Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Just For Love (us 1970)

Formed: 1965, San Francisco, CA, United States
Disbanded: 1979 //

Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals, 1965-69, 1970-79, 2006-present),
John Cipollina (guitar, 1965-71, 1975),
David Freiberg (bass, guitar, vocals 1965-71, 1975, 2006-present),
Greg Elmore (drums, 1965-79),
Jim Murray (guitar, vocals 1965-67),
Dino Valente (guitar, vocals, 1970-79),
Nicky Hopkins (keyboards, 1969-71),
Mark Naftalin (keyboards, 1971-72),
Mark Ryan (bass, 1971-75),
Chuck Steaks (keyboards, 1972-75),
Michael Lewis (keyboards, 1975-79),
Skip Olsen (bass, 1975-79)

01. Wolf Run (Part 1) 1:10
02. Just for Love (Part 1) 2:55
03. Cobra 4:20
04. The Hat 10:30
05. Freeway Flyer 3:45
06. Gone Again 7:10
07. Fresh Air 5:20
08. Just for Love (Part 2) 1:35
09. Wolf Run (Part 2) 2:05

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.
~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late 60s Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era.
Anyone familiar with the 60's in San Francisco should remember these guys. A few are no longer with us, but a few are still here making music. I've always been a fan of Nicky Hopkins and this album is a classic. Sometimes self-indulgent, but always in a nice way. The cover art is bright and has that certain 60's feel. The players are depicted with exotic instruments of unknown origin in a lush setting. Ahh, those were the days...

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