Negative Creep wrote:
George Starostin's site is friggin' awesome.
Used to constantly visit that site back around 03/04. His reviews are just fantastic to read.
The guy apparently knows very little about 50s music if this segment below is indicative of his reviews:There is one significant element about Buddy which no one can deny: he was primarily a songwriter, not a performer.
Several of the best known songs that Holly did (Rave On, Oh Boy) were not only not written by him, they were also recorded by other artists before he did the songs.
Saying that he was primarily a songwriter, not a performer, is preposterous.
Then this moron says....The most amazing thing, perhaps, and the main fact that proves Buddy's genius as a songwriter, is that he's that rare performer whose songs don't sound better even when covered by great bands or artists.
If Holly was pirmarilly a songwriter rathr than a performer, the opposite should be true.
This guy is even dumber than I thought. In his Carl Perkins review he says:The Beatles made him popular, with their versions of 'Honey Don't', 'Matchbox', and 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby', all far superior to the original recordings,
Those Beatles versions of the three songs are not a pimple on the ass of Carl's versions of the same songs.
Next the stupid bastard says...This collection, I suppose, is quite all right, showcasing his early successes along with later, more moderate hits such as 'Put Your Cat Clothes On',
"Put Your Cat Clothes On, was NOT a hit,. and not later. It was a track he recorded for Sun that was not issued in the 50s. It was first released in the mid-1970s.
This segment in his Fats Domino review tops it all.Fats Domino wasn't actually a rock'n'roll performer. Most of the time, he was doing his stuff big band style, and his whole output reeks of jazz and jazz-pop more than anything else.
George Starostin is a fucking moron who knows nothing about early rock and roll.