Breaking Circus: Ice Machine and Smoker’s Paradise, 1986 1987

18 Jun

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   Formed in 1986, the band recorded for Homestead Records, this album originally had 12 songs recorded for the project, but the band was informed the label would only pay for six recordings. The band saved the rest for a follow-up EP entitled Smoker’s Paradise, released in 1987.

Any of the tracks listed here could have easily fit right in with one of those great John Hughes films, you know the type; filled with love, teenage angst, rich bratty teens in their prime.

The band broke up in 1987……..

Song of the South

Ancient Axes


Baskets & Clocks

Laid So Low

Took a Hammering


Swept Blood


Gun Shy

Evil Last Night



2 Responses to “Breaking Circus: Ice Machine and Smoker’s Paradise, 1986 1987”

  1. Chris Meier June 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Excellent album. Great band.

  2. Larrybob July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    That’s not quite how I remember it. I think that Ice Machine had all the songs that were supposed to be on it, but Smoker’s Paradise they were hoping for a longer record but didn’t get the money for it. There’s an unsourced paragraph on their Wikipedia page which says something to that effect.

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