“Not For Human Consumption”

Wow. Like, holy crap wow. This is the reason we love this band.

OMG, it's 34 tracks! OMG, it's over 6 hours of music! OMG, it's free!

The Live Bait series, if you are not familiar, is a collection of live recordings (SBDs) issued by the band to promote upcoming tours. Actually, at first they were released one-at-a-time to promote specific shows by releasing a track from a previous visit to the same venue they were about to play.  In preparation for Superball IX, they have released a compilation of past festivals, including the apparently misnamed Ian’s Farm 87 & ’89, Arrowhead Ranch and Amy’s Farm in ’91, and of course The Ball, The Went, ‘Wheel, Oswego, Cypress, and IT. They even managed to salvage something from Coventry (actually, that “blow off some steam” jam is pretty smokin’ hot!  Okay, so maybe that’s not fair to use the word “salvage”…there was a fair amount of good music at Coventry, but that’s the subject of someone else’s blog).

Now, Kevin Shapiro has outdone himself. Check this shiz out, man:

Live Bait Vol. 5 – Festivals

‎1. Party Time (2009-10-30 Festival 8, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA)
2.Harpua > Bundle Of Joy > Harpua > Golgi Apparatus (1987-08-21 Ian McLean’s Party at Connie Condon’s Farm – Hebron, NY)  This Harpua is jammed out (!!) and has a pretty sick segue into Golgi that sounds like “Sneakin’ Sally” for a minute there
3. Run Like An Antelope (1989-05-28 Ian McLean’s Party at Connie Condon’s Farm – Hebron, NY)
4. Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > (1989-08-26 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
5. Fly Famous Mockingbird (1989-08-26 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
6. The Lizards (1989-08-26 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
7. Lawn Boy > (1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
8. Possum (1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
9. Reba (1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park – Townshend, VT)
10. Flat Fee (with The Giant Country Horns – 1991-07-20 Arrowhead Ranch – Parksville, NY)
11. David Bowie (with The Giant Country Horns – 1991-07-20 Arrowhead Ranch – Parksville, NY)
12. Gumbo (with The Giant Country Horns and Steve-o washboard – 1991-07-21 Arrowhead Ranch – Parksville, NY)
13. Divided Sky (1991-08-03 Amy’s Farm, Larrabee Farm – Auburn, ME)
14. It’s Ice (1996-08-17 The Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh Air Force Base – Plattsburgh, NY)
15. Fluffhead (1996-08-17 The Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh Air Force Base – Plattsburgh, NY)
16. Down With Disease > (1997-08-17 The Great Went, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)  Did you forget about this great 27-min Disease that precedes the Greatest Bathtub Gin ever?!?  
17. Bathtub Gin (1997-08-17 The Great Went, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)  Went Gin!!!  Great fade-out on this one, too
18. Brad Sands Announcement (1998-08-15 Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)
19.Punch You In The Eye (1998-08-16 Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)
20. Sanity > (1998-08-15 Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)
21. Tweezer (1998-08-15 Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)  Ahh, the Summer ’98 Funk–this Tweezer is full of it!
22. Bittersweet Motel (1998-08-16 Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)
23. Runaway Jim > (1999-07-18 Camp Oswego, Oswego County Airport – Volney, NY)  24-min Jim with serious Type II stuff
24. Free (1999-07-18 Camp Oswego, Oswego County Airport – Volney, NY)
25. Mike’s Song > (1999-12-30 Big Cypress Seminole Reservation – Big Cypress, FL)
26. Simple > (1999-12-30 Big Cypress Seminole Reservation – Big Cypress, FL)
27. I Am Hydrogen > (1999-12-30 Big Cypress Seminole Reservation – Big Cypress, FL)
28. Weekapaug Groove (1999-12-30 Big Cypress Seminole Reservation – Big Cypress, FL)
29. Waves (2003-08-02 IT, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)           20+ mins!
30. Mountains In The Mist (2003-08-03 IT, Loring Air Force Base – Limestone, ME)
31. Split Open And Melt Jam (2004-08-15 Coventry, Newport State Airport – Coventry, VT)
32. Suzy Greenberg (with Sharon Jones, Saundra Williams, Dave Guy, David Smith and Tony Jarvis – 2009-10-31 Festival 8, Empire Polo Club – Indio, CA)
33. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters – acoustic (2009-11-01 Festival 8, Empire Polo Club – Indio, CA)
34. Secret Smile – acoustic (2009-11-01 Festival 8, Empire Polo Club – Indio, CA)

Get it here or you can just stream it, instead.  Oh, yeah, and it’s freakin’ FREE, too.

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One Response to ““Not For Human Consumption””

  1. Pablo Says:

    You can’t argue with 6 hours of free classic tracks.

    Cypress Mike’s!!!

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