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Check out Pat Dinizio‘s version of Buddy Holly‘s “Words Of Love.” Does anyone else get a serious Chad & Jeremy vibe? I guess Holly + string section = softball British Invasion. (Duh.)

In any case, opening with this cut was a wise choice for the Smithereens frontman, since the album promptly swerves downhill: “That’ll Be The Day” comes across like subpar college a cappella, and “Peggy Sue” ditches the glorious propulsion in favor of ill-deployed strings. Good lord.

Still, this one’s sorta nice.

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