I WAS THERE
Steven Osburn | Las Vegas, Nv United States | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm glad to get a chance to say something about this album and band.
I lived in the Bay Area when things were really starting to take off.
My friends and I were Guitar God Worshippers.
I won't bother to list our favorites but, for example, when the Doors came to town, we ignored Morrison and crowded around Robby Krieger's place on the stage.
When the first Quicksilver album came out, we wore it out.
(As simple as it may seem to be today, it is important to remember that at that time, we had never heard anything like it.)
When Happy Trails came out, we could not believe what we were hearing.
Gary Duncan's playing on the second part of Who Do You Love (When Do You Love) is still 'acid etched' in my mind as some of the best guitar work ever recorded.
I mean it.
Forty years later, I can still play it in my head.
We saw them at the Filmore in San Francisco it was one of the best
shows I ever saw there.
Cipollina was the 'showier' player, with effects and tremolo.
But it was Duncan who played the "tasty' stuff.
He was and still is a Guitar God in my old mind and if you haven't heard
him you are missing out.
I agree with the reviewer who said they were best before Valenti joined up.