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Captain Ahab was an electropop duo based in Los Angeles, California. They refer to their sound, a DIY take on dance music, as ravesploitation. The band was made up of Jonathan Snipes and Jim Merson. While performing, members of Captain Ahab are usually partially undressed, covered in sweat, and constantly forcing themselves into physical contact with members of the audience. While their lyrics are satirically misogynistic, their live performance is thoroughly homoerotic.

Debuting in 2002 with "Bot Pirate" on the… read more

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  • are they gay?
  • unimaginable brilliance
  • I still haven't been to a show that was as much fun as a Captain Ahab show.
  • it's clipping bitch [2]
  • it's clipping bitch
  • The anniversary of their last show is coming up soon. On November 2nd @ midnight, blast your favorite Captain Ahab song and dance like Jim.
  • I feel kind of sad that I've really gotten into Captain Ahab over the past year, when they happened to break up right before I became a fan of theirs.
  • I remember catching these badasses in Austin at the old Parlor, right around the corner from my old pad on North Loop. Can't recall who they were on tour with but they fucking killed it. I had a good time sweatin' it up with em and dude-ing out.
  • Brian, head of Deathbomb Arc here. I think that Captain Ahab was the best live act of all time. I think most Ahab fans would agree with me. So let's all vote for Captain Ahab as Best Live Act on the Pitchfork Readers Poll and get the sweaty boys the recognition they deserve! What do you say? You with me?!?! Let's do this! http://readerspoll.pitchfork.com/

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