Insane Clown Posse
The Amazing Jeckel Brothers


5.0
classic

Review

by mrjuggalogoestotown USER (1 Reviews)
February 23rd, 2008 | 84 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Everybody jump to the juggalo sound!

You should know of ICP. And whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit, they are good at what they do. Good enough to gain a fanbase without radio or television exposure. "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" is one of their most well-known releases. It is the fifth in a series of six Joker's Cards, each card designed to help people change their life for the better so they can avoid the fires of Hell's Pit and spend the rest of their days in Shangri-La.

The Amazing Jeckel Brothers involves a candle that brings forth the spirits of two fire-juggling brothers - one good, Jake, and one wicked, Jack. Those who witness the Jeckels' act are to see the Brothers juggle their sins. Those who sin too heavily and witness a fumble during the act are sent to Hell's Pit and those who see the act completed are sent to Shangri-La.

Mike E. Clark's production on this is excellent - Clark is one of the best producers around and wrote the music for every Joker's Card album except for "Shangri-La" and "Hell's Pit". "Carnival of Carnage" was initially produced by someone else who turned out to be a con artist, so Mike was brought in to finish the album, thus starting a long business relationship between him and Psychopathic Records. Other albums Mike has produced include releases by Esham, Kid Rock, Eazy-E and George Clinton.

There are a number of great tracks here.

"I Want My ***" - Violent J goes through several lifetimes looking for four things: a rusty ax, to learn voodoo, a fat girl named Bridget, and a little sip of Faygo too...I said Faygo, fuck Mountain Dew!

"Bitches" features Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, and ICP later appear on ODB's "The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones" album.

"Another Love Song" is one of the album's best-known tracks, and it's kind of a twisted love song, involving killing one's girlfriend because they cheated on them.

"Everybody Rize" is a GREAT track. If you ain't bobbing your head when you hear this one, I don't know what's wrong with you.

"*** The World" is another well-known track. This was performed at Woodstock '99. This track includes Violent J and Shaggy lashing out at Michael Eisner - Disney had planned to distribute the duo's "The Great Milenko" album under the Hollywood Records label, but eventually dropped the group after protests from religious groups.

"The Shaggy Show" is a short skit featuring Shaggy 2 Dope as the host of a talk show in which he interviews Violent J and - in the album's best moment - SNOOP DOGGY DOGG.

"Assassins" is an even wickeder cover of the Geto Boys classic. The Geto Boys were one of the pioneering groups in the horrorcore rap genre that ICP are a part of.

"Echo Side" is the first released track by Dark Lotus.

"Nothing's Left" is an excellent conclusion, and has a less harsh sound than the other tracks. It's a nice way to end the album, and is a perfect lead-up to the first part final Joker's Card, THE WRAITH, which is separated into two albums, the lighter SHANGRI-LA, and the darker HELL'S PIT, which respectively focus on one's journey into either Hell or Heaven.


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Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2008


2682 Comments


Violent J goes through several lifetimes looking for three things: an ax, a fat girl, and a sip of Faygo.

Several lifetimes over a Detroit-based soft drink? You learn something new everyday.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2008


17920 Comments


oh my fucking god

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 23rd 2008


4927 Comments


If you ain't bobbing your head when you read this one, I don't know what's wrong with you.

plane
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2008


6094 Comments


Alright people, let's try to keep the ignorance and stupidity down in this one.
Let's not make this thread "ask him to justify a 5" instead of "don't ask him to justify a 1."

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 23rd 2008


4927 Comments


any more Juggalos to positive vote this?

Tyler
Emeritus
February 23rd 2008


7926 Comments


jumpdafuckup

MasterSan
February 23rd 2008


113 Comments


"Fuck The World" is moderately funny, I'll admit that much. And so is that song with the chorus of "Something tells me that I hate you/Something tells me I should kill you" (or something like that).

Serpento
February 23rd 2008


2351 Comments


any more Juggalos to positive vote this?
i think id lose my beat*

*soul

ATLbraves
February 23rd 2008


193 Comments


It is the fifth in a series of seven albums in the Joker's Card series...


Actually, there are 6 joker cards....

Eliminator
February 23rd 2008


2067 Comments


yeah u aint a real juggalo if u didnt know dat

south_of_heaven 11
February 23rd 2008


5433 Comments


And whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit, they are good at what they do

No I motherfucking don't.


BallsToTheWall
February 23rd 2008


44473 Comments


I agree completely with South's logic. 5 to ICP, this is a good joke.

Digging: Tove Lo - Queen of the Clouds

Doppelganger
February 23rd 2008


3124 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

obvious troll is obvious

masscows
February 23rd 2008


2236 Comments


rofl

Bron-Yr-Aur
February 23rd 2008


4405 Comments


each card designed to help people change their life for the better so they can avoid the fires of Hell's Pit and spend the rest of their days in Shangri-La.


botb
February 23rd 2008


9686 Comments


No I mother****ing don't.


seconded.

Meatplow
February 23rd 2008


5524 Comments


What I hate most about this band is they are such a tease, the musical production can be astonishing at times with a more or less perfect evil circus music vibe going on. Unfortunately, the lyrics often blow chunks and the singers don't help by being extremely irritating.

Intransit
February 23rd 2008


2797 Comments


I would rather mainline keystone light than drink faygo kthx.

combustion07
February 23rd 2008


5362 Comments


Man I like Faygo 50 cents for a 3 liter, it just can't be beat.

skullcrusher149
February 23rd 2008


560 Comments


I've never had Faygo...what does it rip off?



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