Music Memories – This Week – The Captain

The one thing I love about music is that everyone has their own story to tell – the musician, the lyrics, the way the fans decipher them and also the way a song can also create a memory or a meaning to someone. That is what this new article is all about. Each fortnight, we will take a look at a different song and I will take you as a trip down memory lane as to what it means to me. Welcome to Music Memories.

Track: The Captain
Artist: Biffy Clyro
Original Release Date: 26th October 2009

Sometimes there are songs that you are not familiar with and then you hear a version of it that will then mean you will never forget it. In 2011, I spent the summer working at a summer camp where we would act as activity leaders and put on events, activities and excursions for international students in between their English lessons. One of the evenings there was a talent show where students would perform different things such as dancing, singing and everything in between.

In between this, the activity leaders would put on a few things as well to entertain the students as well. There were three guys that were activity leaders that loved performing because they were actors and they did a few songs to entertain the audience. One of the songs that they performed was The Captain by Biffy Clyro. 

I had only heard the original maybe one time before they performed this version and I wasn’t that sure about it. When I heard these guys break down the acoustic version I really enjoyed it. I was recording it so they had a copy if they wanted it as they loved showing off their singing. I liked their version so much I actually turned it into an MP3 and I played it for months on my ipod as it was such a good version.

Nowadays, the Biffy Clyro one comes up on my Spotify ever so often ( I do not listen to it that much)  and it always reminds me of that live performance and makes  me smile. 

Facts About The Captain

  •  Third single from Biffy Clyro’s fifth studio album, Only Revolutions
  •  It features a prominent brass section throughout the song.
  • To promote the song, the band played the song on several of their live shows around cities in the United Kingdom.

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