...And the Circus Leaves Town

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…And the Circus Leaves Town
Studio album by Kyuss
Released July 11, 1995
Recorded March 1–20, 1995 at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California
Genre Stoner rock
Length 71:59
Label Elektra
Producer Kyuss & Chris Goss
Kyuss chronology
Welcome to Sky Valley
(1994)
...And the Circus Leaves Town
(1995)
Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age
(1997)

…And the Circus Leaves Town is the fourth and final studio album by American stoner rock/metal band Kyuss, released on July 11, 1995, three months before their breakup.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer 7/7 stars[3]

Upon its release, the album was not as commercially or critically successful as the previous Blues for the Red Sun and Welcome to Sky Valley. A video was released for "One Inch Man", the album's only official single.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hurricane"   John Garcia/Josh Homme 2:41
2. "One Inch Man"   Garcia/Scott Reeder 3:30
3. "Thee Ol' Boozeroony"   Reeder 2:47
4. "Gloria Lewis"   Garcia/Homme 4:02
5. "Phototropic"   Homme 5:13
6. "El Rodeo"   Garcia/Homme 5:35
7. "Jumbo Blimp Jumbo"   Homme 4:39
8. "Tangy Zizzle"   Homme 2:39
9. "Size Queen"   Homme 3:46
10. "Catamaran"   Mario Lalli/Larri Lalli/Gary Arce/Alfredo Hernández 2:59
11. "Spaceship Landing"     34:04
  • Note: The final track comprises three songs, with silence between them.
    • "Spaceship Landing" – 00:00 – 11:15 (Homme)
    • "M'deea" – 14:48 – 15:02
    • "Day One" – 32:14 – 34:04 (Reeder)

The song "Catamaran" is a cover of a song originally recorded by drummer Alfredo Hernandez' previous band Yawning Man.

Hidden track "Day One" was originally released in Germany as part of the "Demon Cleaner" extended CD single under the title "Day One (To Dave and Krist)". It was dedicated to the remaining Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, after Kurt Cobain's suicide.

The song "Hurricane" featured in the 2006 video game, Need for Speed: Carbon.

Personnel[edit]

Kyuss[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Goss – Producer
  • Kyuss – Producer, Artwork, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Mario Lalli – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Gary Arce – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Madman of Encino – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Joe Barresi – Recording
  • Brian Jenkins – Mixing
  • Chad Banford – Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Billy Bowers – Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Eddy Schreyer – Mastering
  • Jill Jordan – Artwork, Paintings
  • Michael Anderson – Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "allmusic ((( ...And the Circus Leaves Town > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Kyuss". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 473, cited March 17, 2010
  3. ^ Kavka, Marcus. "...And The Circus Leaves Town". Metal Hammer. July 1, 1995, cited December 28, 2013