As We Get Bolder was musically influenced by the work of Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950’s rock and roll. He was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas during the Great Depression. Holly’s style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts. Two of Holly’s hits are “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.”
After a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, he chartered an airplane to travel to his next show. Soon after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and piolet Roger Peterson in a tragedy referred to as “The Day the Music Died” in the song “American Pie.”
Buddy Holly is often regarded as the artist who defined the traditional rock-and-roll lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums. Holly’s singing style was characterized by his vocal hiccups and his alternation between his regular voice and falsetto. His stuttering vocal were complemented by his percussive guitar playing, solos, stops, bent notes, and rhythm and blues chord progressions.
Don't Stop pays tribute to the music of Buffalo Springfield.
A Canadian-American rock band formed in Los Angeles. Two of the group members were Neil Young and Stephen Stills. The group released three albums and several singles from 1966–1968. Their music combined elements of folk music and country music with British Invasion and psychedelic rock influences. The band took their name from a steamroller parked outside their house.
CSN (Crosby, Stills, and Nash) formed in 1968 shortly after Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together informally in July of that year, discovering they harmonized well. Their first album was released in May 1969, from which came two Top 40 hits, "Suite Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express. Ready Set Go was musically influenced by the song Wooden Ship Neil Young was signed on as a member. The band became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and played their second gig at the Woodstock Festival in the early morning hours of August 18, 1969.
Stopped Red Handed pays tribute to Chuck Berry and his song Johnny B. Goode. Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He was nicknamed the Father of Rock and Roll. Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos with his signature showmanship. Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.
The Winner Is a tribute to the British Invasion. The Beatles were an English rock band. The group of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are regarded as the most influential band of all times. They were integral to the development of the 1960s counterculture and popular music's as an art form. Their music was rooted in skiffle beat and 1950s rock and roll. Their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways the band later explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As pioneers in recording, songwriting and artistic presentation, the Beatles revolutionized many aspects of the music industry and were often publicized as leaders of the era's youth and sociocultural movements.
Checkmate is a tribute to psychedelic rock.
A number of features are quintessential to psychedelic music. Exotic instrumentation, with a particular fondness for the sitare and tabla are common. Songs often have more disjunctive structures, key and time signature changes, modal melodies and drones than contemporary pop music. Surreal, whimsical, esoterically or literary-inspired lyrics are often used. There is often a strong emphasis on extended instrumental segments or jams. There is a strong keyboard presence, in the 1960s especially, using electronic organs, harpsichords or the Mellotron an early tape-driven 'sampler' keyboard.