Jan 7, 2009

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - FIRST... (CAPITOL 1968) Japan mastering cardboard sleeve



An American rock band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco and considered to be a part of the city's psychedelic scene. Essentially a jam band, Quicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the Bay Area and with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe. Many of their albums ranked in the top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. Though not ultimately as popular as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, the band was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences, as well as a strong folk background, the band attempted to create a sound that was individual and innovative.Member Dino Valente pulled heavily from musical influences learned during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service's swung rhythms and twanging guitar sounds. After many years, the band has attempted to reform despite the deaths of band members. With the modest success of these ventures, many members have also attempted solo careers. Among these is Gary Duncan, former guitarist of Quicksilver Messenger Service. He has had a prolific musical career after parting ways with the group.
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Georgie Hirezola said...

you are welcome!!
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mscmichael said...

One of my favorites...

rap said...

Fabulous!

Georgie Hirezola said...

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Jim From Andros said...

Thanks Georgie once again. Nick Gavenites produced this great record . I remember I bought it as a 80s Greek reissue. The sound is great like all yours Japanese reissues. Keep on . Your blog is Great. I wonder if I ever saw on record hunting in the usual places.

Georgie Hirezola said...

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