Quicksilver Messenger Service

Live in San Jose [Bootleg]

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Recorded in late 1966 prior to their Capitol contract, this is a decent document of their early, bluesiest sound, with significantly better sound quality than many unreleased tapes of American bands from the same era. Clocking in at nearly 50 minutes, the cover-dominated set includes early versions of "Mona" and "Who Do You Love," as well as some songs not commonly associated with the group, such as "Smokestack Lightning" and "All Night Worker." The highlight is their ominous treatment of "I Hear You Knockin'" (not the same song as the Smiley Lewis/Dave Edmunds tune).