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Captain Ahab

Band, *1998 US, Los Angeles
Electronic and Rock
A.k.a. Captain Jumpstyle

Captain Ahab was an American electropop duo based in Los Angeles, California. They referred to their DIY take on jumpstyle and electropop music as "ravesploitation".The band was made up of producer/vocalist Jonathan Snipes and hype man Jim Merson. They were known for their provocative lyrics and high-energy shows where a sweaty, half-dressed Merson would descend into the crowd to dance and grind on audience members.In June 2006, Captain Ahab won a contest to have their song "Snakes on the Brain" included on the enhanced CD portion of the soundtrack to the film Snakes on a Plane.

        
Members
PortraitJonathan Snipes
syn, perc, p US
Jim Merson
voc
Popular Tracks   
Girls Gone Wild on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab
Party Baby on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab
Sleep Faster on Monster Of Cock Rock Disco by Various Artists
U Want Me on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab
I Can't Wait For Summer on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab
I Don't Have a Dick on The End of Irony by Captain Ahab
I Can't Believe It's Not Booty on I Can't Believe It's Not Booty by Captain Ahab
Ride on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab
Acting Hard on The End of Irony by Captain Ahab
Motivation! on After The Rain My Heart Still Dreams by Captain Ahab

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
A Victory Of Love / FreaxxCaptain Ahab2011Single
The End Of IronyCaptain Ahab2010Album
The Propagation Of The Gospel In Foreign PartsCaptain Ahab2010Album
Remix 12"HEALTH / Captain Ahab / Foot Village / Jason Forrest2008Album
Live At 12 GalaxiesCaptain Ahab2008Album
The End Of Irony Sneak PreviewCaptain Ahab2008Album
SplitCopy / Captain Ahab2007Album
The Great DisappointmentCaptain Ahab2006Album
Snakes On The BrainCaptain Ahab2006Album
Rose For Bohdan Vs. Captain Ahab / KITRose For Bohdan vs Captain Ahab / KIT2005Single
I Can't Believe It's Not Booty!Captain Ahab2005Album
The Sex is NextCaptain Ahab2004Album
No More Hot CarlsCaptain Ahab, Rose For Bohdan2003Single
Bot PirateCaptain Ahab2002Album
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