Blood Circus (band)
|Years active||1988–1989 / 1992 / 2007|
|Members||Michael Anderson (vocals, guitar)
Geoff Robinson (guitar)
Tracy "T-Man" Simmons (bass)
Doug Day (drums)
The band's first release was a single, 1988's "Six Foot Under"/"Two Way Street", on Sub Pop. Both Nirvana and Mudhoney performed their first-ever shows opening for Blood Circus at Seattle's Vogue club in 1988.
In 1989 Sub Pop released the band's first and only album, a five-track EP called Primal Rock Therapy which, despite being now recognised as a milestone record of that time and place, was at the time panned by the critics and ignored by the public. This contributed to the split of the band in 1989 after a North American tour with the French band Les Thugs. Both bands played in San Francisco in June 1989.
They briefly reformed in 1992, when Sub Pop re-released Primal Rock Therapy on CD with five additional unreleased tracks. The rerelease comprised almost all of the band's recorded output, except for the song "The Outback", which can be found on the Sub Pop 200 compilation. The band also briefly appeared in the 1996 film Hype!, a documentary about the rise of the Seattle scene.
In April 2012 Geoff Robinson conducted a comprehensive audio interview with Music Life Radio about Blood Circus, and his life.
- Two Way Street/Six Foot Under 7" (1988)
- Primal Rock Therapy EP (1989)
- Primal Rock Therapy CD (1992) re-release with 5 previously unreleased tracks from 1989
- Sub Pop 200 compilation - "The Outback"
- Seattle Sound Archived September 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Rolling Stone review of Primal Rock Therapy
- "Blood Circus Enjoys Reunion In Scene They Helped Create", The Seattle Times, October 23, 1992.
- "Where Have You Gone, Michael Anderson of Blood Circus?"
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