2012/06/16

Quicksilver Messenger Service/Happy Trails (1969)

An American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, CA, Quicksilver Messenger Service's second album. Psychedelic rock featuring free-form long jamming by the twin-guitar of John Cipollina (lead guitar) and Gary Duncan (rhythm guitar). Regarded as one of the greatest albums of the late 1960s psychedelic/acid rock in San Francisco, though not as commercially successful as Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead. Largely based on the live recordings at the Fillmore East (New York) and the Fillmore West (San Francisco). "Who Do You Love Suite" on the first side is a long live performance based on Bo Diddley's rock and roll song, "Who Do You Love?" "Mona" is also a cover of Bo Diddley's song.

Happy Trails

2008/03/20

Queen/Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

An English rock band featuring Freddie Mercury (vocals) and Brian May (guitar), Queen's third album (#2 on the UK album charts, #12 on the US). The pop and melodic sounds with hooks, based on hard rock/glam rock made this album their first commercial success. Features "Brighton Rock", a smash hit "Killer Queen" (#2 on the UK charts), "Now I'm Here" and "Stone Cold Crazy" (a precursor to speed/thrash metal. Metallica covered).

Sheer Heart Attack

2005/07/17

Queen/A Night at the Opera (1975)

The UK rock band featuring Freddie Mercury (vocals) and Brian May (guitar). A concept album by mixing of hard rock, pop, opera and ballad. Thick sounds by overdubbed chorus and guitar orchestration. Includes a masterpiece 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

A Night at the Opera