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Bloodhound Gang in-the-news

Boyish inspiration

October 15, 1999Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Blame them on the Beastie Boys.

The Bloodhound Gang began its ascent from the mean streets of King of Prussia, Pa., in 1994 with a sound and stage act that suggested the Beasties in their silliest moments.

The suburban homeboys' debut EP, "Dingleberry Haze," was a fuse of white-boy boasting and slacker wit laid atop a meld of punk and hip- hop beats.

Columbia then signed the group for its debut album, "Use Your Fingers." It didn't move too well, but its '96 follow-up, "One Fierce Beer Coaster," caught on.

Later that year, the gang received lots of MTV and modern-rock airplay for its single "Fire Water Burn." The album "Hooray For Boobies" came in '98.

The Bloodhound Gang arrives in town for a show at 8 tonight at The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. ($13).

Goldfinger, Showoff and Hippos open.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets, phone charge at (414) 276-4545 and the Rave box office, (414) 342-7283.