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Date: Published 2002

Signed By: Robert Crumb In Pencil

Edition: Edition Of 300 World Wide

Atelier: Paper Size 50x 50 / Image 40 x 40cm

Condition: Mint

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Date: Published 2002

Signed By: Robert Crumb In Pencil

Edition: Edition Of 300 World Wide

Atelier: Paper Size 50x 50 / Image 40 x 40cm

Condition: Mint

Cheap Thrills is the second album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and their last album with Janis Joplin as primary lead vocalist.
Big Brother obtained a considerable amount of attention after their 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival and had released their debut album soon after. Despite their new found success, the album was a modest hit reaching only number 60 but nearly produced a top forty hit Down On Me. Columbia Records offered the band a new recording contract, but it took months to get through since they were still signed to Mainstream Records.[1] By early 1968, they began work on what was the most eagerly anticipated record of the year. The album features three cover songs ("Summertime," "Piece of My Heart," "Ball and Chain"), with the nearly ten-minute "Ball And Chain" being the only live recording. The album's overall raw sound effectively captures the band's energetic and lively concerts.
The cover was drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb after the band's original cover idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together, was dropped by the record company. The cover was originally meant to be the record's back picture but the band did not like Crumb's original front drawing. It is number nine on Rolling Stone's list of one hundred greatest album covers.

Initially, the album was to be called Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills, but the title was not received well by Columbia Records.