VI (Circle Jerks album)

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VI
Studio album by Circle Jerks
Released 1987
Genre Hardcore punk, heavy metal
Length 26:81
Label Combat
Producer Circle Jerks, Karat Faye
Circle Jerks chronology
Group Sex/Wild in the Streets
(1986)
VI
(1987)
Gig
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

VI is the fifth album by the hardcore band Circle Jerks (although a popular misconception is that this is their sixth record), which was released in 1987. It was the band's last album before their 5 year hiatus from 1989 to 1994.

The music on the record is a sort of missing link between hardcore and grunge - on this record the band has moved further into the slower / metal-ish territory of its predecessor, Wonderful, with nods to classic rock (the band covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son"). The lyrics also continue in a similar vein as the previous album, leaning more toward positive messages than the band's early work, while still retaining a strong sarcastic bite and penchant for social commentary.

Originally released on the Combat Records label, VI is currently out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beat Me Senseless" (Greg Hetson, Keith Clark, Keith Morris) – 1:57
  2. "Patty's Killing Mel" (Zander Schloss) – 2:05
  3. "Casualty Vampire" (Hetson, Clark, Morris, Schloss) – 2:36
  4. "Tell Me Why" (Hetson, Morris, Schloss) – 3:18
  5. "Protection" (Clark, Morris, Schloss) – 1:45
  6. "I'm Alive" (Clark, Morris, Schloss) – 2:37
  7. "Status Clinger" (Clark, Schloss) – 2:43
  8. "Living" (Darren Lipscomb, Clark, Schloss) – 2:29
  9. "American Way" (Clark, Schloss) – 1:44
  10. "Fortunate Son" (John Fogerty) – 2:02
  11. "Love Kills" (Clark, Morris, Schloss) – 2:33
  12. "All Wound Up" (Hetson, Morris, Schloss) – 1:32
  13. "I Don't" (Hetson, Schloss) – 2:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Karat Faye - producer, engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer - mastering
  • Edward J. Repka - design
  • Mark Weinberg - art direction
  • Gary Leonard - photography

Miscellanea[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cleary, David. VI (Circle Jerks album) at AllMusic