The Ringmaster

Release: January 28, 1994

Label:

  • Psychopathic Records (PSY-1006)
  • Island Records
 
     
     
 

General info:

The second of the six Joker's Cards, the Ringmaster was released on March 8th, 1994 and began a new era that helped define ICP as more than a local phenomenon; the Insane Clown Posse's infamy began to spread all over Michigan and into neighboring states. The Ringmaster features such Juggalo favorites as Mr. Johnson's Head and Chicken Huntin' (which was later remixed for Riddle Box). This album introduced one of the most popular Dark Carnival characters, and defined ICP's sound with the addition of Mike E. Clark as sole producer/engineer, which would last for the next six years.

There are a lot of versions going around:

Year Type Info Picture (click to enlarge)
1994 Cassette First print, released 1994.
Black shell w/ gold writing.
Telephone number: (313) 399-7284 Barcode: 756504100646
1994 Cassette Telephone number: (810) 347-3313 Barcode: 756504100646
1994 CD First pressing
Barcode: 7 56504 10062 2
Matrix / Runout: 121735-D3-4011-2 DISCTRONICS USA **537**
1994 CD Shock Rock Records (Australia) CTX160CD
Barcode: 5021456112524
1998 Cassette Island reissue
Barcode: 7 314524-515-4 5
1998 CD Reissue, PMDC pressing
Identical to Ringmaster except for the matrix (PMDC USA pressing).
Barcode: 731452451521
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L005
Mould SID Code: IFPI 0379
Matrix / Runout (Mirror Ring): 314 524 515-2 01! B
Matrix / Runout (Inner Ring): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
2005 CD 2005 issue with parental advisory & "insaneclownposse.com" on cd and back.
The Ringmaster picture has thicker lines than the older versions.

Barcode: 756504100622

2018 Vinyl Gold Vinyl
Remastered And Reloaded Onto 180-Gram Vinyl!
3"x 3" Gold & Black Hype Sticker as pictured.

Barcode (Scanned): 192562683422
Barcode (Printed): 1 92562 68342 2


???? Cassette Third print, released around 1995/1996. Tel (810) 967-0022
Barcode: 756504100646
???? CD Third print, released around 1995/1996.
(PSY1006) repress

Tel (810) 967-0022
Fax (810) 967-0029

Barcode: 7 56504 10062 2



???? CD Fourth print, Repress (PSY1006)

Tel (810)-347-3313
Fax (810)-347-3137

Barcode: 756504100622

???? CD Island Records Repress
(314 524 515 2)

Barcode: 731452451521
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L327
Mould SID Code: IFPI 50E4
Matrix / Runout: DIDX-149418 1


???? CD Repress

The matrix is different (EDC, USA pressing dates it to between 2005 and 2009).

Barcode: 731452451521
Matrix / Runout (Mirror Ring): 314 524 5152R1 04$ U [Universal logo]
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L009
Mould SID Code: IFPI 0388
Matrix / Runout (Inner ring moulded): MADE IN USA BY EDC

 
???? CD European release (5245152)

Barcode (Text): 731452451521
Label Code: LC 0407
Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
Matrix / Runout: MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC 524 515-2 01+
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L002
Mould SID Code: IFPI 01U9


???? CD Promo CD

The Remastered Promo CD has a Gold Stamp on the cover and a hole in the barcode

 

 
     
     
 

Tracklist: (click on the track for the lyrics)

01. Wax Museum 5:10
02. Murder Go Round 5:38
03. Chicken Huntin 4:08
04. Mr. Johnson's Head 6:10
05. Southwest Song 5:45
06. Get Off Me, Dog! 1:47
07. Who Asked You 3:00
08. The Dead One 4:34
09. My Fun House 4:58
10. For The Maggots 1:46
11. Wagon Wagon 3:55
12. The Loons 5:28
13. Love Song 4:18
14. Bugz On My Nutz 4:30
15. House Of Mirrors 6:06
16. Ringmaster's Word 2:50
 
 
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