Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made

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Da Capo Press, Jul 12, 2016 - Music - 336 pages
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Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made is a vivid journey into the heart of a misunderstood subculture. Through firsthand reporting, including interviews with Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of the Insane Clown Posse, their friends and family, and numerous devoted fans, Juggalo explores the lives of the proud outsiders who are frequently labeled as a threat or dismissed as a joke.

Author and journalist Steve Miller follows ICP across America, hanging out with Juggalos before and after shows, at the legendary annual Gathering of the Juggalos, and at work and home to share their stories. In addition, Juggalo dives deep into the FBI's misguided assault on Juggalo culture and the misidentification of this devoted group of horrorcore fans as a gang.

Juggalo is also the chronicle of two hard-luck kids from Detroit who created an empire and became the unwitting stars of a uniquely American grassroots success story. Without the help of radio airplay and with little love from the music industry establishment, ICP went platinum and fostered one of America's most durable subcultures.

Juggalo is required reading for the hardcore fan and pop culture buff alike, a scrupulously researched account of a subculture unlike any other—one that so shook the establishment it launched a federal investigation—as well as a window into the world of the Juggalos and the singular mythology of their underworld apocalypse.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Hybrid Gang
9
The Most Hated Band in the World
11
Devils Descend on SmallTown America
17
Cops Hate Weirdos
37
Insane Clown Posse Clothing is Banned
55
Crime Carnage and Renegades
69
The Mighty Bruce Brothers
71
Misfits and FringeDwellers Explode
165
Suing the Government and Hacking Off Nipples
183
Religion Juggaloism
201
The Military Tribe of Contorted Belief
313
Policing the Rabble
321
Quiz
328
Defending Revolution
339
Theres a Day for Juggalos?
349

In the Milenko Zone
89
The Choppy Waters of Lawlessness
103
Klebolds Coattails and the Miscreant Tribe
115
Photo Insert
123
Magnets and Delinquents
129
Apocalypse for the Masses
147
Unruly Ascent of the Clown
163
Lucille Ball John Lennon and the Juggalos
359
Wrap
373
Acknowledgments
383
Notes
385
Index
389
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About the author (2016)

Steve Miller has been a journalist for over twenty years, writing abut crime, culture, and the world at large. His work has appeared in People, U.S. News & World Report, The Daily Beast, High Times, the Dallas Morning News, and numerous other newspapers, websites, and magazines. He's the editor/author of eight music and true crime books, including Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City, and is an Edgar Award finalist for his true crime work.

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