Quicksilver Messenger Service
Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968)||☆||♫||♁|
|Happy Trails (1969)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Fresh Air (1970)||☆||♫||☊|
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Since we're discussing 60's rock a little bit I had to throw this group in. Not that I think they should be inducted, but they did some good stuff and had a unique sound. "Fresh Air" is one of my all-time favorites...it finally got posted on Rhapsody with great digital quality (which Dameon "the vinyl man" is gonna hate hearing...lol!!!).
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 09:15am
Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 09:24am
Man, that's good information. I said that about Dameon because he has what sounds like a "killer" collection of vinyl. My vinyl collection went the way of coasters, frisbees, and former roomates who felt like they needed certain albums more than I did... My mom still has a lot of her original Elvis vinyl, both 45's and albums (which I'm always threatening to steal...lol)
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 09:28am
Yes, i was supposed to receive my package via mail yesterday.Could you please tell me when it might come postman?Thank you.
Posted by S.R on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:56pm
"Who Do You Love" and "Mona" have to be 2 of the greatest live recordings of any San Francisco late sixties bands.
Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.27.09 @ 19:12pm
Never a big fan, but they do have one song I think is truly great - "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". Excellent track.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 13:59pm
QMS were also a counterculture band and wrote some politically poignant songs. They definitely were ahead of their time when it came to writing songs about the environment. "Have Another Hit" "of fresh air" was very hip to keeping the environment clean.
Posted by Ed on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 15:57pm
In response to Gary James - 9.27.08 - In addition to Duncan & Frieberg, Greg Elmore the original drummer is also still alive - just not involved with his band mates.
Posted by Chasfro on Saturday, 04.11.09 @ 17:28pm
The QMS 1965-68 (pre-Dino)was Amazing!
Posted by ntg on Sunday, 04.26.09 @ 09:25am
John Cipollina was a hell of a guitarist. Listen to his guitar solo on the live medley of "Who Do Love" (also called "How, Which, Who Do You Love")
Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 17:40pm
Posted by st.stephen on Monday, 10.26.09 @ 16:12pm
surprised no one has mentioned the masterpiece that "The Fool" is (on the debut album) and the recognition that in the genre of psychdelic rock, this piece stands out so far above the rest. In addtion to the Grateful Dead's "Thats It For The Other One" I use the 11-minute "The Fool" as a prime example of where everyone's heads were at; way up there...
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.26.09 @ 19:54pm
I don't know if they've got enough going for them overall to put them over the fence, but they've got some killer tunes. And Cipollina was a great guitarist.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.29.11 @ 13:35pm
They were the #3 band in the "Classic" SF pecking order scene of 1966-1970. They had the best lead guitarist, and were by far the tightest of the top SF bands in the Filmore West era (bands like the Airplane & G.Dead could barely tune their own instruments!). They also put down on vinyl the very, very best "artifact" of what psychedelic SF music sounded like in its prime. The "Happy Trails" LP is the closest you can get to being there w/o a time machine.
Posted by Skip on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 04:51am
This band defines psychedelic rock. No one who attended one of their concerts in the 60s will ever say they don't remember it...even though this might be the only thing they remember from the 60s. QMS "tore the roof off" long before Parliament-Funkadelic.
Posted by steven on Thursday, 07.2.15 @ 23:08pm
Have no logical idea why they are not in..
Posted by Calkid on Sunday, 09.6.15 @ 23:10pm
We will be playing a few cuts of my fathers in the newly formed " Airplane Family & Friends" on the East Coast in Dec. 2016
Posted by Joli on Monday, 10.24.16 @ 01:56am
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