I’m actually really looking forward to this little compilation of Buddy Holly covers due out June 28th. Look at that lineup. The Black Keys, Sir Paul McCartney, Modest Mouse, and yes, Kid Rock (!!!)
Buddy Holly was one of the artists I knew as a child. I’m not talking teenage years or even my tweenage years, Buddy Holly goes back to those endless car rides to northern Wyoming to visit my mother’s family. Crammed into a mini-van along with my four other siblings while my parents listened to a steady stream of Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, and The Beach Boys. (All of these artists can make me feel carsick no matter where I am when I hear them.)
But lets get back into the present and talk about the fantastic cover of Buddy Holly’s “Oh Boy” by She & Him. Zooey Deschanel’s voice and M. Ward’s guitar have always felt like they were plucked right out of the fifties, so this cover is just perfect.