Though they never be­came fa­mous, a bunch of Al­bu­querque kids cre­ated one of the first — and one of the finest — psy­che­delic songs ever re­leased.

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by Ja­nis Jo­plin and her un­de­servedly un­der­rated band. On some live ver­sions that have sur­faced, Ja­nis doesn’t even sing un­til the sec­ond verse, which comes well af­ter the half­way point. I’m firmly in the camp that be­lieves Ja­nis never should have left the ragged-but-right­eous Big Brother. This song gives am­mu­ni­tion to that ar­gu­ment.

“Livin’ With the An­i­mals” by Mother Earth. This was a clas­sic hip­pie band from the Bay Area that never quite made it that big, though singer Tracy Nel­son was some­times touted as the next Ja­nis Jo­plin. But this tune, the ti­tle song of their first al­bum, was sung

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