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Chirping Crickets
Buddy Holly
Chirping Crickets
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Given the fact that most early rock & roll LPs were usually just two hits and 10 tracks of hastily recorded filler, the sheer quality of the Crickets' full-length 1957 debut is pretty astounding. Then again, Buddy Holly ma...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buddy Holly
Title: Chirping Crickets
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Special Products
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076731118222, 0076731118222, 076742517045

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Given the fact that most early rock & roll LPs were usually just two hits and 10 tracks of hastily recorded filler, the sheer quality of the Crickets' full-length 1957 debut is pretty astounding. Then again, Buddy Holly managed to cram an incredible amount of wonderful music into his tragically short career, and some of his finest moments are included herein. "Oh Boy!," "Not Fade Away," "Maybe Baby," and "Tell Me How" all attest to Holly's brilliance as a singer and guitarist, while "That'll Be the Day" and "I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love" show that he was no slouch as a songwriter either. Though they're not quite up to those (admittedly high) standards, "Send Me Some Lovin'" and "Rock Me My Baby" are fairly nifty as well. --Dan Epstein

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CD Reviews

CHIRP ON!
01/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Its a cliche...but this music is timeless. To me it sounds as fresh today as back in 1957. I bought this not for the hits, but for the album tracks, which I hadn't heard before. I think my favorite is "Rock Me My Baby", but all of the tracks are superb. FIVE STARS PLUS!"
A TRUE EXAMPLE OF ROCK AND ROLL GENIUS
KEITH MORRIS | savannahGEORGIA United States | 04/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS MAGNIFICENT WORK MAKES IT ALL TOO OBVIOUS HOW GREAT BUDDYS LOSS WAS TO US."
The second greatest pop album ever
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 01/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second greatest pop album ever, next only to the Beach Boys' immortal classic "Pet Sounds". Even the tracks that aren't as great or as well known as the hits (like "That'll Be the Day" or "Oh Boy!") begin to sound great after a while. Buddy Holly only receives competition from Jerry Lee Lewis as my favorite 50's overground rocker. While Jerry perfectly captured the the rebelliousness of the sounds of "satan's music", Buddy Holly captured the teen angst present. These two artists are what drove teenagers to throw away their Bing Crosby records and fall in love with the greatest music ever created by mankind - rock 'n' roll. This album is a must-own collection of catchy pop songs that changed rock forever. Hey, it's cheap too!"