Buffalo Springfield – Mr. Soul (1967)
“Mr. Soul” is a song recorded by the Canadian-American rock band Buffalo Springfield in 1967. It was released June 15, 1967, as the B-side to their fourth single “Bluebird” and later included on the group’s second album Buffalo Springfield Again.
“Mr. Soul” is about Neil Young’s personal problems with fame and disregard towards rock stardom. It was written by Young after experiencing an epilepsy attack after an early show with Buffalo Springfield in San Francisco. Many people in the audience were questioning if it was part of the act. While being a patient at UCLA Medical Center, he wrote the song once he was awake and recovering and told to return for further tests. The lyrics had reflected Young’s experience, feeling as though he was about to die.
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