Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
Nov 8, 1968Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
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Total Length:
16:32
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Smokestack Lightning11:46
  2. 2Suzie Q04:46
Item Number:
  • 607-5673-AD
Date:
  • Nov 8, 1968
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Smokestack Lightning11:46
  2. 2Suzie Q04:46
Total Length:
16:32
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

John Cipollina - guitar, vocals; Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals; David Freiberg - bass, vocals; Greg Elmore - drums

This is the second night of three extraordinary QMS shows at the Fillmore West. The wonderful quality of the recording aside, this is also a fantastic performance.

This is a partial show recording, and this fragment begins with "Smokestack Lightning," a staple of all early QMS sets. The song starts with the classic riff that defines this song, but soon ventures off into some ferocious jamming territory. It builds momentum several times with Cipollina and Duncan's intertwining guitars leading the way, before they bring it to a close.

"Suzie Q," a song more often associated with Creedence Clearwater Revival, is played similar to the CCR arrangement, but with a more aggressive dual guitar attack. This is a strong version that they were perhaps considering for the Happy Trails LP, but remains unreleased to this day.

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