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Guster — The Captain
Album: Ganging Up On The Sun
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1725









Released: 2006
Length: 3:23
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I've come down with something
I'm frozen, tied up, cast in lead
It's simple, so says the captain
Face forward, move slow, forge ahead

I'm earning a reputation
My conscience, mistrust and regret
Courageous, just like the captain
Marching forward with no doubt in his head

Onward
Onward
Onward
Onward
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Solid album start to finish.
This is really a nice song. Kind of like the Dead, early Poco.
Such an underrated band.  They are a treat to see live.
I miss Guster's bongos. 
 ThePoose wrote:
I could muster a lot of bluster about the lustre of Guster before I ride off in my Duster.
Webfoot wrote:

That's quite enough Buster!

 
....or we'll filibuster until your next blockbuster cluster of Guster songs... yeah that gets old after a while ;-)

I did want to say I really like the sound of this tune, esp. the guitar....it's an 8 for me.  Long Live RP!!


Needs another few verses but headphones right upto 10! 
{#Bananajam}
 ThePoose wrote:
I could muster a lot of bluster about the lustre of Guster before I ride off in my Duster.

 
That's quite enough Buster!
I could muster a lot of bluster about the lustre of Guster before I ride off in my Duster.
Good song on a great album.
 SCULLY wrote:
nice tune {#Bananajam}       right here with you  {#Bananajam}

 


 Stingray wrote:

NERV-WRECKING!

 

SUCKO!!!!!



 
Every time I hear this song I go to the website to give it 1 and see it that I already did.
 Hey_Porter wrote:

When did banjos and guitars ever go out of vogue? 

 
Oct. 14, 1066
make me happy!
nice tune {#Bananajam}
Foot stomping fun, but some deeper meaning as well. This is a great, but relatively obscure album by a bunch of talented guys who are still touring their tales off trying to make it work. Highly recommended.
This tune always makes me happy
More non-Mumford banjo! {#Bananasplit}
Sure do like this tune.
frog
Country Joe's chicken pickin'
 idiot_wind wrote:
Sounds a little like very early Eagles or Poco. back when banjo and guitar were in vogue  

 
When did banjos and guitars ever go out of vogue? 

Made me look!

"Then captains courageous, whom death could not daunt,
Did march to the siege of the city of Gaunt,
They mustered their soldiers by two and by three,
And the foremost in battle was Mary Ambree."


Something in this is just so uplifting. Any musicologists out there with a decent explanation? It's hard to find a comparison - Mr Blue Sky? The Whole of the Moon? But these two are so ultra-produced, and this track seems so much simpler. The Counting Crows song on now (I type slowly) is pleasant enough, but plodding, good for working to. Guster's Captain never fails to raise my head!
I love this band. Please, when you get a chance, go see one of their live shows.
Solid album start to finish. 
Sounds a little like very early Eagles or Poco. back when banjo and guitar were in vogue  
 rdo wrote:
The post below about "carpe diem" and the title of this song remind me of Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society"  when he quotes Whitman "Oh captain..my captain".  I have not had a chance yet to note his passing here at RP...It was so strange because I quoted him a few times here at RP not long before his death.  My gag "it's not your fault" is from Good Will Hunting. —- perhaps the greatest movie line ever.   And my favorite "Rip it out" when telling students to tune out stuffy intellectualism in DPS...RIP RW
 
Totally! (At first I thought this was my post because I wrote something quite similar re Robin Williams—could'a been mine!)
The post below about "carpe diem" and the title of this song remind me of Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society"  when he quotes Whitman "Oh captain..my captain".  I have not had a chance yet to note his passing here at RP...It was so strange because I quoted him a few times here at RP not long before his death.  My gag "it's not your fault" is from Good Will Hunting. --- perhaps the greatest movie line ever.   And my favorite "Rip it out" when telling students to tune out stuffy intellectualism in DPS...RIP RW
Perhaps their best album.
 Stingray wrote:

NERV-WRECKING!

 

SUCKO!!!!!



 
Pleese lern to spel.
 MJMJ wrote:
The Captain
 
In the words of Ed Grimley, What a decent guy, i must say.  
Let's bring back that hair/face style.  
Still miss hanging out with him and that agreeable old stoner Green Jeans.
Prophets. 
this is nice.
What an ending! Is it a parable?
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Not much of a Courtney Love fan myself.

 
Damn hilarious, nice work Beach!
 bulleminan wrote:

This hole album is wonderful!

 
Not much of a Courtney Love fan myself.
The definition of "decent," with a touch of boring.  "5"
 zepher wrote:

Not gonna watch this. Music is for listening only. I'll make up my own video in my head.
Good Video. 

Captain says, "Carpe Diem"

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Le
 




Good Video. 

Captain says, "Carpe Diem"

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Cara dear, if you're tuned in, THIS is what I you need to see in Freeport, August 10!
{#Daisy}
 Zeito wrote:
That guitar riff reminds me a bit of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town.  I wish we could hear Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town.

 
... or maybe the Cake version of "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"? {#Music}
Guster is still good, but i do miss the bongos. Saw them at my college concert, Spring 2002.
That guitar riff reminds me a bit of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town.  I wish we could hear Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town.
 lemmoth wrote:
Gotta get this record if someone can tell me that the other songs are as good as The Captain and Ruby Falls.
 

Not all of them, but enough to warrant getting the record to be sure.

NERV-WRECKING!

 

SUCKO!!!!!


How about Grand Funk Railroad next.

At least once anyway ... ?


F'in A+  (excuse my crudness - 'humble bow'{#Hug})
Love this song and band. Exceptional live; especially Brian their drummer. He's a madman!
Gotta get this record if someone can tell me that the other songs are as good as The Captain and Ruby Falls.
 flutgos wrote:
One of their best songs live. It is so fun!
 

Agreed.
 meinthecorner wrote:
This song really kicks butt! I remember giving it an 8 on first listen...well, it's a solid 9 now!
 

I picture a very limp and wrinkled butt. To me it sounds more like: 

Sunday-afternoon in rural South-Carolina: Mom and Pap use the tractor and drive to the dance-floor. On the way home Pap says to Mom: "Didnt the boys kick our wrinkled asses again...?! But Mom is already asleep!

Mountainmen's favourite - farmers delight!


absolutely not for me!
Really like these guys.  Note to self to check them out further on MOG.
One of their best songs live. It is so fun!

This hole album is wonderful!


 Derecho wrote:
My goodness.  How is this still in daily rotation?
 

Let's see - an average of 30 days in a month and as of this writing there have been 5 plays in the past month - hmm - don't think it's daily.
My goodness.  How is this still in daily rotation?
Good song.
This song really kicks butt! I remember giving it an 8 on first listen...well, it's a solid 9 now!
Wonderful!!!
One of my favorite bands! They are great live as well...this is a fun one.
Excuse me, but i'm gonna have to bump this up to a 10. Really loving this right now!
love this song... and this album.... 

SOLID 8 
Too much Guster too often.
 sirdroseph wrote:
8 -> 9
 
Good one !

 Webfoot wrote:
Plus they are GREAT in concert.  Catch them if you can.
 
I'd love too, if they ever came to the area.  All we get here is crap like Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, The Nuge, and Slaughter.  It's like I move from the a$$hole of Ohio, to the nostril.  I'd say armpit, but I think that's Cleveland and I'm on the other side of the state. 

8 -> 9
 MJMJ wrote:
The Captain

 

the CAPTAIN!!!  {#Lol}
The Captain

Catchy groove of a song. Upbeat but wistful at the same time. I'll get the lyrics. I thought I had downloaded some Guster to my Pod. No. I'll have to change that. This is a good one. 
Starts off kinda slow, but picks it up. A hard 6.
 Jamunca wrote:
Going to see them in concert April 28 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. GREAT venue if anyone is near enough to catch a show there.
 
Shoot! I missed it ... double f-ing shoots!! {#Arghhh}
Going to see them in concert April 28 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. GREAT venue if anyone is near enough to catch a show there.
 Byronape wrote:
Why have I not picked up a couple Guster albums yet?  This song is really good.
  Plus they are GREAT in concert.  Catch them if you can.


♥  ♥♥ ♥
Lyrics really speaking to me right now!
Why have I not picked up a couple Guster albums yet?  This song is really good.
These guys are great. Sorry I hadn't heard of them earlier. 
 Sjaaks wrote:
This is amazing, wouldn't have guessed this is Guster... Great outro!!

9
 

I couldn't agree more! {#Eh} {#Lol}
Love the banjo! Always love the banjo!{#Cowboy}
Kinda reminds me of Old 97's a bit. Like this.
Guster always brings my vibe up while slogging through work.  Forge ahead. . . .
{#Music}
New Guster album out Oct 5, looking forward to it!

easy wonderful
 
 Businessgypsy wrote: 
I love your comments, Businessgypsy! {#Hug}
 Businessgypsy wrote: 
HAHA!
This is amazing, wouldn't have guessed this is Guster... Great outro!!

9

Guster by ~Moneypenny
Melissa Dow  ©2004-2010 ~Moneypenny

A kinda messy toon of the band Guster done for my forum buddy Mikey. Pen and ink, Caran D'ache and some ink wash.

 Businessgypsy wrote: 

{#Lol} Nice!
paulpaar wrote:
Boring. The sad youthvof today produce chit.
Cool! A cuisine-challenged bridge substructure symbiont.

love love love guster!
I'm tempted to give it a 9 but it was too short.
7 {#Arrow} 8

{#Dancingbanana} {#Dance} {#Bananasplit}
I wonder if there is anything by this band that I don't like, if there is, I haven't heard it!{#Snooty}
What a great song, ...unleash the dancing bananas.


 paulpaar wrote:
Boring. The sad youthvof today produce chit.
 
I rate your post a -2... FOO!

Nice tune!!
 btilrn wrote:

And we give a shit why?

 

er, I guess because I did it in a record time of 20 minutes, without gear, that's why, Einstein
 weevilkinevil wrote:
Thank God for this song— I was about to slit my wrists listening to that last song by Hayden.
 

You read my mind!

Thank God for this song— I was about to slit my wrists listening to that last song by Hayden.
 Marr wrote:


If so is it a problem? Maybe Bill is just a little bit country right now... :)

 
No problem...I would prefer a classical or ethereal/instrumental theme to a country theme, but I suppose it is Bill's radio station {#Tongue}
Whatever - I like 'em and I am NOT a sad youth or youthvof.
 TernaryBit wrote:
Is it just me or has Bill played a steady theme of countryish songs over the last couple of days? Seems like I've heard every twangy Southern-sounding song in RP's entire playlist in the last 72 hours.

could just be me...
 

If so is it a problem? Maybe Bill is just a little bit country right now... :)

Is it just me or has Bill played a steady theme of countryish songs over the last couple of days? Seems like I've heard every twangy Southern-sounding song in RP's entire playlist in the last 72 hours.

could just be me...
{#Mrgreen}
 paulpaar wrote:
How anyone can ratecthis a 7 is beyond me . I give these foo a 2
 

Who you callin' a 'foo'?! {#Whistle}
Simpático. Not deep, but... enthusiastic and sincere.
paulpaar wrote:
Boring. The sad youthvof today produce chit.
 
 
denmom wrote:

Yeah, we got your point from the prior two posts.

Personally, I love the close harmonies in this and it just makes me damn happy.  And I'm not a sad youth.

 
But are you a sad youthvof? {#Wink}       
 paulpaar wrote:
Boring. The sad youthvof today produce chit.
 
Yeah, we got your point from the prior two posts.

Personally, I love the close harmonies in this and it just makes me damn happy.  And I'm not a sad youth.

How anyone can ratecthis a 7 is beyond me . I give these foo a 2
Boring. The sad youthvof today produce chit.
I picked this album up after the last time I heard this song, whole thing is pretty solid.
I never post the dancing banana but in this case I'll make an exception!  {#Dancingbanana}
 rdo wrote:


that's me about halfway up - day 3 of my climb.
 
And we give a shit why?

 stewliscious wrote:

I did get Ganging Up and I dig it, I will try some of the others when I get some extra bucks.  Thanks for the recommendation!

 
Do not miss out on Lost and Gone Forever!

This is too much like a kid's song for me. Like some Saturday morning kid's show theme. 
 WonderLizard wrote:

I highly recommend this one, Ganging Up on the Sun, and Keep It Together.

 
I did get Ganging Up and I dig it, I will try some of the others when I get some extra bucks.  Thanks for the recommendation!

 rdo wrote:


that's me about halfway up - day 3 of my climb.
 
Are you that white smear?

 randomprime wrote:

 

that's me about halfway up - day 3 of my climb.