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Circa: Now
Rocket From the Crypt
Circa: Now
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The ear-splitting drone that starts off Circa: Now! is a mere portent of the heaviness yet to come. Muscular, but with surprising melodic twists, this weirdo quintet hails from San Diego, where soaking up So-Cal hardcore i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rocket From the Crypt
Title: Circa: Now
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Interscope Records
Release Date: 5/25/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949227326, 023248201411, 023248201442, 075679227348, 4024572002558, 606949227340

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The ear-splitting drone that starts off Circa: Now! is a mere portent of the heaviness yet to come. Muscular, but with surprising melodic twists, this weirdo quintet hails from San Diego, where soaking up So-Cal hardcore influences is a matter of coming of age. Chunky rhythm guitars are the rule, augmented by honking sax and searing leads. It's quite an interesting mix, swinging between the wonderful, anthemic "Ditch Digger," the joyful racket of "Hairball Alley," and the all-out throb of "Sturdy Wrists." With names like Speedo, Apollo 9, and Petey X, it's difficult to take these guys seriously. But then, they're just too damn good to dismiss. --Mike Corrigan

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One of the greatest albums EVER. Classic
03/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Circa:Now" was the first Rocket from the Crypt album I bought, and my life has seriously been changed since. Few are able to find the balance between hardcore and melody, but Rocket from the Crypt does it. A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me what they sound like, and I couldn't give him a straight answer. Punkabilly with horns I'd say, but you can't understand until you experience the unconditional love that is Rocket from the Crypt. Why don't you have this album yet?!?"
Circa:Now! Essential for the survival of humanity...
12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While this isn't the first RFTC album I listened to, it's tied for first with "State of the Art is on Fire" for my favorite album. It has everything that you could possibly want in a rock album. It is a perfect blend of hardcore and melody, and it only gets better the more you listen to it."
This is one of the best cds ever
Nick Steffens | New York | 06/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"RFTC's exciting blend of punk know how and rock n roll make for one of the best records ever. From the straightforward Sturdy Wrists and Don't Darlene to the epic Glazed, you really can't go wrong."