Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg Poll Take 2

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In a low point for ILM, this was tried this a decade ago and got one vote. Since it is quite possibly the greatest live album ever recorded, we should give it a proper poll.

If you have not heard this, you are in for a shock because this rocks like nothing else has ever rocked. Yet what song rocks the most?

Mean Woman Blues
High School Confidential
What'd I Say Part 1
What'd I Say Part 2
Great Balls of Fire
Good Golly Miss Molly
Lewis Boogie
Your Cheatin' Heart
Hound Dog
Long Tall Sally
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Down the Line

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 15 April 2018 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

first instinct is 'High School Confidential'

campreverb, Sunday, 15 April 2018 03:01 (one week ago) Permalink

This is, indeed, shockingly great. Will spin it again before voting, I wish it was twice as long. There's another JLL live album from this era, "The Greatest Live Show", which isn't in the same league.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 15 April 2018 03:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I have this, will dig it out

Mark G, Sunday, 15 April 2018 10:14 (one week ago) Permalink

High School Confidential. Its the wildest track here. Also really like Lewis Boogie and Mean Woman. Great record.

everything, Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

def the greatest live album ever, the opening of high school confidential here is as exciting as rock'n'roll gets

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

The Nashville Teens are having as much fun as any band ever. The tracks like High School Confidential and Mean Woman Blues where Jerry Lee is deliberately coming in early on lines, going faster and faster - and they're still holding it. Also love the tracks like Money and Matchbox where they're rolling like a train, just hammering away. You don't hear that heaviness in records from this era often.

everything, Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

BTW if anyone knows of any other live records from the early 60s or before that are remotely close to this then recommendations welcome.

everything, Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Sam Cooke and James Brown are probably the other contenders when it comes to early 60s live LPs.

tylerw, Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Voted "Mean Woman Blues" and then immediately realized I should have gone with "High School Confidential." So, I suck.

Jazzbo, Monday, 16 April 2018 18:18 (six days ago) Permalink

The Nashville Teens can barely keep up with him.

Jazzbo, Monday, 16 April 2018 18:19 (six days ago) Permalink

I voted Down The Line and now I regret not voting for Good Golly Miss Molly

kornrulez6969, Monday, 16 April 2018 19:06 (six days ago) Permalink

He sometimes can't keep up with himself - vocals are often ahead of his piano playing. On the fast numbers he band are following the piano and doing a great job. Vocals are all over the place but then he's doing intense, athletic piano stuff so it's surprising he can even sing that good.

The review on Head Heritage compares his relationship with the Nashville Teens to Mark E Smith and later versions of the Fall which is a fun take. No rehearsal, no flourishes, just play the riff.

everything, Monday, 16 April 2018 19:11 (six days ago) Permalink

the instrumental break on Good Golly Miss Molly which is like 5 seconds or something is so good.

everything, Monday, 16 April 2018 19:12 (six days ago) Permalink

the "money" on this one is vicious

tylerw, Monday, 16 April 2018 19:12 (six days ago) Permalink

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