‘If it feels good, do it’ was Janis Joplin’s philosophy and from the four buck coffee-house gigs to fifty grand one-nighters and million dollar albums she did just that. She shot a lot of smack, grass and speed; made a lot of love – to men or women – and drank a lot of Southern Comfort and tequila. She had a real funky time…and of course, she sang. She roared, whined and growled and ripped her way to the top.
Going Down With Janis is a different kind of book about a different kind of person. It tells a story as raw and honest as her voice, as gut-shaking as her songs, and as vivid as her memory.