Thursday, April 28, 2011

Buddy Holly tribute compilation being released

Buddy Holly, who along with Richie Valens I hold responsible for beginning my obsession with music at a very young age, will be paid tribute to on an upcoming compilation entitled Rave On Buddy Holly. Set to be released on 6/28, the 19-song tribute album will feature covers by none other than Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Cee Lo Green, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Florence and the Machine and the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.

You can visit the website for more information, or check out the track listing below.

1. Dearest -The Black Keys (2:06)
2. Every Day - Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (2:19)
3. It’s So Easy - Paul McCartney (4:35)
4. Not Fade Away - Florence + The Machine (4:02)
5. (You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care - Cee Lo Green (1:31)
6. Crying, Waiting, Hoping - Karen Elson (2:25)
7. Rave On - Julian Casablancas (1:55)
8. I’m Gonna Love You Too- Jenny O. (2:11)
9. Maybe Baby -Justin Townes Earle (2:06)
10. Oh Boy - She & Him (2:18)
11. Changing All Those Changes - Nick Lowe (1:41)
12. Words Of Love - Patti Smith (3:20)
13. True Love Ways - My Morning Jacket (3:25)
14. That’ll Be The Day - Modest Mouse (2:15)
15. Well…All Right - Kid Rock (2:09)
16. Heartbeat - The Detroit Cobras (2:20)
17. Peggy Sue - Lou Reed (3:19)
18. Peggy Sue Got Married - John Doe (3:57)
19. Raining In My Heart - Graham Nash (3:30)

The album cover above was the Buddy Holly compilation I listened to more than 8 million times, and was the first CD I ever owned. The artwork still freaks me out.

Tribute albums for me are generally hit or miss, but the lineup here is pretty interesting and I’m certain there will be at least a few innovative arrangements. There are no samples at the moment, but 6/28 is not far away.


  1. whaddya think, ever been a good tribute album? I cant think of one right now

  2. true... they're generally pure shit. oh well.

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