Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music wrote, in his review of The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (1999) that, "The Great Milenko [...] was targeted at white-boy, adolescent metalheads -- really, how could any album that contained guest spots from Alice Cooper, Slash, Steve Jones and Legs Diamond be anything else?" Insane Clown Posse hired renowned Detroit record producer and DJ Mike E. Clark made the album sound more rock-oriented, as opposed to the duo's earlier material, which featured a more prominent hip-hop sound.Let's meet contestant number 1 He's a schizophrenic serial killer clown Who says women love his sexy smile Let's find out if his charm will work on Sharon Sharon, what's your question?
He is a Necromaster – the craft of using magic through the dead. This spectacle shall be witnessed only by those who are meant to see it. He takes out the worst in an individual and creates powerful illusions in an attempt to cause them to become hedonistic and greedy.
An honorable individual must fight his magic in order to make it to Shangri-La (as revealed in the track "Pass Me By").
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, Although Hollywood Records had ordered record stores to return shipments of the now-deleted album, many record stores refused, including the Michigan-based Harmony House where 1,700 CDs were sold in 36 stores after the termination order.
As part of the deal, Island also agreed to rerelease the group's first two Joker's Card albums.
Disney requested that the tracks "The Neden Game", "Under the Moon", and "Boogie Woogie Wu" be removed because of lyrics referencing abuse of women, rape and murder, and the slaughter of children, respectively.