Review Summary: Kitty Kitty Cat!
Remember the innocent days? Back when your largest problem was finding a way of winning a game of knockout on the old street? When there wasn't social networking potentially eating up everyone's day and instead you and all your friends invested time in your favorite game on the N64? Shmap'n Shmazz - in a way, kind of reminds me of that. Lighthearted, packed with energy, lyrics that (to the sane) don't make the least amount of sense, creative, and actually fun. Not 'high-school prom' kind of fun. The honest to goodness race your friend to the next block, winner gets a dollar kind of fun. Cap'n Jazz had the intelligence in musicianship and still possessed that sense of spirit to create it. Ranging from the ages of nineteen to twenty two years old, a pair of brothers and close friends formed together and created a roller-coaster ride of an album. Almost as if it was their way of still embracing the times of being young and alive then and there and not really worrying about anything that may happen later on.
The album is colorful, alive, honest, and has just this insane sense of charm that can be a little weird at times but always feels right. Some may throw this album aside, claiming it to be immature or lame.. and yeah, it kind of is. But that's what I believe may make it so special for some, because similar to those old days on the street - honest emotions like this that glorify our adolescence may never be captured again.