According to a New York City radio interview, Buffalo Springfield founding member Richie Furay is less than optimistic that the group will resume touring in 2012.
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Furay was asked by the guys over at WBAI-FM in New York about the possibility of a Buffalo Springfield reunion in 2012 and this is what he had to say…
Richie Furay on a reunion:
“Your guess is as good as mine. I doubt in 2012 that there will be, but I’m never gonna say never. Listen, the reunion that we did last year came out of nowhere, it was nowhere on my radar. When I got the call from Neil I was really surprised. Then when we got together and we did the Bridge School Concert it was so much fun, that we decided, ‘Let’s go on, let’s do a few more shows.'”
Furay was referring to last year’s successful reunion, albeit for only 6 shows.
Nobody would ever accuse the Buffalo Springfield members of being best friends, but it seems they just can’t get past their issues – onstage and off.
“I think everybody had it planned in their mind, ’cause I was actually told. ‘We’re doing this 30 day tour,’ and you know, Neil is just fickle, and even though it boils down to all three of us making a decision, without the three of us, really there can’t be anything that would even resemble a Buffalo Springfield. I gotta say that we probably lost a little bit of our momentum; that isn’t to say it couldn’t be picked up again, but I certainly don’t see anything happening this year.”
What a shame, because when they put their mind to it they are capable of achieving great feats, as evidenced by the ranking of “For What It’s Worth” on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.