Green Jelly

Cereal Killer Soundtrack

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Green Jelly was still called Green Jello when Cereal Killer Soundtrack was released in 1993, but when the makers of Jello objected to the name and the band faced legal action, a name change proved necessary. Comparable to GWAR but exhibiting a goofy personality of its own, the former "video only" outfit takes itself about as seriously as Spinal Tap on its first audio release. There's nothing even remotely serious about this album -- from start to finish, this is obviously a parody of thrash and heavy metal and alternative rock. A few of the songs sink under the weight of Jelly's self-indulgence, but at its best, the band can be wildly entertaining. Cereal's standout track is the nutty metal/rap hit "Three Little Pigs," and almost as much fun are "Electric Harley House (Of Love)" (Jelly's parody of Motörhead), "Obey the Cowgod," and a cover of the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy In the U.K."

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