Meeting by chance in the "Ween" section of a local Hoboken, New Jersey record store was the unintentional start of what would soon become Shirk Circus. With the original line up of Josh Silverman (guitar/ vocals), Bob Britton (bass) and Chris Maggio (drums) getting together in 1991, the intention was to create some obnoxious, angst filled pop-punk brought on by the likes of early Descendants with. After several months, a handful of gigs, a six song demo and a couple drummers later, Frank Lieberum would settle in on the skins before Shirk Circus endured a year long hiatus. After getting back together in 1993, releasing the four-song EP "Because of You, I Missed the Guess Who Concert" and recruiting Dan Shafer on bass, their first full-length "Words to Say" was released a year later on Bar/None Records. Following a couple tours of the United States, Shirk Circus' follow-up album "March" came out in 1995.