STUDIO FOOTAGE: See Janis Behind The Scenes Like You’ve NEVER Seen Her Before
Cheap Thrills Recording Sessions, 1968
One of the greatest things about Janis Joplin was the fact that at the end of the day, she was more in control of her career than any of us could ever hope to be. For all of her insecurities and inner turmoil, the recording studio was her safe haven and the one place where Janis had full control and this previously unreleased footage proves it! In fact, it’s a fantastic glimpse at what Janis could have been had she lived – a world class musician, sure, but maybe even the recording industry’s most fierce businesswoman, too?
Fun Fact: Cheap Thrills was Big Brother and the Holding Company’s final album featuring Janis Joplin as their lead singer.
Janis is featured with the guys of Big Brother and the Holding Company during the Cheap Thrills recording sessions; our favorite songstress is seen dancing around before settling in to discuss the business of the album’s track listing and while she’s the only woman and the smallest person in the room, you can’t miss her quiet confidence and her Mona Lisa smile – a great change from her usual nervous, frenetic energy we’re so used to seeing in interviews!