The "Chirping" Crickets

The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets
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Based on 74 ratings
1957 Ratings: #8
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November 27, 1957 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brunswick / Label
Norman Petty / Producer
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The Crickets is a Texan band formed by Buddy Holly and also composed of Niki Sullivan (rhythm guitar), Joe B Mauldin (bass) and Jerry Allison (drums). Their influence has been important, with the development especially of Pop Rock music as it is distinguished today (Rock n' roll mixed with R&B), but also on the composition of guitar/bass/drums bands which became a model in the 60s especially with the Beatles and Rolling Stones. The leader Buddy Holly has almost alone the responsibility of ... read more
Buddy Holly has always been my personal favourite of the many talented rock & roll artists, and on this album he and his band, The Crickets, bring forward one fantastic, well-written, charming and fun track after another. 'The "Chirping" Crickets' is 25 minutes of rock & roll gems and an album that, to me, sounds fresh and exciting even today.
almost a punk rock album, and a quintessential 50s rock & roll album
1001 Albums to Listen to Before You Die: Album #8

In terms of the 1950's pioneers of rock n' roll, Buddy Holly has always been my favourite of the bunch. I love the innocent and bittersweet vibe his music gives off, which is why I was so excited to check out his debut album with his band "The Crickets". Unfortunately, this pales in comparison to his solo material. It's unbearably cheesy and void of any artistry. There's a few catchy tunes here and there, but that's about all this ... read more
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Added on: August 23, 2015