Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Music: Rave On Buddy Holly

The tribute album consists of 19 tracks from a wide variety of artists.

"Rave On Buddy Holly," a tribute album to the legendary artist, was recently released and includes covers by such artists as the Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith and more.  I haven't had a chance to listen to the whole album and have read mixed reviews about it, but I have to say I am loving the Black Keys' cover of "Dearest."  The sullen girl herself, Fiona Apple, rather unexpectedly covers "Everyday" with Jon Brion and She & Him's "Oh Boy!" is abound with unabashed cutesy fervor (as to be expected).  I'll be You-Tubing the rest of the tunes for sure today.

Though Holly had a short life and career, his impact on rock 'n roll endures.  Said McCartney of Holly: "At least the first 40 songs we [The Beatles] wrote were Buddy Holly-influenced."

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