chin up chin up


believe chin up chin up’s we should have never lived like we were skyscrapers was released in 04, or about that time. i hadnt started captainsdead, which was started in nov of 05, but if i am not mistaken this record was one of the first ones i talked about on here. they were a chicago band, and as such hold a special place in my black heart. they released 3 records, but this is the one that grabbed me. thats not saying their other stuff isnt good, its just that this one is so fucking fantastic. please do give it a listen.

buy the record via amazon

overwhelming colorfast’s two words


this came out when i was in college in 1994. i remember reading about overwhelming colorfast’s two words in maybe alternative press before it went to shit, or magnet, and i knew i had to have it. so one hungover morning in macomb, il, i called my local shop to see if they had it, and wouldnt you fucking know, they did! long and short, its a pop/punk masterpiece to my ears. it doesnt get very good reviews by “critics” but damn it so catchy. read more about em, here.

you can buy it for a freakin penny on amazon, or listen to it down there.

the kamikaze hearts “deer hunter” and “no one called you a failure”


the kamikaze heart’s oneida road was an absolute godsend back when i first heard it back in 06. shit 10 years ago, sands through the hour glass. pretty sure it was my favorite record of that year, even if it wasnt it should have been cause 10 years later i still listen to it like it was brand new. its an absolutely brilliant piece of work and recommend to anyone that will listen. it’s definitely in my top ten favorite records ever, so theres that. there are no flaws on this record, which is quite a feat. please give these two songs a listen and then go either buy the damn record or go listen to on spotify, google music or whatever, just listen.

buy it via amazon

sat. nite duets “st. yuppie”


oh man, me loves me some of milwaukee’s finest, sat. nite duets. i loved whatever they have put out, and i am being very vague as i have no more history to look back on since i had to blow away ten years worth of posts. with that said, this new song off their upcoming record air guitar, is great. if you like the gbv, elephant 6 bands, etc, you will undoubtedly dig sat. nite duets. cannot wait to hear the entire thing which is due out father/daughter records on 9.16.

you can pre-order it via their bandcamp page

like em on facebook and follow em on twitters

prince birthday party show, 6.7.84


admittedly, i wasnt the biggest prince fan, but obviously believe he’s one of the greatest musicians to ever walk this earth. i found this the other day, and figured a few of you, maybe a lot of you, would appreciate it. this is one of those posts that may get taken down quickly, but you never know?

download the entire thing here

1. shortberry strawcake
2. 17 days
3. our destiny
4. roadhouse garden
5. interlude
6. all day, all night
7. free
8. noon rendezvous
9. erotic city
10. something in the water
11. when doves cry
12. happy birthday
13. irresistible bitch
14. possessed

hop along “powerful man”


i didnt do a top 10/20 of 2015, and while we are, shit, almost 6 months into 2016, this was my favorite record of last year. that would be hop along’s painted shut, i still listen to it all the time cause its amazing. definitely check them out. me thinks most people its gonna be either love or hate kind of record.

follow em on twitter, like em on facebook

the afghan whigs live in milan, 1.30.94


happy morning. while i sort shit out around here, gonna post some of my favorite shows that have previously been posted before the apocalypse. this is radio broadcast, and fucking awesome.

hey, if someone or a couple of you hit one of the tags over on the left side and tell me if you see a warning about malware, and leave a comment, that would be super awesome. xoxox

download the zip here

1. if i were going
2. debonair
3. turn on the wather
4. gentlemen
5. be sweet
6. my world is empty without you
7. when we two parted
8. retarded
9. fountain and fairfax
10. come see about me
11. you my flower
12. what jail is like
13. tonight
14. milez is dead

paul westerberg live on kfog and an update


top of the morning, peoples. well, here it is the new captainsdead. well its actually not new, but unfortunately i had to blow away the old site. somehow it had gotten infected w malware and as much as i tried to fix the issue, it just became too much for me to handle. so, i downloaded everything that was on my server, moved hosts to something i felt comfortable managing, and blew that shit up. all 10 years of posts are gone, but it kind of feels good in a way. for a while i really dreaded logging in cause everything was such a mess and it was kind of depressing. this site is no longer relevant, as most blogs, but i missed working on it. so, hopefully ill get back into a routine of sorts. shit i need something to do than worry and stress over work. any who, figured i would make an inaugural post of my favorite thing ive ever posted, or at least its very close to it.

EDIT: it appears that if you click tag or category, the malware shit is still there, but i would not worry about it. this is a fresh install and probably just left over residue until google deems the site “safe” again.

you can download the entire thing here via zip

1. waiting for somebody
2. valentine
3. once around the weekend
4. these are the days
5. i will dare
6. aint got me
7. achin to be
8. john, im only dancing
9. mammadaddydid
10. black eyed susan
11. merry go round
12. angels walk
13. love untold
14. left of the dial