Rock & Roll Time



Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Tommy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:25 pm

They have i on CDON last time I checked and it´s been available on Spotify for some weeks to.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Tommy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:26 pm

EDIT:Doublepost.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Tommy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:10 pm

Another great review: http://www.popmatters.com/review/186099 ... roll-time/

Rock & Roll Time stands as one of his greatest and one of the greatest of this year.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby PirateHook » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:01 am

No 64 on Amazon's top 100 albums, hope it's get higher!
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Dirk B. » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:42 pm

I've listened to the album many times and I really like it. It is surely much better than MOM. My personal favourites: "Stepchild", "Keep me in mind", "Mississippi Kid" and "Blues Like Midnight". The killer is a fine bluesman! Even "Folsom Prison Blues" sounds better than the disco-style 1980 version. I don't know the undubbed versions, though.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Dave McKee » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:27 pm

Yes, I've listened to the album a few times now and it gets better with every hearing.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby PeterC » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:52 pm

Great to see an album getting so many positive reviews from both the press and the real fans! I'd probably like it even more if I'd never heard the undubbed versions, but I still think it's his best album since 'Youngblood'. I even like the title (although I found it unoriginal at first), as it's his first studio album title since the 80s that doesn't refer to his age.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Amadeu » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:34 pm

I think it's a great album

My strongest songs;

Keep me in Mind
Stepchild
Mississippi Kid
Rock and Roll Time
Sick and Tired

In the Middle:

Blues Like Midnight
Here comes that rainbow again
Bright Lights Big City

The weakest:

Promised Land ( A GREAT OPPORTUNITY LOST! He sing it without feeling and /or passion)
Folsom Prison Blues (maybe the worst track)
Little Queenie
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby martin bates » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Just as an aside to Jerry's album- I was surprised to learn how old the title track is, with a version by one of the co-writers Roger McGuinn from 1976. It's a punk- style version btw, unlike KKs slower cut.
Still loving the CD, Folsom has grown on me a bit - I was put off by the bad vibe I had from the uncut version I think; Going back to an earlier comment - I didn't think Jerry changing the line about the shooting was significant at all.....just his typical adaptation which he has repeated again this time around. You could say that Jerry's line scans a bit better than the original.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby PeterC » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:21 pm

Amadeu wrote:I think it's a great album

My strongest songs;

Keep me in Mind
Stepchild
Mississippi Kid
Rock and Roll Time
Sick and Tired

In the Middle:

Blues Like Midnight
Here comes that rainbow again
Bright Lights Big City

The weakest:

Promised Land ( A GREAT OPPORTUNITY LOST! He sing it without feeling and /or passion)
Folsom Prison Blues (maybe the worst track)
Little Queenie


I think I pretty much agree with all this. :)

One thing that I think makes this album better than MOM / LMS (& perhaps even YB) is because it's so short. It's tempting in the CD age to put more songs on, but inevitably there'll be more "filler"... I know that LMS would've been a far better album with 5 or 6 songs removed.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Perk » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:55 pm

Got it today, and also Knox Phillips Session at the same time.

Great stuff, a Jerry Lee frenzy in my hifi today : )
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby PeterC » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:20 pm

Perk wrote:Got it today, and also Knox Phillips Session at the same time.

Great stuff, a Jerry Lee frenzy in my hifi today : )


The Knox Phillips Session will still get more plays from me. There's no way he can play such inventive piano these days, great though he still is.
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Tumppi » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:57 pm

There's an review by Markku Makkonen today in "Aamulehti", finnish newspaper with three stars.

The Killer still is amazingly active artist. Rock & Roll Time is not an duet album like the two previous, now Jerry Lee Lewis does the vocals mostly himself. The veteran who covers Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan songs among others doesn't shock the world, but the feeling is strong. Rock isn't wheezing, it's kicking.


I got the LP today and the criticism I brought out in my previous comments has eased a bit. This sure isn't the best JLL album ever but I agree the comments rating this the best since Young Blood. Like Wolfganguhl said, this sounds much better by the proper stereo system than the internet stream. I still don't like the mix, the guitars and drums are too loud but from the vinyl they don't sound so much disturbing. And I still think the undubbed versions are better, mainly "Little Queenie", wich definitely is spoilt here. And those harmony vocals on "Mississippi Kid" and "Promised Land" sounds simply stupid. But overall I like this more than "Last Man Standing" and "Mean Old Man".
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Re: Rock & Roll Time

Postby Tumppi » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:01 pm

PeterC wrote:
One thing that I think makes this album better than MOM / LMS (& perhaps even YB) is because it's so short. It's tempting in the CD age to put more songs on, but inevitably there'll be more "filler"... I know that LMS would've been a far better album with 5 or 6 songs removed.


I agree with this too.
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