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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, fbut it's tied together by their lyrics. Usually considered more of a comedy band than anything, the Bloodhound Gang specialize in
many, many, many puns.
Dingleberry Haze (1994) Use Your Fingers (1995) One Fierce Beer Coaster (1996) Hooray For Boobies (1999) Hefty Fine (2005) Fishin' For Hookers (to be released in early 2014) 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). 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'
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... It goes downhill from there. And sure enough, in the last verse... And when you finally regain consciousness 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. Contemptible Cover: Hefty Fine, which has a naked obese man. 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 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. 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! 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 Hurricane of Euphemisms: "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo". Hurricane of Puns: Any of their songs ("Times New Roman, you know the type!"). Intercourse with You: Their dance songs are infamous for this, notably "The Bad Touch." 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 is screamed several times on "Why's Everybody Always Picking On Me?" It's as weird as it sounds. DEF LEPPARD'S ONLY GOT ONE ARM!!" Motor Mouth: Jimmy Pop is capable of some serious tongue-twisters. 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 Nearly every song has some insulting reference to Jimmy Pop, or the narrator of the song. 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)". Shout-Out: Yes, the band's name was taken from the PBS show . 3-2-1 Contact Stupid Statement Dance Mix: "Ralph Wiggum," made up entirely of Ralph Wiggum quotes. 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 Is Painless: "Lift Your Head Up High And Blow Your Brains Out" Take That: " Did you like the movie Malcolm X?" (On a list of reasons why you should 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." 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 Two Hit Wonder 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."