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Just a hit away

Music for the Hearing Impaired
Music for the Hearing Impaired
By Corporate Circus

Supersonic Music: 2007

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This review first appeared in the January 3, 2008 issue of the North County Times.

From its MySpace page, it would seem that Corporate Circus has moved back to Indiana, but the band relocated en masse to San Diego for at least part of 2007, ending up with a song on the "San Diego Soundscape" music compilation issued by the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau to lure tourists to town. While here, the band also issued its third CD, "Music for the Hearing Impaired," a hard-driving bit of radio-friendly alternative rock. The band shows a nice touch at creating a sense of dramatic tension in its songs, and Ryan Bettinger has a bigger-than-life delivery on lead vocals. The only thing lacking is that one song that could turn into a bona fide hit.