JUGGALO MUSIC IS HALLOWEEN’S GREATEST GIFT… AND ANYONE WHO DISAGREES CAN CATCH AN AXE TO THE FOREHEAD
Earlier today Noisey dropped this fresh ass article on why our music and scene are rightfully suited for the Halloween season. Check it out below
October. The transformational month when the leaves start to turn, the weather starts to fade and everything from lattes to condoms become spiced with pumpkin. While the vast majority of people choose to dabble in a few spooky flicks, gorge on candy and play dress up for Halloween, the Season of the Pumpkin is the culmination of the calendar year in the lives of Juggalos.
Blessed with an array of Halloween themed events, songs, and merchandise, no other musical fanbase can lay claim to an entire month’s worth of revelry and respite from normal life. Now allow me to break it down for you why the world of Blaze, Twiztid, ICP and the entire Psychopathic Fam-i-ly is truly Halloween’s greatest gift. So if you’re on the fence about being down with the clown till’ you’re dead in the ground….read on.
Twenty years ago ICP released a Halloween song that forever changed the seasonal music game. Up until this point, listeners were giving themselves gooseflesh with Halloween hits like Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Keeper’s “Monster Mash” and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”. Along came the Wicked Clowns in 1994 with “Dead Pumpkins”, a truly terrifying tale about a deranged and perverted old man who keeps jack-o-lanterns made out of human head’s on his front porch because he simply doesn’t give a fuck. Combining old-school turntable scratching with primitive, nefarious rap metal production and lyrics that are both poetically horrific and hilariously juvenile, ICP brought horror music to newfound heights with “Dead Pumpkins.” As Violent J eloquently raps in the first and second verses:
“Open your bag and I give you my treat / Crusty yellow toes off a dead woman’s feet / Take me by the hand and I lead you down stairs / And that little Jimmy is were you’ll spend the next seven years”
“All year round but I love my Halloween / You never get an apple or a purple jellybean / Droplets of chocolate a licorice snack / Instead you get a deep fried French poodle nutsack”