Remembering Janis Joplin

  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 16, 2009 1:38 PM GMT
    On this aniversary of Woodstock, let share some of your memory of Janis Joplin. I was just 4 when she die, but my older brother know about her. I am obses with her music during college. I search the libabry, newspapersclip , video store, used bookstore and music shop for any bit of pieces about her. My ex who was a teenager when she was at her peak tell me a lot of stuff about her.

    She was just so amazing. I cant get enough of her.
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    Aug 16, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    I do not know much about her. She is awesome. I love her voice. It's sad that her type always have to die so young and so tortured.
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    Aug 16, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    I have a bootleg grateful dead recording of her singing with her boyfriend "pigpen",(Ron McKernan,vocals for the dead at Fillmore West 1969)."Turn on your love light"is the song that her voice is most prominent,but her vocals are on other songs on that tape.
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    Aug 16, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    One of my favorite singers ever. The first song I knew the words to was "Me and Bobby McGee."
  • calibro

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    Aug 17, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidDefinitely, very one of a kind talent. I also loved her "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz"


    That's my favorite by her too. There's an amazing cover of it off Damien Rice's O album, in one of the bonus tracks.
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    Aug 17, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    Don't forget Mamma Cass.....she was part of of the scene too........loL.......and she was part of the IN Crowd!
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    Aug 17, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    I like her very much also

    I loved here cover of summertime:


    Ball And Chain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui4c0PKvVMU

    Cry Baby
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjD4eWEUgMM

    I could go on and on.
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    Aug 17, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    Man.....seems like THOSE were the days when artists were recognized for their raw talent.........rather than videos and merchandising.........!!!
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    Aug 17, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Yeah, that cover of summer time really rocks.
  • creature

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    Aug 17, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    I love Janis. I have the collection cd "18 Essential Songs" and every one of them is a gem. She sings with honesty. You can't ask for anything more.

    And I heard that she bought a tombstone, or some fixture for Bessie Smith's burial site when she learned that Bessie was buried at an unmarked grave.
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    Aug 17, 2009 9:02 AM GMT
    I grew up in Mexico and didn't know much about music in English other than the 'popular' stuff, but I found out about Janis Joplin through a Mexican artist named Elan; she always said her influences were the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Guns 'n Roses... etc.

    "Street Child" is one of my favorite Elan songs, in this song she actually features Guns 'n Roses' Slash for an awesome solo. Check it out



    The intro is a bit long, but the song is really good.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 17, 2009 10:33 AM GMT
    I love Ball and Chain. You know the version that she talk in the end "it all the same fucking day , men"

    I use to put her poster on my bedroom wall, talk about her till my friend get tired of it. I heard they are gonna make a movie about her. I hope it a true story about her life not some other character that suppose to be her like Bette Midler "The Rose". Probably more stuff about her music/song, those drug scene, beatnik lifestyle...you know show us how it really look like .
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    Aug 17, 2009 11:11 AM GMT
    zakariahzol saidI love Ball and Chain. You know the version that she talk in the end "it all the same fucking day , men"

    I use to put her poster on my bedroom wall, talk about her till my friend get tired of it. I heard they are gonna make a movie about her. I hope it a true story about her life not some other character that suppose to be her like Bette Midler "The Rose". Probably more stuff about her music/song, those drug scene, beatnik lifestyle...you know show us how it really look like .


    You know the Divine Miss M. Bette Midler, made a movie about her years ago, called the Rose; How sad I will be if the Divine Miss M goes before I.

    Anyhow I still listen to the Album Pearl, and even still have it on vinyl.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 17, 2009 1:18 PM GMT
    Matey,

    Pattison , I see that movie. It not about Janis Joplin at all. It got some stuff about hippies, (we dont serve hippies, we dont eat them) and that is. No stuff about Janis music, song or even her biography. I dont understand why they call The Rose is a movie about Janis Joplin.

    What I like to see is a movie about her, her life , her times from Texas to San Francisco, her drug habit , stuff about her with Kriss Kristoferson, her song , her final day and her era. Something like Tina Turner "what love got to do with it" with probably some clip from her original performance.
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    Aug 18, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
    zakariahzol saidMatey,

    Pattison , I see that movie. It not about Janis Joplin at all. It got some stuff about hippies, (we dont serve hippies, we dont eat them) and that is. No stuff about Janis music, song or even her biography. I dont understand why they call The Rose is a movie about Janis Joplin.

    What I like to see is a movie about her, her life , her times from Texas to San Francisco, her drug habit , stuff about her with Kriss Kristoferson, her song , her final day and her era. Something like Tina Turner "what love got to do with it" with probably some clip from her original performance.


    Not going to argue over it as it's not worth it. But I've read for many years now, and many times ( but then just because you read something doesn't make it true), that the Rose was about Janis. I feel she lead a very sad life, and was severely rejected in her younger years for being so ugly, as well she was out there, and maybe because of all the rejection.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 18, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Matey,

    That why I just love you Matey. You just know how to keep thing cool
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    Oct 24, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    Woke up at 1:00 AM with this in my head: