Archive | Jun 09, 2018

Certain Songs #1233: Buffalo Springfield – “Mr Soul”

Album: Buffalo Springfield Again
Year: 1967

Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York City, on January 9, 1967

Hi, and welcome to Certain Songs coverage of Neil Young, who has been making records that I love — or at least like — for a half-century. Seriously: 2016’s Peace Trail is a weirdly good record.

I love Neil for multiple reasons: as a songwriter, he ranks with Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg; as a guitar player, he quite literally exists in his own universe; he’s always been remarkably prolific and I appreciate that he’s a crank who walks his own path, no matter the circumstance.

Plus, we share a birthday!

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