I have to make this VERY clear: I Love Buddy Holly.
The first Rock and Roll that I intentionally listened to was NOT the Beatles, Not the Rolling Stones, and Not the Who. It was mutha fuckn Buddy Holly. I learned how to load my Dad’s reel-to-reel tape player with Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits. Like I said, I Love Buddy Holly. But good lord, christ almighty, when used in a soundtrack like “We Need to Talk ABout Kevin”, songs like “Everyday” become far weirder than I think poor Buddy could have ever imagined. David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino should be ashamed for not recognizing how creepy this song could be in the correct context.
I came to love the Equals after first loving the Eddy Grant 80’s hit Electric Avenue. The Equals are simultaneously Bubblegum and Garage. A tough combination to pull off without falling completely into one or the other camp.
This is one of my favorite songs by the hugely influential English band, 999. It’s one of the tunes that inspired me to play, and I’ve been bugging the Fashion Slaves to cover this one! Maybe we will but either way check it out, I love this.