Little piece of my heart
Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the 60s by Richard GoldsteinA deeply felt and largely compelling portrait of an age that indelibly marked everyone who took part in it. Indispensable for understanding the culture of the 60s and the music that was at its heart. - starred review, Kirkus Reviews
In 1966, at the ripe age of 22, Richard Goldstein approached The Village Voice with a novel idea. I want to be a rock critic, he said. Whats that? the editor replied.
It was a logical question, since rock criticism didnt yet exist. In the weekly column he would produce for theVoice, Goldstein became the first person to write regularly in a major publication about the music that changed our lives. He believed deeply in the power of rock, and, long before it was acceptable, he championed the idea that this music was a serious art form. From his unique position in journalism, he saw the full arc of events that shaped culture and politics in the 1960s--and participated in them, too. He toured with Janis Joplin, spent a day at the Grateful Dead house in San Francisco, and dropped acid with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. He was present for Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech, the student uprising at Columbia, and the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. He was challenged to a boxing match by Norman Mailer, and took Susan Sontag to her first disco. Goldstein developed close relationships with several rock legends--Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, to name two--and their early deaths came as a wrenching shock, fueling his disillusionment as he watched the music he loved rapidly evolve from a communal rite to a vast industry--and the sense of hope for radical social upheaval fade away.
Another Little Piece of My Heart is the intimate memoir of the writer as a young man with profound ambition. It is also a sweeping personal account of a decade that no one else could provide--a deeply moving, unparalleled document of rock and revolution in America.
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Piece of My Heart Lyrics
Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man, yeah, An' didn't I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can? Honey, you know I did! And each time I tell myself that I, well I've just had enough, But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough. I said come on, come on, come on, come on and take it, Take another little piece of my heart now, baby, Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah. Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, yeah.
My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s
Misheard lyrics also called mondegreens occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.
The song came to greater mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals covered the song in and had a much bigger hit with it. The song has since been remade by several singers, including Dusty Springfield on her album Dusty It was recorded by Sammy Hagar on his first Geffen Records release, Standing Hampton , which hit the airwaves in , and reached platinum status , Faith Hill in and Melissa Etheridge in The original version of "Piece of My Heart" was recorded by Aretha Franklin 's older sister Erma in for producer Bert Berns' Shout label with the same song on both sides of the 7" vinyl single. Pop Singles chart. Bert Berns wanted Van Morrison, who he was producing at the time, to record the song, but Morrison decIined, wanting to do his own material instead. The song became a bigger pop hit when recorded by Big Brother and the Holding Company in with lead singer Janis Joplin.