Circus Block Four were, for a brief time, something else altogether. Their 12-inch single, ‘In Stone In Steel’, had a funk backbone that could have been imported from New York via Talking Heads. Or, more likely, got its groove from the roiling Australian funk-rock of Hunters & Collectors' 'Talking To A Stranger'.
Jeff Thorp - bass, acoustic guitar
Gavin McLean - vocals, guitar
Dean Hutton - percussion
Wayne Frampton - drums
Peter Robinson - keyboards
Bizarre review excerpt from Russell Farmery of the Manawatu Evening Standard: “It should not be confused with the pure Top 20 pop. It can be put with most other New Zealand pop into a “cultured” pop category. This type is in vogue for the followers of songs placed 21 to 40 on the charts.”
Between sets the group employed its manager and tour manager to dress in clown suits and perform on a unicycle, according to the Auckland Star’s Wendyl Nissen.