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Cheaper Thrills
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Cheaper Thrills
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

UK live release for the band primarily remembered as the group that gave Janis Joplin her start. Recorded on July 28, 1966, before the band had cut any studio material. 13 tracks including several famous staples of their r...  more »

      
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All Artists: Big Brother and the Holding Company
Title: Cheaper Thrills
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Acadia Records
Original Release Date: 10/17/2000
Re-Release Date: 10/10/2000
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 805772800120, 8013252351112, 766486903524, 805772800120

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Album Description
UK live release for the band primarily remembered as the group that gave Janis Joplin her start. Recorded on July 28, 1966, before the band had cut any studio material. 13 tracks including several famous staples of their repertoire, 'Down On Me', 'Coo-Coo' and 'Ball and Chain'. Standard jewel case. 2000 release.
 

CD Reviews

Raw Beauty
Jamtoss, | 05/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a fan of Janis Joplin since I was a child, something about her has always been absolutely magnetic and disturbingly un-airbrushed, so raw and brilliantly sorrowful. And while I adore anything and everything she sings, because she puts all of herself into it all, and does in fact end up paying the ultimate price, her stuff with Big Brother and the Holding Company is I believe the best. This collection is wonderful, untouched, just taken right from tapes provided from the place they played at before they got big. I am a Janis completist and have never heard a few of these songs before, and they are awesome. Guitar is amazing. Janis is lovely. This is a must for all ... Big Brother fans. Love and Entertaining Dreams."
Early psychedelic explosions of unbelievable brilliance
Jamtoss, | NC, USA | 07/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've owned Cheaper Thrills on LP since the mid-eighties, when as a young "enthusiast" I stumbled across it. Glad to see it's now on CD. This is one of those that just gets better the more one listens to it, until it becomes a part of the psyche and a foundation of one's internal musics. Brilliant, raw, unpolished very early concert performance, pre-"Summer of Love" and when psychedelia in the SF area was in full, undiluted, innocent bloom. If you're a BBHC fan, it's a must. If you're a Janis fan, it's unpolished, will take some getting used to, but if you give it time and patience it will pay off in spades. One of my top ten, totally inspirational, fun, and creatively uplifting. Fantastic pictures and liner notes. I couldn't imagine living without it."