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#239: All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology by Jerry Lee Lewis

4.02.2012


All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology by Jerry Lee Lewis (1993)

Favorite Track(s): "End of the Road" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless" and "To Make Love Sweeter For You" and "Don't Let Me Cross Over" and "Chantilly Lace" and "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee" and "Middle Age Crazy" and "Rockin' My Life Away"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) First, great name for an anthology.  Second, I only just realized that Jerry Lee Lewis is younger--by 5 years!--than my paternal grandparents.  I always pictured him being so ancient, from the dawn of Rock and Roll.  But I suppose that dawn wasn't as long ago as I imagine it being.

There are 41 songs in this compilation!  Let's hope what the title advertises is true.

(Post-Listening) Well, it's amazing how many lines he rhymes with "Jerry Lee."  But self-absorption aside, the man is very talented.  His style went a bit too country without enough rockin' piano for my personal tastes about halfway through the anthology (except for the very last track: "Rockin' My Life Away").  But no matter.  Good stuff.

Is This Better Than The River?: I'm pretty sure Bruce himself would skin me alive if I said otherwise, and he would be right to do so.

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