...And the Circus Leaves Town

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…And the Circus Leaves Town
Kyuss ...And the Circus Leaves Town.jpg
Studio album by Kyuss
Released July 11, 1995 (1995-07-11)
Recorded March 1–20, 1995
Studio Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California
Genre Stoner rock
Length 71:59
Label Elektra (7559-61811)
Producer Chris Goss, John Garcia, Josh Homme, Scott Reeder, Alfredo Hernández
Kyuss chronology
Welcome to Sky Valley
(1994)
…And the Circus Leaves Town
(1995)
Kyuss / Queens of the Stone Age
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer 7/7 stars[3]

…And the Circus Leaves Town is the fourth and final studio album by American stoner rock band Kyuss, released on July 11, 1995, three months before their breakup. Drummer Alfredo Hernández (Yawning Man) replaces Brant Bjork, who left Kyuss in 1993. The album features a tighter and more straightforward sound, both in songwriting and production, than the band's preceding efforts.[4] Upon its release, …And the Circus Leaves Town was not as commercially or critically successful as the previous Blues for the Red Sun and Welcome to Sky Valley. Critic Dean Brown attributes this partly to a lack of promotion and the band's breakup, but also notes that the album "deserves to be cherished as much as the two molten hot records that came right before it."[5] A video was released for "One Inch Man", the album's only official single.

Track listing[edit]

Writing credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hurricane" Josh Homme, John Garcia 2:41
2. "One Inch Man" Garcia, Scott Reeder 3:30
3. "Thee Ol' Boozeroony" Reeder 2:47
4. "Gloria Lewis" Homme, Garcia 4:02
5. "Phototropic" Homme 5:13
6. "El Rodeo" Homme, Garcia 5:35
7. "Jumbo Blimp Jumbo" Homme 4:39
8. "Tangy Zizzle" Homme 2:39
9. "Size Queen" Homme 3:46
10. "Catamaran" (originally performed by Yawning Man) Alfredo Hernández 2:59
11. "Spaceship Landing"
"M'deea" (hidden track)
"Day One" (hidden track)
Homme

Reeder
34:04
Total length: 71:59

Notes[edit]

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" is featured in the 2006 video game, Need for Speed: Carbon. An early recording of the song, as well as "El Rodeo," was released on the "Demon Cleaner" single in 1994.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

Kyuss
Production
Artwork
  • Jill Jordan – painting
  • 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
  4. ^ Xander_Christ. "Kyuss: ...And the Circus Leaves Town (Review)". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  5. ^ Brown, Dean. "20 Years On: And The Circus Leaves Town By Kyuss Revisited". The Quietus. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  6. ^ a b …And the Circus Leaves Town (CD liner notes). Kyuss. Beverly Hills, California: Elektra Records. 1995. 7559-61811-2.