June 21, 2006 Playlist

"Happy Trails" by Quicksilver Messenger Service
Quicksilver Messenger Service "Happy Trails" 1969 (USA)
Quicksilver's second album is a live recording, mostly comprised of two lengthy jams on old Bo Diddley numbers ("Who Do You Love" and "Mona") -- it's arguably the best "San Fran jamrock" album of the old days NOT recorded by The Grateful Dead (and maybe better than any of theirs too.) Even if you can't stand The Dead, you might like this since QMS knows how to rave up and boogie, and John Cippolina's innovative guitar playing is nothing to sneeze at. Singer-songwriter Dino Valenti and super-pianist Nicky Hopkins joined the band over the following year, and their sound changed pretty radically. For the heavy psych motherlode, stick to those first two Quicksilver records!
N = New Release
The Summer Solstice . . . First Day of Summer
Long songs for the longest day of the year / shortest night of the year
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile (live 1969)
Ted Nugent - Wang Dang Sweet Poontang (live 1977)
KISS - 100,000 Years (live 1975)
Rush - By-Tor & The Snow Dog (live 1976)
Pink Floyd - Sheep
Beatallica - The Thing That Should Not Let It Be
SSM - The Seer (N)
Scott Walker - Buzzers (N)
The Mothers of Invention - Little House I Used To Live In
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Annexus Quam - Osmose IV
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Maiden of the Cancer Moon / Calvary CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Grace Slick - Theme from the Movie "MANHOLE"
Amon Duul 2 - Wide-Angle

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