Quicksilver Messenger Service

First Album Demos [Bootleg]

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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

Marginally different versions of most of the songs that ended up on their first album, as well as a couple R&B covers that didn't ("Back Door Man" and the outstanding "I Hear You Knocking," which is not the same as the New Orleans tune associated with Smiley Lewis and Dave Edmunds). The presence of a live cut recorded in New York in 1976, apparently by some reunited amalgmation of players, is negligible. This LP was a limited edition of 150 copies, which makes the prospects for locating it slim, although the material may surface on other illicit productions (if it hasn't already). It's not different enough from the debut album to pique more than passing interest, but the performances and sound quality are certainly good.