Al Jean: When Sarah Michelle Gellar was on the show, she said, “I bought it when I was a kid.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff: I collect 45s and, about three or four months ago, a friend of mine sent me a record in the mail, and it was a “Deep Deep Trouble” Simpsons 45. I had never told him I produced it.
Bill Merryfield: I feel fine about it. It was a fairly non-stressful project for me and everyone involved, except maybe in the recording aspect. It think it’s a successful package and did everything it needed to do for The Simpsons.
John Boylan: There was [talk of a sequel], but scheduling was stupidly hard to do. We kept trying, but we just couldn’t get it done. The show had exploded. It was so big, and everyone was so busy. The main issue after that was just scheduling.
I still like it a lot. Let’s face it, it is what it is. It’s an album made by the cast of a cartoon show. As such, if you compare it to any other project that fits those parameters, I think it’s really great. It’s certainly the most character-driven, the most creative, and compared to something like The Archies, this is really good stuff. It’s way deeper than you would expect it to be. I’m extremely proud of it, I don’t mind telling you.
Al Jean: I’m in disbelief that I have a platinum album. Of things I thought would come to me in my life, that’s one of the last I ever thought I would have. Everything with The Simpsons always surprises you. It’s amazing how popular the show is, how long it’s lasted, and that I’m still talking about this album 25 years later.
I personally wish it was a little funnier. It’s not like there weren’t funny things on it, but it attempted to be more true to its title and be about singing the blues. There were covers of legitimate sad songs that weren’t for humorous purposes. I wish it reflected a little more of the humor of the show, but who can complain about a platinum album? Not me.