Every year since I started the album of the week posts on my blog, I have always dedicated every post to celebrating the great holiday of Halloween. That means that all of the posts in October are Halloween and horror related whether it be from shock rockers like Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, horror metal like Murderdolls and White Zombie, or masked men like Mushroomhead, etc. This week’s album of the week comes from a band that I always thought was pretty interesting and their name is Green Jellÿ. Green Jellÿ was a comedy metal/punk group in the same sense as GWAR (Beefcake The Mighty showed them how to make their costumes). The album I decided to cover from them this week is their firts album they released as Green Jellÿ in Cereal Killer Soundtrack (it was the soundtrack to their video album of the same name). It was debatable to who was actually in the band, but according to the record it was Bill Manspeaker (Vocals) a.k.a. Moronic Dicktator & Marshall Staxx, Joe Cannizzaro (Vocals) a.k.a. Dunderhead, Gary Helsinger (Vocals) a.k.a. Hotsy Menshot, Greg Reynard (Vocals) a.k.a. Reason Clean, Steven Shenar (Guitar) a.k.a. Sven Seven, Michael Bloomquist (Bass) a.k.a. Rootin’, Joe Russo (bass) a.k.a. Mother Eucker, Danny Carey of Tool (Drums) a.k.a. Danny Longlegs, and many more guest appearances. The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top 200 charts in 1993, but I don’t have sales figures on it.
1. Obey the Cowgod– an in your face punk/metal track that would make Motorhead proud with the injections of Ace of Spades like riffs. The track makes a reference to Beefcake The Almighty during it. 4/5
2. Three Little Pigs– One of my favorite tracks on the record that is a retelling and re-imagining of the classic tale. Rambo makes an appearance on the track as well as teh track features guest vocals from Maynard James Keenan and Pauly Shore. 5/5
3. Cereal Killer (edit)– Sabbath like riffs start off the track before they speed up the tempo in this track about killer cereal. 4/5
4. Rock-N-Roll Pumpkihn– A cool bass riff starts off the track followed with some great drumming from Carey before it goes full speed ahead. He just repeats the same line over and over again. 4/5
5. Anarchy In The UK– The band’s cover of The Sex Pistols classic. 4/5
6. Electric Harley House (of Love)– The track starts off with an acoustic riff before they launch into overdrive with a Barracuda like riff. Apparently the band was sued by Metallica because the rhythm and bass section of the guitar solo sounded too similar to Enter Sandman. 4/5
7. Trippin’ on XTC– a style parody of the Red Hot Chili Peppers right here on this track that honestly sounds like them if you close your eyes. 4/5
8. Misadventures of Shitman– the misadventures of a man who I believe cleans shit, either that or he is always in the shit. Midway through the track the band gets bluesy like something out of George Thorogood’s book. 4/5
9. House Me Teenage Rave (Long Version)– The band gets techno-ish for this crazy dance track in a track that gets very sexual. 4/5
10. Flight of the Skajaquada (edit)– a track that could be about the Skajaquada highway in Buffalo which is known for it’s high accident rate. 4/5
11. Green Jellÿ Theme Song– A track that starts with a burp until it gets funky with a cool bass riff. The track could be the band’s FU to the Jell-O company who sued the band and made them change their name. 4/5
My Final Thoughts– It’s a pretty decent record to listen to with so many different styles of rock and metal on it. You have to check out the videos for a lot of these songs, they are amazing and do em justice. I am going to give the album four stars out of five for a final grade.