|Song by Quicksilver Messenger Service|
|from the album Just for Love|
|Recorded||May – June 1970|
|Songwriter(s)||Jesse Oris Farrow (Dino Valenti)|
"Fresh Air" is a 1970 song written by Gary Duncan, lyrics by Jesse Oris Farrow, the nom de plume of Chester William "Chet" Powers, Jr., who also used the stage name of Dino Valenti. It was first recorded by the San Francisco-based band Quicksilver Messenger Service, which Valenti had recently rejoined. "Fresh Air" was the only single released from the album Just for Love. The single peaked on November 7, 1970 at No. 49 during a nine-week stay on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's most successful single.
The song was recorded as part of the sessions for the Just for Love album between May and June, 1970. Both this and the follow up album What About Me were recorded during the band's relocation to Hawaii. Matthew Gruenwald of Allmusic opined that the song featured some of John Cipollina's best guitar work. In concert, the song was used to open the set.
- "Quicksilver Messenger Service - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- Matthew Greenwald. "Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- "Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fresh Air :: Music :: Audio :: Quicksilver Messenger Service :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.