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The Rebel Rockin' Roots of Punk Rock Humor

Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.

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Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun

Chris Isaak makes a pilgrimage to Sun Studio to record the songs of his heroes. The music-loving world smiles.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found by Joe Bonomo

This is not a biography or discography, but an exhaustive and exhilarating analysis of what has been called one of the greatest live albums of all time.

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All You Need Is Love

Tony Palmer's compelling yet frustrating 15-hour television series on the history of popular music, originally broadcast in the 1970s, finally sees a DVD release.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Greatest Live Performances of the 50s, 60s and 70s [DVD]

This is absolutely essential for Jerry Lee Lewis fans, if only for an incendiary 1964 set, which features Lewis working the audience into an absolute frenzy. For everyone else, it's a worthwhile history lesson with a Killer soundtrack.

Television

Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live

Pop culture is many things, but it is often flashy, fast-paced and forgetful. Last Man Standing Live takes a moment.

Vladimir Wormwood
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Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing

Sun Records, the IRS, alcohol, and marrying his 13-year-old second cousin had been the brunt of Jerry Lee Lewis' legacy -- until now. Here's a "duets" record that actually works completely.

Lou Friedman
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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee's fingers still sting the ivories, even if, these days, there's not a whole lotta shakin' going on.

David Pulizzi
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