Bizaar

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Bizaar
Bizaar.jpg
Studio album by Insane Clown Posse
Released October 31, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Midwest hip hop, horrorcore
Length 66:11
Label Island Records
Psychopathic Records
548 174
Producer Mike E. Clark
Insane Clown Posse chronology
The Amazing Jeckel Brothers
(1999)
Bizaar
(2000)
Bizzar
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
NME 3/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[3]

Bizaar is the sixth studio album by Insane Clown Posse. Released on October 31, 2000, it is the first half of the Bizaar Bizzar double album, released the same day as its companion album, Bizzar. It is the 14th overall release by Insane Clown Posse.

Release and reception[edit]

On the August 20, 1999, episode of The Howard Stern Show, Insane Clown Posse clashed with fellow guest Sharon Osbourne, and she bet Violent J $50,000 that ICP's next album would not sell more than 200,000 copies, and that it would be subsequently dropped from its distributor. Violent J then increased the bet, predicting that the group's next album would sell at least 500,000 units.[4]

Bizaar and Bizzar combined to sell 400,000 units, which fell short of Violent J's prediction, but exceeded Sharon Osbourne's expectations. Following the release of the albums, Insane Clown Posse left Island Records after its contract expired because, according to the group, they did not want to release its sixth Joker's Card through Island Records.[5]

Both Bizaar and Bizzar received three-out-of-five-star ratings in The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, the highest rating that the magazine ever gave to any Insane Clown Posse album.[6]

"Tilt-a-Whirl" was ranked by VH1 as one of the 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs...Ever.[7]

The song "Still Stabbin" is a sequel to the song "I Stab People"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 2:07
  2. "Take Me Away" - 4:39
  3. "Fearless" - 4:14
  4. "Rainbows and Stuff" - 4:11
  5. "Whut?" (featuring Twiztid) - 4:55
  6. "Still Stabbin'" - 4:03
  7. "Tilt-A-Whirl" - 3:58
  8. "We Gives No Fuck" - 3:39
  9. "Please Don't Hate Me" - 4:18
  10. "Behind the Paint" - 4:33
  11. "My Homie Baby Mama" - 4:09
  12. "The Pendulum's Promise" - 21:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak Position
Billboard 200 20[8]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Fischer, Blair R (August 20, 1999). "Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne Battle on Howard Stern Radio Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  5. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (2003). "Hatchet Rising". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 470–496. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 405–6. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ "Insane Clown Posse Discography". Psychopathic Records. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Insane Clown Posse Artist Chart History: Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-08-19.