Scars of Sweet Paradise The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

ISBN-10: 0805053948
ISBN-13: 9780805053944
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Alice Echols
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924

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.

Alice Echols, author of Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplinand Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America,has written for The Nation, The Village Voice, Newsday,and L.A. Weekly.

Introduction
The Great Nowhere
Magnetized into Music
On the Edges of America
The Beautiful People
Big Brotherized
Hope and Hype in Monterey
Bye, Bye Baby
Little Girl Blue
Trading Her Tomorrows
Epilogue
Where Are They Now?
Discography
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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