BIG BROTHER: STARKER ABGANG MIT HOW HARD IT IS
- Jun 01, 2021
50 years ago Big Brother & The Holding Company released their fourth and last studio album. Unjustly, it went completely under (US LP chart #157). But the time with Janis Joplin, with whom the band was still associated, continued to have an effect. HOW HARD IT IS was a really strong album, on which Big Brother played very self-confidently, touched on Quicksilver Messenger Service (title song), waved at The Band ("Black Widow Spider"), processed Blues, Funk and Soul and allowed themselves a four-minute instrumental gag with "Promise Her Anything But Give Her Arpeggio" and thus came out somewhere between the Balkans and Moscow. It is here that this piece of vinyl is remembered and recommended for rediscovery.