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The Bloodhound Gang

The Bloodhound Gang performing live in Germany
Origin Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Country USA
Years active 1992 – Present
Genres Rapcore
Labels Geffen Records
Members Jimmy Pop
DJ Q-Ball
Evil Jared Hasselhoff
Lüpüs Thünder
Willie The New Guy
Past members Bubba K Love
Blue
Byron
Daddy Long Legs
Foof
Lazy I
M.S.G.
Piddly B
Skip O'Pot2Mus
Slave One
Spanky G
Tard-E-Tard
White Steve
Mr. Stinky Boots
The Yin
Website(s) http://www.bloodhoundgang.com

The Bloodhound Gang is a comedic American rapcore synth-pop band, mixing an alternative/punk sound with hip-hop. They are originally from Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 1993[1]. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2313x1567, 266 KB) Summary Photo by Craig M. Groshek, all rights released Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Quakertown is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 16 miles (26 km) south of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on the Quakertown and Delaware River. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses many elements of hip hop music with the instrumentation and some of the vocals of punk and/or heavy metal, and sometimes with funk-style beats. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. ... Jimmy Pop (sometimes Jimmy Pop Ali) (born James Moyer Franks, August 27, 1972 in Trappe, Pennsylvania) is the lead singer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... DJ Q-Ball is both the DJ and the singer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Evil Jared Hasselhoff on the German TV show TV Total. ... Lüpüs Thünder is the guitarist of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Daddy Long Legs is the lead singer of the rap metal group Wolfpac. ... M.S.G. is a former member of the bands the Bloodhound Gang and Wolfpac. ... Spanky G is a former drummer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses many elements of hip hop music with the instrumentation and some of the vocals of punk and/or heavy metal, and sometimes with funk-style beats. ... Synthpop is a style of popular music in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... Quakertown is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 16 miles (26 km) south of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on the Quakertown and Delaware River. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

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History

Unable to get booked at any clubs, The Bloodhound Gang first performed in the 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. When the floor caved in one night, they began performing every month at CBGBs in New York City[1]. Evil Jared Hasselhoff on the German TV show TV Total. ... Schlitz is an American beer, often considered the archetype of working-class beers brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Marlboro is the name of some places in the United States of America: Marlboro, New Jersey Marlboro, New York Marlboro, Vermont Upper Marlboro, Maryland Marlboro County, South Carolina Marlboro, Gauteng is the name of a suburb of Sandton in Gauteng Province, South Africa There is also Marlboro College Also see... Track Listing Submerged -3:09 Subway -1:57 Waiting For Susan -3:03 One Times One Times One -4:25 To Be Free Please -4:02 Handsome Musician -3:32 Fair Weather -3:06 North Main Street -3:31 AIDS -3:26 Your House -2:34 ... CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


In April 1994, the band released their second demo tape, Hitler's Handicapped Helpers. This landed them a record deal with Cheese Factory Records. In November 1994, they finally released their first EP, Dingleberry Haze[1]. EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light...


In the summer of 1994, Jimmy Pop had a small role in the short independent film The Chick That Was Naked by independent filmmaker Kurt Fitzpatrick. Also, one song by the band was used on the soundtrack[2].


In March 1995 The Bloodhound Gang signed a record deal with Columbia Records. They put out 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., angry with Columbia Records, left the band to to form another rap group, Wolfpac. Evil Jared Hasselhoff and Tard-E-Tard joined the group as replacements. When the tour ended, the deal with Columbia Records was dropped and band member Skip O'Pot2Mus left to pursue a career in the insurance industry[1]. Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Use Your Fingers Use Your Fingers is the Bloodhound Gangs second album. ... Daddy Long Legs is the lead singer of the rap metal group Wolfpac. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In March 1996, the band, complete with a new line-up, recorded their second full-length album, One Fierce Beer Coaster, released on Geffen Records. They embarked on their first "real tour" of the United States and Europe (they are quoted as saying this was "the first tour where nobody's parents had to drive out and pick up the band after the van broke down"). After the tour, they released their third album, Hooray for Boobies. Powered by hit single, "The Bad Touch", they embarked on two more tours of Europe, where they had begun to get quite popular. They returned after selling over five million albums.[1] In the Summer of 1996 Jimmy Pop Ali had a supporting role in the independent film Kin by director Kurt Fitzpatrick and starring Fitzpatrick, Marie Hans and Ben McVoy. Several Bloodhound Gang songs were used for the soundtrack for the film. One Fierce Beer Coaster is a December 3, 1996 (see 1996 in music) album by alternative rock band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Hooray For Boobies is the Bloodhound Gangs third album. ... The Bad Touch is the first single by The Bloodhound Gang off their 1999 album Hooray for Boobies. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ...


Recent history

In 2003, the band released a DVD entitled One Fierce Beer Run, which chronicles their One Fierce Beer Coaster tour of 1997[1]. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... One Fierce Beer Coaster is a December 3, 1996 (see 1996 in music) album by alternative rock band The Bloodhound Gang. ...


The band's newest album, Hefty Fine, was released on September 27, 2005. The title comes from a phone conversation in which Lupus told Jimmy Pop he would have to pay a "hefty fine" if he did not speed along work on the album. Its 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," has already gained heavy rotation on music video channels. Although the track "No Hard Feelings" recently broke into the Modern Rock Top 50, their second single is "Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss" (which is featured in a Blaupunkt ad), and it has recently started radio circulation with a music video underway. Another song from the new album is part of a campaign by the Bloodhound Gang to change the Pennsylvania state anthem into their appropriately titled "Pennsylvania."[1] Hefty Fine is The Bloodhound Gangs fourth album, originally due for release on September 13, 2005, then September 20, 2005 and was finally officially released on September 27, 2005, although it had been leaked on September 14, 2005. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1965 in Darien, Connecticut) is an American electronic musician and a name of his live band. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Blaupunkt (German for blue dot) is a German electronic equipment manufacturer, noted for their home and car audio equipment, that is part of Robert Bosch GmbH. Founded in 1923 in Berlin as Ideal, the company changed its name to Blaupunkt in 1938, named after the unique blue dot painted onto...


A new album is already in the works and is hoped to be put out within a year[citation needed].


Drummer Willie the New Guy was recently released from his position. The band and Willie agreed on him leaving. He was replaced by Adam Perry (The Yin) from A on their recent tour[3]. A A is a British alternative rock band. ...


Members

Current line-up

Jimmy Pop (sometimes Jimmy Pop Ali) (born James Moyer Franks, August 27, 1972 in Trappe, Pennsylvania) is the lead singer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lüpüs Thünder is the guitarist of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Evil Jared Hasselhoff on the German TV show TV Total. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass or simply bass) is an electrically amplified plucked string instrument. ... DJ Q-Ball is both the DJ and the singer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ... Turntablism is the art of manipulating sound and creating music using phonograph turntables and an audio mixer. ...

Former members

  • Bubba K Love
  • Blue
  • Byron
  • Daddy Long Legs - vocals
  • Foof
  • Lazy I
  • M.S.G.
  • Piddly B
  • Skip O'Pot2Mus
  • Slave One
  • Spanky G - drums
  • Tard-E-Tard
  • White Steve
  • Mr. Stinky Boots
  • Adam "The Yin" Perry - drums

Daddy Long Legs is the lead singer of the rap metal group Wolfpac. ... M.S.G. is a former member of the bands the Bloodhound Gang and Wolfpac. ... Spanky G is a former drummer of the band The Bloodhound Gang. ...

Infamy

Known for their humorous, obscene, and often offensive, perhaps even Zappaesque lyrics, the Bloodhound Gang is not afraid to make quips about taboo subjects such as ethnicities, child abductions and incest in bizarre, stream-of-consciousness, hip-hop influenced lyrics. A common theme in the band's lyrics are elaborate pop culture references, metaphors, similes, and puns such as: Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. ... A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom declared as sacred and forbidden; breaking of the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society. ... This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ... Incest is sexual activity between close family members. ... In literary criticism, stream of consciousness denotes a literary technique which seeks to describe an individuals point of view by giving the written equivalent of the characters thought processes. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... In language, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin) is a rhetorical trope defined as a direct comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects. ... A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject is compared to another subject. ... A pun (also known as paronomasia) is a deliberate confusion of similar-sounding words or phrases for comic or serious effect. ...

  • "You came twice last year like a Sears catalog" ("Kiss Me Where it Smells Funny" off of One Fierce Beer Coaster)
  • "Times New Roman, you know the type" ("Right Turn Clyde" off of Hooray for Boobies)
  • "The only smoked meat, the only sausage I would eat is made by Jimmy Dean" ("I Wish I Was Queer (So I Could Get Chicks)" off of One Fierce Beer Coaster)
  • "Like the Jim Jones cult, I'll take you out with one punch" ("Boom" off of One Fierce Beer Coaster)
  • "You and me baby we ain't nothin' but mammals so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel" ("The Bad Touch" off of Hooray for Boobies)
  • "If I want to be repeatedly shit on I'll go make Dutch porn" ("No Hard Feelings" off of Hefty Fine)
  • "If I wanted to see stars, I'd watch the Academy Awards" ("Right Turn Clyde" off of Hooray for Boobies)
  • "I Brazilian wax poetic ... I don't want to beat around the bush." ("Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" off of Hefty Fine)
  • "I was lonelier than Kunta Kinte at a Merle Haggard concert." ("A Lap Dance is So Much Better (When The Stripper is Crying)" off of Hooray for Boobies)
  • "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" ("Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" off of Hefty Fine)
  • "I'm not a roll of Charmin, so don't give me no crap!" ("Shut Up" off of One Fierce Beer Coaster)
  • "Put your hands down my pants and I bet you'll feel nuts." ("The Bad Touch" off of Hooray for Boobies)
  • "Like my scrotum here it is in a nutshell." ("The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope" off of Hooray for Boobies)

The group's hit single The Bad Touch is a song made up of sexual euphemisms that also happen to be pop culture references. It became a staple on MTV's Total Request Live and propelled the album Hooray for Boobies to platinum sales status. The band is also known for the single "Fire Water Burn" which is featured on their album, One Fierce Beer Coaster which contains the chorus of "The roof/The roof/The roof is on fire/We don't need no water/Let the motherfucker burn/Burn motherfucker burn." (This lyric was borrowed from the 1985 hit "The Roof is On Fire" by Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three.) In 2004, it was featured in the film Fahrenheit 9/11, playing while showing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle firing stingers on a city. An orgasm (from Greek: οργασμός orgasmós, from orgán - to swell, be lustful), also known as a sexual climax, is a pleasurable physical, psychological or emotional response to prolonged sexual stimulation. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company (NYSE: S) was founded in Chicago, Illinois as a catalog merchandiser in 1886 by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mail order. ... The Times New Roman typeface, on top at 88. ... Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean (born on August 10, 1928 in Plainview, Texas) is an American singer, actor, and businessman. ... This article is about the religious leader; for other people named Jim Jones, see Jim Jones (disambiguation). ... In religion and sociology, a cult is a cohesive group of people (often a relatively small and recently founded religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be far outside the mainstream. ... Look up punch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Coition of a Hemisected Man and Woman (c. ... Discovery Channel is a property of Discovery Communications primarily packaged as a network entertainment brand distributed in virtually every pay-television market in the world. ... Look up coprophilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pornography (from Greek πόρνη prostitute and γραφία writing) (more informally referred to as porn or porno) is the representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... Brazilian waxing is a type of waxing involving the bikini area. ... Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, Annapolis. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... In some male mammals, the scrotum is an external bag of skin and muscle containing the testicles. ... The Bad Touch is the first single by The Bloodhound Gang off their 1999 album Hooray for Boobies. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is a television program on MTV that features popular music videos. ... Hooray For Boobies is the Bloodhound Gangs third album. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles shipped. ... One Fierce Beer Coaster is a December 3, 1996 (see 1996 in music) album by alternative rock band The Bloodhound Gang. ... The word motherfucker (also contracted forms mo-fucker, mofucka, mother, mofo, mafucka, mofy, mo-facku, mother moo and mamma-jamma) is a common insult, term of endearment, and expletive in the English language and is widely considered obscene. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is an award-winning documentary film by American filmmaker and anti-war activist Michael Moore, which had a general release in the United States and Canada on June 25, 2004 in the run up to that years presidential election. ... General Characteristics (M2 Bradley) Length: 21 ft 2 in (6. ...


The band has also made several appearances on the MTV shows Jackass and Viva La Bam, as well as CKY4. Jackass was a half-hour television series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002 in which a group of men perform various dangerous and ridiculous stunts. ... Viva La Bam is a television reality show on MTV focusing on the life of Bam Margera and his friends engaged in various practical jokes with one another, but mostly played out on his unsuspecting parents Phil & April, as well as his uncle Vincent Margera (Don Vito). It is a... The CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) videos are an invention of West Chester, Pennsylvania boys Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo. ...


Bass player and nude enthusiast Evil Jared Hasselhoff recently stripped nude on a live German television appearance on the show TV Total on Pro7. Some in Germany have compared the appearance to the Janet Jackson Super Bowl controversy[4]. TV total is a German late night television comedy talk show that has run since March 8, 1999, on Pro 7 and is currently aired from Monday to Thursday at 22:15 CET. Created, produced and hosted by Stefan Raab, TV total particularly makes fun of some of the funniest... ProSieben is a commercial television channel in Germany. ... The wardrobe malfunction. Super Bowl XXXVIII (which happened on February 1, 2004) was noted for a controversial halftime show produced by MTV and which aired live on the CBS television network. ...


Racism

The band has been accused of racism in the US and UK [5] [6] [7]. 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 An African-American man drinks out of the colored only water cooler at a racially segregated street car terminal in the United States in 1939. ...

"She's like an oriental rug 'cause I lay her where I please, then I blindfold her with dental floss and get down on her knees" and also "Oh me chinky shes so kinky got me hot like nagasaki burnin' up like napalm burstin' like an a-bomb."

In response, Jimmy Pop told Yahoo! Launch that the Gang's lyrical matter was not meant to be taken seriously[5]. This article or section should be merged with Yahoo! Yahoo! Launch is a free music video website provided by Yahoo!. You must have a Yahoo! account to view many of the videos. ...

"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."

Discography

Image:Http://bloodhoundgang. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Use Your Fingers Use Your Fingers is the Bloodhound Gangs second album. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Fierce Beer Coaster is a December 3, 1996 (see 1996 in music) album by alternative rock band The Bloodhound Gang. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Hooray For Boobies is the Bloodhound Gangs third album. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Hefty Fine is The Bloodhound Gangs fourth album, originally due for release on September 13, 2005, then September 20, 2005 and was finally officially released on September 27, 2005, although it had been leaked on September 14, 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is a list of artists/bands from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.bloodhoundgang.com/history101/history101fn.html
  2. ^ http://polish.imdb.com/title/tt0449577/
  3. ^ http://www.laut.de/vorlaut/news/2006/01/18/01222/index.htm (In German)
  4. ^ http://decidedlyodd.com/blog/?p=812
  5. ^ a b http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12044816
  6. ^ http://www.wweek.com/html2/urbanpulsed.html
  7. ^ http://daily.stanford.edu/daily/servlet/tempo?page=content&id=1152&repository=0001_article
  8. ^ http://www.asianweek.com/2000_04_27/news_yellowfeverlyrics.html

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