Forgotten Freshness

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Forgotten Freshness
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Compilation album by Insane Clown Posse
Released August 22, 1995
Recorded 1991-1995
Genre Midwest hip hop
Label Psychopathic Records
Insane Clown Posse chronology
'A Carnival Christmas'
(1994)
Forgotten Freshness
(1995)
'Riddle Box'
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Forgotten Freshness is a rarities album by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse. Released in 1995, the album features unreleased and "lost" tracks that are harder to find elsewhere.[2]

This album features some samples that were not cleared for national distribution; therefore, this album was only released in the Detroit area and the mid-west and in limited copies. In 1998, the group released Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2. "Ghetto Zone", "Life At Risk", and "Ask You Somethin" were not featured on the re-release, with "Ask You Somethin" appearing on no other release. The edits of "Southwest Strangla" and "3 Ring" are also exclusive to this compilation, the former featuring an intro that would later become part of "12" from the Riddle Box album and the latter featuring an answering machine message. It is the group's first installment in the "Forgotten Freshness album series", their 1st compilation album, and their 6th overall release.

Music and lyrics[edit]

The song "Southwest Strangla" was planned to be released on Shaggy 2 Dope's second solo album Shaggs The Clown, but the entire project was scrapped.[3] In the beginning of the song, a news brief is played about the actual looting of Northwest Airlines Flight 255 which crashed on I-94 in Detroit in 1987. With a change in beat and lyrics, the song "Hey, Vato" became "Wagon Wagon" found on the Ringmaster album.[3] Some lyrics from the song are also found on the song "Who Asked You", also on the Ringmaster.

The song "Fat Sweaty Betty" was originally intended for Riddle Box.[4] It was eventually given away as a single at the group's two "Mental Warp" shows.[3] "Ask You Somethin" is a cover of Clarence Carter's song "Strokin" and was originally intended for Carnival of Carnage.[5] The song "3 Rings" was later released on the album Riddle Box with slightly altered lyrics. "Dead Pumpkins" was the first Hallowicked single given away in 1994.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Ghetto Zone" from Dog Beats 5:59
2. "Santa's a Fat Bitch" from Carnival X-Mas 4:24
3. "Clown Luv" from Fuck Off! 3:39
4. "Dog Beats" from Dog Beats 4:59
5. "Southwest Strangla" from unreleased Shaggs The Clown 5:06
6. "Red Christmas" from Carnival X-Mas 4:27
7. "Hey, Vato" scrapped from Ringmaster 5:03
8. "Life at Risk" from Dog Beats 3:26
9. "Fat Sweaty Betty" scrapped from Riddle Box 4:40
10. "Ask You Somethin" scrapped from Carnival of Carnage 2:45
11. "3 Rings" from Fuck Off! 5:27
12. "Dead Pumpkins" from Hallowicked 1994 4:54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Insane Clown Posse (1995). Forgotten Freshness. Liner notes. Psychopathic Records.
  3. ^ a b c Insane Clown Posse (1998). Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2. Liner notes. Psychopathic Records/Island Records/PolyGram Records.
  4. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Echlin, Hobey (August 2003). "Complete Discography". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 548–549. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  5. ^ Juggalo News
  6. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Echlin, Hobey (August 2003). "Ringmaster's Word". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. p. 253. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8.