Squirrel Bait

Squirrel Bait was a punk rock band formed in the early 1980's in Louisville, KY, by guitarist David Grubbs and bassist Clark Johnson. The group's first demo tape, released under the name Squirrelbait Youth, featured drummer Rich Schuler and saw Grubbs handle both guitar and vocals. The group's second demo featured drummer Britt Walford and vocalist Peter Searcy and saw the group move away from the hardcore sounds of the first demo. 1985's self-titled EP received much critical accalim and saw Ben Daughtry take over the drums while Brian McMahan join as second guitarist (two of the EP's tracks, which feature Walford on drums, were taken directly from the band's second demo). The same line-up recorded the band's only LP, 1987's "Skag Heaven". The group broke up after its release, with the split owing as much to personal and musical differences within the band as it did to Johnson and Grubbs' decision to leave Louisville for college. Grubbs and Johnson would reunite in Bastro while McMahan and Walford, who, while never in Squirrel Bait at the same time, had played together in various bands since grade school, went on to form Slint. In the mid 1990s, Grubbs reissued the self-titled EP and "Skag Heaven" on his short-lived Dexter's Cigar imprint.


WT-001 Squirrel Bait - Squirrelbait Youth album art Squirrelbait Youth* Squirrelbait Youth(Cass) Watergate Tapes (2) WT-001 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Squirrel Bait - Demo album art Squirrel Bait Demo(Cass, Album, dem) Not On Label none US 1983 Sell This Version
HMS072 Squirrel Bait - Skag Heaven album art Squirrel Bait Skag Heaven (Album) Homestead Records HMS072 US 1986 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HMS 028 Squirrel Bait - Squirrel Bait album art Squirrel Bait Squirrel Bait (EP, MiniAlbum) Homestead Records HMS 028 UK 1985 Sell This Version
HMS061 Squirrel Bait - Kid Dynamite album art Squirrel Bait Kid Dynamite (Single) Homestead Records HMS061 UK 1986 Sell This Version


HMSCD072 Squirrel Bait - Skag Heaven Plus 8 Bonus Tracks album art Squirrel Bait Skag Heaven Plus 8 Bonus Tracks(CD, Album, Comp) Homestead Records HMSCD072 US 1987 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review



May 8, 2018
"I'm gonna beat you up at the end of the school year."


March 19, 2012
There is also a 9-song 1984 demo that is pretty damn awesome.

Videos (11) Edit