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Quicksilver Messenger Service 1970-71 - Albums 4, 5 & 6

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Quicksilver Messenger Service 1970-71 - Albums 4, 5 & 6
1970 - Just For Love
With the return of Gary Duncan and the recording debut of founder Dino Valenti, Just for Love, Quicksilver's fourth album, marked their debut as the band they were intended to be. The ironic thing about that is that, led by singer/songwriter Valenti, they were a much more pop-oriented band than their fans had come to expect. On Just for Love, Quicksilver finally was Valenti's backup group (he wrote all but one of the songs), and while this gave them greater coherence and accessibility, as well as their only Top 50 single in "Fresh Air," it also made them less the boogie band they had been. And it meant the band's days were numbered.


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Trax listing:
1. Wolf Run,Pt.1 - 2. Just for Love,Pt.1 - 3. Cobra
4. The Hat - 5. Freeway Flyer - 6. Gone Again
7. Fresh Air - 8. Just for Love, Pt.2 - 9. Wolf Run, Pt.2
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Quicksilver Messenger Service 1970-71 - Albums 4, 5 & 6
1970 - What About Me
Musically, there is little to delineate What About Me, from their previous effort, Just for Love. Not surprisingly, material for both was initiated during a prolific two-month retreat to the Opaelua Lodge in Haleiwa, HI, during May and June of 1970. The quartet version of Quicksilver Messenger Service – which had yielded the band's first two LPs – expanded once again to include Dino Valenti (aka Chester A. Powers, Chet Powers, and most notably on this album, Jesse Oris Farrow) as well as British session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins. The additional talents of Mark Naftalin (keyboards) were incorporated when Hopkins was unavailable. This began his short stint with Quicksilver Messenger Service, which lasted through their sixth LP, Quicksilver (1972). The most apparent change in Quicksilver Messenger Service's sound can be directly attributed to the return of Valenti. The group has departed the long, free-flowing improvisations that prevailed on both their self-titled debut and follow-up, Happy Trails. The songs are now shorter and more notably structured, with an added emphasis on Valenti's compositions. The title track, "What About Me," became an ethical and sociological anthem with challenging and direct lyrical references to the political and social instability of the early '70s. Valenti, whose songwriting credits on this disc are both numerous and attributed to his Farrow persona, also comes up with some passable introspective love songs, such as "Baby Baby" and "Long Haired Lady," as well as a couple of interesting collaborations with Gary Duncan (bass/vocals). The psychedelic samba "All in My Mind" also highlights the often overlooked percussive contributions from Jose Reyes. Two of the more distinguished entries on What About Me are John Cipollina's raunchy blues instrumental "Local Color" – replete with a driving backbeat reminiscent of their take on the Robert Johnson standard "Walkin' Blues" – as well as Nicky Hopkins' emotive "Spindrifter."

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Trax listing:
1. What About Me? - 2. Local Color - 3. Baby Baby
4. Won't Kill Me - 5. Long Haired Lady - 6. Subway
7. Spindrifter - 8. Good Old Rock and Roll - 9. All in My Mind
10. Call on Me
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(*)Although @ 224, the music sounds far & subdued. Maybe the LP version? ;)

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Quicksilver Messenger Service 1970-71 - Albums 4, 5 & 6
1971 - Quicksilver
One of the group's better albums, despite coming so late in their history that it was ignored by almost everyone. "Hope," "Fire Brothers," and "Don't Cry For My Lady Love" are among the best songs the group ever cut, and "I Found Love" is one of the prettiest, most upbeat songs ever to come from any classic San Francisco band. Some of the rest is self-indulgent, but that's what this era of music was about – the guitar pyrotechnics of "Song For Frisco" and "Play My Guitar" make them both more entertaining than their somewhat bland melodies; the latter song, in particular, sounds like a Marty Balin/Jefferson Airplane outtake that would have been right on target about four years before the release date of this album. The whole record feels that way, a throwback to the psychedelic era circa late 1967. It's also very much a folk-rock record, with a rich acoustic guitar texture on many of the songs. For the record, since the CD reissue has no personnel information, the band at this point was Dino Valenti (guitar, vocals), Greg Elmore (drums), Gary Duncan (vocals, guitar), Mark Ryan (bass), Mark Naftalin (keyboards), and Chuck Steaks (keyboards). If you ever wondered what the Airplane might have done as a follow-up to Surrealistic Pillow with Marty Balin still singing lead, this is it.
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Trax listing:
1. Hope - 2. I Found Love - 3. Song for Frisco
4. Play My Guitar - 5. Rebel - 6. Fire Brothers
7. Out of My Mind - 8. Don't Cry My Lady Love - 9. The Truth
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Before flaming, plz take the time to read the notes on the first 3 albums post Suggestions, additions, corrections are welcome ;) Enjoy …