...And the Circus Leaves Town
|…And the Circus Leaves Town|
|Studio album by Kyuss|
|Released||July 11, 1995|
|Recorded||March 1–20, 1995|
|Studio||Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California|
|Producer||Chris Goss, John Garcia, Josh Homme, Scott Reeder, Alfredo Hernández|
…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. 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." A video was released for "One Inch Man", the album's only official single.
Writing credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
|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|
|6.||"El Rodeo"||Homme, Garcia||5:35|
|7.||"Jumbo Blimp Jumbo"||Homme||4:39|
|10.||"Catamaran" (originally performed by Yawning Man)||Alfredo Hernández||2:59|
"M'deea" (hidden track)
"Day One" (hidden track)
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.
Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
- John Garcia – lead vocals, producer
- Josh Homme – guitar, producer
- Scott Reeder – bass guitar, producer
- Alfredo Hernández – drums, producer
- Chris Goss – producer
- Joe Barresi – recording engineer
- Brian Jenkins – mixing engineer
- Billy Bowers – assistant engineer
- Chad Banford – assistant engineer
- Eddy Schreyer – mastering engineer
- Jill Jordan – painting
- Michael Anderson – photography
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- …And the Circus Leaves Town (CD liner notes). Kyuss. Beverly Hills, California: Elektra Records. 1995. 7559-61811-2.