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Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin - Alice Echols
Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a... show more
Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted.A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805053944 (0805053948)
ASIN: 805053948
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
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5.0 Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin
Remarkably brilliant woman. Strong yet in so many ways foolish and naive. She wanted it all and learned the hard way there are sacrificed to obtaining it. I learned a lot about her and through her by reading this.
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