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Live At The Star Club, Hamburg

Jerry Lee Lewis

1964

Live At The Star Club, Hamburg

Album Summary

Live at the Star Club is a 1964 live album by rock and roll pianist and singer Jerry Lee Lewis, accompanied by the Nashville Teens. The album was recorded at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany on April 5, 1964. It is regarded by many music journalists as one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever, noted for its hard-hitting energy and Lewis' wild stage presence.

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Rating

3.37

Votes

4585

Genres

  • Rock
  • Rock And Roll
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Not bad for a pedo.

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Dude played for 25 mins barely coherent, stole half his set from little Richard, and then went home and slept with his cousin? Wack

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This guy must have blisters on his fingers. He is a madman on the piano. I loved every minute of this 22 minute live show. I have a real soft spot for this kind of bluesy jazzy show, and I wish I could go back in time and see this in person. In the meantime, while we wait for the delorean to be built, this album does the job. Anyone else looking for some retro live bluesy vibes: check out BB King's Live at Cook County Jail, one of my favs.

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He's a piece of shit who, to this day, claims there was "no real rock and roll before him." what horse shit. Did you know he married his 13 year old cousin? He refused to shake hands with black people. Other musicians could play rockabilly loud and fast and werent racist pices of shit one trick ponies like this perverted loser. I'll just listen to them instead.

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I don't think I ever listened to this before but know all the songs. It defines ass kicking. I scored it a 5 but automatic 1 point deduction for liking 13 year olds. What a creep. 

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5

Is this proto-proto-punk? Chaotic, passionate, joyful, the dream of the post-war world. Another fantastic live album that captures what is best about live music.

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5

That's a lot of music for 22 minutes. Reminds me of Henry Rollins talking about the sonic assault of a Ramones show.

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5

DAMN. So that’s what rock and roll is all about. Ridiculous in all the good ways.

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5

Just incredible. Absolutely essential rock and roll and genuinely an album to hear before you die. A brilliant record that captures this electrifying live concert. Absolute thrill.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is an excellent showman and musician. Jerry Lee Lewis is also a pedophile.

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Early rock n roll woogy boogey

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Classic song after classic song after classic song

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This was just SO good. This album is sheer energy. Lewis' passion and charisma really shines through, making you feel like you're part of the audience. Just so damn good.

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Fun live set!

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Great live real rock album, the energy really comes through.

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Wow. So good

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fucking PRESENCE fav track: long tall sally

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Curti dms, ótima energia, lokasso

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Better than you’d think

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Surprisingly good

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WOW

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Amazing concert

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Grande. Shake baby shake it. Great Ball of fire!

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Vauhdikasta rokkimenoa! Hyviä ja meneviä biisejä alusta loppuun. Ainoa mikä vähän arvelutti, oli että voiko tällaiselle livelevylle antaa täysiä pisteitä, kun biisit on niitä valikoituja parhaita paloja muilta levyiltä? Meininki oli kuitenkin sen verran kovaa, että antaa mennä vaan!

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Jerry on kova jätkä, ei voi mitään. Joskus peruskoulussa törmäsin ekan kerran puolivahingossa, ja edelleen maistuu tämmönen meno!

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Olipahan kova meno päällä! Biisilista melkoista tykitystä. En yleensä pidä livelevyistä, mutta tämä maistui kyllä.

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Lähes poikkeuksetta biisit lähtee saman tien nollasta sataan. Sen verran kova meno ja tykitys oli, että siitä nelonen. Biisejä täyden viitosen arvosta.

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Krass guad

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Non stop bops

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From today it sounds like generic rock'n'roll although the vocal is nice timbrewise and the live atmosphere is awesome.

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Ok fine you got me this time, website. Yesterday, I rated A Hard Day's Night and claimed not a single rock album came close to them this early in the 60s. And here we have a bombastic live album that came out the very same summer. First of all, I wanted to note that the Spotify version is softer and doesn't even include all the songs, so stick to the Youtube playlist... even though the pause between songs is annoying. This was a time when rock n roll artists had just a couple well-known songs and then they would just do covers of other rock n roll stars. And when those ran out, they would seek out the R&B songs. The Beatles are also a victim of this, just look at Beatles for Sale which is mostly covers. But at this point, 1964, rock n roll is about over and rock has already begun evolving from dance-craze madness to taking inspiration from blues (Rolling Stones, Clapton), pop or folk tunes (Beatles, Beach Boys, Dylan), or raw garage style (Kinks). The classics have already been established by the rock n roll legends. And here we have Lewis, one of the former legends himself known for "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lot of Shakin Going On," taking people's classics and spiraling them out of control. These songs are wild that go beyond any studio effort you see in classic rock n roll. They're fast-paced. The instruments are loud. The vocals screech are raw and screech with passion. You can hear the audience go wild in each song, and Lewis engages them between each song, encouraging them to get loud or dance. Even the way he talks to his band member, "play it right," is just hilarious and gets the audience excited for what's to come. Remember these are classic songs everyone knows, and Lewis is putting his crazy spin on them. Just take "Money That's What I Want" for instance. I love the twist he put on those last two minutes between his vocal sounds and the improved instrumentals. But all the songs have this insane wailing or grunts that carry the spirit of rock n roll. I've got to be honest, I didn't think I would ever give a live album 5 stars. But the weaknesses I typically face in live albums isn't here. There aren't any long tracks that make for unpleasant listening exercises (looking at you, Allman Brothers' At Filmore East). And the lofi sound works really well with Lewis's rawness. Meanwhile, it's full of classic hits and has energy and power that you couldn't possibly find in a studio album. Other albums like Frampton Comes Alive and Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous were full of fillers and suffered from lack of engagement. This is everything I'd want in a live album, and I'm happy to say it is so far my favorite.

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Pariendo el rock & roll. Agradecido.

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Fantastic

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Damn. Just rocking all the way through. Fun and energetic.

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What an album! 4 stars cos it's good and a bonus star as it's live and from the same year that Pretty Woman and She Love's you (Beatles) were topping the charts and this just blows them out of the water

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I wish I was there on that high school party

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A wild burst of energy that gave me an admiration for this genre which I otherwise would not have listened to. I went down a YouTube rabbit hole watching this guy's old performances the night I found this album

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1964 - old school rock & roll

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Lively energetic and a ton of fun

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beautiful

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First time listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, but I recognized a few songs. This album was a jam

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Este es otro álbum del estilo de “Live at San Quentin”. Álbumes como este serían el equivalente moderno a un “Unplugged”. A pesar de haber sido grabado en vivo, y de que la grabación no es de la mejor calidad, me gusta cómo captura la energía de Jerry Lee Lewis. Debe haber sido un gran espectáculo para la gente que tuvo la fortuna de presenciarlo en vivo.

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Jerry Lee Lewis es una leyenda, no hay mucho que decir en ese aspecto. Creo que lo importante aquí es hacer notar el disco y la importancia de haber elegido este en particular. Nunca lo había escuchado y debo decir, es un disco que se oye mezclado con las patas, totalmente sin sutileza, los instrumentos encimados, la voz casi a ratos se pierde, el piano por sobre todo en el oido golpeando a lo más que da.... y todo esto lo hace absolutamente maravilloso. Creo que es, una vez más en esta lista, una excelente elección y lo pondría entre los mejores en vivos que he escuchado. La energía es inmejorable, todo brilla, todo se levanta más allá de una partitura, todas esas imperfecciones lo hacen maravilloso. Cuando ví lo que tocaba supuse que terminaría rápido en un 3, quizá máximo 4, con un disco que casi casi conociendo todas las canciones me podría hasta medio adelantar varias. Absolutamente mesmerizante, te amarra y no te suelta. Ya quisieran hoy en día tener conciertos con esta energía.

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Wow. Brutal. Creo que este es el mejor disco en vivo de la historia. Punk as fuck.

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Man oh man is this one fun. A rollicking good time.

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I haven't had this much fun since I got snowed in at the Elks Convention! Exuberance and exultation! Jerry Lee Lewis makes the piano sound like his own unique instrument. I loved hearing him perform live and hearing all these amazing classics with his own twist. This is one time where I think being live made it all the more spectacular, and I appreciate him even more than I did before. It was a sad discovery that the Apple Music version of this cut out 5 great songs out of 13, but I'm happy to have found the whole album elsewhere. It was well worth finding. Infectious joy! Love this lots!

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Loved this so much! Hit after hit!

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Fun, high energy, bangers.

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First Listen. Holy Crap! I am not worthy! I feel like I've just been hit over the head with a sledgehammer. The most intense, chaotic, fastest, relentless and best live performance I ever heard, live or recorded. This is punk ten years before punk was. Every song is great. It sounds like Jerry is jumping on his piano for the entire concert. His band, The Nashville Teens, are just intense with a wicked pace and some searing guitar solos. The album is 13 songs with his songs "Whole Lotta Shakin", Money", "Great Balls if Fire" mixed with some covers "Long Tall Sally", "Hound Dog." Incredible!

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fuckin slaps, imagine how cool it would be actually getting to be there - 10/10

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Great songs, definitely passes the test of time.

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The man is a deranged lunatic who probably killed one of his wives and wanted to kill Elvis but damn he can put on a show. It's not music I listen to often but this is insanely good.

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This is 22 minutes of damn near perfection. Wow. How good is that version of "Money"??? That thing STOMPS. Holy shit. What a freaking set. If I were a greaseball teen in the 1950s Jerry Lee would have been my grindcore. Reeeeally wish he hadn't married his 13 year old cousin... Also, holy crap - he's still alive! That seems impossible. This record is impossible. I'm done.

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Now THAT's a live album. Even if you don't like his music, that's a concert that you would feel like you got your money's worth. Tons of energy, tight playing, and did I mention the energy? Way to blow the roof off the joint, Jerry.

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classic rock n roll baby

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Surprisingly, this is the best live album I've ever heard. Although Jerry Lee is a disgusting human being, this show was fun and exciting for the entire 22 minutes. I felt like I was in the room with him. Best Songs: Money Worst Songs: NA

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8th August 2022 Listened in the morning, worked from home then walked on the beacon with Jen. The energy that came off this!! No wonder it’s only 20 minutes, exhausting. What a talent and I bet he was electric live.

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Dope

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Well that was an absolute blast. What a show that must have been!

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I absolutely did not think I would like this and it blew me away. It's such a hot-ass record. I think it really captures the spirit and electric energy that rock 'n roll has always striven for.

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MAN. Give me live concerts again.

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This was surprisingly fun, I didn't know what to expect but I enjoyed every second of it. Just like honky tonk rock n roll or something, but overflowing with energy. I recognised a little Richard song so not sure how much of it was covers. And it only went for 22min! Holy shit what a great amount of time for an album I've never heard before. 4/5.

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very elvis but clearer words (a bit) hahaha but u can just imagine you're on the dance floor in the 1960's, wearing 60's dress and hair teeming with hairspray then this came on. im sure it's a lot of fun.

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1964: Great Balls of Fire, Good Golly, Miss Molly, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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There's no doubt that this performance is full of energy and that the crowd was having a great time. Nobody could bring it on with a piano like Jerry Lee could and this album captures that energy. For me, the album tends to wear out by the time it gets to the end because I prefer more variety, however, the fun level pumps this album all the way through and is effective in demonstrating for the listener, the amount of energy present in a Jerry Lee concert.

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Really showcases the skills of a real OG. Nothing like some good old fashioned RnR

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Full of classics.

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Good high energy live album, great length

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Heard a few of these before. Good stuff

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Great performances and production, still weird he married is 13 year old cousin

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Man, that cat could swing.

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This album is just fun, there’s an electricity to listening to Jerry Lee Lewis. Great balls of fire is soooo infectious but the rest of the album is just as much a raucous good time

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So I read this dude married his cousin when she was 13 and he was 22. Then people were like "wtf Jerry" He was like "She's 15 God darnit" as though that made it okay. Even illegal in his lie. 4 stars.

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I’m not usually a live-album fan, but that was awesome. I can imagine how wild the club must have been.

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Lot of fun and high energy. Wish there were more tracks or longer tracks. Noice.

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Piano playing is *chef’s kiss* Really energetic rock n roll, seems like Jerry Lee Lewis was influenced by Little Richard & Elvis

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Seems like what they have up on Spotify doesn't have all the tracks from the original album which is kinda disappointing. Its funny cause I'm reading a book about krautrock right now and there's a whole chapter about the Hamburg red light district scene from this era and the Star Club in particular. Didn't realize such an iconic live album came from their efforts to put out records. I was pretty into all the big Sun Records artists back in high school. Even had a Sun Records t-shirt. Probably liked Jerry Lee the most of all for his unique phrasing and sheer energy. He never seemed to be able to really break out much beyond his initial success like Elvis or Johnny Cash but he really seemed to embody the real spirit of rock and roll more to me. And that is very much in evidence on this recording. Kinda like that it is very simply recorded and retains a sort of rawness that sounds very honest and accurate to the live experience.

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I liked the interaction with the crowd.

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divertido

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My first exposure to live Killer. It was good not great, not quite essential listening, but still enjoyable.

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What a scorcher!

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Wow. I know these songs but this is high energy. This would have been nuts to see in person. This is great

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very fun album. less fun guy.

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Jerry jerry jerry

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hyper-condensed slice of rock and roll

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The definitive classic rock & roll performer, wailing on a piano and belting out the hits! Great stuff! Fave track - "What'd I Say" maybe, as I don't think I've heard it before, but it rocked and rolled just as much as the standards!

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Goodness, gracious this man has true energy. The live set was an incredible experience. I will revisit this record when I need a pick up. I couldn't stop moving along with the sound

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Great, I’m getting now why the live albums

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Too short! 22 minutes?? Not enough shaking going on.

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J’adore ce genre de musique et c’est vraimen t7n classique. 4.75*

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Such a live presence. Acts today need to study what it means to entertain without all the glam and dancers and effects. Though, it’s a bit disappointing that so few songs from the album truly belong to ‘The Killer’

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Spotify version is only 8 songs. SLAM THOSE KEYS! Wow, so much energy.

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I don't usually like live albums and Jerry Lee Lewis is of dubious character, but this album has a lot of great hits that I grew up with and they're good recordings. It's fun to hear them live.

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Love it. So much fun to listen to!

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So short but I really like the energy and the piano!

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Holy high energy, Batman!

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Knack und Rock ! Brich dir eine Dosis heftigsten Rauschs auf. So verdichtet war anfangs nur das Universum vorm Urknall. Und am Ende fragte sich wohl jeder Zuschauer: „was war das?!?“ Astreine: 4.4

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Pretty fun

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Every Jerry Lee Lewis rock and roll song ever, live

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A low 4, but if I had never heard rock and roll before it would have blown my mind

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performance is pretty hype and I like some of the songs a lot.

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This may be the first album that I've felt was too short. It's a shame a few songs were missing, but listened to it twice to make up for it and was bopping along to it both times.

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Always slightly sceptical of live albums being part of this unless there is something unique or different compared to a regular live performance. Nonetheless there is so much vibe and energy! Recording quality is fantastic. If I was rating the gig it might be a 10/10. As an album it's 8/10

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super catchy and raw rockabilly blues. lovely energy. you'd expect the same honky-tonk vibe to get repetitive, but it somehow clicks for me. 4/5

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Just 12 bar blues over and over but so short, sweet, and chock full of energy that it doesn't get old

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The essence of rock n roll. Electrifying and fun.

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Short but a pure vibe

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I started listening to this at work, and I needed to stop because I wanted to be able to sit and appreciate it fully. WOW! I love this album. I had never really listened to Jerry Lewis but I am a HUGE fan now!

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Very upbeat and exciting. Sounds a lot like Piano Bar at OKC, which made it a very fun and cool listen.

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Fun

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Was a fun listen with some classics. Lot of upbeat energy

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Fun music

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It feels like an important piece, with some definite classics that I didn't know were by Jerry Lee Lewis. I love his passionate voice on the record and the liveliness that the band plays with. I like it more than other live albums during this time. Highlights: 3, 4, and 7.

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Very strong

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Jerry Lee Lewis had a lot of energy perfoming. Absolute banger. Every song is so energetic that you want to dance.

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Good old time rock

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This recording has two things that perennially delight my ears: An ageless, matured voice and piano that inexplicably sounds like something more organic than a piano is. The recording technique makes those elements, and the performances generally, shine. The rock is consistently crashing, and better sequencing and recording of the crowd would bump it from great to really great. For example, the two-parter of What'd I Say: I can tell what the slowing down and starting back up was, but I want to feel it too.

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Lewis is an absolute master, and a defining figure in a particular type and era of rock and roll. Though there is a touch of a Showman's routine about it that slightly diminishes it for me - dampens the true soul of it a bit. Which is not to say this isn't a ripping live show recording.

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Pretty great track list, but I did some reading on JLL, and oh boy I just don't know lmao

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Great sounding live album, considering it's from 1964 JLL sounds great, as does the band. Quick and easy to get through. 7/10.

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Questionable choices from JLL but also undeniable talent. Sounds like an epic concert with tons of energy.

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Brilliantly to the point. Rock N Roll caffeine.

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Great songs….great talent…. Bad life choices…..

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jesus, for its time, this must have been huge. my closest approach to this music so far has been through early beatles' records, so hearing it direct has been awesome. his commentary on whole lotta shakin' becomes a little uncomfortable considering he was married to his cousin when this was recorded - although i suppose she was legal by then. sigh. anyway, i still honestly don't think i like him much, but as i say, it feels like, in the late 50s and early 60s, the way he played that piano must have been a revelation.

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Leuke dansmuziek met heel veel energie 4*

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4/5 good background music

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Incendiary!

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hit after hit, enjoyable

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My first impression is that, given Jerry Lee Lewis' reputation as a wild man, Live At The Star Club, Hamburg is downright sedate. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but as a vocalist, Jerry Lee doesn't begin to approach the energy level of a performers like Little Richard and James Brown. Lewis' piano playing is another matter. I'd never appreciated it before, but it's clear from this recording that Lewis laid the foundation for virtually every stylistic aspect of rock 'n roll piano. The staccato repeated chords, the driving boogie pattern played by the left hand while the right adds ornamentation, the sweeping, crashing glissandos added for punctuation, the omission of the 7nth in block chords, all these stylistic devices were repeated virtually unaltered by every rock 'n roll pianist that followed. Okay, maybe all of these innovations were present in the blues and honkytonk before Lewis got hold of them, but the aggressiveness and manic energy he imbued them with were all his.Okay, having listened to the whole album, Lewis does get more animated and energetic as a performer as the album goes along, and at the time, hearing a white performer shake the rafters like this must have been astonishing. But having witnessed virtually the entire history of rock 'n roll, this set can be described as merely energetic rather than crazed, otherworldly, an act of violence or similarly over the top descriptions. On the other hand, in terms of rock 'n roll piano, this recording has never been equaled, much less bested, as far as I know. How about the songs? Well, what can I say? They're basic rock 'n roll, nothing special. So, we've got okay songs, a good vocal performance, a good band performance, and incredible rock 'n roll piano. For that last part alone, I'll give LATSCH a 4/5.

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Full-blooded rock n roll boogie. Not much variety, but what it does, it does well.

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Jerry Lee Lewis fires on all cylinders on this live recording. I've never heard any of his stuff, but this made me want to. Absolutely intense and high power playing that makes you want to move and makes you feel like you're there. The album is short which is good, because the album does start to feel a bit repetitive near the end. Overall it's a good album that I will listen to again.

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Among early white rockers, Jerry Lee Lewis was, by far, the most faithful to the wild style of black rockers. Amazing concert! (7/10) FT: Great Balls of Fire, Good Golly Miss Molly

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100% Rock n Roll with no hesitation. Favorites: Money, What I'd Say, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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Good ol fashion rock n roll Gives off early punk vibes

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Rocked way harder than I thought it would. Upbeat frantic sound, lots of classic songs

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4

Turns out I know more Jerry Lee Lewis songs than I realized. This was a short fun listen.

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Rockin and a rollin. So much energy.

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Wow, this si areal blast. Short, shrap, fast and loud (with a moment of respie for Your Chatin' Heart). It's a greatest hits of early rock and roll blasted out at high power before a live audience. No fat, no time-wasting. The drummer is a wildman, and Jerry Lee is pumping that piano hard, and vocally wailing. Not as much screaming as Little Richard (the obvious comparison), but strong and hard.

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I cringed at the thought of playing this but the more I listen to it, the more I want to go back and hear it all again. I was expecting hokey, old timey rock 'n' roll but instead my ears were blessed with a hardcore punk like energy and so many good tunes.

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energetic

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Jerry Lee Lewis sounds like he was shot out of a cannon and didn’t stop for the whole show. Maybe that’s what he meant by Great Balls of Fire. This album is full of energy. Of all the live albums we’ve heard, this would be right at the top. This live album actually makes me wish I were at the show.

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Full of energy!

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Track 01 - 3.25/5 Track 02 - 3.75/5 Track 03 - 4.25/5 Track 04 - 3.5/5 Track 05 - 3.25/5 Track 06 - 3.5/5 Track 07 - 3.25/5 Track 08 - 4/5 Ovreall: 3.75/5 Album Art: 3/5

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Overall it was pretty fun to listen to. Gives you a taste as to what it would have been like to hear him perform live. I'm just not a huge fan of his music.

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Tons of energy on the piano - you can really hear him pounding and skimming the ivory. The rest of the energy was alright - vocals sounded almost indifferent at times. Sound quality was meh. Maybe that's the issue, the recording quality. BB King's live performance was better.

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It's so weird to listen to something that's only 20 minutes long and say, "sure, that's an album." I have SONGS that are longer than this thing. Thinking about the previous review, things have come out about Marilyn Manson and his behaviour. And yet, if JLL was performing and behaving like this today, he would be shunned. Sure, things have changed, but it's weird to think about now. But what about the MUSIC, right? An incendiary performance, bar none. He was definitely in top form. It's so weird now to think of how he was such a different performer; few artists were rocking on the piano at the time. The sound quality itself should also factor into this. Hard to believe the recording is over 45 years old; I have heard bootlegs from the past 10 years of equal quality. Definitely a good listen, although I do not know if it's essential. It definitely gives you a good idea of the man playing live.

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Some very fun songs, ahead of its time

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Disco cortito para darse una idea de lo divertido que podía ponerse un concierto en 1964 con el "creador" de Grat Balls of Fire. Una selección de (ahora) clásicos de Rock n Roll, interpretados con la fuerza de miles de anfetaminas. Me sorprende la calidad de sonido para ser un en vivo tan viejo. Seguro podría oírse más limpio en estudio, pero ni de chiste tendría esa energía.

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One of the great live albums. The Killer is on blistering form and The Nashville Teens - no slouches themselves - have problems keeping up with Jerry Lee's pounding piano! The editing and track ordering could be better though.

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4.5/5 well that was unexpected. very good!

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It was good I liked it I would actually probably listen to it again not going to lie

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There’s certainly a lot of energy on this album… While I don’t generally love live albums a lot, it is great that a recording of this concert exists to show a tiny sliver of what it sounded like to see Jerry Lee Lewis rock on stage. Just hearing this performance is more electrifying that many live shows I have seen. Jerry Lee Lewis really lights these songs on fire! This is really an important document in the history of rock ‘n’ roll that captures the raw feeling of a live performance from one of the masters of the era.

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Geht ab

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I recognize more than half the songs, deposits being largely unfamiliar with the album and artist, which just goes to show is reach and influence. Good golly Miss Molly is a treat

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I really enjoyed listening to this. Way more than I thought I would initally.

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Good energy. Not sure if i'd listen to it again. Between a 3 and a 4 for me.

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Incredible recording at only 22 minutes of pure fun. Jerry Lee Lewis was an incredible pianist and knew how to perform, and that is where he really shines. High tempo, exciting energy, it is very easy to hear something from 1964 and feel as though you are in the room. His set at only 22 minutes seems and feels like a sprint, as if it is all he had time for. Undeniably, a great showman even for that amount of time. Quite a few hits from his era, and this is short enough to be a great break from the day's monotony, although the listener may wish to be running or doing something at a fast pace.

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Веселый, буги вуги 80-90хх

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Ridiculously energetic, to the point it's downright infectious. This is much better than his regular albums. I would have loved to be at this concert. Unfortunately, I was born in the '90s, and Jerry Lee Lewis is an utter creep. So there's that.

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Best Song: Good Golly, Miss Molly. That speed and intensity are in full force here, and Lewis pushes his voice into a gravelly breaking point. Worst Song: Your Cheating Heart. This album lives and dies based on its speed, and it absolutely dies here. Overall: A strangely varied album for its 22 minute runtime. It makes you roll your eyes when Lewis tries to croon and play the ragtime standards, knowing there are plenty of other singers who could do the same better. But when he decides "fuck it, this piano has no brakes" and hits the gas, it rivals even the best that thrash metal has to offer.

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Cet album est le début d'un arc germanique initié par le Dark Ray Charles, qui devrait nous ammener le long du territoir allemand. La première étape de ce voyage initiatique est Hamburg, et devrait prochainement être suivi de Cologne, Munich pour enfin se poser en Basse-Saxe, à Luneburg. Un festival de sonorités qui ravira petits et grands.

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A machine gun of hits.

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Putting aside the incest and the peodophilia and the cultural appropriation this has some good tunes on it and is delivered with bags of energy. 1964 though? Wasn’t this all kicking off 8 years ago? Music and energy alone it would be 5 stars but his background, the date and the fact the only wrote a couple of the tracks knock it down.

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Il va casser son piano Prefs: Mean Woman Blues, Money (That's What I Want), What I'd Say, Great Balls of Fire, Good Golly, Miss Molly, Lewis Boogie, Hound Dog, Long Tall Sally, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Moins pref: NADA

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Pretty good. The crowd must've gone wild at this concert. Very swinging.

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God underholdning

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It was okay. Good rock and roll, lot of energy for the live show. Little boring to be honest.

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Love the early keyboard driven RnR. Would have been great to see Jerry Lee Lewis perform live in his prime. Great songs and performance but dated enough that I can’t round up.

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Entertaining rock n roll live album. Jer-ry, Jer-ry!

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I listened a lot of covers by Mexican artists, but finally i listened the OG of Rock & Roll, good live.

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Qué disco más entretenido. En realidad, el rock and roll es así, pero este disco tiene una gran versión en vivo de Great Balls of Fire

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Jesus, Jerry, you're going to break the piano. Best track: Mean Woman Blues

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Apparently he was as good as pianist as he was a terrible human being. The album is great, full of energy and good rock but it's hard to enjoy knowing the man behind the music.

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Lots of fun

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Short and sweet

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Big fan of rock and roll. Good vocals and good listening. The album is short, so it is perfect for one sitting. Lots of classics on here, but not a big fan of live albums.

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A fun and high energy album. He played the hits. Definitely a good listen.

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Lots of songs banged into 22 minutes... I finally know where the song Money featured in Tommyboy came from

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I mean, it's 22 minutes of sheer, frantic fire. While most of his contemporaries were simply imitating the energy of black rock-and-rollers, you can tell that Jerry Lee felt that fire in his bones. As a result, this performance feels like it belongs in the same conversation with James Brown instead of over with Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly where he often gets lumped. It's a fantastic performance and a great bit of musical history from a deeply problematic individual. Docked a star because "High School Confidential" feels especially gross in the light of his incestuous, pedophilic marriage. Sorry, man. Can't get past that.

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This is such a fiery rock-'n'-roll live performance. It really convinces you that this genre is a lot more than old-fashioned honkey tonk and blues numbers. It has the feverish energy of a bustling church dance. Too bad the dude is a pedophile though lol.

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I really dig it

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Excellent music from an absolute trashcan of a human.

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I can definitely feel the energy I feel like it's the inspiration for many lo fi recordings in terms of the quality of the mix. I can hear MC5, The Stooges, The Black Keys

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Great fun this

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Nothing more rock n roll than marrying your 13 year old cousin at the age of 22

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Enjoyed listening though more of a history lesson than something I'd put on. Would have been so dope to go to a show like this.

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fuck yah. I like jerry lee lewis. Any live shows coming up?

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The energy is unreal and the piano is piercingly powerful! 3.7⭐

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Tons of energy and fun to listen to. Great rock and roll. Sad that the linked album is missing songs.

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Blistering. 4

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On the one hand, I think Jerry Lee Lewis is a gross human being, and no sane country would have allowed him to marry his 13 year old cousin (once removed). One the other hand, this concert would have been fucking ecstatic to attend. You can feel the electricity of Lewis's energy through the recording. The only real criticism that I have of it is that it features very little of his original songs (only Great Balls of Fire and Lewis Boogie). I like all of the covers he does though. I suppose that it's okay to like this one since the bad man died long ago (checks Wikipedia). HOLY FUCKING SHIT, DID YOU KNOW THAT JERRY LEE LEWIS IS STILL ALIVE?? DUDE RELEASED AN ALBUM IN 2014. What the fuck? 4/5

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You have live albums and then you have live albums

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Terrific!

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Great classic rock and tons of energy.

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Listened a bit, it was fun but not in a Jerry Lewis way, more in a Jerry Lee Lewis

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Sadly, it was a live show but the rock&roll is jammin'

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One of the greatest live performances of all time. Nothing really beats the passion and stage presence that this album presents.

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I know how important JLL in terms of rock piano and how wild he was. Great Balls of Fire is a great doc about him, naturally has a troubling side as well... Fantastic nutty piano playing I can't comprehend, a total riot

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I usually don't like live albums, but this was a good one. Lots of energy, lots of fun.

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Je ne me souvenais pu de sa voix, je la pensais pas mal plus grave! Bon album quoique court. Fait 2 fois qu'on entend Long Tall Sally, et jsuis même pas sûr qu'on ait entendu l'original encore! Le threepeat à venir si l'album With the Beatles est dans les 1001?

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