Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

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Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

Format:  Paperback,

408 pages

Edition: Owl Books

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Feb 2000

ISBN-13: 9780805053944

ISBN-10: 0805053948

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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 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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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Feb 2000
ISBN-13: 9780805053944
ISBN-10: 0805053948
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 408
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 0978080505394

Chapter outline

Introductionp. xi
The Great Nowherep. 3
Magnetized into Musicp. 38
On the Edges of Americap. 68
The Beautiful Peoplep. 91
Big Brotherizedp. 132
Hope and Hype in Montereyp. 161
Bye, Bye Babyp. 191
Little Girl Bluep. 229
Trading Her Tomorrowsp. 262
Epiloguep. 299
Where Are They Now?p. 312
Discographyp. 317
Notesp. 325
Acknowledgmentsp. 391
Indexp. 393

Book description

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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