"Buffalo" was written August 30th, 1973
at my parent's house in Kendall Park, New Jersey
From the Piscataway Basement Tapes CD :
Recorded live Autumn 1976, at The Graham House in New Berlin, New York.
Alan Horvath: Vocal | Guild F212-XL 12-String Guitar
Michael Boni: Backup Vocal | 6-String Acoustic Ovation Guitar
I really haven't got a clue about what inspired me to write this song ... it's about my desires to live in the country, away from the city rumbles and noises made by progress and it's tendencies to destroy anything in it's path ... and it's about "dying breeds" surviving. In the top-left corner of the paper I wrote it on, I placed this note: "self extinction."
"Spread across the countryside ...
just keep the hunter out of sight ..."
About This Recording: I was transferring tape copies of "old stuff" to digital format when I came across a cassette tape labeled Graham's w/Boni: 1976. I don't know how many songs we recorded that night, but four were transferred to a cassette copy. The Graham House was a big ol' farm house we rented just before my daughter Michele was born ... I always called it "The Graham House" because that was the landlord's name. Michael Boni was up for a visit from Philadelphia and of course to jam ... once we got to playing I turned on my TEAC reel-to-reel half-track machine and just let the tape roll.
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