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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

A sixties girl group canon?

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 - 21 answers

Echoes of the past

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 - 6 answers

"Come and do it, come on and do it"

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 - 11 answers

Identify an obscure children's book(s) from the sixties?

Obscure children's book(s) from the sixties? Warning: this is a very long shot. [more inside]
posted by Decani on Apr 10, 2011 - 31 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

I love the song Where do you go my lovely, what other songs are similar?

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 - 11 answers

Resonating lyrics

Vaguely remembered lyrics about dancing to be free wander through my head. [more inside]
posted by mareli on Jun 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Mad Men Themed Gifts for a man

Ideas for a Mad Men/early 60s themed gift for an early 20s man? [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Dec 19, 2009 - 27 answers

The Birth of Rock and Roll

What was the really good music of the fifties and sixties? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Nov 17, 2009 - 35 answers

Consulate personnel and dependents registry?

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 - 1 answer

The crazy Oriental sound that the kids are all hep to.

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 - 14 answers

French Music ID Filter

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 - 3 answers

The Enunciation of Dionne Warwick's Backup Signers

What are the background singers singing in this Dionne Warwick tune? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Sep 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Childhood movie memory

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 - 11 answers

Seeking details about black sixties soul suits.

What kind of (black) suits, shirts, ties, shoes did sixties soul musicians wear on stage? [more inside]
posted by IZ on Dec 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Name this movie.

What the heck was that movie I saw on TV a long time ago? [more inside]
posted by Reggie Digest on Nov 9, 2007 - 24 answers

"Let's bury the hatchet like the Beatles and the Stones..."

If you weren't dead in the 60s or know more than me, help me understand this "Beatles-Stones rivalry." [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Sep 7, 2007 - 39 answers

Sixties Party Music Filter

I'm looking for sixties party music. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Mar 18, 2007 - 27 answers

Gay slang in the 60's

Was Polari employed by gays in America during the 60's ? If not, what ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Sep 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Wah wah waaah waaaaah!

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 - 11 answers

Olive's in the Dancin' Zone

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 - 4 answers

Ba-duh-ba-duh-duh, ba-da-ba, ba-duh-ba-duh-duh, ba-da-ba...

Name that song! Half-remembered music sample and... [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jan 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Sixties Dance Crazes

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 - 7 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

Funny sixties movies?

One of my favorite movies of all time is It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, at least when I'm in a certain mood. I'm also inordinately fond of The Party. Given those, what other movies from that era might I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 19, 2005 - 32 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

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