Saturday, December 26, 2015

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 45 of 100 - "The Spawn of Buffalo Springfield - "Pickin' Up The Pieces!"

Jeez! I can't believe this is taking so long, and now I'm not even half way done, and I'm drawing blanks! Anyway, one thing that you can't deny is how many successful offshoots there were from the band Buffalo Springfield! It's really quite uncanny!! 

"Buffalo Springfield Again" was such a fantastic record, I actually almost forgot about their next release after that from 1968 called "Last Time Around!" And while it's a little mellower than it's predecessor, "Last Time Around" has some great cuts on it, and deserves to be on this list for sure!

The first Crosby, Stills, and Nash album was excellent, but when Neil Young joined the band, it just made them that much better!  Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's "Deja Vu" from 1970 is an utterly fantastic record from start to finish!

Poco was another awesome Buffalo Springfield spinoff band! Richie Furay wanted to make country music, and with this album, you can certainly see why! Jim Messina went along for the ride! Original Eagle Randy Meisner was in the band too for a while! "Pickin' Up The Pieces" came out in 1969!

Before I'm through, I'll probably list every album ever made by Neil Young!
Neil Young and Crazy Horse's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" from 1969 is a fine example of why!
I just recently saw Neil live, and it just made this assertion even that much firmer!

How can some artists make records and every single song is memorable? I don't know, but Neil Young is one of the few who does it over and over again!
From 1972, Neil's "Harvest" record is about as good as it gets!


  1. I've got two of these and would like 4 of them. I'm OK with Poco, but not crazy about them.

  2. I don't think you can go too far wrong with any of the players in these bands! Last year I saw Neil Young and Jim Messina at separate gigs! They're just good at what they do!

    1. Those old pros still know how to bring it!