Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me Japan red vinyl LP with obi


An original red vinyl pressing of What About Me by Quicksilver Messenger Service, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of What About Me by Quicksilver Messenger Service, complete with the very rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy is exceptionally clean; the cover is VG++, with slight wear at the corners and one tiny corner bend.  The obi is VG, with a few wrinkles and a nicely repaired 1/2″ tear at the bottom edge.

The lyric insert is included.

The red vinyl disc is M-, and aside from one or two spindle marks on the label, shows no signs of play.

A beautiful copy of a very rare record that’s nearly impossible to find complete.

Background: What About Me was the fifth album by Quicksilver Messenger Service, and was released in December, 1970.  It was the second album to feature founder and lead singer Dino Valente, who was in prison when the first three albums were released.

The album is very similar in sound to its immediate predecessor, Just For Love, and that’s not a coincidence, as the two albums were largely recorded together.

What About Me reached #26 on the U.S. album charts.  The title track peaked at #100 when released as a single.

Allmusic.com gave What About Me a 3 star review:

Musically, there is little to delineate the fifth long-player from Quicksilver Messenger Service, What About Me, from their previous effort, Just for Love. Not surprisingly, material for both was initiated during a prolific two-month retreat to the Opaelua Lodge in Haleiwa, HI, during May and June of 1970.

The group has departed the long, free-flowing improvisations that prevailed on both their self-titled debut and follow-up, Happy Trails. The songs are now shorter and more notably structured, with an added emphasis on Valenti’s compositions. The title track, “What About Me,” became an ethical and sociological anthem with challenging and direct lyrical references to the political and social instability of the early ’70s.

You can listen to the title track here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in