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Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Quicksilver Messenger Service's debut effort was a little more restrained and folky than some listeners had expected, given their reputation for stretching out in concert. While some prefer the mostly live Happy Trails, this self-titled collection is inarguably their strongest set of

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Quicksilver Messenger Service's debut effort was a little more restrained and folky than some listeners had expected, given their reputation for stretching out in concert. While some prefer the mostly live Happy Trails, this self-titled collection is inarguably their strongest set of studio material, with the accent on melodic folk-rock. Highlights include their cover of folksinger Hamilton Camp's "Pride of Man," probably their best studio track; "Light Your Windows," probably the group's best original composition; and founding member Dino Valenti's "Dino's Song" (Valenti himself was in jail when the album was recorded). "Gold and Silver" is their best instrumental jam, and the 12-minute "The Fool" reflects some of the best and worst traits of the psychedelic era.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077779114627
catalogNumber:
91146
Rank:
32928

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Performance Credits

Quicksilver Messenger Service   Primary Artist,Track Performer
John Cipollina   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Gary Duncan   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Greg Elmore   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
David Freiberg   Bass,Guitar,Violin,Vocals,Caixa,Track Performer
Pete Welding   Podorythmie

Technical Credits

Nick Gravenites   Producer
Harvey Brooks   Producer
David Brown   Engineer
Dan Healy   Engineer
John Palladino   Producer
Bob Shumaker   Engineer
Pete Welding   Producer
Mike Leary   Engineer
Rick Griffin   Cover Design,Jacket Design

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Guest More than 1 year ago
QMS's debut album is a masterful example of late-60's So-Cal psychedelia; a folky, blues-western experience, though with more powerful "jam" qualities than one might be familiar with in other examples of the genre (e.g., Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, The Doors, etc.)