Listening to the QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE studio work, it’s quite hard to dig why this San Francisco band are kept in such high esteem. The doors of perception get open when it comes to the group’s on-stage documents and now, hot on the heels of "Live At The Fillmore June 7, 1968", comes another archive tape. Titled “Live At The Old Mill Tavern – March 29, 1970,” it features a newly formed sextet, an expanded line-up with John Cippolina and just-out-of-prison Dino Valenti, who deliver a smattering of their staples as well as a couple of cuts that would be recorded two months later for the “What About Me” album, plus a jam with the blues harpist James Cotton.
Available before, now it gets a proper release, approved by guitarist Gary Duncan and housed in a nice digipak. And here’s the review.
- The Truth
- Baby Baby
- Blues Jam #1 feat. James Cotton
- Blues Jam #2 feat. James Cotton