Bloodhound Gang - "Hooray For Boobies"
I looked at the reviews of the many albums I had in my collection and I thought that one review needed some more brushing up on. Bloodhound Gang formed in a frat house and managed to gain success with a hit called "Fire Water Burn" back in 1996. After their drummer Spanky G left the band, two questions came to mind: "Who will be their new drummer?" and "Would their next album be bigger than One Fierce Beer Coaster?". Fortunately, the drummer who replaced Spanky G was Willy the New Guy and the album I'm reviewing now became more of a success than it's predecessor. Bloodhound Gang recorded this album in Los Angeles where they met tons of female porn stars and when you listen to every track from beginning to end, you'll notice that every member of the band had a good time at the studio. So while I'm waiting for Hefty Fine to hit stores, let's go over the album that kept us laughing for five years.
01. I Hope You Die
A nice way to start the album off. The guitar, bass, and drums mash perfectly while Jimmy Pop introduces to you some very funny lyrics. You'd either be laughing your ass off, headbanging like crazy, or both. Bloodhound Gang know how to make a good rock song.
02. The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope
This track starts with a teacher going over the alphabet. After she says "D is for Drums", Willy the New Guy brings in a kick-ass drum solo. Then, Jimmy Pop says "Like my scrotum, here it is in a nutshell", DJ Q-Ball gets the turntables going, and we get into a rap song about Jimmy Pop's past. This song was used in the movie Scary Movie and the eerie sounding vibe that's in the song does a great job at showing that.
03. Mama's Boy
Now we get to a skit. This skit is an introduction to the next track. Jimmy Pop phones his mother and asks her what words can possibly rhyme with "vagina". She gets stunned by Jimmy's question through the whole track and it's a skit worth listening to.
04. Three Point One Four
In case you haven't finished high school, 3.14 is the quickest way of saying the value of Pi. When this song got played on the radio, it was originally called "Vagina", but many countries hated the title of the song. The guys in Bloodhound Gang changed the title to "Three Point One Four", because Pi sounds like "pie", which is slang for "vagina". The drums and the lead and bass guitars make the beat of a crazy rap session from Jimmy Pop on trying to find a new vagina.
Not a big hit of theirs, but a good choice for a single. The track starts with a skit in which some gangsters try to drop a bomb on a money making player that ain't with them no more. Then, after the sample of "Amadeus", some rapping goes on about strange hobbies and the chorus is a sample of "Relax, Don't Do It". Once the bridge finishes, we get to a skit on Pacman getting high on crack. Finally, the chorus comes back again and after hearing the words "Holy macaroni" many times, the track ends. A song worth checking out.
06. Yummy Down On This
The rapping continues, but the band gets back to making a beat with their instruments and the guitar is extremely heavy compared to the rest of the album. The subject of the rap is blow jobs and this isn't one of my favourite songs on the album, but it doesn't make me want to hit the skip button.
07. The Ballad of Chasey Lain
Another unsucessful single, but Bloodhound Gang wrote the song for a good reason. Jimmy Pop was the only member of the band to find one of the porn stars they met, Chasey Lain incredibly hot, because he was her biggest fan. The lyrics of the song are a series of letters he wrote to Chasey and it has almost the same concept as "Stan" from Eminem, except that this ballad ends on a happier note. All the instruments are in place in this rock song and it's another track I recommend.
After four crazy songs comes our next skit. The guys in Bloodhound Gang persuaded Chasey Lain to read part of a really weird porno script that they wrote and the way Chasey reads all these words that are strange to picture in your mind will get you laughing. This skit's okay.
09. Magna Cum Nada
If you know your Latin, this song title translates in English as "most likely to suck", which gets mentioned at the end of the chorus. The mix of drums, bass, guitar, and scratching is insane on this track while Jimmy Pop says from his hilarious rhyme book about wanting to be an underachiever. A decent song to warm up for the next track.
10. The Bad Touch
This song changed Bloodhound Gang from a one hit wonder to a two hit wonder (Eventually, they escaped that status with "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo"). After a speech on the act of mating, we get to a techno song on doing it like they do on the Discovery Channel. This is actually the only techno song I like, because it does a good job making fun of the genre. Like most Bloodhound Gang songs, this track will have you laughing from beginning to end. Definitely one of their best.
11. That Cough Came With A Prize
Not much I can say about this skit. Jimmy Pop just coughs for fifteen seconds and that's it. Pretty funny to have a track with just coughing on an album though.
12. Take the Long Way Home
The beat on this track is great, but Jimmy's rapping on life is dull (never try to compare life to a penis). The guitar, drums, and bass set up appears at the chorus though and they still do a good job. Another decent track.
13. Hell Yeah
Amazing song. The instruments and the turntables are an awesome blend and the lyrics of the song explain what Jimmy Pop would do if he was God. It's a serious song, but has some humour in it. DJ Q-Ball does his best scratches near the end of the track. One of the most important songs on Hooray For Boobies and is good for an album cut.
14. Right Turn Clyde
On earlier versions of Hooray For Boobies, this song was left out, because Bloodhound Gang had legal battles with Pink Floyd over the chorus of the song saying "All in all you're just another dick with no balls". On this track is the album's second most catchy beat in my opinion (the first being "The Bad Touch"). This is where you'll find the worst lyrics here, because they don't seem so original. They're basically the opposite of the message "Magna Cum Nada" was saying. The track finishes with a choir singing the name of the song and this makes the song feel better though.
15. This Is Stupid
The title of the skit explains it all. It's just the same choir that sang in "Right Turn Clyde" singing something stupid. Next!
16. A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying
This is the reverse of my opinion on "Right Turn Clyde". The beat is the worst on the album, but Jimmy talking in the song saves us a bundle with a hilarious story about a relationship with a stripper named Bambi. The funniest thing he says is "So, Bambi's goin' on about how she can make all my fantasies come true. So I says, 'Even this one I have where Jesus Christ is jackhammerin' Mickey Mouse in the doo-doo hole with a lawn dart as Garth Brooks gives birth to something resemblin' a cheddar cheese log with almonds on Santa Claus' tummy-tum?'" A track loaded with humour that was a perfect one to put near the end of this funny album.
17. The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey
You'll get a big laugh out of this skit. That's all I want to tell you here.
18. Along Comes Mary
The last song on Hooray For Boobies is actually a cover of a classic rock song. A nice pick for a single and it makes the album end on the same way it started. Check this one out for sure.
Once you think the album's over, twenty eight blank tracks come in and you never know when Hooray For Boobies is going to end.
47. Studio Bullsh*t (The Hooray For Boobies Hidden Track)
This is a series of recordings that were made on the making of Hooray For Boobies. It starts off with the guys of Bloodhound Gang doing a rough version of "Take the Long Way Home". Then, Jimmy Pop and Chasey Lain try to sing the title of the album like they were doing an opera. To finish it all off, we get to an outtake during the recording of "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying".
Overall album rating (on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best): 9
Content Rating: Parental Advisory: Explicit Content
(Note: In Walmart you will find an edited version of the album that only has the picture of the cow's udder on the cover and is called Hooray)