Young Blood In the wake of last year's youth-targeted "comebacks" by Tony Bennett and Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis' recent major-label deal forebodes a similar marketing gambit.… Young Blood In the wake of last year's youth-targeted "comebacks" by Tony Bennett and Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis' recent major-label deal forebodes a similar marketing gambit.… 1995-05-23 Jerry Lee Lewis Pop
Music Review

Young Blood (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 23, 1995; Lead Performance: Jerry Lee Lewis; Genre: Pop

In the wake of last year's youth-targeted ''comebacks'' by Tony Bennett and Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis' recent major-label deal forebodes a similar marketing gambit. Here, however, the talent seems more dusted-off than retrofitted: The Killer (in shockingly good voice) delivers the goods on his own terms, attaching his rollicking boogie and world-weary crooning to country, rockabilly, and R&B chestnuts on Young Blood Disaffected and dissipated, maybe he is the ideal antihero for these times. B+

Originally posted May 26, 1995 Published in issue #276 May 26, 1995 Order article reprints