The "Chirping" Crickets (studio album) by The Crickets
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The magnum opus of Buddy Holly, fantastic early rock record (already showcasing the influence of the Bo Diddley beat) and immortalized after his unfortunate and untimely death.
Good 50s pop rock album, very influential.
Album Rating: 72.83
1.Oh, Boy! 83
2.Not Fade Away. 72
3.You've Got Love. 70
4.Maybe Baby. 75
5.It's Too Late. 68
6.Tell Me How. 68
7.That’ll Be The Day. 79
8.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love. 74
9.An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date). 64
10.Send Me Some Lovin'. 68
11.Last Night. 84
12.Rock Me My Baby. 69
An album that is carried by 4 huge songs and the rest of the tracks are all pretty much B-sides. Those 4 songs are Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby and That'll Be Day with the latter being the peak of the record. These songs are all extremely catchy and demonstrate a change in the music industry where artists will go towards a more pop style. This is because once you hear one of these tracks it is near impossible to get them out of your head as they are just that infectious. The rest of the album is alright but it can be really dull in places. Overall, a very significant album for music that has some great cuts to add to a playlist but the album on a whole is pretty pointless to revisit.
I wasn't alive in the 50s so I obviously don't have my finger on the pulse of the people, but this seems like that first real "Pop" record in terms of it totally changed what was popular in the coming decade from a mass reach standpoint.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets were not the genesis of modern rock and guitar pop, but they certainly sat at the threshold of rock n' roll hitting the mainstream. After all, I believe The Beatles, who were massively influenced by the Crickets, were discouraged to continue with guitar music, as it was forseen to be waning I'm popularity.
In the 21st century, these original Crickets recordings still sounds organic and the lyrics are charming and relatable. You could classify this "rock n' roll" nothing more than energized and electrified country-folk music with classical romanticized lyrics. "The Chirping Crickets" is a landmark record for any fan of pop, rock, blues and Americana who wonders where it all first started to come together.
*See the self-titled "Buddy Holly" album as a follow-up. It's all the members of the Crickets, minus the name. I believe the goal at the time was to get more charted singles simultaneously by going under two different names.
Career Highlight: That Will Be The Day
A good album, and it's very short, which it's a plus
That'll Be The Day
Grande astro!! O quanto ele ainda podia contribuir com o rock. Destaque na guitarrinha!
Pretty good album here by one of rock n' roll's pioneering artists! 'Not Fade Away', 'Maybe Baby' and 'That'll Be the Day' are some highlights here!
Not quite as good as Buddy Holly's self titled (I find the backing vocals on this album to be a bit cheesy), but still a really solid record. A blast from the past.
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