Disney requested that the tracks "The Neden Game", "Under the Moon", and "Boogie Woogie Wu" be removed because of lyrics referencing abuse of women, rape and murder, and the slaughter of children, respectively.Several songs were recorded with the intention of releasing them on The Great Milenko.After Hollywood terminated the group's contract, Insane Clown Posse signed a new contract with Island Records (whose parent at the time, Poly Gram, distributed Hollywood releases in North America), which agreed to release the album as it was originally intended.
Clark, Joseph Utsler Let's meet contestant number 1He's a schitzophrenic serial killer clown Who says women love his sexy smile Let's find out if his charm will work on Sharon Sharon, what's your question?
Contestant number 1, I believe first impressions last forever So let's say you were to come over to my parents' house And have dinner with me and my family Tell me what you'd do to make that first impression really stay Let's see, hmm, well I'd have to think about it I might show up in a Tux, ha, but I doubt it I'd probably just show up naked like I always do And look your mama in the eye and tell her fuck you Hurry up bitch I'm hungry, I smell spaghetti I'd pinch her lumpy ass and tell her get the food ready Your dad would probably start trippin' and get me pissed I'd have to walk up and bust him in his fuckin' lips It's dinner time, we're hearin' grace from your mother I pull a 40 out and pour some for your little brother I'm steady staring at your sister, I'll tell you this You know for only 13 she got some big tits After that, your dad would try to jump again And only this time I'd put the 40 to his chin After your mom does the dishes and the silver wear I'd dry fuck her till I nut in my underwear Now let's meet contestant number 2He's a psychopathic derranged crack head freak Who works with the dark carnival He says women call him stretch nuts Sharon, let's hear your question I like a man who's not afraid to show his true emotions A man who expresses himself in his own special way Number 2, if you fell in love with me Exactly how would you let me know?
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music wrote, in his review of The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (1999) that, "The Great Milenko [...] was targeted at white-boy, adolescent metalheads -- really, how could any album that contained guest spots from Alice Cooper, Slash, Steve Jones and Legs Diamond be anything else?
" Insane Clown Posse hired renowned Detroit record producer and DJ Mike E. Clark made the album sound more rock-oriented, as opposed to the duo's earlier material, which featured a more prominent hip-hop sound.
These concepts are related by Insane Clown Posse in a series of albums called the six Joker's Cards.
Each of the six Joker's Cards relate to a specific character — an entity of the Dark Carnival — that tries to "save the human soul" by showing the wickedness inside of one's self.Although Abbiss told the press that Disney had stopped production of The Great Milenko to avoid further controversy, Disney claimed instead that the release of the album was an oversight by their review board, and that the album "did not fit the Disney image" because of its "inappropriate" lyrics, Although Hollywood Records had ordered record stores to return shipments of the now-deleted album, many record stores refused, including the Michigan-based Harmony House where 1,700 CDs were sold in 36 stores after the termination order.As part of the deal, Island also agreed to rerelease the group's first two Joker's Card albums.The album was recorded and initially released by the Disney-owned record label Hollywood Records.The album was taken off shelves by Hollywood hours after its release, in response to criticism from the Southern Baptist Church of decisions that the church believed did not reflect Disney's family-friendly image, although Disney claimed that the album was released due to an oversight by its review board.From deep within the Nethervoids of shadow walkers comes yet another exhibit of the Dark Carnival.