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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul in Colorado, Jun 30, 2019.
Sad to hear that we lost Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist Gary Duncan yesterday.
Love that band. RIP.
RIP. He played a large role in Quicksilver’s sound. A very fine player, an underappreciated guitar hero.
RIP. The first 2 Quicksilver LP's still get played here.
Real drag to hear about Gary Duncan....teenage memories.....
Those first two Quicksilver albums where on my turntable, at my parents house all the time....
I had some black light posters and a strobe light that I used to play around with while playing the records in my room...
one night my Mom walks into my room while I was playing Quicksilver, Blue Cheer, Country Joe and The Fish, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Grateful Dead's first album, Big Brother and the Holding Company...(you know the usual) and had the lights going..
She asked me "What are you trying to do? Hypnotize yourself?" I'll never forget it...
Rest In Power..
Cippolina and Duncan were very influential guitarists in the late 60s San Francisco music scene.
Even Jerry Garcia said they more or less came up with the vibe that everybody else emulated.
I got to see the original band in the late 60s in S.F. before they added Dino Valenti and Nicki Hopkins. The original 4 piece band blew my mind. They knew how to jam.
That Happy Trails album blew my mind forever.
It's one of the few that I can remember just where I was when I first heard it.
First album and original lineup were very influential. Groundbreaking guitar work...Lost me with Valenti and Hopkins... RIP Gary...
it sounds like you and I had all the same records at that time!
I had the experience of recording at Gary Duncan's studio located somewhere in Marin county, back in the first half of the 90's. I wish I could remember anything about it, but I never paid much attention in those days.
here's a poster for one of the first rock music events I attended, back when I was 13 - featuring the original Quicksilver:
Quicksilver Messenger Service was definitely a good-old-days thing. RIP
Quicksilver been on my playlist since the 60tys. RIP
I loved Quicksilver in the Fillmore days. Saw them many times. Best live version of "Mona" ever! Gary Duncan made me want to play electric, because that's just what he was.
always loved this song:
I just watched a YouTube clip of "Fresh Air" the other day. I'd seen it before and I remember the song really well from its heyday. The band with Dino lost a lot of that raw drive in favor of "mmmmm oooooohhh baby..... yeahhhhhhhhhh I luvvvvvvvvvv yoooooooooooo, mmmmm I waaannnnaaa take yoooooooo home" LOL (cough).........still had some great guitar playing... anyway I think Duncan and Cippolina were my first guitar heroes... we played those first two QMS LPs over and over!
I grew up in the suburbs about 25 miles east of San Francisco during the summer of love. Here's the local bands from that era, in the order I liked them...
It's a Beautiful Day
Big Brother w/Janis Joplin
Country Joe and the Fish
then, a bit further down...
The Grateful Dead
ones I heard of but don't remember actually hearing