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Dropped on the family June 11, 1996. Tunnel of Love was ICP’s fourth EP, released indepently on Psychopathic Records. During the turmoil of Psychopathic’s deal with Jive records, the clowns took advantage of a two day break between their Jive Records contract expiration and being officially signed to Hollywood Records to record and release Tunnel of Love. The EP was promoted via Psy’s tried and true street team method, sending out a PINK Tunnel of Love van with flowers on it, to hit the streets and spread the love. Unfortunately, no one really knew what the van they sent out was promoting, and homophobic slurs were routinely screamed at it from passing motorists and on lookers. This led to the now CEO of Psychopathic, Billy Bill, pulling the van over on the side of the road and tearing the pink van wrap off.
Tunnel of Love was released in 2 cover variants, one featuring a photoshop of Shaggy 2 Dope into a XXX, Porno, Naked People Fucking Movie. Apparently ZERO records stores anywhere would carry this version, making it extremely rare and sought after since it was mostly available at shows. The XXX variant release also included the bonus track “Mental Warp”.
The nine tracks that make up Tunnel definitely showcased Insane Clown Posse’s ability to give a Horrorcore edge to any tone of song, including those expressing romantic sentiments of love and loss. All of the songs were produced by the Maniac Maestro Mike E. Clark. Here’s a few of the more romantical offerings from Tunnel, give em a listen with your bitch, and get up in that cotton candy.
“Cotton Candy” comes right out the gate as a Juggalove letter to the almighty neden, with a chant definitely for the Juggalettes, COTTON CANDY DONT GET WET UNTIL ITS IN YOUR MOUTH.
“Super Balls” featuring the homie Legz Diamond, a straight ANTHEM for the homies that’ll straight fuck ANYTHING. We all got those homies.
AIN’T NO BITCH TOO FAT, AIN’T NO BITCH TOO WACK AIN’T, AIN’T NO BITCH TOO UGLY…… FOR SUPERBALLS!
“Prom Queen” is a Norman Bates style love story, a Love Never Dies tale. Won’t You Be My “Prom Queen”?
Violent J and Shaggy make it clear they ain’t into no stuck up broads. “MY TYPE OF BITCH”
Insane Clown Posse’s OG Press of TUNNEL OF LOVE has been out of print for years, but Psychopathic reissued the album on January 29, 2013 and it can be copped at HatchetGear.com.
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