Origins is a new music feature in which an artist reflects on the background of their latest song release.
On November 30th, Columbia/Legacy will release the restored and retitled version of Big Brother and The Holding Company’s major label debut, Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills. Called Cheap Thrills upon its initial release in 1968, the album was the major breakthrough for the band and their iconic singer, Janis Joplin.
Featuring 30 rare performances and 29 outtakes — 25 of which are previously unreleased — the forthcoming reissue celebrates the album’s 50th anniversary and includes liner notes by Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and Big Brother drummer David Getz.
In anticipation, Consequence of Sound has an exclusive stream of “Piece of My Heart (Take 4)”, which appears on the two-CD version of the album. This early recording of the classic track features a different performance from Janis, unsupported by backing vocals on the memorable chorus. There is one additional voice, however, as someone calls the track what it is right at the end: “Fantastic.”
Stream the track below and read our exhaustive interview on the reissue with Getz shortly after. Read Ben Kaye's full article on ConsequenceOfSound.com