Having already released several EPs and one album (1989's Triple Live Möther Gööse at Budokan), Green Jellö made their Zoo Records debut with Cereal Killer, a "video album" that featured music videos for each song. Filled with silly costumes and simple, bubblegum metal songs, Cereal Killer became a hit once the clay-animation video for "Three Little Pigs" started showing up on MTV. Demand for the band's music increased, and the guys responded by releasing Cereal Killer Soundtrack -- essentially the audio version of their video-only album -- in 1993.
With success came lawsuits. After Kraft Foods took them to court for trademark infringement, the musicians were forced to change their name to Green Jelly. They also had to include an edited version of "Cereal Killer" on their audio release, as the cereal companies whose mascots were murdered in the video did not take kindly to it. The music industry still had faith in the group, though, and Green Jelly had little trouble convincing BMG to co-finance Green Jellÿ Studios, an audio and visual production house that opened its doors in 1994 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. That same year, Green Jelly supplied the first-ever video game soundtrack for Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage, based on the Marvel Comics characters. The group released one last single in 1995, a version of Gary Glitter's "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" with Hulk Hogan on vocals, before calling it quits.
A decade passed before Green Jelly reunited in 2008 with a slightly revised lineup. After touring the country and reissuing several albums, the band released a new record, Musick to Insult Your Intelligence By, in 2009. ~ Steve Huey & Steve Leggett, Rovi