“Ball & Chain” – Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company)

As I have mentioned before, the Monterey Pop Festival is the #1 festival that I wish I could’ve attended.  That weekend consisted of one mind-blowing performance after another.  Dig Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Janis is a force of nature.  Much like Mama Cass, I am awestruck.  Studio recordings of Janis’s singing have never really done it for me, and to be honest I didn’t really get what the big deal was until I saw videos of her live performances.  The vocals are perfect in their imperfection with music to match.  Emotion is pouring out of this little lady and you don’t feel like you’re just watching someone; she draws you in and takes you with her on this journey.

The performance is so intense that it’s especially sweet to see Janis’s big smile when she bows, exits, and skips offstage.

In summary: Sparkly gold tunics with matching pants are sorely missing from today’s fashion landscape.

And she looks lovely here.

~ by starcollecteur on October 16, 2012.

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