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Analphabetapolothology
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JT1036

Release Date: January 1, 1998


With only one full-length album to their name alongside a handful of singles and compilation tracks, CAP’N JAZZ left a longstanding impression and irrefutable influence on the region’s bohemian punk scene and unwittingly spawned a breeding ground for future scene stars such as the Promise Ring and Joan Of Arc. Analphabetapolothology (JT1036) compiles thirty-four songs that span the band’s entire history – six tracks of which are previously unreleased. Traces of their sonic fingerprint permeate hundreds of indie records released in their wake. This is why.

Tim Kinsella: Vocals
Victor Villareal: Guitar, Vocals
Davey vonBohlen: Guitar, Vocals on Disc 1
Sam Zurick: Bass
Mike Kinsella: Drums

Released January 1998

Tracks 1-12 originally released as “Burritos, inspiration point, card in the
spokes, automatic biographies, kites, kung fu, trophies, banana peels we’ve
slipped on and egg shells we’ve tippy toed over.” LP/CD on Mark Corley’s
Man With Gun Records. Recorded December 1994 by Casey Rice at Idful Music
Corporation. “Kitty, kitty cats” on Little League by Anja Westerweck.
Kevin J. Frank appears on the piano in Bluegrass. Track 6′s “I’m dying to
tell you I’m dying. I don’t need a reason” are Bob Nanna’s words. Refer to
Friction’s “Auburn” ca. 1994. FORGET WHO WE ARE. OLERUD. The last twp
songs ever written and polar opposites of each other. Written in the “C”
tuning now made infamous by the Promise Ring. Recorded live by Adam Jacob’s
Sonic Archives Mobile Recording Unit at the Fireside Bowl, July 7,
1995—their last show in Chicago. OOH DO I LOVE YOU. TAKE ON ME. TOKYO.
HEY MA . . . Except for Take on Me, none of these recordings were ever
considered finished or intended to be released. Take on Me was supposed to
be on some 80′s covers compilation which apparently never cane to fruition
and Hey Ma . . . Ended up on Matt Werth’s File 13 Records’ “We’ve Lost
Beauty” comp. It features Mike doing most of the singing while Tim
harmonica’d. Recorded March 1995 by Robroy Campbell and Kevin J. Frank on
Elliot Dicks’ old 8-track. Elliot then fixed up the sound a little in
August 1997, but there really wasn’t much he could do.

WE ARE SCIENTISTS! SEA TEA. TROUBLED BY INSECTS. Originally released as
“Sometimes if you stand further away from something, it does not seem as
big. Sometimes you can stand so close to something you can not tell what
you are looking at.” 7″ on Underdog Records. Recorded October 1993 by Neal
Jensen and Kevin J. at Old Plank. Kevin also played guitar noise on Sea
Tea. ROCKY ROCOCO. was recorded at the same time and originally released on
the “Nothing Dies With Blue Skies” split 7″ with Friction on Scott Snot’s
own Shakefork Records. All tracks include guest bass player Sudden Porthole.
Tracks 5-9 recorded by Neal Jensen at Old Plank, June 1993. IN THE CLEAR.
NO USE FOR . . . Originally released Pete Havernak’s Subfuse Records’ “How
the Midwest was Won” double 7″ comp. SORIA. Originally released on Basil
Shadid’s Further Beyond Records’ “Picking More Daises” double 7″ comp.
SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS. Originally released on Shakefork Records’ “It’s a
Punk Thing” comp. BLUEGRASS. Originally released on Mark Pearsall’s Slave
Cut Records’ “Ghost Dance” double 7″ comp. Four different labels, one
medium sized suburb. WINTER WONDERLAND. Originally released on The Rocco
Empires’ “A Very Punk Christmas” comp. Recorded in time for Christmas 1993
by cousin Andrew J. Blake in his basement with the Kinsella mother on the
keys and a chorus of cousins. Ben Weasel called it “the proof that caP’n
Jazz is the crudiest and most pretentious band in Chicago.” THEME FROM
90210. Originally released on Icky’s Red Dawg Records’ “Punk TV” comp.
Recorded Spring 1995 in our parents’ basement on a 4-track, Mike playing all
the guitars and Tim the drum. AOK. GEHEIM. SERGIO VALENTE. EASY DRIVER.
Originally released as “Boys 16-18 Years . . . Age of Action” 7″ on Further
Beyond Records. Recorded March 1993 by Neal Jensen at Old Plank. Backing
vocals on Geheim by Kevin J. Backing vocals on Sergio Valente by Erik
Bocek, Keven J., Neal, Aaron Lipke, and Shane Mason. OOH DO I LOVE YOU.
Originally released on Braid’s Core for Care’s “Ooh Do I Love You,” double
CD comp. Recorded on our 4-track well after CaP’n Jazz broke up, Mike on
guitar and Tim singing = the Kink’d Rakes.

Compiled by Casey Rice at Dhanse Howll Qlazikx October 1997
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Layout by Jason Gnewikow
Live Photos by Shawn Scallen
Others by Kevin J, Jenny Tabor, Donna Kinsella, and the Band

1. Little League
2. Oh Messy Life
3. Puddle Splashers
4. Flashpoint:Catheter
5. In the Clear
6. Yes, I Am Talking To You
7. Basils Kite
8. Bluegrassish
9. Planet Shhh
10. The Sands Have Turned Purple
11. Precious
12. Que Suerte!
13. Take On Me
14. Tokyo
15. Ooh Do I Love You
16. Hey Ma, Do I Hafta Choke On These
17. Forget Who We Are
18. Olerud

1. We Are Scientists!
2. Sea Tea
3. Troubled By Insects
4. Rocky Rococo
5. In the Clear
6. Soria
7. No Use For A Piano Player When You Got A Player Piano
8. Scary Kids Scaring Kids
9. Bluegrass
10. Winter Wonderland
11. AOK
12. Geheim
13. Sergio Valente
14. Easy Driver
15. Theme to 90210
16. Ooh Do I love You

Vinyl Release Info:

Cap’n Jazz‘s seminal discography Analphabetapolothology, is now available on vinyl for the first time. Over a decade after the CD anthology release, Jade Tree is proud to give record the full-featured vinyl issue that it deserves. This double LP, cut from the original high resolution source masters and pressed at RTI, is packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a full color, full size, 8 page booklet. The booklet features never before seen photos, fliers, and extensive liner notes by Tim Kinsella. The package also includes high quality MP3 downloads of all tracks and 10 additional songs from the original anthology.

 

SIDES A & B. Originally released as “Burritos, inspiration point, fork balloon sports. cards in the spokes, automatic biographies, kites, kung fu, trophies, banana peels we’ve slipped on and egg shells we’ve tippy toed over.” LP/CD on Mark Pearsall and Mike Corley’s Man With Gun Records. Recorded December 1994 by Casey Rice at
Idful Music Corporation. “Kitty, kitty cats” on Little League by Anja Westerweck. “I’m dying to tell you I’m dying. I don’t need a reason” on Yes, I Am Talking To You are Bob Nanna’s words. Refer to Friction’s “Auburn” ca. 1994. Kevin J. Frank appears on the piano in Bluegrass.

TAKE ON ME. TOKYO. OOH DO I LOVE YOU. HEY MA… except for Take on Me, none of these recordings were ever considered finished or intended to be released. Take on Me was supposed to be on some 80’s covers comp. which apparently never came to fruition and Hey Ma… ended up on Matt Werth’s File 13 Records’ “We’ve Lost Beauty” comp. It features Mike doing most of the singing while Tim harmonica’d. Recorded March 1995 by Rob Roy Campbell. Mixed by Elliot Dicks.

FORGET WHO WE ARE. OLERUD. The last two songs we ever wrote and polar opposites of each other. Written in the “C” tuning now made infamous by the Promise Ring. Recorded live by Aadam Jacob’s Sonic Archives Mobile Recording Unit at the Fireside Bowl, July 7, 1995 – our last show in Chicago.

WE ARE SCIENTISTS! SEA TEA. TROUBLED BY INSECTS. originally released as “Sometimes if you stand further away from something, it does not seem as big. Sometimes you can stand so close to something you can not tell what you are looking at.” 7” on Underdog Records. Recorded October 1993 by Neal Jensen and Kevin J. at Old Plank. Kevin also played guitar noise on Sea Tea. ROCKY ROCOCO. was recorded at the same time and originally released on the “Nothing Dies With Blue Skies” split 7” with Friction on Scott Snot’s own Shakefork Records. All 4 tracks include guest bass player Sudden Porthole.

AOK. SERGIO VALENTE. originally released on “Boys 16-18 Years . . . Age of Action” 7”
on Further Beyond Records. Recorded March 1993 by Neal Jensen at Old Plank. Backing vocals on Sergio Valente by Erik Bocek, Keven J., Neal, Aaron Lipke,
and Shane Mason.

This compilation was compiled by Casey Rice at Dhanse Howll Qlazikx, October 1997. It has been abridged for this vinyl edition. The accompanying digital download includes all songs from the 1998 CD release.

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, NJ and Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, NY.

All songs published by Frizzle Ma Dazzle (SESAC) / Jean-Pierre Leaud ca. 1965 Music (SESAC) / Music Songs Music (SESAC) / Toby the Cat Music (SESAC) / Tornado Country Music (SESAC) except “Take on Me” which was written by A-HA and published
by Sony/ATV Songs LLC OBO Samp-UK Ltd. Live photos on jacket except the trumpet photo are by Scallen. Others by Kevin J., Jenny Tabor, Donna Kinsella, the band and friends. LP design by Paul Koob, based on the original CD design by Jason Gnewikow at The Collection Agency.

Jade Tree: 2310 Kennwynn Rd Wilmington, DE 19810. jadetree.com
( C ) 2010 Jade Tree & ( P ) 1998 Jade Tree. JT1036

Side A:
1. Little League
2. Oh Messy Life
3. Puddle Splashers
4. Flashpoint: Catheter
5. In the Clear
6. Yes, I Am Talking To You
Side B:
1. Basils Kite
2. Bluegrassish
3. Planet Shhh
4. The Sands Have Turned Purple
5. Precious
6. Que Suerte!
Side C:
1. Take On Me
2. Tokyo
3. Ooh Do I Love You
4. Hey Ma, Do I Hafta Choke On These
5. Forget Who We Are
6. Olerud
Side D:
1. We Are Scientists!
2. Sea Tea
3. Troubled By Insects
4. Rocky Rococo
5. AOK
6. Sergio Valente
Bonus Songs Included with Download:
1. In the Clear
2. Soria
3. No Use For A Piano Player When You Got A Player Piano
4. Scary Kids Scaring Kids
5. Bluegrass
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Geheim
8. Easy Driver
9. Theme to 90210
10. Ooh Do I love You