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Blood Circus (band)

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Genres  Grunge
Active until  1989
Record label  Sub Pop
Labels  Sub Pop
Genre  Grunge
Albums  Primal Rock Therapy
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Years active  1988–1989 / 1992 / 2007
Members  Michael Anderson (vocals, guitar) Geoff Robinson (guitar) Tracy "T-Man" Simmons (bass) Doug Day (drums)
Origin  Seattle, Washington, United States (1988)
Similar  Cat Butt, The Fluid, Girl Trouble, Skin Yard, The U‑Men

Blood Circus was an early, short-lived grunge band from Seattle, Washington.



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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.

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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.

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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.

Blood Circus performed a one-off reunion show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe in 2007.

Blood Circus (band) Blood Circus Geoff Robinson 12 MLR Podcast 55 Music Life Radio

In April 2012 Geoff Robinson conducted a comprehensive audio interview with Music Life Radio about Blood Circus, and his life.


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  • 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"

  • Blood Circus (band) Blood Circus Geoff Robinson 12 MLR Podcast 55 Music Life Radio
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    Blood Circus (band) Blood Circus Primal Rock Therapy Vinyl at Discogs


    Six Foot UnderPrimal Rock Therapy · 1989
    Two Way StreetPrimal Rock Therapy · 1989
    The Outback1988


    Blood Circus (band) Wikipedia

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