Friday On My Mind 95: Piece Of My Heart

One of the most covered songs from the 1960s brought to prominence by Janis Joplin‘s vocal on this track from Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Joplin is one of the members of the seemingly mythical 27 club, which the link states is a spurious artefact. A tendency for musicians to die when 27 is not borne out statistically. Still, print the legend, eh?

Some versions have the song’s title as (Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart others as Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart.

Big Brother and the Holding Company: (Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart

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  1. Denis Cullinan

    Reminds me of my youth when I first read R. Crumb’s Fritz the Cat, the big comic book. That was a loooooooooong time ago. Actually I was a little too old for the 1960s’ aesthetic, having been brought up on Carl Barks.

  2. jackdeighton

    Yes Denis, the record cover is striking.
    According to the link to Big Brother and the Holding Company (which I’ve just put in, as I forgot it yesterday) it wasn’t the original cover idea.
    I think they chose the right one in the end.

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