Product Code: 19075874991
Artist: Big Brother & the Holding Company
Origin: EU
Label: Music On Vinyl (2012)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Blues , Rock N

Cheap Thrills

Brand new sealed album from the original tapes housed in a gatefold cover.

Cheap Thrills is a studio album by American blues rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. It was their last album with Janis Joplin as lead singer. For Cheap Thrills, the band and producer John Simon incorporated recordings of crowd noise to give the impression of a live album, which it was subsequently mistaken for by listeners. Only the final song, their cover of "Ball and Chain", had been recorded live at The Fillmore in San Francisco.[1]Big Brother obtained a considerable amount of attention after their 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival and had released their debut album soon after. Cheap Thrills was a great success, hitting #1 on the charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks in 1968. Columbia Records offered the band a new recording contract, but it took months to get through since they were still signed to Mainstream Records.[2] The album features three cover songs ("Summertime", "Piece of My Heart" and "Ball and Chain"). The album also features Bill Graham, who introduces the band at the beginning of "Combination of the Two". "Ball and Chain" is the only song on the album recorded entirely live, and even though the cover credits assert that the live material was recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium, it was actually taken from a concert at the Winterland Ballroom in 1968.

A2   I Need A Man To Love
Lead GuitarSam*
Written-ByJ. Joplin*, S. Andrew*
A3   Summertime
Arranged By [Arr.]S. Andrew*
Written-ByD. Heyward*, G. Gershwin*
A4   Piece Of My Heart
Lead GuitarSam*
Written-ByBert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy
B1   Turtle Blues
PianoJohn Simon
Written-ByJ. Joplin*
B2   Oh, Sweet Mary
Lead GuitarPeter A.*
VocalsSam A.*
Written-ByJ. Joplin*, P. Albin*
B3   Ball And Chain
Lead GuitarJames*
Written-By"Big Mama" Thornton*


A1   Combination Of The Two
Lead GuitarJames*
Written-ByS. Andrew*