Cheap Thrills was the last album Janis Joplin recorded with the band before going solo. The album was released in the summer of 1968, one year after their debut album, and reached #1 on the Billboard charts in it's eighth week in October.
"Incredible crescendos of sound...sustained walls of sound that seemed to have a physical presence in the room... a total experience. The group developed an S.R.O. following." -Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times