PROPER GROUNDS - DOWNTOWN CIRCUS GANG

PROPER GROUNDS

DOWNTOWN CIRCUS GANG

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Proper Grounds was an alternative rap-metal band from Los Angeles that first formed in 1988. After being discovered by Madonna and signing to Maverick Records, they released their first and last studio album Downtown Circus Gang in 1993. Proper Grounds was able to merge the gritty realities of life on the street with the intensity and velocity of heavy metal.

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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
  • First time on vinyl
  • Groundbreaking 'anguish rap metal' album
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured vinyl
Catalog # : MOVLP2944 Format : 1 LP, 180 gram Releasedate : March 18 2022
Barcode : 8719262020481 Sleeve : 3mm Original Release : 1993 

Side A

1. Black Noize
2. Mind Tempest
3. The Joker E Double
4. Jezebel
5. Money In The Depths Of A Plagueless Man
6. Downtown Circus Gang
7. 2 Kill A Clown

Side B

1. Backwards Mass
2. I'm Drowning
3. D-Views Man
4. Nature Song
5. F**k The Blues
6. Purgatory
7. 7th House On The Bank
8. Black Noize (Reprise)

Proper Grounds was an alternative rap-metal band from Los Angeles that first formed in 1988. After being discovered by Madonna and signing to Maverick Records, they released their first and last studio album Downtown Circus Gang in 1993. Proper Grounds was able to merge the gritty realities of life on the street with the intensity and velocity of heavy metal. Formed by frontman The Sandman (who is also on the cover of the album) and bass player/producer Danny Saber, they had a deep-rooted social consciousness that neatly subverted the mindless violence and material worship that engulfed rap in the Nineties. They called their particular brand of noise “anguish rap metal”. Soon after the release of Downtown Circus Gang, Proper Grounds disbanded and rap-metal moved to the suburbs where iconic bands such as System Of A Down and Papa Roach found their origin.

Downtown Circus Gang is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured vinyl and includes an insert.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
  • First time on vinyl
  • Groundbreaking 'anguish rap metal' album
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured vinyl