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Postby nick92675 on Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:57 pm

someone help me out here, it's breaking circus that did the song "medicine lake" right? that was a real good song. whatever it is, the version i have is on 12" and i think at 45rpm. good stuff. NOT CRAP.
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Postby the Classical on Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:59 pm

Breaking Circus Not Crap

the records got better w/ each release, Smoker's Paradise being imho their peak. Woefully underrated, much like Rifle Sport. Never had a chance to see them live (a little before my time) but they played more often that Halo of Flies. A friend's band played w/ them on many occasion and his opinion was that they were awesome, I have no reason to doubt the veracity of his comments.

I'm sure reallyoldpunk and bpchnc might be able to share some more info

great band
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Postby the Classical on Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:02 pm

nick92675 wrote:someone help me out here, it's breaking circus that did the song "medicine lake" right? that was a real good song. whatever it is, the version i have is on 12" and i think at 45rpm. good stuff. NOT CRAP.


this is on the Smoker's Paradise ep
their third and final release

discog:
the Very Long Fuse ep
Ice Machine lp
Smoker's Paradise ep

at least one compliation track on the Big Hits Vol IV on Twin/Tone and I have heard about a 7" but have never seen/verified its exsistence
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Postby timmx on Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:19 pm

Not Crap.
The song "Knife in the Marathon" stays with me for days at a time with each listen.
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Postby newcopcar on Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:50 pm

the Classical wrote:
at least one compliation track on the Big Hits Vol IV on Twin/Tone


"Driving The Dynamite Truck"! What a goddamn amazing song!
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Postby chet on Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:00 pm

Its interesting to see how much Todd has changed drumming wise since this band.

Not crap at all.
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Postby Redline on Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:32 pm

The song "Knife in the Marathon" stays with me for days at a time with each listen.

Me too, I wish I wrote that song. Terrific non-cowboy non-gaye use of an acoustic guitar.

Saw 'em, not crap!
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Postby KeithV on Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:57 pm

Not Crap. These are some really great records. The 7-inch under the name Breaking Circus is just Steve Bjorkland doing sorta-electro versions of Naked Raygun's "Home of the Brave" and the UK Subs' "Warhead." It's okay, but not the same.

It's be nice to see the Breaking Circus stuff re-issued so a new generation can get em'. I don't see those records around much anymore. I'm glad I got mine, even though I still lack a copy of the Very Long Fuse...
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Postby ubercat on Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:20 pm

Damn. I'm getting old, old, old. I believe I saw these guys in both The Entry
and the Main Room (at 7th Street). Maybe even once at the Uptown. Must
sort though my memory. I think I saw them once with DKV.
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Postby Schaal on Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:07 am

Not Crap at all.

I have only seen video footage of them playing in The Mainroom. I wish more dudes in bands wore fedora hats again.
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Postby ctrl-s on Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:51 pm

Not crap. I just put "Precision" on a mix CD for somebody. "(Knife in the) Marathon" was great too. Where that reissue at? ...I don't think I ever saw them in the "day," though. Alas.
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Postby Ace on Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:23 pm

What a weird band. I like 'em.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:07 pm

Fantastic fucking stuff.

I don't think they're that weird...I just find them really, really enjoyable. It was easy music to get into.
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Postby Marsupialized on Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:14 pm

Smoker's Paradise is awesome
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"Walter" is one of those post-2AM-belly-full-of-alcohol songs that always seem to get me into trouble with roommates.
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Postby fancyjamtime on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:47 am

"Ancient Axes" makes it's way onto every mix tape I make. What a great song.

I've never met a Breaking Circus song I didn't like.
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Postby Jodi S. on Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:16 am

newcopcar wrote:
the Classical wrote:at least one compliation track on the Big Hits Vol IV on Twin/Tone


"Driving The Dynamite Truck"! What a goddamn amazing song!

HELL TO THE YEAH.

The Seam cover doesn't do it justice.

One day, I'll be in a relationship with someone who will respond to "Let's go out" with "I've got money."

As is the custom with all bands that "we" (the PRF) tend to like, the students are confounded by Breaking Circus.
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Postby Jeremy B on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:23 pm

I got into their stuff from my friends older brother who bought anything that revolved around the Minneapolis/Chicago noise rock axis. Took me a while to get them (I was 15 at the time), but Ice Machine grabbed me and I became a fan. Overall though, Smoker's Paradise is my favorite. A friend of mine, who runs a certain semi-well known record label, approached Steve Bjorklund a couple of years ago about reissuing everything. From my understanding he was not very receptive to it. Would be great if those records were back in print, but whatever. NOT CRAP.

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Postby zom-zom on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:29 pm

oucheh wrote: A friend of mine, who runs a certain semi-well known record label, approached Steve Bjorklund a couple of years ago about reissuing everything. From my understanding he was not very receptive to it.


After The Very Long Fuse when Todd and Flour joined up, they also contributed songs that they wrote, so it's not all Steve-penned material.

Brian Paulson was responsible for Dynamite Truck, by the way.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:20 pm

oucheh wrote:A friend of mine, who runs a certain semi-well known record label, approached Steve Bjorklund a couple of years ago about reissuing everything. From my understanding he was not very receptive to it. Would be great if those records were back in print, but whatever. NOT CRAP.


I heard the same thing from a guy in the know a couple weeks ago...except he was only speculating (albeit with a high degree of confidence).

What is this Steve Bjorklund guy's deal? The guy who knew his stuff didn't have time to explain it to me.

EDIT: Errr...wait...did Steve Bjorklund play in Breaking Circus or was he the Homestead guy? The guy I knew was talking about the guy who ran Homestead.
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