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Oddities, Abnormalities, & Curiosities
Circle Jerks
Oddities, Abnormalities, & Curiosities
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Circle Jerks
Title: Oddities, Abnormalities, & Curiosities
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 6/27/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452694829, 731452694812, 731452694843

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Circle Jerks Finale Album deserves a listen
Suzanne E. Brown | Cumming, GA United States | 05/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While not bieng thier best album, Oddities is still a pretty solid listen.Circle Jerks final album is also thier most diverse. Most of the songs on here steer away from thier usual hardcore punk format, and experimental tunes such as " Shining through the door" and "Sinking Ship" highlight this album.Most of the songs on this album sound fimiliar to the old school rock of the stooges. This isnt a bad thing, its just different that what you would expect from the circle jerks.One song from this album: "I wanna Destroy you" became pretty infamous, for having pop singer Debbie Gibson on back up vocals. Teenage Electric is also one of the best Circle Jerks songs I've ever heard.But if you have never heard them before, I suggest either picking up Group Sex or VI, get this after you've heard the band before. The biggest problem I have with this album is that it was released on a major label. It's not that I think the Circle Jerks sold out, because they didnt, but the album booklet is very annoying to me.The insides claim "Greg Heston appears cortousey of Geffen records" "Zander Scholls appears courtesy of Interscope records"I dont know why these people have to be appearing on this record like that: they are members of the band after all. It seems to me this is a unnessacary legality imposed by the majorsAlso, the lyric sheet is jumbled up into one giant paragraph, and all the cuss words are censored out. >_"
Circle Jerks go mainstream?!
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 06/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Circle Jerks return to the public eye during the mid-90's with a mainstream album release. I don't know how Keith Morris and Greg Hetson managed to get a record deal with a big music company (but they did). The end results? A nice tight punk-pop album filled with three minute songs and a lot of noise and attitude.

What a return for one of L.A.'s seminal punk bands. Soon after this album was released, they filmed a video that recieved airplay on MTV. I Wanna Destroy You (a Robin Hitchcock song) was recorded with Debbie Gibson(?) and
one of the ladies from L7. Not a classic by any means, just an enjoyable disc filled with a lot of punk driven pop songs.

Viva Circle Jerks!"
Deborah Gibson Shows Her Chops and Shows the Boys She Rocks!
Joseph P. Ulibas | 12/04/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Veteran Punk Rockers, the Circle Jerks, teams up with the veteran pop artist, Deborah Gibson, on the hilariously fun thrasher _I Wanna Destroy You_. This is a fine example of aggressive punk rock meets carefree pop, and the results are refreshing. Deborah's counter-melody givees this Circle Jerk song irony, as it breaks musical boundaries and traditional images of both artists."