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View Poll Results: Which band do you prefer?
Buffalo Springfield 2 16.67%
Byrds 10 83.33%
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

I'm surprised that this one hasn't been done here yet. Which band do you like better?









Buffalo Springfield









Byrds

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

The Byrds by a feather.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

Chose the Byrds.

I like Buffalo Springfield as well.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 PM   #4
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

The Byrds because they had many excellent albums and went through different phases. The Buffalo Springfield were also great but had a much shorter life.
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

I've got to go with the Byrds as well. I mean, Buffalo Springfield may have had Neil Young and Stephen Stills, but those guys' best work was still yet to come. And overall, The Byrds had more of an overall vision and were far more consistent.
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

The Byrds
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Re: Buffalo Springfield vs. the Byrds!

Accidentally hit wrong choice in my vote but I also pick The Byrds. Love both but Sweetheart of the Rodeo tops anything BS did for me.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:12 AM   #8
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This guys former band
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:30 PM   #9
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Accidentally hit wrong choice in my vote....
PM a mod. He can probably fix that for you.

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...Buffalo Springfield may have had Neil Young and Stephen Stills, but those guys' best work was still yet to come.
When it comes to Neil Young, I have to agree. But I think Stephen Stills' output turned to sappy hippie crap after he left Buffalo Springfield.

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When it comes to Neil Young, I have to agree. But I think Stephen Stills' output turned to sappy hippie crap after he left Buffalo Springfield.

Does that include Manassas?

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This guys former band

Is that Roger McGuinn or David Crosby?

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Done.
Well sort of. Bobbyg29 is still showing up as a Buffalo Springfield voter.

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Does that include Manassas?
No. I might have to reconsider.

Plus here's another I overlooked when I made my comment:



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Old 05-23-2017, 09:55 PM   #16
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I'm surprised that this one hasn't been done here yet.
Well I guess now I know why this particular matchup wasn't done previously. I'll have a much tougher opponent for the Byrds the next time they step into the ring.

I would have gone for the Byrds myself fifteen years ago but the ethereal otherwordly feel of some of Buffalo Springfield's recordings including those above has grown on me over the last ten years.

Interesting too is that the Byrds had two transcendent chart hits in 1965 early in their career but never could quite get back to that level of excellence thereafter. There were potentially two reasons why they could not duplicate their early success:

1. The Byrds' first two LPs had been produced by Columbia's Terry Melcher. He had also produced the transcendent singles Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! But the Byrds' manager Jim Dickson wanted the production gig himself and asked Columbia to replace Melcher. Columbia complied, but with Allen Stanton and not Jim Dickson.

2. The Byrds were formed when David Crosby joined up with folk rock singing duo Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark. Clark ended up being the main songwriter of the Byrds which left him better off financially than the others and prompted jealousy. His growing isolation within the band together with an increasing fear of flying combined to make it untenable for him to remain part of the Byrds. "If you can't fly, you can't be a Byrd" said Jim McGuinn. Clark left the Byrds in early 1966 just before Eight Miles High was released.

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