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Review: The Bad Touch (Single)

April 3, 2000worldpop

It's like a flashback to the '80s!

Take a melody reminiscent of Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) by Paul Lekakis, blend in a very '80s sounding synth-horn, a generous portion of synth-bass (did someone buy a Yamaha DX-7?), sprinkle generously with double entendres and mix for 4 and a half minutes.

This is the recipe the Bloodhound Gang have followed to create their new single, The Bad Touch, a thinly disguised ode to sex (as illustrated by the introductory voice over, which sounds like a blend between Jay Leno and Ned Flanders).

If you've listened to the radio you've probably heard this song. It's the one with the chorus of: 'You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals/So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.'

While the sum of the parts would allude to a crude, out-dated ditty that only the saddest Gen Xers could get into, the Bloodhounders have managed to pull off the track and maintain some credibility - maybe partly due to the outlandish, tongue-in-cheek monkey outfits featured on the sleeve and in the video.

The single itself comes packed with a few extras. One of the two B-sides is the band's previous single UK hit (from 1994), Why's Everybody Picking On Me? The controversial video for The Bad Touch is also included in the CD-Rom section.

This won't hit Number One, but it's a good indication that the '80s are still alive and kicking.