Shrimp Boat

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Shrimp Boat
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Years active 1987–1993
Labels Bar/None
Rough Trade
AUM Fidelity
Associated acts The Sea and Cake
Members Ian Schneller
Sam Prekop
David Kroll
Eric Claridge
Brad Wood
Past members Joe Vajarsky (not official member)
Tom Jasek (not official member)

Shrimp Boat was an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1987. After the band dissolved in 1993, Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge formed The Sea and Cake.[1] Ian Schneller and Tom Jasek went on to form Falstaff.[2] Schneller's experience with the band would also lead him to create Specimen Products.[3]


  • Eric Claridge (drums, bass)
  • David Kroll (bass, banjo, tenor sax)
  • Sam Prekop (vocals, guitar, bass)
  • Ian Schneller (guitar, vocals, drums)
  • Brad Wood (drums, soprano sax, keyboard)[4]

Non-official members[edit]


  • Some Biscuit (1988)
  • Daylight Savings (1988)
  • Speckly (1989)
  • Volume One (1991)
  • Duende (1992)
  • Small Wonder EP (1993)
  • Cavale (1993)
  • Something Grand (2004)
  • Speckly, released on CD (2005)


  1. ^ Thompson, Stephen (March 29, 2002). "The Sea and Cake: The Fawn". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ Corbett, John (January 11, 1996). "Falstaff". Chicago Reader. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  3. ^ Rothschild, David (October 22, 1993). "Schneller's Fine Specimens Strike A Chord". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  4. ^

External links[edit]

Shrimp Boat at AllMusic