of Interscope Records
After one listen to "Hooray For
Boobies", 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 twenty-somethings 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.
In his spare time, Jimmy Pop writes for POPsmear magazine.
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.
wicky wicky wackin' for the Bloodhound Gang, D.J. Q-Ball guest deejays
at clubs throughout the world in the hopes of, "runnin' on ups, in all
da bizotches guts." Needless to say, D.J. Q-Ball is a card-carrying wigger.
He also looks after the Bloodhound Gang Hate Club.
After winning "The Hot Dog Eating
Contest", "The Magnum P.I. Trivia Challenge" and "The-One-Hundred-Push-Ups-In-One-Hundred-Seconds-Competition",
Willie The New Guy filled the void that was left by a community-college-bound
Spanky G as drummer for the Bloodhound Gang. But since he is the new guy,
nobody really cares about him.
Fred Durst is not in the Bloodhound
Gang but we thought if we mentioned him, you would keep reading our biography.
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 on "Hooray For Boobies". 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
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."
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.
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.
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 being nobodies to
being nobodies appearing on television with Howard Stern, Jenny McCarthy,
and Riki Lake and partying with the likes of Corey Feldman, Kato Kaelin,
and Larry "Bud" Melman. Loser anthems "Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On
Me?" and "I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks" followed "Fire Water
Burn" as singles that drove over two million people around the world to
discover the Grammy-nominated "One Fierce Beer Coaster".
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", all of which will be featured on the long length video releases,
"One Fierce Beer Run" and "Hooray For Groupies".
The Bloodhound Gang have toured
throughout Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States
Bloodhound Gang have performed with such notable acts as 7 Mary Three,
Absolute Beginner, AC/DC, Aerosmith, All, Leah Andreone, Apocalyptica,
Artificial Joy Club, Ash, Beatsteaks, Beck, Lou Bega, Ben Folds Five, Better
Than Ezra, Blink 182, Blondie, Blur, Tracy Bonham, Brandy, Buck O' Nine,
Bullyrag, Bush, Cake, Catatonia, Catherine Wheel, Chemical Brothers, George
Clinton And The P-Funk All-Stars, Cowboy Mouth, Crash Test Dummies, Creed,
Danzig, Descendents, Devo, Die Krupps, Dinosaur Jr., Dogstar, Donots, Eels,
Eins Zwo, Entombed, Everclear, Everlast, The Exploited, F.A.B., Faithless,
Faith No More, Fantastische Vier, Far, Fischmob, Fun Lovin' Criminals,
G. Love And The Special Sauce, Garbage, Goldfinger, Gravity Kills, Guano
Apes, G.W.A.R., Heinz, Don Ho, Isabelle's Gift, Jackyl, Jewel, Jimmy's
Chicken Shack, Montell Jordan, K's Choice, Keilerkopf, Korn, L7, Lagwagon,
Lemon Babies, Lemonheads, Limp Bizkit, Local H, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Loona,
Marilyn Manson, Masters Of Reality, Matchbox 20, Mazzy Star, Metallica,
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Millencolin, Ministry, Moby, Mucky Pup, Naughty
By Nature, Nerf Herder, Nixons, NOFX, Offspring, Pennywise, Linda Perry,
Pet Shop Boys, Pharcyde, Phunk Junkeez, Poe, Iggy Pop, Presidents of the
United States of America, Prodigy, Puzzle Gut, Queens Of The Stone Age,
Radish, Rammstein, Republica, Redman, Reef, Reel Big Fish, Reverend Horton
Heat, Rollins Band, Samiam, Save Ferris, Sebadoh, Sepultura, Sevendust,
Sick Of It All, Skee-Lo, Slipknot, Smashmouth, Sneaker Pimps, Jill Sobule,
Social Distortion, Specializtz, Sponge, Stabbing Westward, Joe Strummer,
Subrosa, Sugar Ray, Suicidal Tendencies, that DOG, The Toasters, Tochotronic,
Tonic, Tricky, The Urge, Venga Boys, Veruca Salt, Violent Femmes, Wallflowers,
Weezer, Weston, Wilco and Why Store.
The Bloodhound Gang will be touring
in support of "Hooray For Boobies" from June 1st 1999 until June 1st 2001.
Their next record is slated for release in early 2001.
BLOODHOUND GANG FUN FACTS
Jimmy Pop must alphabetize everything.
Lüpüs Thünder was
homeless for a month.
Evil Jared Hasselhoff has a black
D.J. Q-Ball has a probation officer.
Willie The New Guy has smoked crack.