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Podcast Episode
Season
Two
number
100
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Dec 11, 2012

Circus of Power

Magic & Madness

Label
Columbia
Release year
1993
Producer
Thom Panunzio

This album features a collaboration with Jerry Cantrell of Alice and Chains and thick slab of straight hard rock.

Episode #100 marks the second of two listener suggestion episodes that ignore the alternative and indie rock explosion of the 1990s in favor of some straight-up rock and roll that draws influences from metal, glam and hard rock of the previous decade. This week, it's Circus of Power and their 1993 album Magic & Madness. A number of bands pinned to the hair/glam rock era of the 1980s tried to transition their sound in the 90s, some successful and some not. COP worked with Jerry Cantrell of Alice and Chains and toured with Gruntruck, making an attempt to move in a more straightforward hard rock direction. Is it magic or madness?

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Heaven & Hell
  • 2:29 - History of the Band
  • 7:05 - Swamp Devil
  • 10:37 - Mama Tequila
  • 17:49 - Black Roses
  • 24:50 - Otta My Head
  • Outro - Shine

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