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New Bloodhound Gang CD Loaded With Laughs, Great Songs

March 15, 2000John Goehrke
The Plain Dealer

Goehrke is a junior at West Geauga High School.

You may be asking yourself, "Who is the Bloodhound Gang?" Or maybe you are telling yourself, "These guys sound familiar."

Well, if the name sounds familiar, that's because the group had a big hit in 1997 with a song called "Fire Water Burn." And it has just released the CD "Hooray for Boobies," a CD full of comical lyrics.

Led by frontman Jimmy Pop, the Bloodhound Gang doesn't stray from the material that made it famous: controversial, but amusing lyrics, good beats and humorous song titles (see "I Hope You Die," "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope").

The Bloodhound Gang seems to have another hit with the single, "Bad Touch (Do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel)," which has seen lots of airplay on the radio and MTV.

Other songs, however, are even better, funnier and stranger. "Three point one four" is a song in which Pop constantly attempts to find words that rhyme with a certain female body part. "Mope" is a song dedicated to Falco, a one-hit wonder who died last year, and actually kind of sounds like the Beastie Boys. Finally, "Hell Yeah" is another great song in which Pop says what the world would be like if he were God. He even goes as far as to say that if he were God he would "add the book of Flavor Flav' to the Bible."

Overall, the CD is full of laughs. Even more, all the songs sound great and make Pop's voice sound really good. This CD is one of the finest all-around albums to come out in awhile. But, c'mon, Flavor Flav? What were they thinking on that one?