Big Brother & The Holding Company (feat. Janis Joplin)
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Big Brother's debut album was not recorded under optimum circumstances. The sessions were too rushed, and the sound thinner than the band would have liked, especially given how much more powerful some of the material (such as "Down on Me") would sound in later concerts. Still, it's not the useless throwaway some critics have portrayed it as, and it decently conveys the band's loose, sometimes reckless blend of blues, folk-rock, and psychedelia. Janis Joplin sings with soulful intensity on "Down on Me" and "Call on Me"; Peter Albin's "Light Is Faster Than Sound" is good wacked-out early Haight Ashbury psychedelic rock; and the rock cover of Moondog's "All Is Loneliness" is spookily imaginative. The 1999 CD reissue adds the worthy single "Coo Coo"/"The Last Time" (good Eastern-influenced guitar work on the former, a "good hurt" hard rock vocal from Joplin on the latter) and previously unreleased alternate takes of "Call on Me" and "Bye, Bye Baby."
Formed: 1965 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Big Brother & The Holding Company
||Piece of My Heart||Rock 100||4:13||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Piece of My Heart||Cheap Thrills||4:13||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Summertime||Cheap Thrills||3:58||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Piece of My Heart||The Essential Janis Joplin||4:14||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Summertime||The Essential Janis Joplin||3:59||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Ball and Chain||Cheap Thrills||9:27||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Bye, Bye Baby||The Essential Janis Joplin 3.0||2:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Coo Coo||The Essential Janis Joplin 3.0||1:56||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Ball and Chain||Monterey International Pop Festival (Live)||8:00||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Piece of My Heart||Piece of My Heart - The Collection||4:13||0,99 €||View In iTunes|