Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceQuicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the San Francisco”Bay Area” and through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create a sound that was individual and innovative. Member Dino Valenti drew heavily on musical influences he picked up during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service’s swung rhythms and twanging guitar sounds.

Recently, original members Gary Duncan and David Freiberg have been touring as the Quicksilver Messenger Service, using different musicians to back them up.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the album Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1966
Live At The Avalon

  • Smokestack Lightning [Live ’66]

From the 1968 album Quicksilver Messenger Service
Quicksilver Messenger Service

  • Pride Of Man
  • Dino’s Song
  • Gold And Silver
  • The Fool
  • Stand By Me (2011 Bonus Track)

From the 1969 album Happy Trails
Happy Trails

  • Who Do You Love pt 1

From the 1969 album Shady Grove
Shady Grove

  • Edward (The Mad Shirt Grinder)

From the 1970 album Just For Love
Just For Love

  • Fresh Air

From the 1970 album What About Me
What About Me

  • What About Me


  • Chevy Camaro Spot