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Green Jelly

    Green Jellÿ is an American comedy heavy metal/punk rock group. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its namedueto legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement ontheirtrademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.

    At the height of the band's fame, Green Jellö was plagued by multiple lawsuits. In 1992, they were sued by Kraft Foods fortrademark infringement. Due to the name "Jellö", and more so the band slogan "GREEN JELLÖ SUCKS!", the band were forcedto ...read more

    Green Jellÿ is an American comedy heavy metal/punk rock group. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its namedueto legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement ontheirtrademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.

    At the height of the band's fame, Green Jellö was plagued by multiple lawsuits. In 1992, they were sued by Kraft Foods fortrademark infringement. Due to the name "Jellö", and more so the band slogan "GREEN JELLÖ SUCKS!", the band were forcedto change their name to Green Jellÿ, with an umlaut over the Y. This umlaut, according to the band, "changed the 'Y' soundto an 'O' sound". The band was forced to re-release their album and long form video, as well as change all merchandisecarrying the "Jellö" name. (Some fans of the band had suggested the band had just added a "W" on the end [as in Jellow] butlegal ramifications might still have come from it..

    The "lawsuit" version of Cereal Killer was re-released in 1993 with warning box that reads "Not affiliated with or endorsedbyKraft/General Foods".Later in 1992, Green Jellÿ was sued by the Kellogg Company for trademark infringement of theirToucanSam character, as well as others. The cover of Cereal Killer (both album and video) depicted "Toucan Son of Sam" the"CerealKiller" that kills other cereal characters, such as Snap, Crackle and Pop, the Trix Rabbit, and Lucky the Leprechauninextremely gruesome fashion. The band were forced to change the cover art (originally depicting Toucan Son of Sam), aswellas place a white box in the center of the new cover which stated "Not affiliated with or endorsed by Kraft/GeneralFoods".Additionally, the band was forced to remove the music video for the song "Cereal Killer" from the long form homevideorelease.

    In 1993, Green Jellÿ was also sued by the management of Metallica for partial use of their song "Enter Sandman" in thesong"Electric Harley House (Of Love)". The bass and rhythm guitars in the solo section of the song play a riff close to thatof"Enter Sandman", and even though the band mentions it in lyric immediately after the riff, the band was forced to removethepart from the later CD versions of Cereal Killer and pull the music video from MTV. « hide

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    LPs
    Musick to Insult Your Intelligence By
    2009

    2.5
    1 Votes
    333
    1994

    3.3
    10 Votes
    Cereal Killer Soundtrack
    1993

    3.6
    30 Votes
    Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan
    1989

    3
    1 Votes
    EPs
    Let It Be
    1984

    2
    1 Votes

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