These stories each offer a specific lesson designed to change the "evil ways" of listeners before "the end consumes us all." Seeing a need for a manager, Bruce's brother Robert recommended his friend and record store owner Alex Abbiss, who established the Psychopathic Records record label with the group in 1991.
In late 1991 the group invested more money into production than was covered by returns.
The album featured appearances from local rappers, including Esham and Kid Rock.
Just weeks prior to the release of their album, John left the group because he felt that it was "taking up too much of [his] life." On its first day of release, it only sold seventeen copies.
The follow-up EP, Beverly Kills 50187, sold well and gained a larger audience.
During a live performance of the song "The Juggla", Bruce addressed the audience as Juggalos, and the positive response resulted in the group using the word thereafter.
The group agreed, but not to copying the style of Esham closely.
Instead, they suggested using horror-themed lyrics as an emotional outlet for all their negative life experiences.It was later revealed that Disney was being criticized by the Southern Baptist Church at the time because of Disney's promotion of "Gay Days" at Disneyland, in addition to presiding over the gay-themed television sitcom Ellen.The church claimed Disney was turning its back on "family values." Although Abbiss told the press that Disney had stopped production of The Great Milenko to avoid further controversy, Disney claimed instead that the release of the album was an oversight by their review board, and that the album "did not fit the Disney image" because of its "inappropriate" lyrics, One of the group's first projects with Island Records was an hour-long documentary entitled Shockumentary, which aired on MTV.Disney also asked that the lyrics of other tracks be changed, threatening to not release the album otherwise.The group was also informed that its in-store signings and nationwide tour had been canceled, commercials for the album and the music video for "Halls of Illusions" (which had reached #1 on The Box video request channel) were pulled from television, and that the group was dropped from the label.The group began recording their debut album, Carnival of Carnage, with producer Chuck Miller.