What About Me (Quicksilver Messenger Service album)

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What About Me[1]
Quicksilver Messenger Service-What about me.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1970
RecordedMay – June 1970
GenrePsychedelic rock, acid rock
ProducerJohn Palladino
Quicksilver Messenger Service chronology
Just for Love
What About Me[1]

What About Me is the fifth album by American psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Released in December 1970 and recorded partly at the same sessions that produced Just for Love, the album is the last to feature pianist Nicky Hopkins and the last pre-reunion effort to feature founding members David Freiberg and John Cipollina.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideC−[3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Lindsay Planer wrote of the album "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..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "What About Me" (Jesse Oris Farrow) – 6:43
  2. "Local Color" (John Cipollina) – 3:00
  3. "Baby Baby" (Farrow) – 4:44
  4. "Won't Kill Me" (David Freiberg) – 2:32
  5. "Long Haired Lady" (Farrow) – 5:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "Subway" (Gary Duncan, Farrow)[4] – 4:29
  2. "Spindrifter" (Nicky Hopkins) – 4:38
  3. "Good Old Rock and Roll" (Farrow) – 2:30
  4. "All in My Mind" (Duncan, Farrow) – 3:48
  5. "Call on Me" (Farrow) – 7:36


Quicksilver Messenger Service
Additional musicians on "What About Me" and "Call on Me"



Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard Pop Albums 26


Year Single Chart Position
1971 What About Me Billboard Hot 100 100[5]


  1. ^ Cover Art: Michael Cantrell
  2. ^ a b Planer, Lindsay. "What About Me > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: Q". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Per BMI Records (see BMI Work # 1423776). The original album label and sleeve both erroneously credit Farrow alone.
  5. ^ "Quicksilver Messenger Service chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.