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Spiderwoman
(Heart of the Channeled Scablands)
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 9:16
 

So that's what Two Nice Girls rhymed their The Queer Song to!
joelbb
Posted: Nov 21, 2016 15:27
 

 joelbb wrote:
The original is unmistakable, as in "Hey, that's the real Buddy Holly!"  Even his arrangements are still alive.  A 10 'cuz Holly himself is still Godlike (and still heavily covered).

 Possibly THE most covered artist in popular music.  A "10" mos' def'.


On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 21:24
 

 jbuhl wrote:
according to the Wiki the percussion is done on a cardboard box
 
You had a cardboard box? Luxury!
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 10:35
 


according to the Wiki the percussion is done on a cardboard box
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: May 16, 2016 9:52
 

ROCK GOD
carlos65
(Everton)
Posted: Nov 08, 2015 17:00
 

 a Macca double thumbs-up fella

joelbb wrote:
The original is unmistakable, as in "Hey, that's the real Buddy Holly!"  Even his arrangements are still alive.  A 10 'cuz Holly himself is still Godlike (and still heavily covered).

 


thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 11:56
 

 Proclivities wrote:

That beat is essentially a "Latin clave" rhythm, which existed before the 20th Century.

 
It is also a beat well known to residents of the Crescent City, especially come Carnival Time
ench
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 11:53
 

 ChrisVIII wrote:

sadly such a poor transition from

- the dandy warhols - Godless

- Jeff Beck - Rollin' and Tumblin'

and now this song ? Sorry, I can't like this song today after having listened to the two most excellent previous ones...

I'll wait for the next time I hear it to rate it fairly, right now, PSD is calling !  ;)

 



 
Agreed, most of Bill's transitions are fantastic, but this one hit hard enough I had to check I hadn't accidentally clicked PSD.
ChrisVIII
(Germany)
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 14:51
 

sadly such a poor transition from

- the dandy warhols - Godless

- Jeff Beck - Rollin' and Tumblin'

and now this song ? Sorry, I can't like this song today after having listened to the two most excellent previous ones...

I'll wait for the next time I hear it to rate it fairly, right now, PSD is calling !  ;)

 


gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 14:50
 

the only thing missing in the background is john paul and george going 'woo-hoo-hoo'

{#Bananajam} 
joelbb
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 22:18
 

The original is unmistakable, as in "Hey, that's the real Buddy Holly!"  Even his arrangements are still alive.  A 10 'cuz Holly himself is still Godlike (and still heavily covered).
KaraokeVox
(Texas)
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 22:16
 

can one of those tech guys who work for the fbi missing persons unit age buddy so we would know what he may have looked like after years of recording and touring...or not?
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Aug 13, 2013 10:45
 

the original beatle..................{#Bananajam}
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 13, 2013 10:40
 

 Tana wrote:
So great. Isn't this the classic and much-copied Bo Diddley riff/beat, whatever you call it? If so, then Bo Diddley must have come first, right?

 
That beat is essentially a "Latin clave" rhythm, which existed before the 20th Century.
Dunkelstar
(Hershey, PA)
Posted: Mar 08, 2013 12:30
 

Oh the original . . . good deal!
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 20:36
 


amazing to this day...  love it...
 
nightmann
(kennewick, wa)
Posted: Dec 04, 2012 11:40
 

or the bo deans kool
nightmann
(kennewick, wa)
Posted: Dec 04, 2012 11:39
 

Buddy's Song by Fleetwood Mac would go good w this bill
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Dec 04, 2012 11:39
 

Still great!  {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bounce}
Misterfixit
(Nashville)
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 18:49
 

Last weekend we went to a celebration and award presentation for the remaining members of the Crickets.  J.I., Joe B and Sonny were in Very Fine Form .. we rocked away for a couple of hours with all kinds of surprise guests jumping up to the stage to join in.  It was a catered affair hosted by their management and by supporters of the fan club.  What a great evening. 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 18:43
 



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
all_ears
(midcoast US)
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 0:13
 

 yodasan_magoo wrote:

I believe it was out of Clear Lake IA if I remember correctly.

 
Right, that's where the crash ultimately was. They were playing there, but took off in nearby Mason City and didn't make it far. The bassist had chosen not to go on the plane. Some guy named Waylon Jennings. The crash also took Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The day the music died...{#Cry}
citizenkeith
Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:23
 

An amazing recording from Norman Petty. Even when compressed for "radio" and played over a 128kbps stream, you can hear the sound of the room, the perfect balance of the instruments... hard to believe that was done in 1957.

Great song too, of course! 
TJS
(Bradley, Il)
Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:22
 

no one ever sings "bop bop bop bop" anymore.
govna
(beantown)
Posted: Jan 23, 2012 14:32
 

amazing how current this still seems.

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 20:44
 


This song is still good for the ears...  love it...
 
yodasan_magoo
(Close to the far side)
Posted: Oct 20, 2011 13:05
 

 That_SOB wrote:
A fatefull plane ride out of Fargo in a storm and the rest is history.
I hope Buddy knew he was loved and a hero to so many of us .
Rave on to you Buddy !

 
I believe it was out of Clear Lake IA if I remember correctly.

Tana
(Lancaster, PA)
Posted: Oct 20, 2011 13:02
 

So great. Isn't this the classic and much-copied Bo Diddley riff/beat, whatever you call it? If so, then Bo Diddley must have come first, right?
bseib
(40 24' N 86 53' W)
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 12:18
 

Buddy, you still Rock!
parttime
(Kona Hawaii)
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 11:19
 

 iTuner wrote:


Have to agree.

Sometimes people have to admit that the cover can be better than the original.

This song wouldn't exist without BH, but it sure doesn't have the timeless quality the Dead's version has.

 

I 3rd that..  

Almost anytime I went to a dead show, Not fade away, would be the oncore song...
a_genuine_find
(not me, Radio P) (3rd stone, sol, orion belt, milkyway)
Posted: Feb 10, 2011 10:53
 

I know Bill doesn't roll like this, but since I am reading LIFE, I would love to hear the Stones version following this.
That_SOB
(The Dark Side of the Tune)
Posted: Dec 09, 2010 14:04
 

A fatefull plane ride out of Fargo in a storm and the rest is history.
I hope Buddy knew he was loved and a hero to so many of us .
Rave on to you Buddy !

Jerrydread
(New Jersey)
Posted: Dec 09, 2010 13:56
 

Where else but RP would you hear a mix of Morphine, Jeff Beck, and Buddy Holly? Great rockin' selections
Rooney
(Near Paradise)
Posted: Oct 07, 2010 8:59
 

 jlind wrote:
This sounds like a great song, but the production quality of this is very poor.... gets a 7
 

(cough) and imagine if Buddy had all the equipment given to performers nowadays in the studio.  Oh wait, that's right...I would guess you are under 30, and that you think 45's are a gun, that vinyl is something you cover your auto seats with, and that Mick Jagger wrote this song.  sigh.  So you think production makes the song?  Maybe...but not for Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry or Little Richard or .... If I could rate this a 10 squared, I would.  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}{#Clap}

Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Aug 04, 2010 6:41
 

 jlind wrote:
This sounds like a great song, but the production quality of this is very poor.... gets a 7
 
I suppose that is not a surprising comment coming from someone who was apparently born in 1984.  Holly's recordings were state-of-the-art in the 1950's.


DeeCee1109
(People's Republic of A2)
Posted: Jul 03, 2010 9:29
 

Ah, Buddy.  You were taken from us too, too soon.  {#Notworthy}
HazzeSwede
(Vinyl Land)
Posted: Jun 01, 2010 13:31
 

Put a {#Smile} on my face,been some time hope it won't fade away.

jimbaca
(Albuquerque)
Posted: Feb 26, 2010 15:02
 

 denmom wrote:


I must respectfully disagree.  I love the Dead in general, and their version of this as well, but for me Buddy's original has a kind of crystalline simplicity that nothing can supercede.
 
Let's not forget the Stones' cover of this song.  It was on one of their very early albums.

lysisphere
(largest contiguous ponderosa forest)
Posted: Feb 26, 2010 14:59
 

Sweet.  In yea olde fashioned sense.{#Smile}
Reminds me of before I was a kid.
calypsus_1
Posted: Nov 29, 2009 0:10
 


Graham Nash on Buddy Holly - Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz-oiSZAZuA

"British musician Graham Nash, co-founder of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, talks on Feb. 1, 2009, about his idol Buddy Holly and his participation in the "50 Winters Later" Concert"


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Nov 24, 2009 7:20
 



fantastic...


cohifi
(Denver)
Posted: Oct 23, 2009 21:47
 

 kaybee wrote:
Damn!  I missed this and the segue into BoDeans! {#Frustrated}
 
Don't bang your head.  Here it is again!

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Oct 23, 2009 21:44
 



It's amazing how good a song this really is...  love it...


sharkartist
Posted: Sep 22, 2009 8:00
 

Man, I love hearing Buddy Holly music! period
a_genuine_find
(not me, Radio Paradise)
Posted: Jul 21, 2009 5:24
 

buddy holly
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: May 18, 2009 16:00
 



This song is good for the ears...


kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Mar 16, 2009 16:53
 

Damn!  I missed this and the segue into BoDeans! {#Frustrated}
LastChance
Posted: Mar 16, 2009 12:10
 

I would love to hear  the "Trout Fishing In America" version of this song. One of the grooviest remakes I've ever heard.
alux
(atop the pyramid)
Posted: Dec 11, 2008 15:42
 

I've no doubt that had I been a teenager in the 50s, this song would have blown my world wide open.  

All the head-spinning creative chaos of the 60s and 70s, its all right there, in the leading edge of Holly's guitar notes and vocals.

History in a song. 
denmom
(Connecticut)
Posted: Aug 07, 2008 6:49
 

 iTuner wrote:


Have to agree.

Sometimes people have to admit that the cover can be better than the original.

This song wouldn't exist without BH, but it sure doesn't have the timeless quality the Dead's version has.


 

I must respectfully disagree.  I love the Dead in general, and their version of this as well, but for me Buddy's original has a kind of crystalline simplicity that nothing can supercede.