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Cap’n Jazz – Oh Messy Life
Wil-Mar Center
Madison, WI

Besides their very first 7″, I never liked Cap’n Jazz. But everyone else that I know does, so here’s a post to satisfy the masses. I even gave their cover of “Take On Me” another listen last night thinking I might change my mind and now find it charming. Nope.

Download: Cap’n Jazz – Oh Messy Life (Live Video)


  1. it took me a number of years before I really appreciated Cap’n Jazz. they’re just doin’ it, that’s why they’re so great

  2. Hello, Kevin –

    Excellent video. Is it your work?

    I am trying to expand the numbers of shows of bands active in the 90s indie/emo scene (like Cap’n Jazz, Mineral, American Football, Sunny Day Real Estate, etc.), and so I was wondering if there is any way I could get a DVD or VHS of this show…?

    If not, that’s fine, but one way or the other, could you please contact me at capnfan@chammy.info?

    Again, great post. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Hello,

    I don’t suppose I could get a copy of this CaP’n Jazz recording on a DVD or VHS tape?

    It would be great if you could find the time to make me a copy, because I really love CaP’n Jazz and it is really hard to find documentation of their concerts.

    Either way, thanks for your good work on this blog.


    p.s. ( R3nCi@softhome . net <——- Anyone with live recordings of Mineral/CaP'n Jazz/American Football/Braid/Jets To Brazil/others please write me at this address! I'm always looking to expand my collection! )

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