"Like my scrotum, here it is in a nutshell!"
No reason to live but we like it that way
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 off-color humor
, dick jokes
and 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'
- "She was hotter than the sun, but she just wasn't that bright."
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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."