Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding
Company - Ball & Chain
Stunning studio performance at KQED TV in April 1967, just weeks before their
infamous set at the Monterey Pop Festival. Includes brief interspersed
DESCRI PTI ON
The performances featured on this DVD were filmed at the studios of KQED TV in April
1967, just weeks before Big Brother & The Holding Company shot to international fame
following their blinding set at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 (which featured
Joplin's show-stopping performance of 'Ball And Chain', a highlight also of D.A.
Pennebaker's famous movie documenting the festival). For many fans this was the period
when Janis Joplin was at her best, before the pressure of fame and the ravages of drugs
took over. This is the first DVD to release these KQED TV tracks. The songs are
interspersed with short interviews with Janis and other band members, all in excellent
sound and picture quality for the era. In addition to 'Ball And Chain', which was to appear
on the group's second album in the following year, the set features two of the group's hit
singles, 'Down On Me' and 'Coo Coo'. This package also includes a bonus audio CD of
TRACK LI STI NG
Down On Me Blow My Mind
Coo Coo Ball & Chain
Hall Of The Mountain King Light Is Faster Than Sound
BONUS MATERI ALS
SALES POI NTS
This is the first DVD to release these KQED TV tracks.
Big Brother & The Holding Company were leading lights on San Francisco's psychedelic scene in the late 60's, up there with the
likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead.
The group's brand of blues-inspired psychedelic folk rock epitomized the San Francisco sound of the time.
Much of the group's success was due to its charismatic lead singer, Janis Joplin, who was to go on to a highly-successful solo
career, cut short by her death in 1970 from a drug overdose.
SKU# CHF-F1057LF Street Date: 07/14/09 Box Lot: 30 Audio: STEREO
UPC: 5060117600932 Pre-Book Date: 06/09/09 Run Time: min. Genre: Pop/Rock
Format: DVD/CD SRP: $19.95 # of Discs: 0 disc(s) Label: CHARLY
Year of Production: 0
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