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Quote of the Day
6 February 2017 @ 7:33 am

"Janis was the only rock star I saw who ever actually hung out with the locals on tour. No roadies, no bodyguard, no hippy courtiers - just Janis. Janis was utterly democratic. She would engage in conversation with absolutely anyone." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
4 January 2017 @ 8:25 am

"[Janis is an] extraordinary, galvanic power." - MOJO, 1994

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Quote of the Day
7 December 2016 @ 10:33 am

"Janis is standing in front of [a] vehicle, an elongated '40s airport car, smoking a cigar and swigging from a bottle." - MOJO describes seeing Janis in person for the first time in San Francisco.

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Quote of the Day
2 December 2016 @ 8:37 am

"Janis abandoned modesty and dignity both, which is why she now sounds so naked and so far away. She belongs irrevocably to the '60s but that doesn't mean that she no longer has anything to say to us, or that her voice doesn't come howling down the years as a still unfulfilled yelp of desire, a wordless howl thrown after the disappearing back of a freedom big enough to match her need." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
25 November 2016 @ 8:31 am

"She'd morphed from the radiant child I knew in San Francisco into a kind of psychedelic Queen Victoria - wreathed in multi-coloured boas and wearing purple-tinted granny glasses." - David Dalton, MOJO

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Quote of the Day
7 November 2016 @ 7:45 am

"The fuckin' unbelievable rush of this outtasight chick singer, man. It's like..." - A dazed fan can't find the words when describing his experience seeing Janis Joplin live for the first time to a MOJO writer in 1966

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Quote of the Day
2 November 2016 @ 12:03 pm

"[She] gave herself up to her music - and kept on giving." - MOJO

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Diva of the Haightgeist
21 October 2016 @ 7:59 am

"Here comes Janis Joplin, diva of the Haightgeist, a living, breathing R. Crumb hippy chick in blue jeans and peasant blouse, cascading with beads and baubles. Rings encrusting her fingers and as many bracelets encircling her arms as a Kafir bride..." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
22 June 2016 @ 3:09 pm

"Against the busy saw-mill drone of Big Brother's guitars and ecstatic yelpings is that voice. It numbs you to all but its own engulfing presence." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
30 March 2016 @ 9:17 am

"She tears and rages at the implacable burden of her need and her subjection until her victimhood becomes, paradoxically, a kind of triumph." - MOJO, March 1994

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Quote of the Day
28 October 2015 @ 8:24 am

"Janis felt it would be phony to just take off the grease-paint and leave all that shamanistic stuff in the dressing room. That was Vaudeville, showbiz, and our generation had bigger plans - to change the world. This wasn't to be just another rock'n'roll show, this was the ecstatic flight, the ghost dance, the song that would set you free." - MOJO

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MOJO
30 September 2015 @ 2:18 pm

"The voice screams, shouts, bellows and stamps until Janis sounds completely beside herself, utterly spent and unprotected. There was plenty of humour in Janis Joplin but her songs, like her photographs, show a "woman left lonely" whose greatest work is almost utterly without such modern aids as irony, distance or detachment." - MOJO, 1994

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Quote of the Day
15 June 2015 @ 7:39 am

"...she had morphed from the radiant child I knew in San Francisco into a kind of psychedelic Queen Victoria wreathed in multi-coloured boas and wearing purple-tinted granny glasses. This is the Janis the world knows as Pearl." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
1 June 2015 @ 9:01 am

"With Janis there's none of the tiresome 'mucker' pose affected by your generic guitar wanker in which the little savage claims to have never read a book in 'is life and proud of it, mate. Janis, on the other hand was a voracious reader. She was a devotee of the lives of pop saints." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
25 May 2015 @ 12:08 pm

"I don't know what people are talking about when they say Janis was ugly. You should have seen her then, a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for: pure kozmic joy, jumping-out-of-your-skin energy, and dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon looniness." - Mojo, 2000

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Quote of the Day
29 April 2015 @ 7:28 am

"Against the busy saw-mill drone of Big Brother's guitars and ecstatic yelpings is that voice. It numbs you to all but its own engulfing presence. You've been stung by the incredible dream mantis, pheromones of the narcoleptic love drug are coursing through your veins." - MOJO, 2000.

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MOJO on Janis
25 March 2015 @ 7:21 am

"She belongs irrevocably to the '60s but that doesn't mean that she no longer has anything to say to us, or that her voice doesn't come howling down the years as a still unfulfilled yelp of desire, a wordless howl thrown after the disappearing back of a freedom big enough to match her need." - MOJO, March 1994.

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Quote of the Day
9 April 2014 @ 7:47 am

"[Janis] belongs irrevocably to the '60s but that doesn't mean that she no longer has anything to say to us, or that her voice doesn't come howling down the years as a still unfulfilled yelp of desire, a wordless howl thrown after the disappearing back of a freedom big enough to match her need." - Mark Cooper in MOJO, 1994.

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