Quicksilver Messenger Service’s lone national hit, “Fresh Air” was brought to the band by the recently returned-from-exile founder, Dino Valenti. A strong, Santana-esque rocker, it’s easily on par with any of that band’s many early classics. Aside from Valenti’s rock posturing, it’s also home to some of John Cipollina’s finest guitar work.
I really like this song. This song has such a haunting, echoing, hypnotic feeling to it….much do to Dino Valente’s vocals. I think it perfectly represents the feeling and sound of the late 60’s. Fresh air, California sunshine, summer in San Francisco and lots of drugs.