Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Janis Joplin – Move Over (album: Pearl 1971)

This next song is by Janis Joplin. Janis died when she was only 27 years old, she overdosed on heroin.  Jimmi Hendrix died at the same year and at the same age from overdose of sleeping pills. It was indeed a tough year for the music industry.
I used to listen to her a lot when I first discovered the 60’s-70’s music period. My best friend and I used to be big fans of Led Zeppelin. During my Led Zeppelin period, my sister bought a collection of Janis Joplin’s greatest hits. Of course I was very curious about this amazing voice that sang along to an amazing 60’s/70’s guitar sounds. I had to get my hands on that disc!  Both my friend and I got really addicted to it. We actually wanted to be like her so bad that we shopped for all special 70’s shoes, pants, necklaces and other accessories. We wanted to be part of that era so much!

During the same period when I was a teenager, my friends and I would hitchhike to all kind of music festivals. We would sleep outside somewhere, meet a lot of new people and simply have fun. If we were stuck with no money then we would ask people on the streets for a few coins. We knew how to get by back in those days and we weren’t scared of anything or anyone. We were free spirits as if we were part of the 70’s scene – only it was 90’s! As usual history repeats itself ! Check out this amazing song by the great Janis Joplin…

Link to the song: Move Over Janis Joplin

Lyrics: Move Over Lyrics

Info about Janis Joplin - Wikipedia - Janis Joplin

No comments:

Post a Comment