11 Songs, 36 Minutes

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2:34
2:37
7:49
2:25
1:15
3:45
3:49
0:50
2:49
1:31
7:35

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4.5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

One Hit Wonder!

Danky

At least they got that far. I love One Hit Wonders!!!

One boring hit, several great songs

AJ Mexico

Ride Captain Ride is not typical of these songs. Try Pay My Dues, or Clean Love, instead. These are much better in my opinion. Pay My Dues must have been performed by another band that beat up the "Ride Captain Ride" guys, and took over the studio. It's a much heavier, blues sound. Good, solid '70s album rock. A sleeper - not as well known as it deserves.

ride captain

eyenaz

Music!

About Blues Image

The Blues Image was a one-hit wonder Latin-tinged pop/rock band, that one hit being "Ride Captain Ride," which made the Top Ten and sold a million copies in 1970. The group was formed in Tampa, FL, in 1966 by Michael Pinera (b. September 29, 1948, Tampa, FL) (guitar, vocals), Manuel Bertematti (b. 1946, Tampa, FL) (percussion), and Joe Lala (b. Tampa, FL) (drums). Malcolm Jones (b. Cardiff, Wales) (bass) joined in 1966, followed in 1968 by Frank "Skip" Konte (b. Canyon City, OK) (keyboards). The band moved to New York City in 1968 and managed a club called the Image. Then they moved to Los Angeles, where they signed to Atlantic Records' Atco division in February 1969, and released their self-titled debut album. This was followed by Open (1970), which featured "Ride Captain Ride." But the Blues Image never followed their hit. Pinera left, replaced by Kent Henry (guitar) and Dennis Correll (vocals). Then the Blues Image broke up. A third album, Red White & Blues Image, was compiled from outtakes. Skip Konte joined Three Dog Night, while some other band members reformed as Manna. Pinera later was a member of Iron Butterfly, then Ramatam, and, with Bertematti, the New Cactus Band. He also formed a band called Thee Image and worked as a solo artist. Lala became a Los Angeles session player and worked with Joe Walsh and the various manifestations of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, among others. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • ORIGIN
    Tampa, FL
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • FORMED
    1966

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