I don't know what it is, but I cannot stand Janice Joplin. I mean she made great music (apparently) but I just don't enjoy it. She died what, 40 years ago? For some reason I just don't like her music. She sounds good, the lyrics are good i guess. I don't know what it is. Maybe I have a bias against drugged out folk singers.
Did you know that in Don McLean's song American Pie, the woman at the end of the song:
I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.is referring to Janice Joplin?