- Contested Sequel: Due to a very mixed reception, fans are very divided on if they want to mention Owls or include their releases as part of the same body of work.
- Fandom Rivalry: Whether or not Cap'n Jazz was eclipsed by later bands of the members such as American Football and The Promise Ring is a hotly debated topic. Despite this it's a mostly friendly rivalry due to...
- Friendly Fandoms: Virtually everyone who enjoys them also enjoys the members' later bands and vice-versa.
- Growing the Beard: While most of their fandom appreciates their early work, it's almost universally agreed that the Shmap'n Shmazz LP is by far their crowning achievement.
- True Art Is Incomprehensible: Understatement, just look at the name for the full length.
YMMV / Capn Jazz