BIG BROTHER & HOLDING COMPANY - SEX DOPE & CHEAP THRILLS Vinyl LP
Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes digital download. 2018 archive release, a new take on Cheap Thrills, the major-label debut from Big Brother & the Holding Company that introduced the world to Janis Joplin. Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills consists of rare and unreleased tracks recorded during the sessions for the 1968 LP. The album, which was the name the band had originally chosen for the record before Columbia deemed it too controversial, includes 29 studio outtakes and a live performance of "Ball and Chain" from an April 12, 1968, concert at San Francisco's Winterland. Only five of the tracks have been previously officially available on various reissues. That title isn't just a play on Cheap Thrills, the major label debut of Big Brother & the Holding Company that introduced the world to Janis Joplin. That, in fact, was the band's intended title for the album-a title that was flatly rejected by the label back then but which makes a dandy title for this 50th-anniversary reissue!
Track List: 1.1 Combination of the Two (Take 3) 1.2 I Need a Man to Love (Take 4) 1.3 Summertime (Take 2) * 1.4 Piece of My Heart (Take 6) 1.5 Harry (Take 10) 1.6 Turtle Blues (Take 4) 1.7 Oh, Sweet Mary 1.8 Ball and Chain (Live, the Winterland Ballroom, April 12, 1968) 1.9 Roadblock (Take 1) * 1.10 Catch Me Daddy (Take 1) 1.11 It's a Deal (Take 1) * 1.12 Easy Once You Know How (Take 1) * 1.13 How Many Times Blues Jam 1.14 Farewell Song (Take 7) 1.15 Flower in the Sun (Take 3) 1.16 Oh Sweet Mary 1.17 Summertime (Take 1) 1.18 Piece of My Heart (Take 4) 1.19 Catch Me Daddy (Take 9) 1.20 Catch Me Daddy (Take 10) 1.21 I Need a Man to Love (Take 3) 1.22 Harry (Take 9) 1.23 Farewell Song (Take 4) 1.24 Misery'n (Takes 2 ; 3) 1.25 Misery'n (Take 4) 1.26 Magic of Love (Take 1) * 1.27 Turtle Blues (Take 9) 1.28 Turtle Blues (Last Verse Takes 1-3) 1.29 Piece of My Heart (Take 3) 1.30 Farewell Song (Take 5)