The third and last album I recently acquired and will review is Rave On Buddy Holly various artists.
I grew up listening to Buddy Holly and I love his music and the bio pic from the 80's. I had heard about this album and was interested then I saw the list of of artists and bands covering the tunes and I was in.
I respect Lou Reed and Patti Smith but their songs are almost paced too slow. When I think Buddy Holly I think young, poppy, fast pace. Even the slow songs have a fast to them. Lou Reed's Peggy Sue is too slow.
The Black Keys- Dearest
Fiona Apple- Everyday
Karen Elson- Crying, Waiting, Hoping.
Jenny O-I'm Gonna Love You Too
She and Him- Oh Boy!
My Morning Jacket- True Love Always
Modest Mouse- That'll be the Day
The Detroit Cobras- Heartbeat
The super super highlights
Kid Rock-Well All Right Crazy huh. I haven't listened to Kid Rock in ages but his cover is rockin and he should put out an oldies/blues only album. Pleasantly surprised.
div>Cee Lo Green: (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care I love Cee Lo and the energy he brings that to this song. So fun, puts you in a great mood.
Florence + The Machine- Not Fade Away This is one of my favorite Holly songs and Florence puts her own spin on Not Fade Away and makes it her own. She did the same for Addicted to Love. She is brilliant. I can't wait for her new album next year.