(1997) The Great Milenko

Insane Clown Posse

... read moreThe Insane Clown Posse had a cult following around their hometown of Detroit in the mid-'90s, eventually winning a major-label contract with Jive. Their deal with Jive was short-lived, since Riddle Box didn't do so well. Still, they retained a devoted local following, which led to Hollywood Records...

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01:07′:24″ 16 Songs

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Intro
Insane Clown Posse
2:00
2
Great Milenko
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1:56
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Hokus Pokus
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4:21
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Piggy Pie
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5:46
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How Many Times?
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6:20
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Southwest Voodoo
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4:02
7
Halls Of Illusions
Insane Clown Posse
4:20
8
Under The Moon
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4:59
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What Is A Juggalo?
Insane Clown Posse
3:57
10
House Of Horrors
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4:20
11
Boogie Woogie Wu
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4:24
12
The Neden Game
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4:05
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Hellalujah
Insane Clown Posse
4:57
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Down With The Clown
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3:52
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Just Like That
Insane Clown Posse
1:24
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Pass Me By
Insane Clown Posse
6:41
Released 01 January 1997, ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

The Insane Clown Posse had a cult following around their hometown of Detroit in the mid-'90s, eventually winning a major-label contract with Jive. Their deal with Jive was short-lived, since Riddle Box didn't do so well. Still, they retained a devoted local following, which led to Hollywood Records signing the group in 1996. Hollywood spent a million dollars on the recording of ICP's label debut, The Great Milenko, which let the group work with name producers and guest artists like Slash. As a result, it was a better record than its predecessors, boasting a tougher sound and some actual hooks, without losing the juvenile vulgarity that pleased their following. So, everything should have worked out -- ICP had a commercial album that would have brought them a big audience, if the marketplace could overlook the fact that the duo was dressed like evil clowns. But things didn't work out as planned. On the day of the release of The Great Milenko, Hollywood pulled the album from the market, claiming that they were unaware of the offensive content of the record. That seems a little unlikely, since a company wouldn't really sink a million dollars into a project being "unaware" of what it was about. Still, the resulting furor meant that the Insane Clown Posse became national figures, and The Great Milenko gained a sort of hip status. It's one of the better albums in ICP's work. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine