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Album: Just For Love
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Total ratings: 1421









Released: 1970
Length: 5:16
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Oh, What you do to me
Oh, What you do to me, little girl
Oh, Have another hit of sweet air
Oh, Have another hit--.

I want to know where you going
I want to know, sweet mama, where you gonna go?
Oh, Have another hit of Fresh Air
Oh, Have another hit--.

Oh, Baby what you gonna do?
I what to know what you gonna do sweet thing?
Oh, Have another hit of sweet love in the morning
Oh, Have another hit--.

--Guitar Solo--

I love you, yes I do
I love you, God knows I do
Oh, Have another hit of sweet California Sunshine
Oh, Have another hit--.

--Piano Solo--

Take me home, Take me home
Take me home, I wanna go home with you
Oh, Have another hit of Fresh Air
Oh, Have another hit--.
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 nutrod42 wrote:
Terry Gross

Have another hit of Fresh Air.



Not so much.
 hans2002 wrote:


Well said dragon. I was born in the mid 80s, so there are many songs from the 60s and 70s played here that I just don't care for. I know the musicians are very talented and the songs are played well, I just don't connect with them because I wasn't around to experience the vibe of the times.
as someone who grew up listening to WNEW back in the day i have always liked music from the 60s and 70s

 dragon1952 wrote:

Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.


Well said dragon. I was born in the mid 80s, so there are many songs from the 60s and 70s played here that I just don't care for. I know the musicians are very talented and the songs are played well, I just don't connect with them because I wasn't around to experience the vibe of the times.
This is one of those songs that classic rock stations completely skip over, so it hasn't been ruined by being played daily on a Jack FM station.  As a result it hasn't lost it's magic and it takes me right back to the early 1970s.  Thanks for another great selection, Bill!
Forgot how good this song is.  Thanks, RP.  One request: after leaving this band John Cipollina started Copperhead (not the Southern rock band of the same name.)  Their song Roller Derby Star deserves a spin!
 naomin wrote:

This is how a lot of girls ended up in bed when they didn't entirely want to.  



what?
This is how a lot of girls ended up in bed when they didn't entirely want to.  
yay!!! 

i wish tom petty would have covered this, too.
The first chord brought an instant wave of nostalgia.  I had this album (vinyl, of course, that's all there was then) back in the day.  Could it really be 53 years ago?
Volume UP
Nicholas Christian Hopkins!
Bridge is to die for. RIP brother. 
I have this on a 45 of all things.
 dragon1952 wrote:

Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.

I wasn't there, but I can dig it.
 masterhead wrote:
Roverfish wrote: Here use my handgun and shoot yourself, do the world a favor..

Harsh man.  Here, have another hit.
Ahh, tune from the good old days, when Cali was the Promised Land, Ronnie was gov....ha
 eileenomurphy wrote:
GODLIKE!! I haven't heard this in a long time! Thank You RP!  When this came out, I used to hear it a lot on WNEW FM 1027. NYC!

Where rock lives, damn good station before djs with no personality came
GODLIKE!! I haven't heard this in a long time! Thank You RP!  When this came out, I used to hear it a lot on WNEW FM 1027. NYC!
 kurtster wrote:

Um, we didn't have crack back then.  Crack came in the 90's.  If anything this song would refer to LSD, that reference being "sunshine" as in Orange Sunshine or Yellow Sunshine.  Also called Wedge as in Orange Wedge.  There were 4 way and 8 way tabs that could be cut up into smaller doses or wedges.  This is back when LSD was real and real good. 

And a 10.  A favorite from first listen when this was brand new.

I wasn't talking about when the song came out, just that it was his song when he was smoking crack in the late 80s (the term "crack" was coined circa 1985) thru mid 2010s. 
Of course he was into acid when the song came out; he just repurposed it.
Love Nicky's Piano on this.
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 dragon1952 wrote:

Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.


I sooo agree 👍💭
Totally love this song--loved QMS, too, especially their song "What About Me," which was one of the anthems of my youth!!
I missed my time.  Have friends who got to see these bands in SF live at the legendary venues
John Cipollina.  Left us way too early.


 dragon1952 wrote:

Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.


I'm not sure you're right about that. I was approx. minus 20 years old at the time of this release, yet I've come to appreciate this kind of music a lot. I think maybe watching the DVD of Woodstock 69 helped - some real bangers on there and a lot of zeitgeist vibe to get you inspired. Despite having that as a potential 'way in', I don't think you should dismiss young people's ability to appreciate a certain style of music just because they weren't there at the time. Seems a bit... exclusive.... to me; a bit like telling someone 'you just couldn't understand' something rather than helping them to understand it. Not that I wouldn't have wanted to be there - and I almost envy you for it, as someone with first hand experience of the era! - but you might find younger people are more willing than you think to adapt their ear to past sounds, provided they are helped to find the right way in.
Sublime.
 nutrod42 wrote:
Terry Gross

Have another hit of Fresh Air.
 

Space Force is now Starfleet!
When Dino Valenti is in Quicksilver Messenger Service, I'm out. Just like the great Deke Leonard said, and just like Cipo was right after this.



 
ImaOldman wrote:
John Cipollina was a great guitarist, one of the best of the SF hippie scene. RIP
 

 
I've had RP playing since this morning and just cannot get enough! My youth relived! Singing along like crazy all day. Thanks Bill!
Just need Fat Angel by Donovan or the Airplane to follow. Yeah, at this hour the live Airplane version of Fat angel turned up to eleven!
 lizardking wrote:

OH BOY!!  This is another of the LPs my dad/step-mom had in their-turned-my collection.  Out of about 1000 total records, I have vivid memories of maybe 100 total, and remember I was between 6-12 years old when I got to play with them (which for an only child was a great companion!) and it wasn't until my HS days that I found out this was my dad's "getting high" song.  Unfortunately, getting high for my dad wasn't a recreational thing; in fact it was such an addiction that I'm surprised I even like this song for all the shit I put up with as a youngster because of his habit.

And I LOVE this song.  Somehow the idea of my dad hitting the crack pipe and listening to this song actually makes me smile.  Like, with all the pain, destruction, guilt, money problems, etc. etc., that being a crack addict adds to life, realizing the release he got from it and how happy he must have been listening to this....yeah....seems weird I know...esp. since I'm not doing great at finishing my thought.

So I rate this a 9 and yeah...Long Live RP!!

 
Um, we didn't have crack back then.  Crack came in the 90's.  If anything this song would refer to LSD, that reference being "sunshine" as in Orange Sunshine or Yellow Sunshine.  Also called Wedge as in Orange Wedge.  There were 4 way and 8 way tabs that could be cut up into smaller doses or wedges.  This is back when LSD was real and real good. 

And a 10.  A favorite from first listen when this was brand new.
 S-curvy wrote:
Just say no to fresh air. Posted 2 minutes ago by ppopp from Portland, Oregon PPopp, Why are all of your posts negative?
 
Maybe I'm missing something here, S-curvy, but I checked out the first 20 or 25 PPopp posts and found them to be very complimentary. 
 thewiseking wrote:
Damn, these guys sucked
 
Really, man? You were there the whole time they sucked? Tell us about that.
Nicky on the ivories is magical. Whole band with such talent.
I was 20 years old in the summer of '70, really on my own for the first time in my life.  My friends and I lived and loved this song every day.  Good times, troubled times.  Freak on.
I wish i was there..

to redraw their cover art 
Damn, these guys sucked
The piano solo is definitely long enough to have another hit (or three) before the lyrics come back.
was entertaining to read comments, but this is good music even if you "haven't been there to feel it"
 ppopp wrote:
Just say no to fresh air.
 
You can achieve that goal by buying a Hummer.  Or hitting the PSD button.  Whichever one fits your bank balance.
Just say no to fresh air. Posted 2 minutes ago by ppopp from Portland, Oregon PPopp, Why are all of your posts negative?
Just say no to fresh air.
Interesting segue: "How Dark is Gone" by Ben Harper ==> this. And from this to "Forever Loving Jah" by Bob Marley. Yeah...works for me.

I don't really know QMS but I love this song. Heard a snippet of it years and years ago and searched for it fruitlessly. I can't remember if RP clued me in but I love that it gets regular airplay here.
Great song from that era!
 bam23 wrote:
Wrong album cover. This song is from the latter day dregs of a band that had something unique for a brief time. By the time this album came out that spark was merely warm and dying. I admit to liking this a bit when it was a staple of FM radio, but the record was not worth the effort. It was one of the few I gave away when I left home (some of which I later regretted, but not this one).
 

Fixed.

I agree on your assessment of the album, BTW.
Love the song - BUT - the song "Fresh Air" is on the QSM album "Just For Love" released in 1970.  In case anyone is keeping score.

 lizardking wrote:

OH BOY!!  This is another of the LPs my dad/step-mom had in their-turned-my collection.  Out of about 1000 total records, I have vivid memories of maybe 100 total, and remember I was between 6-12 years old when I got to play with them (which for an only child was a great companion!) and it wasn't until my HS days that I found out this was my dad's "getting high" song.  Unfortunately, getting high for my dad wasn't a recreational thing; in fact it was such an addiction that I'm surprised I even like this song for all the shit I put up with as a youngster because of his habit.

And I LOVE this song.  Somehow the idea of my dad hitting the crack pipe and listening to this song actually makes me smile.  Like, with all the pain, destruction, guilt, money problems, etc. etc., that being a crack addict adds to life, realizing the release he got from it and how happy he must have been listening to this....yeah....seems weird I know...esp. since I'm not doing great at finishing my thought.

So I rate this a 9 and yeah...Long Live RP!!

 
We all want to feel good and set our minds free. It's just harder for some than others.  
Forgot how good this song was! Thanks for the reminder. :)
Nice follow up to Ella.
Didn't work then. Doesn't work now. Quicksilver deserves proper quarantine and disposal. 
Wrong album cover. This song is from the latter day dregs of a band that had something unique for a brief time. By the time this album came out that spark was merely warm and dying. I admit to liking this a bit when it was a staple of FM radio, but the record was not worth the effort. It was one of the few I gave away when I left home (some of which I later regretted, but not this one).
Critical music that helped chart a more adventurous path in my senior year in high school.
I've still got my 45 of this.
Tasty 1970 nugget.
{#Devil_pimp}I think I will, zesty !

OH BOY!!  This is another of the LPs my dad/step-mom had in their-turned-my collection.  Out of about 1000 total records, I have vivid memories of maybe 100 total, and remember I was between 6-12 years old when I got to play with them (which for an only child was a great companion!) and it wasn't until my HS days that I found out this was my dad's "getting high" song.  Unfortunately, getting high for my dad wasn't a recreational thing; in fact it was such an addiction that I'm surprised I even like this song for all the shit I put up with as a youngster because of his habit.

And I LOVE this song.  Somehow the idea of my dad hitting the crack pipe and listening to this song actually makes me smile.  Like, with all the pain, destruction, guilt, money problems, etc. etc., that being a crack addict adds to life, realizing the release he got from it and how happy he must have been listening to this....yeah....seems weird I know...esp. since I'm not doing great at finishing my thought.

So I rate this a 9 and yeah...Long Live RP!!

not your average hippie music ... or band
Shweeet !!!!
Wow, haven't heard this in ages - takes me right back to college.

Good tune, wonder why it's slipped off the radar? Of all the so-called hippie anthems, this one always sounded good to me. I'm not going to name any names, but there are a few tunes from that era that make me say: "What were we thinking?"
John Cipollina was a great guitarist, one of the best of the SF hippie scene. RIP
Not sure why, but of all of the so-called hippie anthems from about 50 years ago, this one still sounds somewhat "fresh" (to me, anyway).
 dragon1952 wrote:

Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.

 
I lived that wonderful era and this song is just as good today as it was then.  As Dragon said "you had to be there."
more cowbell !!!  i meant.... more reverb !!! ....

agree totally with those who state " you had to be there "
 Roverfish wrote:
A great reason to mute. Sorry, hippies, this one should've stayed in the canyon.
 
Like many comments on songs from that era and genre (hippie music as you inferred) my response is, you had to be there. There is just no way most 20-somethings these days can understand music from that era because there was a certain vibe, that really only lasted a short time, and if you weren't there to experience it then you just have no clue...and I can understand that, so no offense meant....but you just had to be there.
This came on Bob bogarted the doob and played out the chorus...
thanks rp
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Terry Gross

Have another hit of Fresh Air.
What a trip! I recall hearing this on the radio as a kid, and I dig how the San Francisco Sound of the times is still loud and clear, right down to the similarities of Dino's vocals to Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin, who managed The Matrix club and had a lot of influence in QMS; in fact, these bands were tightly interlinked...
Wickedly cool piece has been in my head from the moment I first heard it decades ago, still taken by it's chorus, and awesome musicians, love it
Oh, this is not the good Quicksilver. It made a larger impact on the radio than their earlier, much much better material, but the inclusion of Dino Valenti as the lead singer, as well as the weaknesses of the song, fell far short of their potential. I bought this album after finding happy Trails to be uplifting and probably one of the best live recordings of the era. This album never approached that and signaled the end of the band (at least as I see it).
This one is soooo 60's.  And that's a good thing...what a great song!

 
masterhead wrote:
Here use my handgun and shoot yourself, do the world a favor..
wow! what kind of hippie attitude is that?!!?!?!
Such good music...
8)
A great tune. I got it on vinyl x 2 and cd x 1. I heard there was a 78 rpm version out there someplace, too. saw 'em play it in concert. This still sounds great after thirty-five years only the fresh air is a whole lot better. They say, that is, not that I would know from personal experience anything about the fresh air going around these days.
masterhead wrote:
Here use my handgun and shoot yourself, do the world a favor..
Strong words from someone who wasn't even 10 when this song came out and has another QMS song as a 2. Personally, I prefer to focus on the music. This song sucks.
Roverfish wrote:
A great reason to mute. Sorry, hippies, this one should've stayed in the canyon.
Here use my handgun and shoot yourself, do the world a favor..
A great reason to mute. Sorry, hippies, this one should've stayed in the canyon.
Love it- for all the shit that was going on in the world at the time, the music was pretty damn fine indeed. Thanks for the flashback.
Sherman, set the way back machine for 1967... Yeah, Baby!
a blast from the past - recorded in the grand canyon :^D still a great song though!
how dated? i've got this on a 45! hey, i still like it!
fresh? a bit much on the reverb for me... sounds pretty dated.
What can I say? This song is the best thing to come out of the "SF Sound" days of the late 60's. It is still fresh and wonderful to listen to after all these years.