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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby Jeremy B on Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:55 pm

Bill Swansea wrote:
sulfur)addict wrote:Flour's "Eat Lead" is no slouch either.

With a riff later used on his second or third solo album I recall. Flour's work is terribly underrated as has been discussed on here many years ago.


Flour used both the bass line and the drumbeat for the far superior (don't hurt me, Jurgis) "Rust With Me," off of Fourth And Final. I uploaded the Flour version here for those who want to compare, since there isn't a version on YouTube.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby Bill Swansea on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:22 pm

Jeremy B wrote:
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sulfur)addict wrote:Flour's "Eat Lead" is no slouch either.

With a riff later used on his second or third solo album I recall. Flour's work is terribly underrated as has been discussed on here many years ago.


Flour used both the bass line and the drumbeat for the far superior (don't hurt me, Jurgis) "Rust With Me," off of Fourth And Final. I uploaded the Flour version here for those who want to compare, since there isn't a version on YouTube.

Damnit, so close!
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby zom-zom on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:41 pm

sulfur)addict wrote:But I've always wanted to know what Todd's other songs sounded like.


See Brick Layer Cake.

There really was no way this band was going to last, it's surprising that the last lineup carried on as long as it did.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:43 pm

zom-zom wrote:There really was no way this band was going to last, it's surprising that the last lineup carried on as long as it did.


Hell, even that trio lineup wasn't very stable. Extra guitarists (first some guy named Paul, then Phil Harder) seemed to come and go pretty briskly and turn it into a quartet.

sulfur)addict wrote:It was apparently supposed to be a full LP with songwriting credits split between every member


I wonder if Harder wrote any songs for Smokers' Paradise when it was intended to be an LP? I liked one single by his later band, Big Trouble House, but the rest was not as hot.

Bill Swansea wrote:Flour's work is terribly underrated as has been discussed on here many years ago.


More partial to Breaking Circus than Flour solo; Bjorklund's got quite a voice and, at least during that specific time, had less of a thing for drum machines. Flour's a bit more playful on his own.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby zom-zom on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:52 pm

Paul Hiraga.. super nice guy. I worked with him for a bit as well at a job. Very talented. He's still playing music and lives in Seattle I believe.

Both Flour and Todd were totally against having Phil in the band, it caused a lot of arguments and no, he never wrote anything, was just a hired hand more or less.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:01 pm

Thanks for the info, zom.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby the Classical on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:49 pm

Is the box-set going include the grainy video of them playing behind the counter of Northern Lights and chugging Special Ex?
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby zom-zom on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:49 pm

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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby sulfur)addict on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:20 pm

zom-zom wrote:
sulfur)addict wrote:But I've always wanted to know what Todd's other songs sounded like.


See Brick Layer Cake.


Were Todd's songs recycled into Brick Layer Cake?

I love those first few Brick Layer Cake albums, but I always considered them part of a singular vision. I mean, I could see where "Medicine Lake" resembles Brick Layer Cake, but even that one is more upbeat than the standard Brick Layer Cake song. It might just be Björklund's guitar playing, though.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby Bill Swansea on Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:44 am

OrthodoxEaster wrote:
Bill Swansea wrote:Flour's work is terribly underrated as has been discussed on here many years ago.


More partial to Breaking Circus than Flour solo; Bjorklund's got quite a voice and, at least during that specific time, had less of a thing for drum machines. Flour's a bit more playful on his own.

Agreed completely.

On the subject of Big Trouble House, this is pretty good:

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Thought I'd heard them before but I must be mistaken.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby four_oclocker_2 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:08 pm

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sulfur)addict wrote:Could've sworn I asked "Hey Todd, when will Breaking Circus be reissued?" during a Shellac Q&A and he answered "when they've all sold out," but hey! Maybe he was just being dry(er). And at least they're being reissued now.


There were multiple still-shrinkwraped copies of "Smokers' Paradise" available at Laurie's when I was in town for the BBQ.


There was a record store in Boston that, every time I went there, had sealed copies of The Ice Machine for $2.99 or $3.99.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:42 pm

Bill Swansea wrote:On the subject of Big Trouble House, this is pretty good:

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Thought I'd heard them before but I must be mistaken.


... And there's the single I mentioned above. Yep, still sounds really, really good. I remember an LP and an accompanying video or two being comparatively underwhelming, however.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby catwoman on Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:16 pm

Anything digital out there? My feeble attempt at digitizing the vinyl was for shit.
Should I check the easendspace thread?
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby mrcancelled on Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:19 pm

catwoman wrote:Anything digital out there? My feeble attempt at digitizing the vinyl was for shit.
Should I check the easendspace thread?


Hey I've got digital copies of the albums if you still need them.

Steve, you did the album art for The Very Long Fuse, right? I have the cover framed and hanging on the wall in front of my bed. I can't say exactly why but it's one of my favorite album covers, and I spend many a morning in various states of delirium staring at it while dreading getting out of bed to do human things. How did you make this?
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby El Protoolio on Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:51 pm

Did that box set ever come out? I don’t see any reissues on Discogs.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby Redline on Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:50 pm

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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby catwoman on Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:45 pm

mrcancelled wrote:
catwoman wrote:Anything digital out there? My feeble attempt at digitizing the vinyl was for shit.
Should I check the easendspace thread?


Hey I've got digital copies of the albums if you still need them.


That would be swell! Thanks.
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Re: Band: Breaking Circus

Postby mrcancelled on Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:16 pm

catwoman wrote:
mrcancelled wrote:
catwoman wrote:Anything digital out there? My feeble attempt at digitizing the vinyl was for shit.
Should I check the easendspace thread?


Hey I've got digital copies of the albums if you still need them.


That would be swell! Thanks.


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