ONE OF MY FAVERAVE GROUPS OF THE ’60s is Buffalo Springfield! Whereas the majority of fans and critics would choose their second album, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN, as their best album—and that’s because it is their best, and by a long shot!—nonetheless, the one that reaches me the deepest is their first album, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD.
So, for what its worth: Buffalo Springfield’s first album is better than you think!
And, alas, the entry in Wikipedia for this album is a glaring example of old-style Wikignorance. Whoever made the entry—and it’s far too brief for an album by such an important, influential group—is rather clueless about the record’s history.
This entry on Buffalo Springfield has been moved from this website to my new website, Rather Rare Records (ratherrarerecords.com). It has been slightly edited, slightly rewritten, and slightly expanded. I have also changed the piece’s title to “for what it’s worth, ‘buffalo springfield’ is a better album than you think.”