Quicksilver Messenger Service emerged in the late 1960’s, coming together in the mecca of psychedelia: San Francisco! They celebrated a wealth of years releasing their acid-rock sounds, with many albums of goodness to show for their time together.
Today’s song, if you hadn’t already guessed, was inspired by Dave Bruebeck’s Take Five and pays homage to this classic. The song is taken from the band’s self-titled debut which was released in 1968 on Capitol Records. Though this was their first album, the band had already produced two songs for the soundtrack of the 1968 film, Revolution.
Gold And Silver more than lives up to its name with the richness of instrumentation. The sway of the guitar and beat even reminds me of The Doors Universal Mind in places and I like the kind of carousel sound it has to it! The mix of vibrant melody and waltzing rhythm makes for an ear banquet, that’s for sure!
It’s a little beauty and if you fancy hearing a longer version, I’ve also included the album cut below, which extends over a delicious six and a half minutes!!..hmmm..