#2: Jerry Lee Lewis, Live At The Star Club, Hamburg (1964). "It's not an album, it's a crime scene"... That's how Rolling Stone described this record upon release.
Rock & roll pioneer, Jerry Lee Lewis didn't hold back when he took to the stage to record this album. He went feral, wildly delivering a combination of his own hits, as well as a few rock and roll standards without taking a single break.
Lewis's piano playing is INSANE on here. Like it's on steroids, and vocally - wow. This is an electrifying concert that I almost ranked as my #1.
The stand out for me is Lewis's signature song "Great Balls Of Fire". Just when you thought this track couldn't get any more powerful, just have a listen to this version.
I strongly suggest listening to this on vinyl instead of streaming. The main reason being all 13 tracks from the original recording are included (as opposed to the Spotify and Tidal versions that only have 8 tracks). It's so easy to see why this is often regarded as one of the greatest live rock and roll albums ever made.
Any guesses what my #1 will be?