Julian Casablancas Covers Buddy Holly

When you stop and think about all the great songs Buddy Holly wrote, it’s crazy to remember he died in that plane crash when he was 22. (Hurry up, Tyler.) If he’d lived, he would’ve been 75 this year. As a tribute/memorial, Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Cee Lo Green, Lou Reed, the Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, She & Him, Patti Smith, Kid Rock (of course), and others contribute to the 19-song covers compilation Rave On Buddy Holly. Here’s Julian Casablancas’ contribution along with the tracklist:


(Via The Guardian)

Rave On Buddy Holly:

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

Rave On Buddy Holly is out 6/28 via Fantasy/Concord.

Comments (7)
  1. i think it could use a little more delay effect…;p but seriously, it kind of sounds like a mess. i can go back and forth on it….would’ve sounded better with the strokes i think

    • The fuzz sounds awesome, and there is no such thing as too much delay. I would buy an album of solo Julian material if it sounded like this.

  2. How do so many shitty acts always end up getting lumped onto these comps?

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