Album Cover Art Wednesday: Happy Trails

Gary Duncan, a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service, died at the age of 72 a few weeks ago. The San Francisco based Quicksilver were one of the original jam bands. Their  influence has grown in the last twenty years. Quicksilver’s 1969 live album Happy Trails was one of the jammiest jam band albums of all.

The cover was something of an oddity at the time. It looks more like the cover of a book by Zane Grey or Holly Martins instead of an album by a psychedelic rock band. That’s why it’s so cool. The back cover is swell as well.

Here’s the whole damn album:

One thought on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Happy Trails

  1. paper says:

    iirc, the cover was by Globe Propaganda, who also did the wonderful Canned Heat “Hallelujah” and (I think) It’s a Beautiful Day’s first album.

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