Named following a song through the Byrds’ Fifth Sizing, Captain Spirit was comprised of bassist/vocalist Neil Barrow, drummer/vocalist John Garner, vocalist/guitarist Adam Howorth, and guitarist Martin Welsh. Under a earlier incarnation and operating name (Hooverdam), the had been kept captive for 3 years on Sire without the recordings viewing the light of day time. Rebirthed mainly because Captain Spirit in 2000, Alan McGee authorized the music group to his Poptones label. Debuting using the T-Shirt 69 solitary that same yr, the band started to generate positive evaluations towards the Zombies, Soaring Burrito Brothers, Hollies, Big Celebrity, and Nirvana. The music group also enjoyed continuous exposure by regularly playing at McGee’s Radio 4 occasions in Notting Hill. In March of 2001, the music group released their acclaimed debut full-length, Defeat Your Crazy Mind Contrary to the Sky. Another solitary followed per month later on. The Beach Young boys’ Bruce Johnston and famous maker Terry Melcher had been so impressed using the band’s early produces that they wanted to record the band’s second studio room album, cost-free.