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Bloodhound Gang

Background information
Origin Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Genres Comedy rock, rap rock, alternative rock, punk rock, alternative hip hop
Years active 1992 – present
Labels Universal/Geffen
Associated acts Bang Chamber 8, Wolfpac, The Dicamillo Sisters, A
Website www.bloodhoundgang.com
Members
Jimmy Pop
DJ Q-Ball
Jared Hasselhoff
The Yin
Daniel P. Carter
Former members
Daddy Long Legs
M.S.G.
Skip O'Pot2Mus
Tard-E-Tard
Spanky G
Willie The New Guy
Foof
Bubba K. Love
Lupus Thunder

The Bloodhound Gang is a Collegeville, Pennsylvania-based American alternative/punk rock band, whose current members are Jimmy Pop (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jared Hasselhoff (bass guitar), DJ Q-Ball (turntables, keyboard), The Yin (drums, percussion) and Denial P. Cartier (lead guitar). Their songs typically have humorous and off-beat, satirical lyrics that often deal with sexual subjects. They are best known for their hit singles "Fire Water Burn" and "The Bad Touch". Formed in 1992,[1] Bloodhound Gang has sold more than 6 million albums. [1][2]

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History

Early days

The Bloodhound Gang began as a small alternative band called Bang Chamber 8. It consisted of Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs, both graduates of Perkiomen Valley High School. They released an eponymous tape before changing their name to the Bloodhound Gang, a reference to "The Bloodhound Gang", a segment on the 1980s PBS kids' show 3-2-1 Contact that featured three young detectives solving mysteries and fighting crime. Unable to book shows anywhere else, the Bloodhound Gang first performed an extra room at Evil Jared Hasselhoff's house, in exchange for Schlitz, Marlboros, and a chance to hand out their first demo tape, entitled Just Another Demo[citation needed]. When the floor caved in one night, they began performing every month at CBGBs in New York City. When asked about the band's tenure at the club, Jimmy Pop was quoted as saying, "I've seen cavemen with better clubs."[1][3]

In April 1994, the band released their second demo tape, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hitler's Handicapped Helpers. This resulted in a record deal with Cheese Factory Records.

In summer 1994, Jimmy Pop had a small role in the short independent film The Chick That Was Naked by independent filmmaker Kurt Fitzpatrick. Also, a song by the band was used on its soundtrack.[4]

In November 1994, the Bloodhound Gang released their first EP, Dingleberry Haze.

Use Your Fingers

In March 1995 the Bloodhound Gang signed a record deal with Columbia Records. They released their first full-length album, titled Use Your Fingers. They began touring around the United States. At this time Daddy Long Legs and M.S.G., who were angry with Columbia Records, left the band to form another rap group, Wolfpac. Bass player Evil Jared Hasselhoff and Turntablist Tard-E-Tard joined the group as replacements. When the tour ended, the deal with Columbia Records was dropped and band members Skip O'Pot2Mus and Tard-E-Tard left to pursue a career in the insurance industry.[1]

One Fierce Beer Coaster

In March 1996, the band, complete with a new line-up, recorded their second full-length album, One Fierce Beer Coaster, first released on Cheese Factory Records (now Republic Records), and re-released on Geffen Records in 1998. The original release, designed by Michael Calleia at Industrial Strength Design in New York City, had an actual beer coaster as part of the packaging. They embarked on their first "real tour" of the United States and Europe. This album contained "Fire Water Burn". In the summer of 1996, Jimmy Pop had a supporting role in the independent film Kin by director and star Kurt Fitzpatrick. Several Bloodhound Gang songs were used for the soundtrack for the film. The single "Fire Water Burn" made number 4 on the Dutch Top 10.

Hooray for Boobies

On February 29, 2000, they released their third album, Hooray for Boobies. Powered by the hit single "The Bad Touch", they embarked on two more tours of Europe, where their popularity had increased dramatically ("The Bad Touch" and Hooray for Boobies reached #1 in Germany, where "Along Comes Mary" was also a Top 10 hit). They returned after selling over five million albums.[1]

In 2003, the band released a DVD entitled One Fierce Beer Run, which chronicles their One Fierce Beer Coaster tour of 1997.[1]

Hefty Fine

The band's newest album, Hefty Fine, was released on September 13, 2005. The title came about after Evil Jared Hasselhoff was fined during work on MTV's "Viva La Bam" (The Scavenger Hunt episode). Jared was fined $10,000, which Jimmy Pop allegedly had to pay (this is discussed in the "Un-commentary" Of the Viva La Bam DVDs). Jimmy has stated that Jared was arrested after attempting to urinate into a dixie cup that he (Jim) was holding, from the top of a parking lot.[5] The CD's original title, Heavy Flow, was scrapped when it was noticed that fellow musician Moby had a song with the same name. The first single, "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo," gained heavy rotation on music video channels. Although the track "No Hard Feelings" recently broke into the Modern Rock Top 50, their second single "Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss" (which is featured in a Blaupunkt, a BGL Grand Wizard ad) has started radio circulation with a music video airing limitedly on a few music channels. Other songs from the new album are part of a campaign by the Bloodhound Gang to change the Pennsylvania state anthem into their appropriately titled "Pennsylvania"[1], which is often incorrectly believed to be titled "Do You Even Know What a Wawa Is?", from that song's last stanza, as well as "Something Diabolical," featuring HIM's Ville Valo. The band's current members can also be found on a few episodes of Viva La Bam including the episode in which Bam Margera divides his friends into teams that go out and do outrageous stunts in order to earn points in a "scavenger hunt" to decide what happens to April Margera's piano that she wishes to get rid of. In Season Five, Jimmy and Jared also appear, ratifying 'The State of Bam' and are involved in a car race between Bam and Ryan Dunn. Bam Margera also makes a guest star appearance on their Hefty Fine album on a hidden track and in the music video for "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo."

The band has made several appearances on the MTV show Jackass, Viva La Bam, CKY4, as well as The Howard Stern Show.

The Later Years

In October 2008 Lupus Thunder quit the band; this was announced on a blog on the band's MySpace by bassist Evil Jared.[6]

The Bloodhound Gang played the 2009 Soundwave Festival.[7] in Australia.

Daniel P Carter from A has been confirmed as the new lead guitarist.

Evil Jared recently announced that the Bloodhound Gang is working on a new album.

The phrase "No reason to live, but we like it that way." is found somewhere in the liner notes of all of their releases.

Controversies

Geffen Records refused to release the song "Yellow Fever" due to its lyrical content about Asian women.[8] Examples of the lyrics from "Yellow Fever" include "like an oriental rug 'cause I lay her where I please, then I blindfold her with dental floss and get on my knees" and "Oh me Chinky, she's so kinky, got me hot like Nagasaki, burnin' up like napalm burstin' like an a-bomb."[9][10] In response, Jimmy Pop told Yahoo! Launch that the Gang's lyrical matter was not meant to be taken seriously.

I think on the first record there's stuff that [offended people]… Really we're not trying to shock anybody, we're just saying things that we laugh at," he explained. "That was always the idea. The same things that we talk about on the bus are the same things we put on our records. On the first record we had lyrics like, 'There's little children unattended, let me get some poison candy,' which to me, that isn't very good.[9]

The band arrived in the middle of a media storm mid-2006 when they started using a "golden shower" act onstage during a rendition of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" at Rock Am Ring and Pinkpop.[11] On a Radio Bam show, Ant'nee (one of the band's crew members) mentioned in one of the Belgium shows, Evil Jared used feces instead of using urine as an alternate.[12] [13]

Members

Current line-up

Former members

Discography

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "History 101". BloodhoundGang.com. http://www.bloodhoundgang.com/history101/history101fn.html. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Record stats". Richard Gavalis. http://www.domesound.net/staff.html/. 
  3. ^ "BloodhoundGang.com". BloodhoundGang.com. http://www.bloodhoundgang.com/history101/history101fn.html. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  4. ^ "That Chick Was Naked (1995)". IMDb.com. http://polish.imdb.com/title/tt0449577/. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Interview With The Bloodhound Gang". Optuszoo.com.au. http://www.optuszoo.com.au/channel/music/mtv_interviews/mtv_interviews_block/35. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  6. ^ "The announcement nobody has been waiting for...". 2008-10-10. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=6096731&blogID=439692964. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  7. ^ http://www.soundwavefestival.com/artists/?ParentPageID=3&PageID=3
  8. ^ Ma, Jason (2000-04-27). "'Yellow Fever' Lyrics Roil Students". Asian Week. http://www.asianweek.com/2000_04_27/news_yellowfeverlyrics.html. Retrieved 2006-07-08. 
  9. ^ a b Rosen, Craig (2005-05-02). "Bloodhound Gang Targeted For Alleged Racist Lyrics". Yahoo! Music. http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12044816. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  10. ^ Brooks, Caryn B. "Be Aggressive Be, Be, Aggressive". WWeek. http://www.wweek.com/html2/urbanpulsed.html. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
  11. ^ Bloodhound Gang's Golden Shower
  12. ^ Radio Bam episode. December 3, 2007
  13. ^ http://intunemusiconline.com/2009/06/09/bamboozle-day-1-east-rutherford-52/ |title = inTuneMusic Online: Bamboozle Day 1 @ East Rutherford 5/2 |accessdate = 2009-06-09 |author = Ambrose, Anthony

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The Bloodhound Gang is an American rock/hip-hop band with a punk-influenced sound. They are originally from Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 1992.

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  • I never thought missing children could be so sexy. Did I say that out loud?
  • Let me be Pacific I wanna be down in your South Seas
  • You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals, so lets do it like they do on the discovery channel
  • If I want to be repeatedly shit on I'll go make Dutch porn
  • If I don't believe in myself would that be blasphemy?
  • Don't give a flying Nun, no don't give a Gidget, just have more fun than a well-oiled midget
  • You're pretty when I'm drunk and I'm pretty fuckin drunk
  • A lap dance is so much better when the stripper is crying
  • Like my scrotum, here it is in a nutshell
  • It's not my job to fuck you on your birthday anymore
  • While you're choking your chicken your chick will be choking this chicken's bone.
  • Yes I'm Siskel, yes I'm Ebert, and you're getting two thumbs up
  • You know what I really want in a girl? Me.
  • It's all in the wrist like table tennis, so beat me like Betty Crocker cake mix
  • I like my girls like my cheese. Preferably for me fat-free American singles only
  • Rather tape the weather channel so that I can watch it later
  • Luciani Pavarotti on a tread mill: not going no where slim change he will
  • Mom and Dad, this is Chasey, Chasey this is my mom and dad. Now show 'em them titties!
  • You must be five stars cuz my staff's at full attention
  • You're a genius; what I mean is you SUCK at this
  • You can fondle, but it's like McDonald's: realize it's just a Happy Meal so you can't Super Size it
  • Put away becaue he wasn't all there; like a jigsaw puzzle you might compare
  • Being letdown, unparalleled--like the last episode of Seinfeld
  • Completely incompatible even though I'm a pussy and you're a dick
  • You must have given up on hair plugs because now you've gone toupee(to pay)
  • I heard you like your women like you like your shrimp you like em' battered. Wife beater, perfectly fitting apparel. Where's your brother Darryl, where's your other brother Darryl?
  • I've got something for you and it's an inch long
  • I Won't Kiss Your Ass To Get A Piece Of It
  • Right under my nose thinking I'm so Colonel Klink oblivious but how could I Nazi that you got off scot-free
  • Life is like a penis most people don't know it but most people suck so they usually blow it
  • Have you seen my will to live? because it seems I have lost it
  • Does your girlfriend look like the chick from M*A*S*H?, dead ringer for Klinger with a thicker mustache?
  • I'm hard to come by like a straight guy working at Starbucks

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  • Naughty by nature and white by choice

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The Bloodhound Gang is a comedy rock band from Pennsylvania. Many of their songs have humorous wordplay and sexual innuendo. They are best known for their hit singles "Fire Water Burn" and "The Bad Touch". Formed in 1992, their music style slowly changed from rap to alternative rock. The Bloodhound Gang has sold more than 6 million albums.

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Members

Current Members

Jimmy Pop – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter (1992-present)

Evil Jared Hasselhoff – bass guitar (1995-present)

Q-Ball – turntables, keyboard, backing vocals (1995-present)

The Yin – drums, percussion (2006-present)

Daniel P. Carter - lead guitar (2009-present)

Former Members

Foof – vocals (1992)

Bubba K. Love – Drums (1992-1993)

Daddy Long Legs – vocals, bass guitar (1992-1995) M.S.G. – turntables (1993-1995)

Skip O'Pot2Mus – drums (1993-1995)

Tard-E-Tard – turntables (1995)

Spanky G – drums (1995-1998)

Lupus Thunder - lead guitar (1994-2008)

Willie The New Guy – drums (1999-2006)

Albums

Use Your Fingers (1995)

One Fierce Beer Coaster (1996)

Hooray for Boobies (1999)

Hefty Fine (2005)

The Bloodhound Gang is currently making a new album.








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