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 -
I love the sound of sixties girl groups. I have this compilation
but I want more. But boy there's a lot of compilations out there, often with the same songs... Are there any particularly good compilations out there worth getting? What groups were more than one-hit wonders and deserve special attention? Any great books, websites, documentaries? (Cheeky extra question: I'm also interested in 60s garage girl bands too)
posted by liquidindian
on Jan 15, 2013 -
BookFilter: Can you recommend books that connect what happened in the 60's to the current American political culture? [more inside]
posted by dry white toast
on Nov 3, 2012 -
I can't find a song I heard and it's driving me up a wall. I'm pretty sure it's called "Do It". [more inside]
posted by catwash
on Oct 31, 2011 -
Obscure children's book(s) from the sixties? Warning: this is a very
long shot. [more inside]
posted by Decani
on Apr 10, 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 -
I watched Darjeeling Limited
/ Hotel Chevalier
a while ago and I fell in love with one of the songs featured in these movies. The song is Where do you go my lovely by Peter Sarstedt. To me it conveys sophistication, melancholy and nostalgia. What other songs from this era would I probably like?
posted by bbxx
on Nov 23, 2010 -
Vaguely remembered lyrics about dancing to be free wander through my head. [more inside]
posted by mareli
on Jun 10, 2010 -
I am looking for any publicly-available staff-and-dependents records for the British Consulate in Los Angeles, specifically for the period 1965 to 1966. I have some info. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Where can I get Japanese (Korean?) cover versions of American music from the 40's, 50's and 60's? (And, more specifically, the cover versions that feature as incidental music in Robert Altman's film M*A*S*H) [more inside]
posted by Jofus
on Mar 27, 2009 -
About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties.
The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..."
commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool.
Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr
on Mar 26, 2009 -
A childhood memory of two science fiction films has been nagging me lately. I have just a little to go on... [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous
on Apr 17, 2008 -
What kind of (black) suits, shirts, ties, shoes did sixties soul musicians wear on stage? [more inside]
posted by IZ
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Can anyone identify the song right after the UFO sequence in this
video? If you know of similar music, please reccomend it. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on May 31, 2006 -
There was a fad dence in the Sixties called The Popeye that was particularly popular in the south, based on a minor hit by the great Enrie K-Doe. Anyone know how to do it? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie
on Feb 11, 2006 -
On this page of Dance crazes from the Sixties
, at the bottom there is a fair amount of dances that are not described. If you can describe one that you know, that would be awesome. Or, a place where I can find out more.
posted by Stan Chin
on Jan 12, 2006 -
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 -