Stephen Stills

The new disc, Live At Berkeley 1971 is out now.   I got it yesterday and it's on repeat.  I am biased I am sure, but I think he is one of the best singers, songwriters, musicians of my generation.  Plus he plays Sugar Babe on this disc, a favorite of mine, from SS2.


Both are fantastic in their own rights. Let's not take away from the fact both probably rank in the top 5% of performers. But you can not overlook "The Last Trip from Tulsa", by Neil. In my mind, it gives him the edge. Just an eerily wonderful performance! To me, it is one of the best songs ever recorded. I know that is a bold statement but it is what it is. 

Long time SS fan.  Fortunate to have seen him perform live, on many occasions. One of the best": ~'73 San Francisco, Winterland, Solo w/ 1st half acoustic followed by the electric second half.  Pure Stephen!

I believe For What Its Worth will continue to endure for many gets played a lot, appears on many songlists.

Manassas is a great album, and 4+20 is a late night song that still resonates with me as strongly as when it was first released.

IMHO its ludicrous to compare Stephen and Neil.


I just looked up Last Train to Tulsa on youtube because I don't have that disc, and I didn't know the song. To me, it's a great example of how different music moves different people. I had a hard time even getting through it, with his horrible guitar strumming and the lyrics that sounded "poetic" but didn't really seem to make sense.

We all find meaning in different things, and that's good. There is something for everyone.

I agree with awboat! Anytime I see an artist name now, it’s with a gasp. Loved CSNY, but as the years go by, I realize how much talent Stills has, maybe its just my taste but he is my favorite.