...And the Circus Leaves Town

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All Music Guide - David Thomas
As their swan song Kyuss left the hard rock community with a densely recorded album of their trademark sound. It's just unfortunate they didn't try to experiment more as they did on their previous works, Sky Valley and Blues For The Red Sun. Instead they relied on similar formats. Luckily the production and performances are top notch and the layers of sound create a wall of distortion that even outdoes the band's own catalogue. And unlike those past records ...And the Circus Left Town has a number of tracks that are catchy and almost seem formatted for the radio, "One Inch Man" and "El Rodeo." They just don't impress after two other ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Thomas
As their swan song Kyuss left the hard rock community with a densely recorded album of their trademark sound. It's just unfortunate they didn't try to experiment more as they did on their previous works, Sky Valley and Blues For The Red Sun. Instead they relied on similar formats. Luckily the production and performances are top notch and the layers of sound create a wall of distortion that even outdoes the band's own catalogue. And unlike those past records ...And the Circus Left Town has a number of tracks that are catchy and almost seem formatted for the radio, "One Inch Man" and "El Rodeo." They just don't impress after two other landmark albums.
All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Kyuss' fourth album, 1995's ...And the Circus Leaves Town is a rather uneven affair, and certainly a disappointment after the brilliance of the band's previous efforts. With the exception of the manic "El Rodeo" and the relentless "Tangy Zizzle" (probably the album's best songs), most of the tracks lack the fierce intensity and clever combination of light/heavy dynamics for which the band had become known. Instead, Kyuss often choose to simply lock onto a groove and ride it out in unspectacular fashion until the song's conclusion. Though the strategy seems to work on "Gloria Lewis," "Size Queen," and "Phototropic," the whole thing breaks down on the 11-minute closer "Spaceship Landing," which, after showing great promise with a massive drum beat and two minutes of first-rate thrashing, inexplicably lapses into a seemingly interminable plod.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/1995
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596181129
  • Catalog Number: 61811
  • Sales rank: 28,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hurricane (2:41)
  2. 2 One Inch Man (3:30)
  3. 3 Thee Ol' Boozeroony (2:47)
  4. 4 Gloria Lewis (4:02)
  5. 5 Phototropic (5:13)
  6. 6 El Rodeo (5:35)
  7. 7 Jumbo Blimp Jumbo (4:39)
  8. 8 Tangy Zizzle (2:39)
  9. 9 Size Queen (3:46)
  10. 10 Catamaran (2:59)
  11. 11 Spaceship Landing (34:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kyuss Primary Artist, Background Vocals
John Garcia Background Vocals
Josh Homme Guitar
John ? Vocals
Mario Lalli Background Vocals
Scott Reeder Background Vocals
Gary Arce Background Vocals
Alfredo Hernandez Drums, Background Vocals
Madman of Encino Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kyuss Producer, Artwork
Joe Barresi Engineer
Chris Goss Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Jill Jordan Artwork, Paintings
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great band

    Kyuss when new was under appreciated. They were a head of their time. Which is why they were unnoticed because if people don't know who a band is they just go out and buy whats in the main stream... You can't do that with Kyuss because you'll never know what your missing if you don't.

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