This little country-stomp instrumental is a pretty charming break in the middle of Banjo Story
. Beck whoops enthusiastically like a drunk cowboy. It's a simple recording of just guitar and drums, and I'll assume was a spontaneous jam.
Played live 2 times:
Earliest known live version: September 1, 1996
Latest known live version: June 27, 2006
"Farmboy Breakdown" was pretty much forgotten until Beck pulled it out of nowhere eight years later on September 1 1996. The show was not really part of his big tour, but a more intimate acoustic club show in Hoboken, NJ as a breather from his Odelay
tour. In the middle of the short set, Beck started picking this on his acoustic guitar, complete with loud "Wooohooo!" and fun tempo accelerations. The crowd loved it.