The Best of Insane Clown Posse
Island Records/Psychopathic Records
I don’t know where to begin with how I feel about the release of Jugganauts, Best of The Insane Clown Posse. As a fan there is just to much to many good things I want to say and just so little time. So on that note lets begin.
This album gives you great tracks from two Joker Cards such as Great Melinko, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers, and both the Bizzar, and Bizaar albums. It is also a great reminder of a small piece of history of this group. (For those that are unaware of the groups history, Great Melinko took Insane Clown Posse to the public with their legal battle with The Walt Disney company over censorship. When Disney’s record label, Hollywood Records refused to release the album unless the duo made drastic changes to the material. The boys took their battle to the media and the rest is history.)
From a lyrical point of view I laughed at their tongue in cheek views on violence. Tracks like Bitches (with help from Ol’ Dirty Bastard), Cherry Pie, and Fuck The World, are littered with violent imagery and lyrics. This has been a staple of the group. While other tracks such as Hall of Illusions, Let’s Go all The Way, Tilt-a-Whirl, and Piggys are a reminder of the issues of prejudice, child and spousal abuse, drug use, and ultimate goal of unity. Lastly, The are there trade mark tracts such as Hokus Pokus, The Neddin Game and What is a Juggalo? just bring a smile to your face.
The arrangements from these tracks have a definite diverse sound. There is a mixture of rap and hard rock through out their songs. With the occasional comedy bit thrown in fro a few laughs.
The only down side to this album is that I had hoped there would have been other hits from the other Joker Cards, but we can only hope that we will receive this.
If you have never listened to This group, Have no idea what they are about or who the hell they are, then start with this album, it gives you a good taste for what they have to offer, and leaves you wanting more.