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Insane Clown Posse: The Great Milenko (Island)

R.J. Smith, Spin, October 1997

IN ITS OWN way, the deal must have made perfect sense. Here was a label, Hollywood, among the most staggeringly unsuccessful on Earth. In its eight years, the Disney subsidiary had passed on Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins, while signing Seaweed and Van Gogh's Daughter. Then one day, a demo tape arrives from Detroit — a tape, it was instantly clear, that fit the label's pitiful mold. And then came a religious-right boycott of Disney over one perceived indecency or another.

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