Bloodhound Gang – Show Us Your Hits (2010)

Posted: February 13, 2011 in Music

After one listen to the band, it becomes clear the Bloodhound Gang have no reason to live. But, they like it that way. Based in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California, this five-some of idiots is fronted by Jimmy Pop. A jack (off) of all trades, he fucks it up on the mic, writes the fifth grade lyrics, composes a lot of the tunes, samples things no one else would want to, organizes all the noise inside of his Macintosh and produces the bargain bin classics know as Bloodhound Gang records.

Lüpüs Thünder is the umlaut-using, head-banging, devil-worshipping guitarist for the Bloodhound Gang. Lüpüs Thünder also runs the Bloodhound Gang Artificial Cerebral Palsy Home Page all by himself. Although it is a time consuming endeavor that has completely replaced social interaction with other human beings, it seems to have paid off. Currently, www.bloodhoundgang.com receives over one million hits per month.

Evil Jared Hasselhoff is the bassist for the Bloodhound Gang. If Rowdy Roddy Piper, Lee Majors and Dee Dee Ramone could somehow fornicate and produce offspring, it would be really vile to watch. But, it would also spawn Evil Jared Hasselhoff. Evil Jared Hasselhoff also puts together the Bloodhound Gang Hate Club Hate Chronicle.

Besides wicky wicky wackin’ for the Bloodhound Gang, D.J. Q-Ball guest deejays at clubs throughout the world. Needless to say, D.J. Q-Ball is a card-carrying wigger. He also looks after the Bloodhound Gang Hate Club.

Drawing thoroughly on his vast repository of American popular culture knowledge and his affinity for lowbrow humor, Jimmy Pop’s lyrics are one-half wit and one-half half-wit. Jimmy Pop’s so-called lyrics also produce the continuity between the so-called songs which make up the inappropriately labelled greatest hits effort “Show Us Your Hits”. His bandmates supply music that is diverse, to say the least. Heavy Metal riffs, Electronica chirps, Punk Rock chords and Hip-Hop beats combine to create music that is reminiscent of everything from Slayer to Crystal Method to NOFX to the Wu-Tang Clan.

Since none of the clubs in Philadelphia would book the Bloodhound Gang in the early days (club owners had this silly notion about attracting patrons), they played at Evil Jared Hasselhoff’s house just about every other weekend. That lasted until one evening when the first floor caved into the basement. In search of a new stomping ground, the Bloodhound Gang began performing at world-famous C.B.G.B.s every couple of weeks. When asked about their tenure at the legendary venue, Jimmy Pop was quoted as saying, “I’ve seen cavemen with better clubs.”

Bloodhound Gang circa 2008

That was in 1993. The band went on to produce a couple of demos; “Just Another Demo” and “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To Hitler’s Handicapped Helpers” which eventually led to 1994’s “Dingleberry Haze” and 1995’s “Use Your Fingers”. After “Use Your Fingers” failed miserably the original Bloodhound Gang disbanded, leaving Jimmy Pop and Lüpüs Thünder alone to meet obligations for an American tour. So in the fall of 1995, Jimmy Pop called on his friend Evil Jared Hasselhoff who he met at Temple University, from which Evil Jared Hasselhoff had received a degree in Business and Jimmy Pop had received a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in History. True story.

Having just graduated, Evil Jared Hasselhoff was spending his days “downing sixes of Milwaukee’s Beast, watching the Duke Boys and fraudulently collecting unemployment” so he was willing and able to do back-up vocals and entertain Bloodhound Gang crowds. Evil Jared Hasselhoff’s vision of ‘entertainment’ included eating live mice, drinking his own throw-up and allowing audience members to throw darts into his back for a prize.

A few months later, the Bloodhound Gang added D.J. Q-Ball who was recommended by his cousin, a Kinko’s customer service representative that just happened to take the Bloodhound Gang’s new passport photos for a European tour in 1995. The first half of 1996 was spent recording the now legendary “One Fierce Beer Coaster” which was released in September of 1996 on Republic Records. Within a month, “Fire Water Burn” became the most requested song at alternative radio in the United States of America and propelled the band to global notoriety. Suddenly, the band went from nobodies to nobodies with money.

Unlike most bands, the Bloodhound Gang write the treatments for their music videos. This includes such cinematic masterpieces as “Kiss Me Where It Smells Funny”, “Fire Water Burn”, “I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks”, “Along Comes Mary” and “The Bad Touch.”

Crude, lewd, and relentlessly immature, the Bloodhound Gang has etched it’s place in the music world with infectious songs and off-beat humor. While much of their work will either annoy or disgust the listener, I’ve always found them enjoyable to listen to – even if they are a bunch of retards…

This collection of greatest hits was released January 2011.

8/10

Tracklist:
01. Altogether Ooky
02. Fire Water Burn
03. Along Comes Mary
04. Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
05. The Bad Touch
06. No Hard Feelings
07. A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying
08. Kiss Me Where It Smells Funny
09. The Ballad Of Chasey Lain
10. Screwing You On The Beach At Night
11. Three Point One Four
12. You’re Pretty When I’m Drunk
13. Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss
14. I Hope You Die
15. Disco Pogo

http://www.amazon.com/Show-Us-Your-Hits-Explicit/dp/B004GWXNG6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1311198799&sr=8-3

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The video below is for the poignant song “The Ballad of Chasey Lain” – an ode to their favorite porn star. Brilliant (and worth the inevitable click-through.)

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