Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Quicksilver Messenger Service|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Quicksilver's Lost Records
G. Griffin | Alexandria, Va. | 03/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Comin' Thru is one of this band's best recordings. Dino Valenti is a much maligned but severely underrated singer and songwriter. And Gary Duncan is easily one of the best guitarists of that era, better than Jerry "Noodlin'" Garcia or John "Whammy Bar Addict" Cipollina. This Cd rocks hard but in a tight, groove orientated fashion. This album is highly recommended over the boring (cmon; 30 plus minutes of the Bo Diddley beat?) "Happy Trails", which is often cited as their masterpiece. Along with the earlier "Quicksilver", this is a great example of early 70's rock, without all the "heavy" posturing so common in that era."
Music for riots and tequilla
A. Norte | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So the snobs don't like this record, that's one more positive point, they never know how to recognize a real party. California State Correctional, Doin' Time In USA, Mojo, the sound is strong, rootsy and at the same time groundbreakin', less brainy that the Cipollina stuff but more soulful, acid goes white lines with flasbacks and tequilla, cowboys turned into mexican desperados with a big real sound in a mexican border."
Blows Happy Trails away
Kurt C. Piepenburg | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I return to this great album from time to time and am always amazed at how the adrenalin still pumps when hearing "Side 2"...Forty Days, Mojo, Don't Lose it. Unbelievable energy here, with Duncan's guitarwork sounding maybe the best ever. His solo on Forty Days, for example, is more raw and succinct than anything ever done by any Brit-Blues "master" of the era, no joke. Valenti's voice is much more powerful than on any other QMS record, and the organist ("Chuck Steaks'?!) fits in very well. Doin' Time in the USA can be played over and over and new things can STILL be heard in it. I always liked the mystery than could be found in Quicksilver's best stuff, Calvary as the best example, and this album Comin' Thru really does have that flavor, too, lurking under the punched-up, hot and sweaty production. There is nothing fake or foreign here. This is a fine album by a true original American band."