onsdag 12 november 2014

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Just For Love (US 1970)

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Just for Love is the fourth album by American psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Released in August 1970, it marks the culmination of a transition from the extended, blues- and jazz-inspired improvisations of their first two albums to a more traditional rock sound.

Founding member Dino Valenti, who returned to the band after a stint in prison on drug charges, was largely responsible for the new sound. Valenti's influence is readily apparent throughout; he composed eight of the album's nine tracks under the pen name Jesse Oris Farrow. Despite the marked change in the band's sound, it was their third straight album to reach the Top 30 on the Billboard charts, peaking at #27. The only single culled from the album, "Fresh Air," became the band's biggest hit, reaching #49.

With the return of Gary Duncan and the recording debut of founder Dino Valenti, Just for Love, Quicksilver's fourth album, marked their debut as the band they were intended to be. The ironic thing about that is that, led by singer/songwriter Valenti, they were a much more pop-oriented band than their fans had come to expect. On Just for Love, Quicksilver finally was Valenti's backup group (he wrote all but one of the songs), and while this gave them greater coherence and accessibility, as well as their only Top 50 single in "Fresh Air," it also made them less the boogie band they had been. And it meant the band's days were numbered.

01. "Wolf Run (Part 1)" (Jesse Oris Farrow) – 1:12
02. "Just for Love (Part 1)" (Farrow) – 3:00
03. "Cobra" (John Cipollina) – 4:23
04. "The Hat" (Farrow) – 10:36
05. Side two[edit]
06. "Freeway Flyer" (Farrow) – 3:49
07. "Gone Again" (Farrow) – 7:17
08. "Fresh Air" (Farrow) – 5:21
09. "Just for Love (Part 2)" (Farrow) – 1:38
10  "Wolf Run (Part 2)" (Farrow) – 2:10
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Billboard Review August 1970