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Gary Busey gave a performance for the ages as Buddy Holly, singing and playing on the tracks. In the years before YouTube, it was, for most of us, the only way to experience Holly live, the way he was meant to be heard. For what it is worth, Mick Jagger is reported to have stated that Teenage Head , released the same year as Sticky Fingers , did a better job at translating blues and rock to modern times.
The film La Bamba revived the legacy of Ritchie Valens from the footnote file of music history. Naturally, Buddy Holly makes an appearance, too. He was played by Marshall Crenshaw, an artist who had already earned comparisons to Holly for both his look and music. Like the rest of the soundtrack, it pulled off the not-so-easy task of paying homage to the original, while still sounding fresh when it debuted.
But the wash of guitar distortion and noise that accompanies her sway in and out like waves, punctuated by simple kick drum and tambourine. The juxtaposition is enough to make your heart skip a beat. The original lyrics, with their repeating hook, translate surprisingly well to the new genre. Had he survived, it would have been intriguing to see what direction his music ultimately would have taken.
They harmonize from the very beginning, and the background bells add to the ethereal quality of the cover. Marathon shows lasting three hours mixed new Darkness on the Edge of Town tunes with ten-plus minute reinventions of early favorites with a whole lot of unexpected covers. None over the marathon run times of other songs that year, but they pack mountains of energy in small packages. Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, brings the tempo down a bit, bringing the lyrics and music into a little more congruity.
We have to give credit where credit is due. But before that, in the late s, he wanted to do a solo album that incorporated elements of funk. It is unlikely that Holly, as forward-looking as he was, would have foreseen a cover like this.
The record company, remarkably, released the song as a single, because in , you could release spacy Buddy Holly covers as singles. It did not chart. Quite literally, nothing had ever sounded like this before. Joined by demos and rough covers of other rockers' standards like Brown-Eyed Handsome Man, Ready Teddy or Blue Suede Shoes, this is just about everything you need to really know about the quiet Texan.
Divorced from any of the tragedy of such an early death, or even from the the fact that this extraordinary creative burst lasted barely a year and half, these songs still stand as utterly essential symbols of youthful desire, wild times and joyous music making. The Beatles were named in honour of the Crickets. Hank Marvin got his first Fender Stratocaster because Buddy played one.
His sphere of influence still endures and grows. Fool's Paradise Take Your Time Not Fade Away Blue Monday Girl On My Mind Love Me Rock-A-Bye Rock Send Me Some Lovin' Moondreams You've Got Love Ready Teddy You're The One You Are My One Desire Changing All Those Changes That Makes It Tough It's Too Late.
The Very Best of Buddy Holly collects 50 songs from Holly's catalog, from hits to rare collectors' items, including recordings with his band the Crickets and later solo material. Buddy Holly. Ricky Nelson. Brenda Lee. Eddie Cochran. Little Richard.The Crickets were an American rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer-songwriter Buddy Holly in the s. Their first hit record, "That'll Be the Day", released in , peaked at number three on the Billboard Top chart on September The sleeve of their first album, The "Chirping" Crickets, shows the band lineup at the time: Holly on lead vocals and .