Green Jellÿ Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By

Green Jellÿ Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By
The title is pretty self-explanatory. While making modest waves in the early '90s with their "Three Little Pigs" tune and image as a PG-Rated Gwar (who are clearly triple-X all the way), Green Jellÿ disappeared after a monumentally ignored fourth album, 1994's 333. Now revitalized, with mostly original members ― strangely, Tool's Maynard James Keenan and Danny Carey are absent ― the band have released a fifth effort some 15 years later. Too late, some would argue. With most songs plodding along at a half-time, boring pace, and sounding like other bands' tunes ― "Gefile Fish" is a dead-ringer for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" and "You Can't Kill Me" comes across like a slowed-down song cut from Discharge's 2001 eponymous album ― this feels decidedly lacklustre and the epitome of reunions based on hopes of nostalgia, cash-ins and a lack of anything new or creative to say. Even at their best, Green Jellÿ were an aesthetic band with a time-sensitive joke. That time expired and Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By belabours the point. (Rotten)