Big Brother & The Holding Company -- Self-titled (1967)
Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Psych dust, Hippie Rock
On Mainstream Records (blue w/microphone)
10 tracks.This is notable for being Joplin's introduction to our ears and she fronts on a few songs but this is very much a group effort.
Horse Head Vinyl..."Dig and Spin" (#6)
I'd been looking for a copy w/o Janis Joplin's name on the front cover and this one is a really clean copy.
There's plenty of vocal interaction between the band members and Janis and it's a joy. This album has more of a Country Joe and the Fish vibe than what would follow, but they're definitely working it out. The band sounds really good.
Big Brother & The Holding Company ----- "self-titled" (back cover)
But clocking in at 23 minutes, the album is really short. There are a couple of tunes where a good stretch would have been more than welcome. Nonetheless...I enjoyed all of this record.
Mainstream Records label
For Cherry-Pickers:"Call On Me"...fantastic Ms. Janis frontin' like she does.
"Light is Faster Than Sound"...groovy psych.
"All is Loneliness"...the lost gem closing track. Psychy, w/vocals trading back and forth. Good stuff!
"Easy Rider"...very Country Joe. Janis' backing vocals are a giggle treat!
A1. "Bye, Bye Baby" - 2:29
A2. "Easy Rider" - 2:24
A3. "Intruder" - 2:27
A4. "Light is Faster Than Sound" - 2:27
A5. "Call On Me" - 2:27
B1. "Women is Losers" - 2:00
B2. "Blindman" - 2:26
B3. "Down on Me" - 2:25
B4. "Caterpillar" - 2:14
B5. "All is Loneliness" - 2:17
"Light is Faster Than Sound" - Big Brother & the Holding Company / Self-titled (1967)
- Janis Joplin - vocals
- Peter Albin - bass
- Sam Andrew - guitar, vocals
- David Getz - drums
- James Gurley - guitar, vocals
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