- 20 Mar 01
JANIS IAN was considered an enemy of the State by the FBI. SIOBHAN LONG finds out why
She s got a resumi to die for, penning At 17 , while still a disgracefully young woman; swapping guitar licks with Jimi Hendrix and being sent home to bed early so she wouldn t partake of the little candies that were freely available at Janis Joplin s soiries. There s a lot more to Janis Ian than that one dimensional cardboard cutout figure so beloved of record companies in the sixties. They might have preferred her to be that soft-toned curly-haired, acoustic guitar-wielding peacenik, but these days she s hummin in full 3D.