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Jerry Lee Lewis: Young Blood (Sire) ***½

Ted Drozdowski, Rolling Stone, 13 July 1995

JERRY LEE LEWIS has had enough stomach trouble, gunplay and marriages to kill a man twice, but at 59 he still pounds the piano like a train wreck and sings with the vigor and venom of a punk rocker. Assuming this album titles not alluding to transfusions, I'd say it's Lewis' elemental nature that has kept him howling at the moon the same way he did four decades ago when he cut his string of classic rock & roll singles for Sun Records. And when he turned to country music, he wasn't mellowing. The Killer was revisiting his twisted Louisiana-hayseed roots; his dozen Top 10 country hits between '68 and 77, from 'Another Place, Another Time' to 'What Made Milwaukee Famous', were about obsession, compulsion, regret.

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