Five Ill-Advised Rock Reunions

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Buffalo Springfield, the 1960s band known for briefly employing Neil Young and Stephen Stills, announced a six-date reunion tour this summer and an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival.

Since half of Buffalo Springfield's original members are dead, the tour is less an actual reunion than a ploy by Young and Stills to perform a few more times before senility wipes all memory of their existence from the collective Baby Boomer psyche.

In a word, it's inessential. But so are most rock reunions, and at least for Buffalo Springfield, their one memorable song, "For What It's Worth," found a second life when it was performed 30 years ago on the Muppet Show. The rest of these groups would be lucky to carry Miss Piggy's bags.

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Anand Ramakrishnan
Anand Ramakrishnan

The Police. Although it featured the three original members, the reunion tour was merely a way for Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland to get big bucks (and Sting to get even more than he already has), not to actually create something new.

Halbie71
Halbie71

Regarding Queen & Paul Rodgers comments by Ryan Weyl- " Standing in for the irreplaceable vocalist Freddie Mercury was Paul Rodgers, a chemical-peeled hunchback and Danny Bonaduce lookalike known best for singing "All Right Now"

Rock stars of the 60's & 70's showed & paid respect to the artists who came before them. Mr. Weyl is typical of a lot of today's spoiled, ill mannered & immature little boys who never grew up. One more thing I might add, has he ever heard of a band called Bad Company???

Halbie71
Halbie71

Regarding Buffalo Springfield Comments by Ryan Weyls (Who is it the F**K is Ryan Weyls Anyway???) You think 30 years or 40 years from now if you mention Mr. Weyls name anbody will remember him??? If he is still around then, probably the younger generation of that time will say how out of touch he is & what a has been (Or more like it never was been!!!) .

Bll
Bll

Wow... This is the most ignorant article I've read in a while... Total lack of respect and understanding for these Phsyc/Country/Rock pioneers. You could draw a line from so much great current music straight back to the Springfield. Looks like this author has a budding career writing for fox news!

Mikerobwil
Mikerobwil

Buffalo Springfield only put out 3 albums of original work but they were and remain great rock & roll music. Stills & Young were the heart and soul of the group but Richie Furry also contributed some good work. It's hard to know how the act will come across today but over the years Steve & Neil have generally brought out the best (music) in each other, even if they didn't always see eye to eye outside the concert hall.

Rocker from experience
Rocker from experience

These men are great talents and I for one have been a fan from the beginning. Obviously this venomous article was written by a person who has no idea of this bands place in rock history and the powerful influence they had on the west coast sound that came after them. They spawned Poco, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Loggins and Messina, Manassas, etc. Their influence is heard in the Eagles and many other groups that followed. To quote a wise man: It is best to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt.

Mikeb
Mikeb

Ryan, what a dumb ass! Please listen to their music, then write another article. Are you kidding me? "For what it's worth" their only memorable song?

DB
DB

There is nothing like an idiot journalist that has no idea what the f... he's talking about writing about music that happened before his time, and so far over his head that he wouldn't understand. Stick to Britney Spears dumbass!

Fellowtraveler
Fellowtraveler

Type your comment here.For What It's Worth their one memorable song?! Ryan, you must be a very young man, yes? Take this advice from an old , still relevant, man; Turn off the Beib for about 45 minutes and give Buffalo Springfield a listen.

lannydee
lannydee

Ill advised? this whole article is bogus. I can't wait to see buffalo springfield at bonnaroo. also, young tours very frequently. ps. im only 20 and I know what good music is and what bad music is.

Gary
Gary

Check out The Music Never Stopped (movie) for an interesting effect of music on our consciousness! Good music lasts and is relevant to new audiences. I'm an older rocker, but I even gave Lady Gaga a listen.

Gary
Gary

Why judge people because of their age. Why not have an open heart, mind, and ears? Neil has as much energy and soul as any of the younger groups I hear.

Muttleywags
Muttleywags

This is one baby boomer still in possession of enough mobility, cognitive function and hearing to be delighted to hear Stills and Young play together again - particularly with some of that wonderful music. With any luck, the play list will be expanded to include some later material - it's all later, actually, with Young and Stills on the woodens. Treetop flyer comes immediately to mind. Be still my ears!

Rockin' in the free world
Rockin' in the free world

Ryan Weils...the difference between songs from the Stills/Young era and today, is well, their songwriting and music is still relevant 40 years later. Today's crank-it-out-studio mentality, while producing some good music, isn't relevant in six months. Just crank out the next one. The boomers may in fact soon become senile, but they'll always have the memories of what started it all: their music -- something I sense that your generation will never have.

Bea Hatch
Bea Hatch

Pavement, Pixies, Janes Addiction, Dead Kennedys etc.

Christa
Christa

Yeah they need to do a sequel to cover those bands too.

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