(pronounced “Green Jello”)
Is an American comedy rock band formed in 1981. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its name due to legal pressure from Kraft Foods, the owners of the Jell-O trademark, who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark.
Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are
Known for sophomoric humor, theatrical performances and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ has had hundreds of members during the band’s existence, with vocalist Bill Manspeaker
Formed Green Jellÿ in 1981 as Green Jello, a four piece comedy-punk band. As most of the band’s members were poor musicians at the time, they billed themselves as “The World’s Worst Band” and emphasized bizarre theatrics, power chords and self-deprecating humor. The name, which was suggested by a friend of the band, was chosen because the band members felt lime-flavored Jell-O was the worst Jell-O flavor. Manspeaker also believed this also reflected the band’s talents. Originally named Green Jello, the band changed its name due to legal pressure from Kraft Foods the owners of the Jell-O trademark who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark. Despite the spelling difference, Green Jello has retained their staying power throughout these ordeals. Green Jello has had hundreds of members during the band’s lifetime, with Bill Manspeaker remaining the only consistent member throughout. The lineup during their most popular album release Cereal Killer is typically referenced as it contained several musicians who went on to appear in other major 1990s bands.
Green Jello played Justice Howard’s book release party held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and totally rocked the house.
The band’s early 1990s lineup, during their most popular phase, Cereal Killer included several musicians who went on to appear in other major 1990s acts, most notably Tool.
Their biggest hit was the single
adapted from the nursery rhyme.
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