She Walks The Line: Tori Amos: Boys For Pele (Atlantic) **
Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 8 February 1996
THE TENSION BETWEEN secular desires and spiritual devotion has fueled rock & roll frenzy since Day One, so to speak, when the fundamentalist-reared Jerry Lee Lewis took the highway to hell on 'Great Balls of Fire' and the gospel-trained Little Richard began testifying in ecstatic boogie-woogie whoops. At various times in their lives, Jerry Lee and Little Richard have renounced and denounced rock & roll as "the devil's music". At other times the musical spirit has caused them to rise up out of their seats and throw themselves into their pianos with the unrepentant passion of possessed souls.
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