"Like my scrotum, here it is in a nutshell!"
Formed in 1991 in Pennsylvania, the Bloodhound Gang are a rap/metal group; although they originally began doing hip-hop, they evolved into a more traditional rock band format while still retaining a DJ. Their style tends to be a little all-over-the-map as a result, but it's tied together by their lyrics. Usually considered more of a comedy band than anything, the Bloodhound Gang specialize in off-color humor, dick jokes and many, many, many puns.Discography includes:
- Dingleberry Haze (1994)
- Use Your Fingers (1995)
- One Fierce Beer Coaster (1996)
- Hooray For Boobies (2000)
- Hefty Fine (2005)
- Hard-Off (2015)
The Bloodhound Gang shows examples of:
- Album Title Drop: The hidden track from Hooray For Boobies sees two opera singers do just that (in between attacks of hysterical laughter).
- Alternative Hip Hop: Much of the early material, as well as pretty much any of their songs that contains rapping without a rock or dance instrumental.
- Anti-Love Song: "No Hard Feelings" is pretty cold.
- Ballad of X: "The Ballad of Chasey Lain".
- Boastful Rap: "The Inevitable Return Of The Great White Dope" is a great example of Jimmy Pop's unique talents in this field.
- Completely averted in many, many of their self-deprecating songs.
- Brainless Beauty: This bit from "I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks":Cause 'super model' means voluptuous but is also is synonymous with 'Super dumb'
- "She was hotter than the sun, but she just wasn't that bright" from "Three Point One Four".
- Brick Joke: "I Hope You Die" gets a great one in.I hope you flip some guy the bird
He cuts you off and you're forced to swerve
In front of the Beatles' tour bus,
A Bookmobile and a Mack truck...
And when you finally regain consciousness
- It goes downhill from there. And sure enough, in the last verse...
You're bound and gagged in a wedding dress
And the prison guard looks the other way —
Cause he's the guy you flipped the bird the other day
- The Cameo: "Rip Taylor Is God" is simply an opening monologue by Rip Taylor himself, cracking corny jokes and admitting he was paid to be there.
- "R.S.V.P." comes right after "The Ballad Of Chasey Lain", where Chasey herself offers a rebuttal to the propositions in the previous song.
- Censored Title: Hooray for Boobies had the censored version Hooray, where the cover was reduced to only one image of the tit-related montage (a cow's udders).
- Contemptible Cover: Hefty Fine, which has a naked obese man.
- And for the follow-up, Hard-Off, the female version.
- Country Matters: "3.14"
- Cover Version: They revived Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky" for the rap-metal era.
- They also did a punk rock version of "Along Comes Mary" by The Association.
- And they vastly improved "Weekend" by Scooter.
- They also covered the theme song for Kids Incorporated in a punk rock theme on Use Your Fingers, the same album that saw a similar rendition of Kim Wilde's "Kids In America."
- Deadpan Snarker: Jimmy Pop, who barely changes his tone while snarking at anything, including himself.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The video for "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo". All over the place.
- Double Entendre: Some of their lyrics may as well be single entendres.
- Driven to Suicide: Never mind hiding the message, they flat-out encourage you to kill yourself in "Lift Your Head Up High And Blow Your Brains Out".
- Early Installment Weirdness: Their demos and first album featured two vocalists (Jimmy Pop along with Daddy Long Legs). Also most of their backup music was sample based rather than performed by a live band.
- Fag Hag: "I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks"But if I was a queerbee in the fashion industry
Scoring with a super model would be easy
Ya see I'd be a good listener so she'd treat me like a sister and soon I'd become
That trusted friend that cares that rubs her back and braids her hair
No, it wouldn't be a week before I'm in her underwear!
- Filk Song: "All Your Friends Are Make Believe" pays a visit to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with a verbal thrashing of mailman Mr. Mcfeely.
- Genre Roulette: Rock, hip-hop, EDM, classical and punk with a hint of Toilet Humor (and by a hint, we mean a lot).
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" was played on the radio pretty regularly for a while.
- Greatest Hits Album: Show Us Your Hits, the cover of which (in typical Bloodhound Gang fashion) has a woman in the process of taking her top off. (she finishes off in the booklet's back cover, and it unfolds into a topless poster of her)
- Hurricane of Euphemisms: "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo".
- Hurricane of Puns: Any of their songs ("Times New Roman, you know the type!").
- Insane Troll Logic: "I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks" again.
- Intercourse with You: Their dance songs are infamous for this, notably "The Bad Touch." "3.14" includes the immortal line "You know what I really want in a girl? Me."
- Joisey: They are not fans.
- List Song: "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo"
- Listing Cities: "Going Nowhere Slow," until the addendum: "But nowhere in New Jersey, that's the only place we won't go!"
- Loony Fan: "The Ballad of Chasey Lain", about a fan of said porn star which eventually kidnaps her as she doesn't reply his letter.
- Madness Mantra: "THE DRUMMER FROM DEF LEPPARD'S ONLY GOT ONE ARM!!" is screamed several times on "Why's Everybody Always Picking On Me?" It's as weird as it sounds.
- Motor Mouth: Jimmy Pop is capable of some serious tongue-twisters.
- Parody: "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying" is a parody of the narratives usually found in Red Sovine's "trucker songs".
- Prison Rape / Black Comedy Rape: From "I Hope You Die":I hope he grins like Jack Nicholson
And forces you to play a game called "Balls On Chin"
And whatever happens next is all a blur
But you remember "fist" can be a verb...
- Rearrange the Song: "The Roof Is On Fire" by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three gets reworked into a guitar ballad called "Fire Water Burn".
- Refuge in Audacity: And how!
- Sampling: These guys make extensive use of samples, and their debut album was almost entirely made up of them.
- Self-Deprecation"Yeah, well, I sing like an amputee, though."
"Cuz... can't hold a note. Can't carry a tune."
- Nearly every song has some insulting reference to Jimmy Pop, or the narrator of the song.
- The first verse of "Fire Water Burn" opens with "Hello my name is Jimmy Pop and I'm a dumb white guy".
- The back cover of Use Your Fingers has the credit "Produced by Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs (because we couldn't afford a real producer)".
- Nearly every song has some insulting reference to Jimmy Pop, or the narrator of the song.
- Shout-Out: Yes, the band's name was taken from the PBS show 3-2-1 Contact.
- The video for Hell Yeah is a homage to They Live, except the aliens are replaced with Bikini Babes and the conformity messages replaced with instructions to party down.
- "The Bad Touch" references Battleship, Coca-Cola, the Discovery Channel, FedEx, Lyle Lovett, Mr. Coffee, Prince, Siskel & Ebert, Tool Time, Waffle House, and The X-Files.
- Stealth Pun: "You must be done with hair plugs, because now you're goin' to pay."
- Stupid Statement Dance Mix: "Ralph Wiggum," made up entirely of Ralph Wiggum quotes (sung by Jimmy Pop rather than sampled directly from the show). And one Chief Wiggum quote. And Yvan eht nioj!
- Shown Their Work: In the liner notes, a bunch of Simpsons writers are listed as song co-authors.
- Suicide Dare: The song "Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out)"
- Suicide is Painless: "Lift Your Head Up High And Blow Your Brains Out"
- Take That!:
- "Did you like the movie Malcolm X?" (From "Lift Your Head Up High And Blow Your Brains Out", mostly a list of reasons to kill yourself.)
- The song "The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey", which consists of ten seconds of absolute silence.
- "Were you born and raised in New Jersey?" (on the previously mentioned song listing reasons to kill yourself.)
- Take That, Audience!: The CD of Use Your Fingers has the message "What's stupid, smelly, boring and likes the Bloodhound Gang? (See reverse side for details)".
- Take That, Critics!: "Shut Up," which is also a Take That! towards... well, everything that moves.
- "I hate Spin Magazine, 'cause they never ever plug me." (once Spin featured the band, Jimmy Pop joked he might have to trade it with Time)
- Three Minutes of Writhing: The video for "Screwing You On The Beach At Night," although the bikini girl's antics are completely offset by Jimmy Pop being... well, Jimmy Pop. The video is actually a parody of the infamous "Wicked Game" video by Chris Isaak.
- Toilet Humour
- Vulgar Humor: Yeah, lot of that, too.
- Some BG tracks are just noises of bodily functions, such as diarrhea in "Diarrhea Runs In The Family" or coughing up phlegm in "That Cough Came With A Prize".
- Unusual Euphemism: The lyrics to "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" are mostly a string of... inventive euphemisms for male and female genitals.
- Wildlife Commentary Spoof: "The Bad Touch" begins with a sample from one such commentary, discussing "the act of mating."