ROBERT POLLARD'S freak rock trio CIRCUS DEVILS says farewell with a pair of releases on February 24, 2017.
First is LAUGHS LAST, the band's 14th and final album, along with LAUGHS BEST (The Kids Eat It Up), a 30-track best-of compilation.
LAUGHS BEST (The Kids Eat It Up)
The Best of Circus Devils
On thier 14th and final album, Robert Pollard and the Tobias brothers take a breathless romp through multiple styles, starting off with the brash hotdogger, 'Get Out Of My Way When I'm In Town.' Along the way we're treated to the R.E.M. inflected 'Do The Nixon,' the organ fuzz stomper 'Teenage Rooster,' and the defiantly conventional 'Crucified By The British Press.' Full of high humor and low drama, Laughs Last is the bold exclamation point at the end of Circus Devils' 16-year run.
available on Vinyl LP / CD
2) Philosophy Bag
3) ZX35 Pow
5) Alice Cooper Alarm Clock (inst.)
6) End Of The World Ice Cream
9) Time Trapper
11) Mr. Detail's Explanation
12) Farm Action
13) Into Gear
14) Cockroach Whiskey
16) Aerial Photographs From Alcatraz
A collection of 30 speedy deliveries from rock and roll's Twilight Zone, Laughs Best will leave you exhausted, satisfied, and ready for another spin. Circus Devils' entire mind-mending catalogue is represented here, with a focus on friendly, accessible tracks, along with a few examples of the band's trademark prog/psychedlia mixed in for good measure. Includes a 32-track music video DVD.
available on double vinyl Lp / CD / +DVD
HAPPY JACK ROCK RECORDS presents LAUGHS LAST (HJRR34) | LAUGHS BEST (HJRR35).
Release date for both albums: February 24, 2017.
(please note: the two singles listed above appear on both releases)
TRACK LIST: (click on songs in blue to stream)
2) The Girls Will Make It Happen
3) Don't Be Late
5) Easy Baby
6) New Boy
7) Backwash Television
8) George Took a Shovel
9) When Machines Attack
11) Bad Baby Blue
12) Bull Spears
13) Ships From Prison To Prison
14) To Be So Welcome
16) Monkey Head
20) Gargoyle City
21) Girl In Space
23) War Horsies
24) Teenage Rooster
25) Locomotion Blue Note
26) Mother Skinny
27) Cockroach Whiskey
28) French Horn Litigation
29) Diamond Boys
30) End Of The Swell
CIRCUS DEVILS - LAUGHS LAST PRESS RELEASE (PDF)