Mojo (Publisher) - 5/02, p.144
"...Where it all began...Fine rock'n'country including most of the greats plus less expected goodies..."
As any rock critic worth her salt will tell you, rock and roll is supposed to be dangerous, wild, just beyond the pale of respectability. True rock and roll, in other words, emanates from the legacy of Jerry Lee Lewis, rock's first incorrigible punk. Jerry Lee lived the wild life, but more importantly for music fans, he channeled all his manic abandon into his music. When he's at his best--and whenever he decides to put in the effort, he is--Jerry Lee rocks better than anyone. For proof, check out 18 ORIGINAL SUN GREATEST HITS, a solid collection of Lewis' legendary early singles.
18 ORIGINAL SUN GREATEST HITS includes all of Lewis' most familiar classics, among them "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire," and "High School Confidential." The less obvious choices--"Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee" and "All Night Long," for example--are expertly chosen (although nearly everything Lewis recorded during this period has something to recommend it!). Those looking for more might prefer the two-disc ALL KILLER, NO FILLER, but for those seeking a single-disc overview of the Killer's music, 18 HITS will fill the bill perfectly.