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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Quickisilver Messenger Service "Cowboy On The Run" (Remastered) [My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY. 31 Jan ‘76 (bootleg) US Psych Rock


Quickisilver Messenger Service "Cowboy On The Run" (Remastered) [My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY. 31 Jan ‘76 excellent (bootleg)  US Psych Rock  recommended…! 
Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality 
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Brilliant live performance at My Father’s Place, Roslyn on 31st January 1976 
Includes the entire FM radio broadcast 
Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality 
Background liners 
This unique show offers up a slice of QMS history with most of the band following other pursuits shortly after. Valenti carried on his solo career while Cipollina took Olsen into various offshoot projects. Duncan relocated to Hawaii, Elmore dropped into the background and Lewis ventured deep into the disco scene, the conclusion of a period that had promised so much more. Many of the shows on the Solid Silver 'comeback’ tour of 1975/76 brought Quicksilver back into the club scene, playing in more intimate surroundings such as My Father’s Place in Roslyn, New York. It harked back to their days as psychedelic protagonists from San Francisco. Their appearance here in 1976 reflects times gone by and allows the band to enjoy their respected repertoire that had brought them the deserved attention in the late 1960s. 
Echoes proudly presents the entire FM broadcast of QMS’ appearance at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, New York on 31st January 1976. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos…..~



The band that became Quicksilver Messenger Service originally was conceived as a rock vehicle for folk singer/songwriter Dino Valente (b. Nov. 7, 1943, d. Nov 16, 1994), author of “Get Together.” Living in San Francisco, Valente had found guitarist John Cipollina (b. Aug. 24, 1943, d. May 29, 1989) and singer Jim Murray. Valente’s friend David Freiberg (b. Aug. 24, 1938) joined on bass, and the group was completed by the addition of drummer Greg Elmore (b. Sep. 4, 1946) and guitarist Gary Duncan (b. Sep 4, 1946). As the band was being put together, Valente was imprisoned on a drug charge and he didn’t rejoin Quicksilver until later. 
They debuted at the end of 1965 and played around the Bay Area and then the West Coast for the next two years, building up a large following but resisting offers to record that had been taken up by such San Francisco acid rock colleagues as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Quicksilver finally signed to Capitol toward the end of 1967 and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1968 (by this time, Murray had left). Happy Trails, the 1969 follow-up, was recorded live. After its release, Duncan left the band and was replaced for Shady Grove (1970) by British session pianist Nicky Hopkins. By the time of its release, however, Duncan had returned, along with Valente, making the group a sextet. 
This version of Quicksilver, prominently featuring Valente’s songs and lead vocals, lasted only a year, during which two albums, Just for Love and What About Me, were recorded. Cipollina, Freiberg, and Hopkins then left, and the remaining trio of Valente, Duncan, and Elmore hired replacements and cut another couple of albums before disbanding. There was a reunion in 1975, resulting in a new album and a tour, and in 1986 Duncan revived the Quicksilver name for an album that also featured Freiberg on background vocals. ~ William Ruhlmann……~


Wound up getting more from this mid-'70’s live QMS disc that I had expected. Show was obviously part of their 'Solid Silver’ lp tour. Noted somewhere that this CD is of a -Historic Radio Recording- so I’m assuming that indicates it’s an FM radio broadcast. Show took place at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY on January 31, 1976. Wasn’t even aware that QMS was still active during that time. Thoroughly dug their hit as they opened with “Fresh Air” (I still hear this cut on the local classic rock radio station, occasionally), the rocking “Dr. Feelgood”, the somewhat inspiring title track “Cowboy On The Run” [with in-depth lyrics], the eleven-minute “I’d Rather Be Lonely” and “What About Me”. Was unable to find out the line-up for this Greek import CD….by…Mike Reed ….~ 






  The band project was kept alive from the early 1970s by Dino Valenti, Gary Duncan and Greg Elmore and released several records in varying quality. In 1975, the last LP “Solid Silver” was released, in which Freiberg and Cipollina once again participated and played a few joint concerts. The following tour was played by Gary Duncan, Dino Valenti, Greg Elmore with Skip Olson and W. Michael Lewis. In 1976, the band moved again in small clubs like “My Father’s Place” in New York, where classics like “Fresh Air” were performed in an intimate atmosphere…..~ 










Tracklist 
Fresh Air
Dr. Feelgood
Baby Baby
Cowboy On The Run
Bittersweet Love
I’d Rather Be Lonely
They Don’t Know
What About Me 

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