Rave On Buddy Holly (Bonus Track Version)
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||Dearest||The Black Keys||2:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Everyday||Fiona Apple & Jon Brion||2:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It's So Easy||Paul McCartney||4:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Not Fade Away||Florence + The Machine||4:02||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care||CeeLo Green||1:32||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Crying, Waiting, Hoping||Karen Elson||2:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rave On||Julian Casablancas||1:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Gonna Love You Too||Jenny O.||2:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Maybe Baby||Justin Townes Earle||2:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Oh Boy!||She & Him||2:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Changing All Those Changes||Nick Lowe||1:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Words of Love||Patti Smith||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||True Love Ways||My Morning Jacket||3:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||That'll Be the Day||Modest Mouse||2:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Well All Right||Kid Rock||2:09||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Heartbeat||The Detroit Cobras||2:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Peggy Sue||Lou Reed||3:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Peggy Sue Got Married||John Doe||3:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Raining In My Heart||Graham Nash||3:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It's So Easy (Alternative Take)||Paul McCartney||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
This tribute to Buddy Holly is one that tries to recast the Lubbock, Texas legend’s tunes in a variety of styles. Paul McCartney turns “It’s So Easy” into a menacing stomper, putting to rest any suspicions that he was never a real rocker. Florence + The Machine add percussion to “Not Fade Away” and remove the Bo Diddley groove in the process. Cee Lo Green blings out the electronics on “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care.” Justin Townes Earle retains the spirit of “Maybe Baby” but throws together some fierce guitarwork. Nick Lowe plays it straight for “Changing All Those Changes,” replicating Holly’s original recording. Lou Reed’s take on “Peggy Sue” is the sound of a cement mixer grinding the tune to a nub. John Doe’s version of “Peggy Sue Got Married” slows the song to an eerie crawl across the desert. The Detroit Cobras bring “Heartbeat” alive. My Morning Jacket orchestrate “True Love Ways” as you might expect Holly to do so in 2011. She & Him do a fine job turning “Oh Boy!” into a Phil Spector girl-group number. Wild and adventurous takes on a legend!
This album is so bad that I know feel naucious. Not one cover is good but many are murderous. I don't understand why an album like this is allowed by the Holly Estate. It has to be just about the money because it sure ain't about the music I'll tell you that. Keep your money and look for better tribute records that actually honour Buddy instead of crap on his legacy.
It's okay, but be prepared for radically different versions of Buddy's songs.
Surprisingly Not Very Good
I bought this album becuase I thought there was no way it couldn't be good. Boy was I wrong, this album is terrible. I can't think of a single song that I like, and the arrangement the artists have put on the classic consistently ruins the songs. Generally I love old works reinterpreted, but this album isn't one of those times.