This may be the earliest known live performance of the Quicksilver Messenger Service. It does not appear to be circulating. I transferred it from a cheap 1980s cassette which was labeled as The Matrix, SF, mid '66. I was able to find information on the Internet which narrows the date down to August 9-10, 1966. I don't know which date this is, and there are several cuts in the tape, so it could be from both dates. Since there are no duplicate songs, I assume it's all from one night, possibly multiple sets.

Interesting to me, and possibly confirming this as an early show, are the lyrics to track 14. "Hair Like Sunshine" is on several other Quicksilver recordings, but on this one, the lyrics are completely different for the first part of the song: no Hair Like Sunshine, for example. The second part of the song is as usual. Track 2 is also unique as far as I know, and I'm not sure of the title. The source tape had tracks 7-16 as Side A and tracks 1-6 as Side B but I switched them; seems more correct with the incomplete Mona at the end. Tracks 1-6 sound slightly better too.

Recording quality is listenable but not great. This is a very primitive stereo soundboard tape. The main problem is lack of treble combined with an abundance of hiss. I rolled off the high frequencies and boosted the midrange for a little bit of an improvement. I've heard worse, and this appears to be pretty unique at the moment. Anyone got a better copy?

01. Got My Mojo Working
02. Remember Me
03. I Hear You Knocking
04. Runaway
05. Smokestack Lightning
06. Suzie-Q
07. Little Dandelion
08. All Night Worker
09. Hoochie Koochie Man
10. Duncan and Brady
11. Pride of Man
12. You Don't Love Me
13. Dino's Song
14. Hair Like Sunshine (early version)
15. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
16. Mona (incomplete)