Smash - The Return of Rock SRS 67063



Smash - The Return of Rock SRS 67063

Postby bluesinc. » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:44 am

I think it´s time for the next studio LP:

THE RETURN OF ROCK


I belive in you
Maybelline
Flip flop & fly
Roll over Beethoven
Don´t let go
Herman the Hermit

Baby, hold me close
You went back on your word
Corrine, Corrina
Sexy ways
Johnny B Goode
Got you on my mind

my thoughts: i like this album though it´s not THAT impessive. after the golden hits it´s an album with new (mostly) material wich sounds a little bit rougher than the golden hits sings and i like that. except for Maybelline the song selection is quite good; especially Roll over Beethoven (best version imo). the power is here and i think that smash wanted to keep Jerry in the rock section, it didn´t work and that´s good because we have this variety of styles on the following lps up until another place another time.

please could somebody add the covers for this lp, i´m not able to do that.
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Postby peterchecksfield » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:49 am

Perhaps you'd like to spell "Smash" properly in the title thread... :wink:

There's also no thread on 'Live at The Star Club, Hamburg'. :x
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Postby peterchecksfield » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:51 am

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The Return Of Rock (1965)

I Believe In You / Maybellene / Flip, Flop And Fly / Roll Over Beethoven / Don´t Let Go / Herman The Hermit / Baby, Hold Me Close / You Went Back On Your Word / Corrine, Corrina / Sexy Ways / Johnny B. Goode / Got You On My Mind

Anyone who thinks that great rock 'n' roll records stopped being made during the Beatles era should give this a listen! As well as possibly the ultimate versions of rock 'n' roll / rhythm 'n' blues standards such as Roll Over Beethoven, Sexy Ways (previously recorded at Sun as both Cool Cool Ways & Carrying On), Corrine, Corrina (re-recorded during his final Mercury sessions in 1977) & Got You On My Mind, there's several new songs of which I Believe In You (with Jerry's best ever piano solo?) & Baby, Hold Me Close are the best. Without a doubt Jerry's finest studio rock 'n' roll album (great "mix" too!). 5 out of 5

Outtakes: Mathilda / The Wild Side Of Life / Just In Time / Skid Row

Of these outtakes one song was issued a few months later on Country Songs For City Folks & another a year later on the Memphis Beat album. Just In Time & Skid Row were first issued on an early 80's bootleg EP, & then officially via Bear Family a few years later. Skid Row in particular is as good or better than virtually anything on the Country Songs For City Folks LP, a truly remarkable performance & song!
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Postby rockin532000 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:16 pm

I fully agree with all your positive comments. It is one of his best albums. Flip, flop and fly is the only song I could do without but still like it though.

The cover, however, I think is debatable. (with the curtain and the 4 dancers :roll: )

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Postby peterchecksfield » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:44 pm

rockin532000 wrote:Flip, flop and fly is the only song I could do without but still like it though.


The guitar riff is a bit annoying but I love the way Jerry inserts some extra chord changes, very creative! 8)

rockin532000 wrote:The cover, however, I think is debatable. (with the curtain and the 4 dancers :roll: )


I agree; they should've used 5 or 6 dancers...

Image :wink:
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Postby Tumppi » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:19 pm

jarireinikka wrote:Dutch -73 issue.also released in Australia-74

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This is the version I have, bought it in mid-1990's. Definetily Jerry Lee's finest studio album ever, best versions I've ever heard of "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Sexy Ways" and all other tracks are great too.
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Postby Amadeu » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:25 pm

This is the TOP on Jerry Lee Rock and Roll Albums!

Maybe two average songs (Johnny.B.Goode and You Went Back On Your Word ) the rest: Impossible to improve it!!!!

My preferred:

Maybelline
Roll Over Beethoven
I Believe in You
Corinne Corinna
Baby, Hold Me Close
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Postby Joe » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:43 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:There's also no thread on 'Live at The Star Club, Hamburg'. :x


Yeah! I could write a book about that album.
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Re: Smash - The Return of Rock SRS 67063

Postby Tony Papard » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:42 am

bluesinc. wrote:I think it´s time for the next studio LP:

THE RETURN OF ROCK


I belive in you
Maybelline
Flip flop & fly
Roll over Beethoven
Don´t let go
Herman the Hermit

Baby, hold me close
You went back on your word
Corrine, Corrina
Sexy ways
Johnny B Goode
Got you on my mind

my thoughts: i like this album though it´s not THAT impessive. after the golden hits it´s an album with new (mostly) material wich sounds a little bit rougher than the golden hits sings and i like that. except for Maybelline the song selection is quite good; especially Roll over Beethoven (best version imo). the power is here and i think that smash wanted to keep Jerry in the rock section, it didn´t work and that´s good because we have this variety of styles on the following lps up until another place another time.

please could somebody add the covers for this lp, i´m not able to do that.


This was the Jerry Lee Lewis album I cut my rock'n'roll teeth on, the first studio album he recorded since I became a fan. I still think it's great, despite the girlie choruses on some tracks. 'Roll Over Beethoven' is the definitive version for me, and the other Chuck Berry songs are also done great. I hated 'Don't Let Go' though - as for 'You Went Back On Your Word' I've forgotten it completely. Have to play it again sometime, it's a bit late (early) in the morning now nearly 2am. 'Got You On My Mind' is a great bluesy track, 'Herman The Hermit' just fantastic - a new rock'n'roll song to me then (did anyone else record it?) Only trouble was I kept thinking of Peter Noone, lead singer of the then current British Mod group Herman and the Hermits.
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Postby jayhawks » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:54 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:Image



VERY fine album!

i like it esp. for the young, dancing Alex Chilton at JLL´s side! 8)
I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway
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Postby jarireinikka » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:18 pm

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Postby peter molecz » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:06 pm

Andrew McRae wrote:Image

UK issue, late '60s. (Philips 7920 007) :wink:


Never seen this cover before. Congratulations to this rarity, Andrew !!
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Re: Smash - The Return of Rock SRS 67063

Postby PeterC » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:23 pm

ALBUM COVER RATING: 4/5

I'm going through Jerry's albums on here and giving marks out of five for the album covers (regardless of the actual content)...

A bit garish, and the location looks a bit strange (looks like someone's lounge rather than a club!) but still a very good cover.
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