Wow! By sheer coincidence I was bored and trolling through local venue What’s On guides when I saw the legendary Eric Burdon is playing our Hometown City Hall, Newcastle in June 2018 and within two clicks of my computer mouse I stumbled on this wonderful version of the Buffalo Springfield ‘classic’ For What It’s Worth……
Over to Eric……..
“The whole idea of recording this song came as a result of a conversation I had with a young fan backstage, when she asked me, “Where are the protest songs today?” Right then and there, I wanted to write something about the brutality that’s going on in the world today but I couldn’t find any better way to say it than Buffalo Springfield did in “For What It’s Worth”.
“The music I love was created by the sons and daughters of slaves. My life’s work has always been about honouring those people who suffered and thus, created a language of peace and salvation through music.”
“Everything we believed in during the ’60s, everything people fought and died for, is being jeopardised today”.