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Big Brother & The Holding Company - S/T (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Big Brother & The Holding Company - S/T (Used LP)

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Classic debut album from Janis Joplin and Big Brother! 1967 stereo 1st press.

Description

The debut, self-titled album from Big Brother & the Holding Company is an evolving paradigm, ten tracks initially issued on Mainstream Records, a label that would have success in 1968 with "Journey to the Center of the Mind" by Ted Nugent's Amboy Dukes. Unfortunately for Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, the respectable performances and all of the material on this disc are undercut by a weak production that sounds rushed. Recorded on December 12, 13, and 14 of 1966, it's quite telling that perhaps the best two songs from the sessions, Peter Albin's tribal-sounding "Coo Coo," and Janis Joplin's fiery "The Last Time," were only available on a 45 rpm and played as treats on FM radio "rare tape" nights. Those two songs have an intensity and drama missing from laid-back album cuts like "Easy Rider" and "Intruder." Big Brother's strength sans Janis was their ability to experiment and rely heavily on ideas to make up for their lack of musical prowess. Sad to say, there is little of that experimentation here. Even a potential science fiction Peter Albin composition, "Light Is Faster Than Sound," comes off like an audition tape instead of the hit it could have been had it the cosmic explosion of a "Journey to the Center of the Mind." The album does contain interesting studies of future classics, like Moondog's "All Is Loneliness" (the street poet eventually signing with Columbia himself), and Joplin's creative arrangement of "Down on Me," making it more of an entertaining textbook than a deep musical experience. It was the lack of product from superstar Janis Joplin which kept putting an emphasis on this release with little else available to satisfy rabid fans who couldn't get enough Janis. Columbia picked up the album and re-issued it in its original form, then reissued it again with "The Last Time" and "Coo Coo" added.

-All Music

Tracklist

A1 Bye, Bye Baby
A2 Easy Rider
A3 Intruder
A4 Light Is Faster Than Sound
A5 Call On Me
B1 Women Is Losers
B2 Blindman
B3 Down On Me
B4 Caterpillar
B5 All Is Loneliness

Original Release Year: 1967

Label: Mainstream

Catalog #: S/6099

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover has only very light wear. Vinyl looks unplayed. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: NM

Cover: VG+

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