Written in 1958 by Buddy Holly's pal Sonny Curtis, the song became a Top 10 hit in 1966 for The Bobby Fuller Four.
It's been lauded as one of the best rock & roll songs of all time by Rolling Stone and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
It's been covered by almost 100 bands and solo artists. Bobby Fuller's version is unanimously regarded as the best, with covers by The Clash and
American rocker Mike Ness (Social Distortion) right behind. Popular sissy poser band Green Day recorded a cover which isn't worth discussing.
There is little to add. Great song! Only the Dead Kennedys and Green Day could really mess it up. Thanks for the Mike Ness version! Seems everybody
does not know about Social Distortion which is a shame. Rockabilly is the start of punk!
Brian Setzer and looks like the Stray Cats version is cool because it is just stripped down. I think it is the drumming that does it for me.
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