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Jeremy Aaron 04/14/10 02:40 AM

AP.net Remembers: Cap'n Jazz
 
Where's Weekly Nostalgia? Well, it hasn't exactly gone anywhere. We just beefed it up and gave it this new name. We'll still be paying tribute to those bands that made up the soundtrack for your high school summers, but we didn't want to limit ourselves to the recently departed. Rest assured that each week, we'll be shining the spotlight on a band from yesteryear that's shaped the music of today. Few bands exemplify humble beginnings spawning something hugely influential quite like Cap'n Jazz. I mean here's a band that contained both Tim and Mike Kinsella (who pretty much are Midwestern indie-rock) and Davey Von Bohlen (from a little band we've featured in this spot called The Promise Ring). Now, being an antecedent for greatness doesn't really imply anything (I imagine even I must have had an ancestor somewhere along the line who was a douchebag), Cap'n Jazz's music, however little of it there was-- just a single full-length and a few singles and miscellaneous tracks were all they produced, most of which appear on the Analphabetapolothology collection-- is more than satisfying. Their chaotic, messy tunes and fly-off-the-hinges rhythms might take the non-initiated some time to get used to, but no band sounded like they had as much fun making music as Cap'n Jazz. It's pretty safe to say that no one else could have pulled off a ramshackle cover of A-Ha's "Take On Me", turning a piece of vintage schmaltz into some fractured and utterly exuberant noise that's infinitely more entertaining than the polished original. And speaking of nostalgia, even if their music never filled your old playlists, Cap'n Jazz sound so completely youthful, it's hard to listen to their songs and not be transported to a better (or at least different) time, when living for the minute was all you knew, when the past and future didn't weigh on your mind in the least. And if that doesn't do it for you, well, at least they've got a song called "Little League".

Jeremy Aaron 04/14/10 02:40 AM

"Oh Messy Life" (live)


"We Are Scientists" (Live)


"Que Suerte" (live)

troubledbyinsects 04/14/10 03:11 AM

good God, i fucking love Cap'n Jazz. everything about them was incredible. fuck.

Tautou107 04/14/10 03:51 AM

This is making me want to go listen to Analphabetapolothology. Love me some Cap'n Jazz.

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DogSizedBird 04/14/10 04:14 AM

This band is amazing, but I like The Promise Ring and American Football better. Still everything these guys have done is great.

Mochem 04/14/10 04:33 AM

Cap'n Jazz is one of those bands that I wish I were around for. Seeing a show of theirs would have been awesome. I know that they're reuniting and technically I could see them, but I'm sure it won't be exactly the same.

introduction 04/14/10 04:36 AM

Cap'n Jazz is just one of those bands.

jrtbighurt 04/14/10 05:28 AM

I wish I could see them in DC but I'm going to be out of town. Tragic :-(

SuNDaYSTaR 04/14/10 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mochem (Post 65351792)
Cap'n Jazz is one of those bands that I wish I were around for. Seeing a show of theirs would have been awesome. I know that they're reuniting and technically I could see them, but I'm sure it won't be exactly the same.

I hear you. Awesome avatar, by the way.

LagwagonX8 04/14/10 06:02 AM

god I love this band...and take it as a good thing or a bad thing but Scary Kids Scaring Kids wouldn't be the same band they are if it weren't for these guys...I saw Owen a while back and it was dope

ACA 04/14/10 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LagwagonX8 (Post 65353562)
god I love this band...and take it as a good thing or a bad thing but Scary Kids Scaring Kids wouldn't be the same band they are if it weren't for these guys...I saw Owen a while back and it was dope


After Dark EP is excellent. What they've done since isn't worthwhile, but they did put out one awesome six-song effort.

-ACA

yellowhouse 04/14/10 07:03 AM

Yes. What a great band.

isntnikione 04/14/10 07:10 AM

Cannot wait for them to announce their European tour. aaaaaaaaaah

evvandflow 04/14/10 07:15 AM

i love everything kinsella.

danielineffigy 04/14/10 07:36 AM

Fuck yeah Cap'n Jazz!

Fans need to be listening to Algernon Cadwallader and Grown Ups.

ehhwhatever 04/14/10 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielineffigy (Post 65357252)
Fuck yeah Cap'n Jazz!

Fans need to be listening to Algernon Cadwallader and Grown Ups.

This. Completely.

Kid B 04/14/10 08:10 AM

This is my favorite band.

Rise-core 04/14/10 08:14 AM

such a great goddamn band. bummed i couldnt go to one of their reunion shows

katieissweet 04/14/10 08:24 AM

I love the Kinsellas.

ninthandash 04/14/10 09:29 AM

Cap'n Jazz is the band that every band takes their name from.

CaryGrant 04/14/10 09:58 AM

Yeah, we could pretty much just cycle through all the Cap'n Jazz/Kinsella-related projects for a while and you'd get well deserved praise all around. "No Use For A Piano Player When You've Got A Player Piano" and their "Take On Me" cover = my favorites.

iAMhollyood315 04/14/10 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evvandflow (Post 65356362)
i love everything kinsella.

Guys got a huge ego though thinking his band and his style of music is better than everyone ele. Remember his rant 3 years ago. Maybe by now he realized his shit still smells. I think the music sucks. Sounds like a mess

chrisamnesty 04/14/10 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehhwhatever (Post 65358592)
This. Completely.

I've been quite familiar with Algernon Cadwallader for a couple years now, but this post has introduced me to Grown Ups and i'm lovin' it.

truthbetoldxx 04/14/10 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somanyvirgins (Post 65350532)
good God, i fucking love Cap'n Jazz. everything about them was incredible. fuck.


This.

Thomas Nassiff 04/14/10 10:48 AM

Awesome work on this, Jeremy.

truthbetoldxx 04/14/10 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisamnesty (Post 65369022)
I've been quite familiar with Algernon Cadwallader for a couple years now, but this post has introduced me to Grown Ups and i'm lovin' it.


Algernon and grown ups both rule too

The Summer Ends 04/14/10 10:49 AM

Anything related to the Kinsella brothers is automatic gold. I still like American Football more, but Cap'n Jazz was amazing.

evvandflow 04/14/10 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iAMhollyood315 (Post 65368742)
Guys got a huge ego though thinking his band and his style of music is better than everyone ele. Remember his rant 3 years ago. Maybe by now he realized his shit still smells. I think the music sucks. Sounds like a mess

i like mike better anyway

IWasHerHorse 04/14/10 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielineffigy (Post 65357252)
Fuck yeah Cap'n Jazz!

Fans need to be listening to Algernon Cadwallader and Grown Ups.


Yup.

So glad I bought my ticket for the Philly date.

troubledbyinsects 04/14/10 11:57 AM

everyone who likes Cap'n Jazz needs to listen to Snowing if you haven't. put out one of the best EPs of 2009!

joelibyan 04/14/10 12:04 PM

Love this band. So very influential in my life.

americanclassic 04/14/10 12:15 PM

good to see them back!

Joeypeapot777 04/14/10 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielineffigy (Post 65357252)
Fuck yeah Cap'n Jazz!

Fans need to be listening to Algernon Cadwallader and Grown Ups.

Grown ups. yes yes yes. Saw them Sunday and they were amazing.

Kid B 04/14/10 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somanyvirgins (Post 65374022)
everyone who likes Cap'n Jazz needs to listen to Snowing if you haven't. put out of the best EPs of 2009!

Definitely, a lot like Capn Jazz.

QueSuerte!! 04/14/10 12:47 PM

one of my favorite bands, because of what they did for the scene and the bands who came out when they dissolved; Ghosts and Vodka, The Promise Ring, Joan of Arc, American Football, Owen, OWLs, Make Believe... all amazing.

thesollopsist 04/14/10 12:50 PM

Can someone recommend me their best album to listen to?

marchintothesea 04/14/10 12:51 PM

i love this band

QueSuerte!! 04/14/10 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesollopsist (Post 65378702)
Can someone recommend me their best album to listen to?

Analphabetapolothology

it's a compilation of everything they recorded, except for like 3 songs.

troubledbyinsects 04/14/10 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesollopsist (Post 65378702)
Can someone recommend me their best album to listen to?

they only have one, and that's Analphabetapolothology. just listen to it, it's incredible in every way.

smeguy 04/14/10 02:06 PM

Everyone in this band makes amazing music. So excited to see them in Philly!

IanJEllison 04/14/10 02:10 PM

They are reuniting in Louisville, KY at The Forecastle Festival on July 10:

http://www.forecastlefest.com

atainder 04/14/10 02:18 PM

<3

HometownHero 04/14/10 02:32 PM

Band makes me very happy

steve187 04/14/10 02:44 PM

One of my favorite bands of all time. I've actually been listening to Analphabetapolothology a lot lately.

steve187 04/14/10 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danielineffigy (Post 65357252)
Fuck yeah Cap'n Jazz!

Fans need to be listening to Algernon Cadwallader and Grown Ups.

Awesome bands, also Midwest Pen Pals.

troubledbyinsects 04/14/10 03:11 PM

it's depressing this doesn't even have 50 replies yet some of the shittiest artists on the planet get 300+. God, people need to hear this band.

thesollopsist 04/14/10 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QueSuerte!! (Post 65379032)
Analphabetapolothology

it's a compilation of everything they recorded, except for like 3 songs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by somanyvirgins (Post 65383372)
they only have one, and that's Analphabetapolothology. just listen to it, it's incredible in every way.

Thanks, will definitely be looking into it :-)

Deezlink 04/14/10 07:03 PM

At first after listening to a song, I was like "????" But I listened to Little League and think it's pretty sweet

Kid B 04/14/10 09:28 PM

This band has really shaped who I am today in a lot of ways.