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"Shrimp Boat was a phenomenal band that made music out of Chicago from the mid '80s clear through to 1993. Taking inspiration from bluegrass, jazz, country, rock 'n' roll, and most importantly -- their own collective gung-ho, their ability to voluminously manifest new song form from the air around them left those exposed awestruck. Three albums were released in their lifetime: great, beautiful documents all, but they aren't even the half of it. Ian Schneller, Sam Prekop, David Kroll, Eric Claridge and Brad Wood were Shrimp Boat. They recorded everything, and this set manifests the extended 'Mega-money shot' culled from well over 400 hours of unreleased tapes -- 16-tracks made at Idful Music, 4-tracks made at their loft on Archer Street, live stage performances, and radio broadcasts.
is a 3xCD collection featuring 51 tracks and a 54-page booklet packed with photos, show flyers and two sets of comprehensive liner notes." First 2000 copies include a bonus 4th full-length CD of further exclusive material.
"This is the first-time-on-CD issue of Shrimp Boat's brilliant and long out-of-print debut LP,
. Transferred and re-mastered with love from the original master tapes. Originally issued in 1989. Fifteen years later,
remains a masterpiece of singularly addictive and utterly unique American song-craft (bluegrass/folk/jazz/rock pop), featuring floor-stomping dance numbers, hypnotic ballads, and throughout -- an unabashed love for the simple movement of carbon-based life forms through time and space. Driven by soul and poetry, Shrimp Boat's material celebrates the imagination, the hallucinations and the dream. Shrimp Boat was the legendary Chicago band of Sam Prekop, Eric Claridge (who both went on to form The Sea and Cake), Ian Schneller (later of Falstaff and Specimen Products), and secret weapon David Kroll."
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