Twiztid: Fritz Vankosky (vocals, various instruments).
Additional personnel includes: Pickles, Three Six Mafia, ICP, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa.
Producers: Mike E. Clark, Insane Clown Posse, Fritz Vankosky, Paul M., Jamie S.
Personnel: Pickles (vocals); Jigga Fritz (guitar, flute, pan flute, panpipes, oboe, drums, claves).
Audio Mixer: Twiztid.
Photographer: Eric "EWolf" Wheeler .
From the front cover image of a demonic-looking face adorned with clown-makeup, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to deduce that Twiztid is a horrorcore rap-rock group on a par with the likes of Insane Clown Posse and Slipknot. The interesting thing about FREEK SHOW is that, unlike the work of Twiztid's aforementioned peers, these tunes lean a closer to the hip-hop side of the group's rap-rock amalgam. It's easy to imagine some of these raps working very well in a straight-ahead hip-hop setting, sans the heavy guitars and Marilyn Manson-like sound effects. The lyrical themes here are uniformly unsettling and graphically violent, but the themes are so often over the top that there's a cartoonish aspect to much of FREEK SHOW. Whether you take it literally or ascribe a degree of ironic distance, you'll find this album on a par with the best of the clown-mask rock-rap crowd.