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* CryingLittleKid: The baby in "Summertime".
--> ''Now hush, little baby, don't you cry''


'''''Cheap Thrills''''' is the second studio album by Big Brother And The Holding Company, released in 1968. It is their last studio album to feature lead vocalist Music/JanisJoplin, who chose to leave the band to go solo not long after release. The closing track on the album "Ball In Chain" was recorded live at the Winterland Ballroom. This album features the band's SignatureSong "Piece Of My Heart". The album cover is also famous, being drawn by UndergroundComics icon Creator/RobertCrumb.

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'''''Cheap Thrills''''' ''Cheap Thrills'' is the second studio album by Big Brother And The Holding Company, released in 1968. It is their last studio album to feature lead vocalist Music/JanisJoplin, who chose to leave the band to go solo not long after release. The closing track on the album "Ball In Chain" was recorded live at the Winterland Ballroom. This album features the band's SignatureSong "Piece Of My Heart". The album cover is also famous, being drawn by UndergroundComics icon Creator/RobertCrumb.


In 2013 it was added to the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry for being "historically, culturally and aesthetically important".

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The album was listed at nr. #338 in Magazine/RollingStone's ''Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime''. In 2013 it was added to the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry for being "historically, culturally and aesthetically important".

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* ShoutOut: "Rock Bottom" on Music/{{Eminem}}'s ''Music/TheSlimShadyLP'' samples "Summertime" from this album.

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* PackagedAsOtherMedium: The cover looks like a comic strip, helped by the fact that Creator/RobertCrumb designed it.


'''Tracklist'''

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'''Tracklist'''

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!! Tracklist:

[[AC: Side One]]



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[[AC:Side Two]][[AC: Side Two]]


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!! Tracklist:

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!! Tracklist:
'''Tracklist'''

[[AC:Side One]]


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[[AC:Side Two]]


[[caption-width-right:350:''Cheap Thrills''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''Cheap Thrills''.[[caption-width-right:350: ''Take another little piece of my heart''.]]

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!! Bonus Tracks (Reissue):

# "Roadblock" (5:31)
# "Flower In The Sun" (3:04)
# "Catch Me Daddy (Live)" (5:32)
# "Magic Of Love (Live)" (3:58)

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'''Cheap Thrills''' is the name of the second album by Big Brother And The Holding Company and Music/JanisJoplin. It was released in 1968 and is generally considered to be Joplin's best album, notable for her SignatureSong "Piece Of My Heart". The album cover is also famous, being drawn by UndergroundComics icon Creator/RobertCrumb.

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\n'''Cheap Thrills''' [[caption-width-right:350:''Cheap Thrills''.]]

'''''Cheap Thrills'''''
is the name of the second studio album by Big Brother And The Holding Company and Music/JanisJoplin. It was Company, released in 1968 and 1968. It is generally considered their last studio album to be Joplin's best album, notable for her feature lead vocalist Music/JanisJoplin, who chose to leave the band to go solo not long after release. The closing track on the album "Ball In Chain" was recorded live at the Winterland Ballroom. This album features the band's SignatureSong "Piece Of My Heart". The album cover is also famous, being drawn by UndergroundComics icon Creator/RobertCrumb.



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!! Tracklist
# "Combination of the Two"
# "I Need A Man To Love"
# "Summertime"
# "Piece Of My Heart"
# "Turtle Blues"
# "Oh, Sweet Mary"
# "Ball And Chain"

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!! Tracklist
Tracklist:

# "Combination of the Two"
Of The Two" (5:47)
# "I Need A Man To Love"
Love" (4:54)
# "Summertime"
"Summertime" (4:01)
# "Piece Of My Heart"
Heart" (4:15)
# "Turtle Blues"
Blues" (4:22)
# "Oh, Sweet Mary"
Mary" (4:16)
# "Ball And Chain"
Chain" (9:02)

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!!Principal Members:

* Peter Albin - bass, guitar
* Sam Andrew - guitar, vocals, bass
* David Getz - drums, piano
* James Gurley - guitar, bass
* Music/JanisJoplin - lead vocals

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* CoverVersion: Joplin covers Music/GeorgeGershwin's "Summertime" from ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' and "Ball And Chain" by blues singer Big Mama Thornton. Even "Piece Of My Heart", a SignatureSong by Joplin, was originally a cover by Music/ArethaFranklin 's older sister Erma.

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* CoverVersion: Joplin covers Covers on this album are Music/GeorgeGershwin's "Summertime" from ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' and "Ball And Chain" by blues singer Big Mama Thornton. Even "Piece Of My Heart", a SignatureSong by Joplin, the band, was originally a cover by Music/ArethaFranklin 's older sister Erma.



* FaceOnTheCover: Janis and the band, shown as cartoon characters in comic strip panel format.

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* FaceOnTheCover: Janis and the The whole band, shown as cartoon characters in comic strip panel format.



* LiveAlbum: "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.

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* LiveAlbum: "Ball and 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.



* RuleOfTwo: "Combination of the Two".

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* RuleOfTwo: "Combination of the Of The Two".


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* TimeMarchesOn: The way the black {{Mammy}} is drawn on the album cover is something that wouldn't be politically correct anymore nowadays, despite Creator/RobertCrumb just delving into the iconography that was popular in the comic strips he grew up with.


* BigBeautfulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figure.

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* BigBeautfulWoman: BigBeautifulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figure.


* BigBeautfiulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figure.

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* BigBeautfiulWoman: BigBeautfulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figure.


* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Oh Sweet Mary"
--> ''Oh, sweet Mary, child of confusion''



* BigBeautfiulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figure

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* BigBeautfiulWoman: Janis Joplin was drawn by Crumb as this, with her sister recalling that he was admiring her figurefigure.
* BreakUpSong: "Ball And Chain"
--> ''I hope here's someone out there who could tell me''
--> ''Why the man I love wanna leave me in so much pain?''
** In "Turtle Blues" it's the other way around. The woman in the song describes herself as someone who treats all men bad.
--> ''Yeah, maybe, maybe you could help me, come on, help me!''



* CradleOfLoneliness: "Combination Of The Two" and "I Need A Man To Love"
--> ''Why, I need a man to love''
--> ''I gotta find him, I gotta have him like the air I breathe''
--> ''One lovin' man to understand can't be too much to need''



--> ''Now hush, little baby, don't you cry''



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife:
** "Oh, Sweet Mary"
--> ''Tell me why, why is it all so hard?''
** "Ball And Chain"
--> ''And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon', tell me why, why does every single little tiny thing I hold on goes wrong?''



--> ''Take another little piece of my heart now, baby''
--> ''Oh, oh, break it''
--> ''Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah''



* NonAppearingTitle: The album title doesn't appear in any of the lyrics.
* OneManSong: "I Need A Man To Love".



* OneWordTitle: "Summertime".
* PepTalkSong: "Summertime"
--> ''One of these mornings you're gonna rise, rise up singing''
--> ''You're gonna spread your wings''
--> ''Child, and take, take to the sky''
--> ''Lord, the sky''



--> Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah, honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down.

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--> Yeah, ''Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah, honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down.''

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