I bought Captain's debut lp This is Hazelville as it was described as a cross between Deacon Blue and the Smashing Pumpkins , needless to say they didnt sound like either of these. At its' heart the band's sound did have a big early 80s pop feel. As with the other bands this week it is less synth and more the guitar + piano + harmonies of Amercian bands at that time.
The band had the added advantage of Trevor Horn producing them so if anything I was a tad disappointed that the lp if anything felt a bit restrained.
They released 2 fantastic singles Glorious and Broke , both of which made the lower reaches of the chart but should have got a lot higher.
A second lp was recorded but the band was a victim of when the venture capitalists got hold of their label EMI and it was never released .. although the band swiftly were.
And here is a live version of the other single Glorious
Of all the band's on this week's mini theme , Captain had a sound that you could see lasting and it is a shame the 2nd lp didnt see the light of day. You can get This is Hazelville here