Song of The Week / “Cheap Thrills” Janice Joplin and the Holding Company

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JANIS JOPLIN and The Holding Company – “Cheap Thrills”

Instrumental ( vocals guitar drums)


Whoa (many) whoas

yeah yeah (many)

come on (many) come on


gonna knock it to ya ,rock it to ya , sock it to ya , come on oh yeah

then a little operatic sing fest at the end 


 Whoo doggie! Man oh man ,oh man ,oh man, I haven’t heard that in a while! what a song, what a great song!

no lyrics all instrumental , listen to it – ya gotta before you die!


you’ll see what I mean  that song is what rock at its best is all about – Janis Joplin was a great singer it is the quintessential song of its time for me, it captures the energy and feeling of that time – If a sentence could mirror that period it would be  ” What the f— was that? I don’t know but it was great!”

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, San Jose, California, 1968
Background information
Birth name Janis Lyn Joplin
Born January 19, 1943(1943-01-19)
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
Died October 4, 1970 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Blues-rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, arranger
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Voice type(s) Alto[1]
Years active 1963–1970
Label(s) Columbia
Associated acts Big Brother & the Holding Company
Kozmic Blues Band
Full Tilt Boogie Band

Thanks to Wikipedia for image

Peace, and I mean it!



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