Big Brother And The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills [1968]

Big Brother And The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills [1968]

Band: American
Producer: John Simon
The Band: Janis Joplin – Sam Andrew – James Gurley – Peter Albin – Chuck Jones
Position on Billboard: 1

60’s Hotel: Cheap Thrills should be called Expensive Thrills, such a precious thing. Janis Joplin’s latest record with Holding Company is spectacular, from first to last track. The screams, yowls and everything else provided by Janis is creepy on tracks like Turtle Blues and Ball And Chain.
The supreme hit Piece Of My Heart did not even have to be quoted, since it’s mandatory in any compilation on the great songs of all time. The symbiosis of Joplin and band, at this point unfortunately was no longer the best possible, contrary to what is presented on the disc. In December 68 the singer would leave the group for a solo flight that, although consolidating it at the top, might never again reach the vigor and aggressiveness of this album, released in August of the same year.

The Cape, Designed by the myth Robert Crumb, is a show apart and portrays the potential of the band to challenge the great work of pop art of the time, still Sgt. Peppers. And it was a demand from Joplin for the cover. Joplin was a big fan of Robert Crumb and underground comics of the time. Still floating in the boom of its presentation of Monterrey Pop Festival and with the quality of the band, that made one of the majors readings of the history of the rock in Summertime, success of all the times of Jazz, it would not be impossible to become one of the biggest groups of the But there’s nothing real and concrete in the ’60s. What’s concrete is Cheap Thrills, the magnificent album from the most emotionally hopeless voice of the golden era of rock. Still the Sgt. Peppers. And it was a demand from Joplin for the cover. Joplin was a big fan of Robert Crumb and underground comics of the time. Still floating in the boom of its presentation of Monterrey Pop Festival and with the quality of the band, that made one of the majors readings of the history of the rock in Summertime, success of all the times of Jazz, it would not be impossible to become one of the biggest groups of the But there’s nothing real and concrete in the ’60s. What’s concrete is Cheap Thrills, the magnificent album from the most emotionally hopeless voice of the golden era of rock. Still the Sgt. Peppers. And it was a demand from Joplin for the cover. Joplin was a big fan of Robert Crumb and underground comics of the time.

Still floating in the boom of its presentation of Monterrey Pop Festival and with the quality of the band, that made one of the majors readings of the history of the rock in Summertime, success of all the times of Jazz, it would not be impossible to become one of the biggest groups of the But there’s nothing real and concrete in the ’60s. What’s concrete is Cheap Thrills, the magnificent album from the most emotionally hopeless voice of the golden era of rock.

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