Great Milenko [20th Anniversary Edition] [2 CD/1 DVD]

Great Milenko [20th Anniversary Edition] [2 CD/1 DVD]

by Insane Clown PosseInsane Clown Posse

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Overview

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. [A two-CD/one-DVD remastered 20th Anniversary Edition of The Great Milenko was released in 2017, featuring the original album plus a bonus CD including rarities, remixes, unreleased tracks, and the new song "Black Blizzard." The set also included the ICP Shockumentary on the DVD.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2017
Label: Island
UPC: 0602557725155
catalogNumber: 002698600
Rank: 57144

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