If you read kottke.org, you’ve probably already seen this, but there’s a collection of Buddy Holly covers coming out and I’ve been listening to the album pretty much non-stop. There are some clunkers (Sir Paul, I’m looking at you) but “Peggy Sue,” “Rave On,” “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” and a lot of others are really well done.

Of course, the songs themselves stand up to just about any treatment–major thirds and surf drums are pretty hard to screw up.

Rave On Buddy Holly by concordmusicgroup