Yes, 'For What It's Worth' (which is handily sub-titled on this release as, 'Stop, Hey What's That Sound') is arguably twee in the extreme (as are most '60's protest songs) but it represents the only popular single released by (The) Buffalo Springfield, whom have been tremendously influential on many bands that I've been into since.
In addition, the song marks the first major hit for Stephen Stills, whom was a major influence on me learning to play guitar.
compilation LP, (I sold it to him on the basis of the inclusion of 'For What It's Worth', which featured on a CSN live video which he had), which I then became fairly obsessive about.
We bought the LP in a rather fantastic record shop in Copenhagen, of which the name escapes me.
In particular, tracks that I repeatedly played were the 9 minute version of 'Bluebird' (about Judy Collins, as is 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' on CSN's first LP) and the Neil Young song, 'Out Of My Mind' which as maudlin as virtually any other song I own.
'Bluebird' was a major influence on me starting to experiment with alternate tunings, which led to a leap forward in my playing.
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