Watching Pirate Radio and this song charmed me. It’s the kind of music my parents listened to: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (while I was listening to Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foghat, Jimi Hendrix, etc.). Apparently, this song was not only Herb Alpert’s first no. 1 single, but it was the first no. 1 single for A&M Records.
Pirate Radio has an amazing soundtrack, by the way. And if you don’t understand Rock and Roll, this film explains it.
Music starts at about 00:34
PS The model’s eyelashes are eating her face. It’s like there’s a pair of mutant caterpillars waiting to pounce on her eyeballs. This may well be the only music video in which I’d rather watch the male singer than the female being sung to.
Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2023); David Bowie and Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)); Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019); Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at jamesrovira.com for details.
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