The song "Ride Captain Ride"
has been in heavy rotation around my house lately. There's something about this song that seems . . . different
. I can't quite put my finger on it because I'm not a musician myself. I am not fluent in the language of chords and notes and that sort of thing. That said, I can't help but notice that this seems to stand apart from traditional North American pop/rock music. What distinguishes this song, if anything? You need not explain this to me Like I'm Five (as they put it on another webiste) but please be aware that I don't have a music-theory background.
Many thanks in advance.
posted by jason's_planet
on Mar 9, 2014 -
In Rupert Holmes' "Escape"
, there are a couple of lines that seem at odds with what I would call hippie culture, namely "If you're not into yoga" and "I'm not much into health food." Yet some of the other bits like "getting caught in the rain," "the feel of the ocean," and "making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape" seem, to my more modern viewpoint, in line with hippie-esque ideals. So what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja
on Feb 17, 2014 -
animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Looking for the name of a toy I had in the 1970s that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes apart and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. The ball on ours was red, the handles were blue - but who knows, it may have come in different colors. My sister swears it was called the Woosh, but I haven't found it via that name. I want to buy one for my niece & nephew if I can find it - and I think having the name will be the key to locating one. But if you know where I can get one, even better.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Oct 14, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend good books on the Years of Lead and/or the Strategy of Tension in Italy ? They have to be in English.
posted by devious truculent and unreliable
on Sep 20, 2012 -
looking for noirish novels/stories etc. that take place in the 70s - that might could involve a male protagonist dealing with a 'seedier' side of western living (motels/ dive bars etc.)
posted by mrmarley
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Board Game Filter
: So my mom called today, and asking about an old board game she loved. She used to play it with her cousin -- she thinks it'd have been about '73-ish. She remembers it being called "Psychopath" (or perhaps "Psycho Path"), but my google-fu failed on that name, so perhaps that is not it. (Actual Gameplay Description Inside) [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Please help me to remember the name of a favourite art toy from the Seventies [more inside]
posted by MinPin
on Sep 25, 2011 -
Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. What film was this and where can I find a video clip of this scene on the internet? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Jun 18, 2011 -
I am interested in finding psychology and sociology material on a character set: Sonny Berger, Huey Newton, Jack Tatum. [more inside]
posted by bukvich
on Mar 25, 2011 -
In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin
on Feb 8, 2011 -
While some bands still have logos|symbols, they do not seem to be as essential a part of the band identity as they were in the seventies. What was it about the seventies music culture that encouraged the extensive use of band logos and symbols? [more inside]
posted by timepiece
on Feb 5, 2011 -
What are the best nonfiction books, novels or articles if I want to get a feel for city life in Seoul, South Korea in the 1970s or 1980s? [more inside]
posted by thelastenglishmajor
on Apr 5, 2010 -
Does anyone remember Hoffy papers? Obscure elementary-school learning machine memory (pre-1980 edition) ... [more inside]
posted by rikschell
on Apr 30, 2009 -
Back in the 1970's I remember a series of cool, geometric, pencil and paper games. Each one was nothing more than a pad of printed 5x8 sheets of paper and rules.
There was a whole series of these and I remember lusting after them all at my local KB Toy and Hobby. Now I cannot find any information on these games, if they exist, can I print them myself, what the rules were, etc... [more inside]
posted by peteshaw
on Mar 19, 2009 -
In the late seventies or early eighties there was a song with a lyric something like:
I got a call last night from Washington/(the President)
Do you recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Dec 24, 2008 -
Rock Album Cover: Mid-seventies, full facial shot of several women, wearing pillbox hats with veils. When you look closer, you see there are sores and scabs on their faces. Artist and title, please? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live
on May 28, 2008 -
Early seventies talk show filter: I remember, as a kid of less than ten years old, watching a particular guest on either the Mike Douglas Show or Merv Griffin and I wonder if anyone here knows his name. [more inside]
posted by Mr.Me
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk" widespread children's exercises in the late Seventies, or were they just something my Phys Ed teacher made up? [more inside]
posted by breezeway
on Feb 2, 2008 -
SongIdentificationFilter: This song would be well suited to a slow motion lovers-into-each-others-arms scene. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Mar 19, 2007 -
It's been six years. Do you have, or does anyone you know use a term, in conversation, comparable to 'the nineties' or 'the eighties
' for this decade?
posted by airguitar
on Jan 2, 2006 -
A friend of mine is looking for books, fiction or non-fiction, about the end of the sixties/beginning of the seventies, books reminiscent of HST's fear and loathing in las vegas. suggestions?
posted by Kifer85
on Jun 2, 2005 -
Help Identify a Hip-Hop Sample. The artist is MF Doom, the album is MM...Food?
, the track is "Kookies"
(Amazon link; listen to track 15). I'm fairly sure it's from Sesame Street (or some other children's show, circa 1970s) -- if not the main theme, than an outro or something else. [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Apr 30, 2005 -
This is going to be really difficult, I think, but it's worth a shot. A long time ago I saw (on dutch tv) a documentary about a young dutch painter/artist of the seventies. He was in his twenties back then, I believe, and he died (of cancer?) soon after (that is, probably also in the seventies). Can anyone tell me what his name is? Somehow whenever I think back of this documentary a rose pops into my mind, but I don't know why. Perhaps it was a painting of his.
posted by Skyanth
on Apr 10, 2005 -
Is there a name for the synthesized "werdert" or "wiggit" sound that's overlaid, every other beat, on exceptionally cheesy disco records and incidental music of that era? It almost sounds like a precursor to hip-hop turntable spinning, but it's distinctly disco.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jan 1, 2005 -