Shrimp Boat / [A Sampler Of] Something Grand
Album: [A Sampler Of] Something Grand   Collection:General
Artist:Shrimp Boat   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Aum Fidelity  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-06 Pull Date: 2004-11-07
Week Ending: Nov 7 Oct 17 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 12
Airplays: 2 1 3 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 04, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
4. Sep 30, 2004: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
2. Nov 02, 2004: Eclectica
5. Sep 29, 2004: Brownian Motion
Ollie's Song
3. Oct 11, 2004: Not the City Council!
Medea Rising
6. Sep 29, 2004: press\

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-24
Shrimp Boat – [A Sampler Of] Something Grand

Eclectic indie rock out of Chicago, circa the late 80s & early 90s. Half the group went on to become Sea and Cake while the producer went on to work with Tortoise and other Chicago acts. But.. this doesn’t really sound like any of that. The liner notes drop Captain Beefheart, the Pixies, Albert Ayler, the Mekons and the Feelies, you could probably also throw the Velvet Underground and a dozen other bands in that list. The genius here is that these guys combined all of these influences and came up with a completely new category for themselves. Countrified post-rock? Bluesy indie pop? Free-jazz punk? You can decide later.. just play this now.

*1. Mellow post-rock anthem
**2. Driving rock
3. Wandering acoustic protest music
*4. Jazzy rock – slow and epic with lots
of Ollie North samples
5. Twisted folk music
6. Loud drinking song
7. Wacky experimental electronics
8. Free jazz interlude
*9. Jangly country shuffle
*10. Velvet Underground style slow and
drawn out.
11. Pretty ballad
*12. Jazzy instrumental
13. Rambling indie rock
14. Mellow rock

Track Listing
1. Honeyside   8. Wonderful Wonderful
2. Rocks Are Oil   9. Sanchez River
3. Can You Spare Some Change   10. Medea Rising
4. Ollie's Song   11. She Ra
5. Sourwood Mountain   12. Motorcade
6. Watched Pot   13. Shoes
7. Krazy Keys [Heart of the Cit   14. Columbo