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'''Breaking Circus''' was a Minneapolis-area postpunk band from [[1983]] to [[1988]]. The band was based in Minneapolis, but actually formed in the Chicago area.  Led by [[Steve Björklund]], Breaking Circus also initially included [[John Lundin]] and [[Bruce Lange]].  For their first gig Breaking Circus had a double debut with [[Silent Language]] at the [[Cubby Bear]] on Saturday, July 2, [[1983]].  Breaking Circus signed to [[Homestead Records]] for their first release, The Very Long Fuse.  
 
'''Breaking Circus''' was a Minneapolis-area postpunk band from [[1983]] to [[1988]]. The band was based in Minneapolis, but actually formed in the Chicago area.  Led by [[Steve Björklund]], Breaking Circus also initially included [[John Lundin]] and [[Bruce Lange]].  For their first gig Breaking Circus had a double debut with [[Silent Language]] at the [[Cubby Bear]] on Saturday, July 2, [[1983]].  Breaking Circus signed to [[Homestead Records]] for their first release, The Very Long Fuse.  
  
 
In [[1986]], Bjorklund moved to Minneapolis and began working with Rifle Sport. The band released Ice Machine and Smokers' Paradise in 1987, and broke up the following year.
 
In [[1986]], Bjorklund moved to Minneapolis and began working with Rifle Sport. The band released Ice Machine and Smokers' Paradise in 1987, and broke up the following year.
 
  
 
== Members ==
 
== Members ==
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[[File:BreakingCircus2.jpg|right]]
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[[File:BreakingCircus3.jpg|right]]
  
[[File:BreakingCircus2.jpg|right]]
 
 
=== Minneapolis ===
 
=== Minneapolis ===
 
 
* [[Steve Bjorklund]] - Vocals, Guitar
 
* [[Steve Bjorklund]] - Vocals, Guitar
 
* Phil Harder - Guitar
 
* Phil Harder - Guitar
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* Tony Pucci
 
* Tony Pucci
 
* Paul Hiraga - Guitar
 
* Paul Hiraga - Guitar
 
 
[[File:BreakingCircus3.jpg|right]]
 
 
=== Chicago ===
 
=== Chicago ===
 
 
* Steve Bjorklund
 
* Steve Bjorklund
 
* Bruce Lange
 
* Bruce Lange
 
* John Lundin
 
* John Lundin
 
  
 
== Releases ==
 
== Releases ==
 
 
 
[[File:BreakingCircus-VeryLongFuse.jpg|right|175px]]
 
[[File:BreakingCircus-VeryLongFuse.jpg|right|175px]]
 
* '''''The Very Long Fuse''''' EP ([[1985]], [[Homestead Records]])
 
* '''''The Very Long Fuse''''' EP ([[1985]], [[Homestead Records]])
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:* Cover art by [[Steve Albini]]
 
# Precision
 
# Precision
 
# (Knife in the) Marathon
 
# (Knife in the) Marathon
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# Christian Soldiers
 
# Christian Soldiers
 
# Morning
 
# Morning
 
 
[[File:BreakingCircus-SmokersParadise.jpg|right|175px]]
 
* '''''Smokers Paradise''''' EP ([[1986]], Positive)
 
# Smokers' Paradise
 
# Three Cool Cats
 
# ShockHammer Thirteen
 
# Emperor Calvin
 
# Medicine Lake
 
# Eat Lead
 
 
 
 
[[File:BreakingCircusIceMachineFront.jpg|right|175px]]
 
[[File:BreakingCircusIceMachineFront.jpg|right|175px]]
 
* '''''The Ice Machine''''' LP ([[1987]], Homestead)
 
* '''''The Ice Machine''''' LP ([[1987]], Homestead)
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:* Insert was a board game
 
# Took a Hammering
 
# Took a Hammering
 
# Song of The South
 
# Song of The South
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# Laid So Low
 
# Laid So Low
 
# Evil Last Night
 
# Evil Last Night
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[[File:BreakingCircus-SmokersParadise.jpg|right|175px]]
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* '''''Smokers Paradise''''' EP (1987, Positive)
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# Smokers' Paradise
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# Three Cool Cats
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# ShockHammer Thirteen
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# Emperor Calvin
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# Medicine Lake
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# Eat Lead
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
 
* [http://gapersblock.com/transmission/2008/07/11/bands_you_missed_vol_2/ Gapers Block short Braking Circus bio]
 
* [http://gapersblock.com/transmission/2008/07/11/bands_you_missed_vol_2/ Gapers Block short Braking Circus bio]
 
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kcz1z8bajyv2~T1 Allmusic's Breaking Circus page]
 
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kcz1z8bajyv2~T1 Allmusic's Breaking Circus page]
* [http://www.somethingilearned.com/2007/01/breaking-circus Something I Learned Today review with mp3s from all three records]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Circus Wikipedia page]
 
* [http://tcpunk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14395 TCPUNK thread on Breaking Circus]
 
* [http://tcpunk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14395 TCPUNK thread on Breaking Circus]
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* [https://www.discogs.com/artist/259290-Breaking-Circus Discogs profile]
  
 
[[Category:Bands]]
 
[[Category:Bands]]

Latest revision as of 17:04, 4 August 2016

Breaking Circus in 1987.

Breaking Circus was a Minneapolis-area postpunk band from 1983 to 1988. The band was based in Minneapolis, but actually formed in the Chicago area. Led by Steve Björklund, Breaking Circus also initially included John Lundin and Bruce Lange. For their first gig Breaking Circus had a double debut with Silent Language at the Cubby Bear on Saturday, July 2, 1983. Breaking Circus signed to Homestead Records for their first release, The Very Long Fuse.

In 1986, Bjorklund moved to Minneapolis and began working with Rifle Sport. The band released Ice Machine and Smokers' Paradise in 1987, and broke up the following year.

Members

BreakingCircus2.jpg
BreakingCircus3.jpg

Minneapolis

  • Steve Bjorklund - Vocals, Guitar
  • Phil Harder - Guitar
  • Peter Conway aka Flour - Bass
  • Todd Trainer - Drums
  • Brian Paulson
  • Tony Pucci
  • Paul Hiraga - Guitar

Chicago

  • Steve Bjorklund
  • Bruce Lange
  • John Lundin

Releases

BreakingCircus-VeryLongFuse.jpg
  1. Precision
  2. (Knife in the) Marathon
  3. Lady in the Lake
  4. Soul of Japan
  5. The Imperial Clawmasters' Theme
  6. Monster's sanctuary
  7. Christian Soldiers
  8. Morning
BreakingCircusIceMachineFront.jpg
  • The Ice Machine LP (1987, Homestead)
  • Insert was a board game
  1. Took a Hammering
  2. Song of The South
  3. Swept Blood
  4. Caskets and Clocks
  5. Where
  6. Gun Shy
  7. Laid So Low
  8. Evil Last Night
BreakingCircus-SmokersParadise.jpg
  • Smokers Paradise EP (1987, Positive)
  1. Smokers' Paradise
  2. Three Cool Cats
  3. ShockHammer Thirteen
  4. Emperor Calvin
  5. Medicine Lake
  6. Eat Lead

External Links