Listened to Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails and WOW

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by timind, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    the Country Joe Reunion album from a couple of years later was pretty good too

  2. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    "Mona" is stellar. I just close my eyes and listen.
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  3. Bruso

    Bruso Forum Resident

    Big Muddy
    I have CJF Reunion as well. Never listened to it much after its release. Should give it another spin. :)
  4. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

    Reno, NV, USA
    FWIW, of the versions available currently, the HDTracks has by far the best sound quality and mastering, even better than the Pure Pleasure LP (unless you just have to have a 12” record)
  5. mds

    mds Forum Resident


    Great album that consists of highlights from various '68/'69 concerts primarily taken at the Fillmore and Carousel Ballroom. The sound quality is very good. It is priced right, $8.99, for a double CD on Amazon now.

    Disc One: Great version of Mono as a lead off, Codine, Gold & Silver, Dino's Song, nice Pride of Man and interesting flute in Light Your Windows.
    Disc Two: Nice lead off with The Fool followed by a slow number song by Dino, I Can't Believe It which is followed by a great Who Do You Love.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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  6. timind

    timind Don't blame me Thread Starter

    Westfield, IN USA
    My sister bought this album back in 70 also. I listened to it quite a bit back then and ended up with it in my album collection.
  7. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Yeah, could easily be the favorite for me. The song itself was covered by the Stones on the US album The Rolling Stones Now!, which I had before hearing Happy Trails. It was one of my favorite songs on that album, but a very different version. Given its 64 release, it of course did not have that acid rock sound, so here comes Quicksilver's version, and right out of the gate, after the Bo Diddley beat is established by Elmore, that you get that wild feedback from I assume Cipollina's guitar. Gives me chills.
  8. Jerry c.

    Jerry c. Forum Resident

    i like em with and without dino. no reason to choose.

    really love their cover of "codine"

    last night i came across a fantastic youtube video of a guy playing both the cippolina and duncan guitar parts from "fresh air" on a split screen... and another guy doing a note for note perfect cover of "cobra"... cant get enough of that song.
  9. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Always liked this one...

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  10. Terry Shute

    Terry Shute King of Sweden

    Athens GA
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Happy Trails
    Electric Music for The Mind and Body
    Surrealistic Pillow
    After Bathing at Baxters
    Cheap Thrills
    Anthem of The Sun
    Children of The Future

    I gotta have 'em all
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  11. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Yeah, lots of great unheralded stuff out there, here's another:

    Blackburn and Snow: Stranger In A Strange Land
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  12. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Always enjoyed this as an example of that freewheeling San Fran vibe:

    Frumious Bandersnatch - Can A Bliss

  13. Terry

    Terry Forum Resident

  14. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Well then... let's have a revisit:

    "Mona" - Bo Diddley.
  15. steve phillips

    steve phillips Forum Resident

    I got lucky last night, and ran into a NM copy of Happy Trails in shrinkwrap. Looks like it was hardly ever played. Great score for $5.00. I've played Side 1, and was mesmerized. Side 2 tonight.
  16. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I always thought it was John Cipollia's vibrato that made Quicksilver stand out. Fresh Air was a good tune. Have another hit!
  17. mds

    mds Forum Resident

    First two albums killer. I do admit the first two with Dino back were very different but really catchy. If you could accept the difference they were a little corny but still really catchy. A few of the early bootleg live albums are great also but don't reach the highs of the first two albums.
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  18. Analogmoon

    Analogmoon All the Way Back in the Seventies

    I've started to buy all those releases a few times. But never have. I really like this:

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  19. fairies

    fairies Forum Resident

  20. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Athens, Greece
    Sure. I remember buying the Edsel reissue back in the 80s.
  21. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Forum Resident

    Los Angeles

    Moby Grape
    Anthem of the Sun
    Bradley's Barn
    Green River
    Willy & The Poor Boys
    Bless its Pointed Little Head
    It's a Beautiful Day
    Brave New World
    Vincebus Eruptum

    And that's just the '60s.
  22. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
    those skinny fingers with the fingerpicks made a difference with the vibrato. here's a set of his picks I have that his roadie gave me at a 1979 gig.

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  23. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
  24. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
  25. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    One of the few bands I never did get out to see.

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