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Check Out: The Black Keys update Buddy Holly’s “Dearest”

on May 04, 2011, 1:25pm

the black keys Check Out: The Black Keys update Buddy Hollys Dearest

Patrick Carney has always rocked that Buddy Holly look, and while the 31-year-old drummer for The Black Keys isn’t the voice behind his band’s cover of Holly’s “Dearest”, it’s still pretty cool to listen to a new take on the song, which was originally released on 1958’s Rave On EP. The Keys’ cover is the first taste of the forthcoming Buddy Holly tribute disc, Rave On Buddy Holly­, which is due on June 28th.

The project features contributions from heavyweights like Paul McCartney, Fionna Apple, and My Morning Jacket and is supposed to steer clear of “reverent re-creations typically found on similar projects;” however, the Keys version finds Carney and frontman Dan Auerbach pretty much staying true to the original. The bass line benefits from the miracles of modern recording technology, but the boys do update the plucked guitar part with good results. A few hand claps and finger snaps also paint a pretty sonic picture, and the results can be found streaming below and the original, which is streaming below that. Preorders for the album are going on at

The Black Keys – “Dearest”

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