Monday, July 19, 2010

Cap'n Jazz

Seminal emo band Cap'n Jazz came out of the midwest, with a story all too familiar: started doing something fresh, influenced a bunch of people, released a bit of a material and broke up... then of course, became increasingly popular and started being referred to as "seminal" by douchey bloggers everywhere.

These guys really are something special though. At a time when emo was becoming more and more indie influenced, Cap'n Jazz came along with a healthy dose of youthful exuberance (see: pop punk),  and basically wrote the book on midwest emo. Then of course, after they broke up, the members played in at least 37 other bands.

Jangly guitars, twinkly cleans, and a singer with a lot of heart but not much talent...  it's all there.

This is their discography, in one lovely double album. Enjoy.

Analphabetapolothology (disc 1)
Analphabetapolothology (disc 2)

Their cover of Take On Me fucking rocks.

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