The Song can be heard on the home page of my website. Scroll to the bottom and just click play. I might still have AC Myles add in some lead guitar work, but it's not bad as it is. There will be a new YouTube Video to go with this as well. The core of it is all ready complete.
I say many times that I never know when a song is gonna come to me. Last night I was messin in my studio and out of the blue Not Fade Away just popped into my head. I dig the chord structure and I went for it with my Yamaha F 450 Acoustic. The version I leaned more on was the Buddy Holly one from around 1957 or so. I am sure you are well aware that the Stones did their take on it as well and ultimately it became more popular. So my version might be a blend of the two, but more heavy on the Holly version. I only have it about 60% complete, but i like the hot raw sound I am getting. I did all the guitar work in one take and vocals as well. So in a sense, It has a live vibe to it. Will continue to work on it today some and see where it goes. If you liked "Something Big," and the vibe that track has, you will dig this one too, it is even rawer.
Workin on "Not Fade Away." Very happy with my acoustic rhythm track, and I laid a mean bass line down with it too. No conga's yet, that is to come later.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets. One of my early influences.