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Recommend me the darker songs of the 1960's and 70's - paranoia, political repression, nuclear war, etc. For example, Love's The Red Telephone
posted by gorbweaver on Jul 31, 2014 - 31 answers

What makes "Ride Captain Ride" so different?

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 - 10 answers

If You Have Half A Brain

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 - 29 answers

1970s animated cartoon about U.S. History (NOT schoolhouse rock)

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 - 9 answers

70s toy - ball glides back and forth on ropes you pull

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 - 5 answers

Books on Years of Lead/Strategy Of Tension

Can anyone recommend good books on the Years of Lead and/or the Strategy of Tension in Italy ? They have to be in English. Many thanks
posted by devious truculent and unreliable on Sep 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Noir seventies stories?

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 - 14 answers

Let's go down the psycho path! (that is the slogan I would come up with if I were a board game publisher. It is lame enough to work!)

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 - 8 answers

What was this stencil toy called?

Please help me to remember the name of a favourite art toy from the Seventies [more inside]
posted by MinPin on Sep 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. A lowbrow trifecta.

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 - 6 answers

Great 70s films

What great 70s films should I be adding to my movie queue? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jun 3, 2011 - 61 answers

distorting dangerous into cool

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 - 3 answers

The Times They Are a-Changin'

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 - 26 answers

Whatever happened to band logos?

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 - 13 answers

Best way to get the flavor for 1970s Korea?

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 - 3 answers

70s style character intro freeze-framey thingie?

70s style character intro freeze-framey thingie? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What were those Hoffy papers?

Does anyone remember Hoffy papers? Obscure elementary-school learning machine memory (pre-1980 edition) ... [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Apr 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Skinned Goats and Film Reel

I'm on a search to find a movie that can live up to The Holy Mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Please recommend trippy, surreal, psychedelic cult movies. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Apr 14, 2009 - 64 answers

Lookign for obscure pencil and paper game series from the seventies?

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 - 7 answers

"I got a call last night from Washington (the president)"

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 - 7 answers

Novels set in the 1970s?

What are some good novels set in the US of the mid-late seventies? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 21, 2008 - 17 answers

70s movie help

Help me find a movie - It might have been a made-for-TV movie, probably in the early 70s. [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Name that Album!

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 - 2 answers

What ever happened to this guy?

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 - 4 answers

How local were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk?"

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 - 24 answers

Aww Yeah, Girl...

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 - 9 answers

Does this decade have a name?

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 - 71 answers

Not fear and loathing!

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 - 23 answers

Identify This Sample

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 - 12 answers

Obscure Dutch Painter Filter

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 - 2 answers

Help identify a TV movie with a mud creature from the 70s

Another obsecure 70's TV movie question....[mi+] [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 answers

Shaft! (Damn right)

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 - 8 answers

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