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One boring hit, several great songs

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.

One Hit Wonder!

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

ride captain



Formed: 1966 in Tampa, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

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...
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