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(K-town, Germany)
Posted: May 16, 2018 15:17

Cracker's Euro-Trash Girl followed by an American-Trash Girl ;-)  I'll give you a lift, Janis!
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Mar 20, 2018 2:04

Thank you Janis Joplin  for
Me and Bobby McGee

Increasing to 8 - Most Excellent

(A pale blue dot)
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 18:13

Goosebumps! 10
Time machine: I'm here in Beijing on this glorious sunny Christmas day, remembering this summer 76, when I was fifteen and heard this for the first time, thinking it was unfair that I was born in Europe, ten years too late to have been a part of the huge movements in the US. "Movement" was a magical word which included music, rock and roll (yes Lazarus and sex and drugs) an adventurous life and freedom, "on the road". All of this in a melting pot, mixing the very delusional perception we had about reality and our own desires of escaping the limited life of a small Alsatian Village in the middle of nowhere (that we used to call the "trou du cul du monde")
We had our own dissents and awareness coming up, demonstrating against nuclear power plants (my first and unique sitting!), ecological catastrophes... 
We were aware though that we were lucky enough to live in a very beautiful, protected area: we could walk, and cycle, and go swimming in the lakes around, wandering in the beautiful forest; we used to camp outside at all time listening to this music around fire camps, with the very new portable tape-recorder (radio-cassette), smoking pot and drinking schnapps, one of us playing the guitar not yet dreaming about leaving, rather, to imagine other kind of jobs which would allow us to stay and make the place even better.
It was a wonderful period of time.

Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin acts like a "Madeleine de Proust" : the whole summer comes back, in all its details, to the point that I can almost smell the dryness of the land and see the shimmering colours of the landscape, the steam emanating from the tared road which goes along the river Rhine. 
Memories, memories.

(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 23:46

Thank you Janis Joplin  for
Me and Bobby McGee

This is a 7 for me

Posted: Oct 25, 2017 23:44

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" - this is the perfect synthesis of lyric and performance. Breathtaking.
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Jun 25, 2017 11:31

 wgsu_1978 wrote:
One of those great classic tunes that I'd be very happy to never hear ever again. So a 7.
What he said.
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 17:16

"La da la la la, la da la la la da la 
La da da la la la Bobby McGee yeah"


"I was gonna write more words,
but then I got high."
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 4:14

Posted: Feb 23, 2017 8:20

This is great song, and Janis Joplin is one of the greatest. I like this version much more.

Dont be over-sophisticated,  this is great performance full of pure true soul. It will survive much after we will.
So take it easy and enjoy it.

" In the moments of silence
I hear again
Janis Joplin singing
an old blues on Bob Mcgee"  
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Jan 05, 2017 9:04

Even today she would put all those freaking Madonnas, Rihannas, Lady Gagas, Beyonces and the whole forelorn and dreadful rest of so called  "singers" in their place!

Sing it Pearl! You're the best! Were then, still are! {#Clap}{#Music} 
(Oregon coast)
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 18:53

The ending of this song is almost as annoying and monotonous as the ending to Layla :^ / I mean, you've got decent tunes and then you just run them into the ground :^ /
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 17:58

Huge Kristofferson fan, but it all comes down to urgency. Kris's version makes you think it's all been said and done. Janis puts an immediacy into this song that makes you want to take her hand and say "we need to have a talk about all this...".
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 7:55

Janis Joplin - ugh!  Kris K's version is far superior.
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 7:54

Love Kris's original country version. After all, it is a Country Song.
This Otis Reddingized version ain't bad either. 
(Melbourne, Florida)
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 9:52

The fidelity of this original version really sucks, which makes for terrible segues with the hi-fi selections on RP.
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 12:22

 Lazarus wrote:

This cover is one of the best examples of how the singer's diction is a perfect match for the lyrics of the song—  Janis Joplin's voice sounds exactly like the character you would expect to express the lyrics of this song as a true experience...

this really is a great song, and a brilliant cover...
precisely  : )  fucka' rocks
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 12:19

Exactly what I needed to help kickoff the second half of this workday!  ☺️👏
(Land of Enchantment)
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 15:27

Just sang along as loud as I dared (I'm at work). This is my go-to song when I do karaoke. Don't judge! Karaoke can be great when you've got decent singers doing it... {#Cheesygrin}
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 15:24

I don't really like Janis Joplin but I do like this one song. Raising the rating from 6 to 7
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 12:33

This song was written by Kris Kristofferson who was a pretty decent country-folk singer-songwriter in his own right.