Great Moments In Vinyl Pays Tribute To Janis Joplin
Great Moments in Vinyl is an unique concert experience where the band shares the story behind the song before performing it. In this podcast, Lindsey Cochran, Judith Weirauch and Richard Pettengill preview their upcoming show focusing on Janis Joplin!
One note: During the conversation Lindsey teased something they were going to do but we never got back to it. Here’s what it is:
Janis Joplin had been hard at work on her second solo album Pearl. She had recruited a Canadian ensemble known as the Full Tilt Boogie Band to be her new backing band. They were musicians who could play soulfully as well as rock out when needed. The band had just polished off the backing track to the final song for the album, “Buried Alive in the Blues,” and Janis was due to go in the studio the next day to record the vocals. But that night she died from an accidental overdose of heroin. The band reworked the song to turn it into no holds barred instrumental, and it was released on Pearl in that form. But we thought it would be cool to perform it with the original vocal melody included.
All caught up in a landslide,
bad luck pressing in from all sides
Just got knocked off of my easy ride
Buried alive in the blues