Hooray for Boobies
our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
Inevitable Return of the Great White Rap
michael r. smith
has officially lost his mind. In signing the Bloodhound Gang to
his label, he has reached an all-time low when it comes to taste
and discretion. That being said, you can just imagine how popular
this band is quickly becoming. Any CD emblazoned with the ever-controversial
Parental Advisory label is an almost guaranteed hit. And this
particular album has not one, but two stickers issuing a warning
of its offensive content. This, my friends, is a sad but true
sign of the times that we are currently living in.
As the New
Millennium's answer to the Beastie Boys, these guys are crude,
misogynistic and just plain angry. The fact that the majority
of their songs are catchy as hell, only adds fuel to the fire.
What it all adds up to is an imminent white flag for parents and
a goldmine for the record industry. With their lead single, "The
Bad Touch", MTV, Billboard Magazine and radio are already paying
attention. The song is the best of the bunch on their hilariously
titled, Hooray for Boobies release and is reminiscent of
the 80's "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, but with even
cleverer lyrics. Most people hearing the song for the first time
will think "Let's Do it Like They Do on the Discovery Channel"
is the title, which is probably why the single comes with a different
sticker that includes this tip-off phrase.
If you can
get past the obnoxious hacking (both sampling and bodily) and
the gutter language, you will find a danceable and need I say...fun...album.
This is THE party album of the year. There hasn't really been
one this good to hit fraternity row since the Beasties' License
to Ill. You might have to watch who you play certain tracks
around, which leaves about half the tracks out of the question.
But the first two are fine, as well three in a row starting with
"The Bad Touch". The guiltiest pleasures are "Mope", "Right Turn
Clyde" and the worst culprit of all, "A Lap Dance is Better When
the Stripper is Crying". Yes, you read correctly.
the hysterical "Bad Touch" video on MTV (where they are dressed
as monkeys doing what else...monkeying around), I knew it was
going to be a hit. What I didn't know is how big of a hit it would
be. It turns out the song has already been #1 in Germany, Norway,
Denmark, Sweden and Austria. Once again, the US is a little behind
the 8 ball when it comes to discovering the latest big thing.
The album is turning in platinum sales all over the globe as well.
The talent of the Bloodhound Gang is in the speed of their lyrical
delivery (though the vocal is extremely monotone) and how you
can't help but laugh in shock by the nerve of these five virtual
unknowns. If you want to hear something REALLY funny, just listen
to the botched out-takes starting on hidden track #47.
no-holds-barred, Desperation with a capital D is what makes this
CD such a treasure and is why it gets 3 out of 5. Just don't tell
your mother I said so.
liked Hooray for Boobies...
I Hope You Die
2. The Inevitable Return of the Great White
3. Mama's Boy
4. Three Point One Four
6. Yummy Down on This
7. The Ballad of Chasey Lain
9. Magna Cum Nada
10. The Bad Touch
11. That Cough Came With a Prize
12. Take the Long Way Home
13. Hell Yeah
14. Right Turn Klyde
15. This Is Stupid
16. A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper
17. 10 Coolest Things About New Jersey
18. Along Comes Mary