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Old 05-05-2018, 10:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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^ That's an interesting sequence of clips! I wouldn't 've believed you if you'd told me that JJ had covered a Moondog song but can't deny the evidence...
Good for her for choosing some off-center material, though I thought the live version shows some of the failings of her performances. The song is kind of dragged out with no fresh musical ideas and relies on JJ to fill the gap with some heart-felt but ultimately banal details.

Yep, Me and Bobbie McGee, Piece of My Heart are prob my favourites too.

@ MicShazam: I know you like female vocalists, but my guess is that JJ's voice will be a bit too harsh for you.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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live version shows some of the failings of her performances. The song is kind of dragged out with no fresh musical ideas
I agree.

But she had a great band and a beyond great voice. Iím not trying to claim it has aged better than it really has but thereís a time and place element there. It was performed with swaying around and passing a joint in mind. Iím old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead. In the bootlegs it sounds like theyíre just kind of kicking around waiting to lock into the next song but actually being there was awesome. The Dead had a huge repertoire of great tunes to create the magic but Janis had a mind blowingly powerful voice that Iím sure was ****ing spine chilling live.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm indifferent i guess. I know her hits and i like them but im not really interested in listening to her stuff at this point.

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But she had a great band and a beyond great voice. Iím not trying to claim it has aged better than it really has but thereís a time and place element there. It was performed with swaying around and passing a joint in mind. Iím old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead. In the bootlegs it sounds like theyíre just kind of kicking around waiting to lock into the next song but actually being there was awesome. The Dead had a huge repertoire of great tunes to create the magic but Janis had a mind blowingly powerful voice that Iím sure was ****ing spine chilling live.
I wasn't sure about your age but this gives me a good reference.
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
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@ MicShazam: I know you like female vocalists, but my guess is that JJ's voice will be a bit too harsh for you.
Oh I don't know about that. Some of my favorite female vocalists can do death metal growls, after all

But I've yet to check out Joplin. I will though.
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Her voice is incredible but the songwriting hasn't held up very well imo but it's still solid and for the time it's great. If she had lived longer I bet she would have come out with some pretty magical material. Gotta go with Good Janice Joplin.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Indifference.

What she sang was heartfelt, I'll give her that.

I just never heard anything that made her special.

If anything, I feel kinda bad for her. She seemed lost.

She always looked like she needed a bath, too.
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But she had a great band and a beyond great voice. I’m not trying to claim it has aged better than it really has but there’s a time and place element there. It was performed with swaying around and passing a joint in mind. I’m old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead. In the bootlegs it sounds like they’re just kind of kicking around waiting to lock into the next song but actually being there was awesome. The Dead had a huge repertoire of great tunes to create the magic but Janis had a mind blowingly powerful voice that I’m sure was ****ing spine chilling live.
^ Yes, me too on all your points, including Grateful Dead live (at the "Ally Pally" in London) . Of course the time and place argument applies to any musical performance. For about a year, a friend of mine used to get complementary tickets to classical concerts and he took me along a few times. Watching those violinists and orchestra playing away, they almost tricked me into enjoying classical music. Bastards!

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If anything, I feel kinda bad for her. She seemed lost.
^ Yes like Amy Winehouse she just seemed bewildered by her own success.
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Sorry, double post.
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cannot stand her voice or her incredibly out of tune and out of time band on the earlier recordings.

My God, those guys were just awful.

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hey, you asked.

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