:
One of the most interesting byproducts of seeing Buffalo Springfield in concert is being able to instantly hear why they could not last. Any Furay tune announces his soft-rock future in Poco. Hear Young sing I Am A Child and you sense the inevitability of his solo career. And when Stills blasts out Bluebird, you know that his melding with David Crosby and Graham Nash (and later Young) was pre-ordained. But mostly, one is amazed at the sheer quality of music from a bunch of guys in their 20s who, for the most part, were in their first band.
Afterward, backstage, a joyful Furay said the show was nothing short of a time machine.
'I felt I was back at (Los Angeles') Whiskey-a-Go-Go forty-odd years ago, singing to my wife,' he said. 'What amazes me is that the songs still hold up so many years later.'
Furay said the trio rehearsed 'for a solid week.' For Stills, that was enough. 'At a certain point we all felt like, let's just get out there and do it,' he said.
There were no Whiskey flashbacks for Stills, though. 'Nah, back then we were young and small and we just hoped people wouldn't leave the show,' he said with a laugh.
Nearby, Young, nursing a cold beer, grinned. 'Sometimes,' he said, 'it's good to be from the past.'
From Buffalo Springfield Recasts the Old Songs, Forgets the New Jokes at the Fox - San Francisco Music - All Shook Down by Cody B. Nabours:
Underrated: Neil Young singing harmony.
Overheard: Boomer in a Hawaiian shirt: "I dunno why we're smoking grass in the bathroom..."
Historical Note (for the kids): Buffalo Springfield have perhaps the best origin story in all of rock history. It involves Rick James gone AWOL, a canceled record contract for Motown, and a furtive roadside meeting following Stills and Furay chasing down Young's hearse on Sunset Blvd.
NY: We're the Buffalo Springfield. Wait. No 'the,' just Buffalo Springfield, right? We'll have to decide that.
NY: Whatta you use THAT for? (at Furay's guitar pedal)
SS: It's a wayback machine.
NY: I didn't get the jokes for tonight. They didn't send me the jokes.
Crowd member: Just tell the ones from last night!
NY: I don't remember last night. I remember 44 years ago like it was yesterday, but I don't remember last night.
Spotted: J Mascis (or a convincing lookalike), in purple hoodie, in the crowd exiting the show.
The Buffalo Springfield Reunion Concert Tour kicks off tonight at the Fox Theater, Oakland, California. Special guest Gillian Welch will open concert.
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"Hooray For Our Side!!!" in anticipation of
Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour
PLEASE NOTE: We are very interested in any photo of an actual sign at the concert that reads "Hooray For Our Side!!!"... especially if captured while "For What It's Worth" is playing and really especially if both the band and sign are in the photo.
Anyone able to obtain such a photo and/or provide a link or source we would be happy to work out some sort of arrangement. Enjoy the concerts!
Don't be denied!