Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

From last October's Buffalo Springfield reunion show(!) here's Stephen Stills, Ritchie Furay, and Neil Young and the still delightful "Go and Say Goodbye."

Okay, it's an audience tape, the guys are all playing acoustics, and the performance is a little ragged. Who cares? It's the Buffalo Springfield, for heaven's sake.

And as a chutzpah-defining bonus, here's an audience recording of the fabulous Floor Models -- featuring some guy whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels on bass -- covering the song at the Other End Cafe in 1982.

Our version has a lot of pep, I'll give it that at least.

[h/t Gummo and Steve Schwartz]


Anonymous said...

Re: Springfield Reunion - Stills has nothing left vocally! What a shame, ego and coke did him in! It's painful to listen to him nowadays.


dave™© said...

"Stills has nothing left vocally! What a shame, ego and coke did him in!" It could also be the fact that he's 65 FRICKIN' YEARS OLD.

Gummo said...

steve, love the Floor Models cover -- very nice!

And Trademark Dave, Furay's more or less the same age and his voice sounds gorgeous -- as does Neil's in its own idiosyncratic way.

Not necessarily the coke, though, as some singers just don't take care of their voices, esp. rock singers who may never have had formal training.

So yes, ragged & acoustic, but the Springfield magic is still there, and well worth the 40 year wait.

Faze said...

I say it again: If I'd walked into NYC rock club in the 80s and heard the Floor Models and their incredible set list, I would have become incontinent on the spot.

Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary said...

Y'know, I've always thought Ritchie Furay & Nimels were the same guy. I mean, you've never seen them together in the same place at the same time, right?

edward said...

Sounds remarkably like Michael Nesmith on lead vocals. Sure this isn't a Monkees reunion?

steve simels said...

Hey -- I've been looking for an excuse to post our version of "You Just May Be the One."

From the same show, actually.

Billy B said...

The Floor Models. heh.

I like that electric sitar sound.