May 22, 2012

Quicksilver Messenger Service - their reputation has grown with each passing decade. At the time, not so much.

A dose of 60's Bay Area Psychedelia tonight by way of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service. More a staple in the diet of early FM underground, Quicksilver didn't get a mainstream hit until 1970. By then they had undergone several personnel changes and the band that gigged back and forth between the Fillmore in San Francisco and The Shrine Expo Hall in L.A. didn't bear a whole lot of resemblance.

Tonight's track is off their debut album, which was released by Capitol in 1968. Pride Of Man began life as a song by Folk artist Hamilton Camp. Reworked and featuring the iconic guitar work of the late John Cippolina, it is a classic of the Psychedelic genre.

And in case you missed them the first time around, you can pretend it's 1968.

For the next four minutes anyway.

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