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.
There's somethin' happenin' here What it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun, over there
What a field day for the heat A thousand people in the street Singing songs and they're carrying signs Mostly saying, "Hooray for our side". I think 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.
For What It’s Worth has transcended its origin story to become one of pop’s most-covered protest songs – a sort of We Shall Overcome of its time, its references to police, guns and paranoia remaining continually relevant. The Staple Singers were among the first to cover it, in 1967, but since then, it’s been recorded by a mind-bendingly diverse number of acts: Ozzy Osbourne turned it into a grim stomper, Lucinda Williams into a ghostly ballad, Kid Rock into a classic-rock homage, Rush into a swirling soundscape, Led Zeppelin (in live bootlegs) into languid blues. The song was also added into new pressings of the band’s first album, replacing another Stills original, Baby Don’t Scold Me.
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What’s That Sound? Buffalo Springfield Complete Albums Collection will be released on 29 June 2018. disc 2/ Buffalo Springfield (stereo mix) 1. For What It’s Worth (Remastered) 2. Go And Say Goodbye (Remastered) 3. Sit Down I Think I Love You (Remastered) 4. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (Remastered) 5. Hot Dusty Roads (Remastered) 6. Everybody’s Wrong (Remastered) 7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (Remastered) 8. Burned (Remastered) 9. Do I Have To Come. What bootleggers always offered as Stampede was a combination of debut album outtakes and materials recorded (in Bruce Palmer’s absence) between the first and second album. Most of those tracks (excepting Raga 2 & the 1966 version of My Kind of Love ) are now offered on the Buffalo Springfield 4-CD boxed set released some years ago.
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|WIP 6224||Art||What's That Sound (For What It's Worth) / Flying Anchors (7", Single, Mono, Promo)||Island Records||WIP 6224||UK||1975|
|13 908 AT||Art||What's That Sound (For What It's Worth) / Flying Anchors (7", Single, Mono)||Island Records||13 908 AT||Germany||1975|