For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" (often referred to as simply "For What It's Worth") is a song written by Stephen Stills. Performed by Buffalo Springfield, it was recorded on December 5, 1966; released as a single on Atco Records on December 23, 1966; and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was later added to the March 1967 second pressing of their first album, Buffalo Springfield. The title was added after the song was written, and does not appear in the lyrics.
For What It’s Worth Lyrics. There's something happening here But what it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware. Recorded by Buffalo Springfield as a single, it was eventually released in 1967 on their self-titled album. Buffalo Springfield was the house band for LA’s famous Whiskey A Go Go during the time of the riots, which led Stephen Stills to pen the song. Much has been written about the song; one of the best sources of information is Reason to Rock. What have the artists said about the song?
Buffalo Springfield was the band's first album, and this song was not originally included on it. After "For What It's Worth" became a hit single, it replaced "Baby Don't Scold Me" on re-issues of the album. Notable when you consider this song's success, the group quietly recorded this without involving their producers Charles Greene and Brian Stone, with whom they had had immense dissatisfaction about the recording of their album up until then. It's on the sound track, and we used to play that a lot when I was younger. Flo from Toulouse, France"For What It's Worth" has been covered (around 1968) by a jamaican group called the Uniques as "Watch This Sound", on a rocksteady beat. For the cover, the bass is played by Aston "Familyman" Barrett, soon to become Bob Marley's bass player and much more. This was his very first song to play on.
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Lyrics to "For What It's Worth" song by Buffalo Springfield: There's something happening here But what it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun over t. .It's time we stop Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look - what's going down? Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid Step out of line, the men come and take you away. We better stop Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look - what's going down? We better stop Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look - what's going down?
The way it’s written, it’s so open to interpretation, says Heart’s Ann Wilson, who released a cover last year on her first EP with side project the Ann Wilson Thing. It’s so open that it’s brand new today. The main hook, ‘Everybody look what’s going down’ – you can apply that, to say, the current election. As anyone who’s heard it knows, the phrase for what it’s worth appears nowhere in the song. According to one legend, Stills played it for one of the group’s managers, prefacing it with, Let me play you a song, for what it’s worth. Springfield singer-guitarist Richie Furay recalls he, Stills, and Young playing new material for Atlantic’s Ahmet Ertegun, a major supporter of the Springfield. Ahmet had come to Los Angeles and we were at Stephen’s house, Furay recalls. At the end of the day, Stephen said, ‘I have another one, for what it’s worth.
Buffalo Springfield is the eponymous debut album by the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, released in December 1966 on Atco Records. It peaked at on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. Buffalo Springfield were formed in early 1966, playing their first gig at The Troubadour club in Hollywood in April of that year.
This song is by Buffalo Springfield and appear. n the album Buffalo Springfield (1966). on the album Journey Through The Past (1972) by Neil Young. on the movie soundtrack Forrest Gump (1994). This song is featured in the movie Forrest Gump. There's something happening hereBut what it is ain't exactly clearThere's a man with a gun over thereTelling me I got to beware.
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