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Big Brother And The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (CBS KCS 9700)

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, April 1975

JANIS JOPLIN was an awkward Texan girl with a rough voice who became one of the major idols of the sixties 'counter culture'. Why? ...

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Big Brother & the Holding Company

Interview by Greg Shaw, Mojo Navigator, September 1966

GS: Can you tell us about your recent visit to Chicago? ...

Janis Joplin: Lock Up Your Sons

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, August 1968

SHE WEARS a micro-length dress with a neckline plunging down to the navel. She swoops around the stage like some kind of female bat about ...

Janis Joplin: Singer With The Bordello Voice

Profile and Interview by Al Aronowitz, LIFE, September 1968

IF YOU HAVEN'T heard of Big Brother and the Holding Company by now, you're going to miss your chance. ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (CBS)

Review by Miles, International Times, October 1968

Janis Joplin (lead voc); Peter Albin (bass, voc); San Andrew (lead & rhm gtr); James Gurley (lead & rhm gtr); David Getz (Drms, voc). ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Hunter College, NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, November 1968

BIG BROTHER and the Holding Company, which played before a packed auditorium at Hunter College Friday, has less than one month before Janis Joplin leaves ...

Suddenly… Janis Joplin!

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Flip, December 1968

A YEAR AGO, Flip's Hollywood Editor (Carol Deck) and Flip's London Editor (Keith Altham) met at the now legendary Monterey Pop Festival. It was the ...

What Big Brother Is Up To

Report and Interview by Ben Edmonds, Circus, October 1970

THE EXPLOITS OF Janis Joplin in her post-Big Brother days are inevitably front-page material, but what of the band she left behind? Big Brother & ...

Buddy Miles, Big Brother & The Holding Company: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, January 1971

Buddy Miles Group And the Holding Co. Heard on Rock Bill ...

Janis Joplin: Pearl/Big Brother and the Holding Company: Be A Brother (CBS)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Cream, May 1971

THEY ALL AGREED, the people who went to see her on stage, that Janis had something special. The effect of her personality didn’t come over ...

Big Brother : How Hard It Is

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, September 1971

IT HAS RIGHTEOUSLY ranked my ass to see the shabby treatment accorded Big Brother and the Holding Company over the course of the past four ...

The San Francisco Sound

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, August 1990

"My eyes were opened. There's a new world and a new society and a new spirit." ...

Big Brother and the Holding Company

Live Review by Richard Younger, Midtown Resident, July 1997

"Four gentleman and one great, great broad."Watching Big Brother and the Holding Company at Manny's Car Wash a few weeks back, I couldn't help but ...

A Shot From The Heart: Janis and Cheap Thrills

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, September 1998

IT'S 30 YEARS ago today since Cheap Thrills was released, but as soon as the needle touches the surface of the record (I’m sentimental about ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Do What You Love

Review by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1998

THIS IS an album that's been a mighty long time comin', and one which you may have to attend the band's live show to readily ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Do What You Love

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1998

"All of a sudden someone threw me in this rock 'n' roll band. They threw these musicians at me, man, and the sound was coming ...

Love, Sam

Retrospective and Interview by Ernesto De Pascale, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

On the eve of the premiere of off-Broadway show Love, Janis, Big Brother’s Sam Andrew remembers his friend and musical soulmate. ...

In Defence of Big Brother!

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, May 2002

A recent documentary reminds us that Janis' bandmates mattered too ...

Revisiting the Summer of Love

Report by Charles Bermant, Rock's Backpages, October 2007

Things aren't what they used to be, but they never were in the first place ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company in The Summer of Love

Retrospective and Interview by Richie Unterberger, MOJO, Summer 2007

THE RELEASE of Big Brother And The Holding Company's self-titled debut album in the summer of 1967 should have been a highwater mark in both ...

Frisco, Where Art Thou: Reassessing the Musical Legacy of the '60s Psychedelic Capital

Retrospective by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, September 2010

LAST SATURDAY, paging through an article on Robert Plant in the September issue of MOJO, I learned that, upon their initial meeting in a Dublin ...

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