Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Use Your Fingers
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
White rappers generally divide into two camps: the Beastie Boys disciples and the House of Pain clique. For the former, honky hip-hop has nothing to do with the African-American experiences that gave birth to the rap form;... more »
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White rappers generally divide into two camps: the Beastie Boys disciples and the House of Pain clique. For the former, honky hip-hop has nothing to do with the African-American experiences that gave birth to the rap form; rather, it is borrowed to express the middle-class, often suburban, ennui that comes from too much pop culture and too much time on one's hands. In the latter, groups attempt to co-opt the Afrocentrism and identity worship from black rap and use it as a template for their own particular ethnic trumpeting--Irish, in HOP's case. On their debut album, Use Your Fingers, Bloodhound Gang make it clear which group they expect to be confused with: "No, I'm not the guy from the Beastie Boys!" yells Jimmy Pop (or is it his partner Daddy Long Legs?). Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, BG are a self-contained frat party dying to offend anyone who'll listen with their often hilarious, in-your-face political incorrectness. They fight for their right to be moronic throughout--whether worshiping Rip Taylor or invoking the Cavity Creeps from an old toothpaste ad. It's not all just fat-chick and cripple jokes, though: BG back up their obnoxious idiocy with some fairly wise musical maneuvering. While their age and background lead them to repeatedly mine the '80s for material--Duran Duran and Cure samples, Michael Jackson and Blondie interpolations, a "Kids in America" cover--their sly comments and ingenious a cappella snippets prove they're surprisingly sharp and able lads. --Roni Sarig
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Michael J. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 2/18/2007...
Got this before I knew what good music was...if you like the Bloodhound Gang, this is as good as it gets...
For BHG fans ONLY!
Kathy Steinfeld | 07/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the reviews of this CD urge MTV fans who have only heard "Bad Touch" to steer clear of this album and for real Bloodhound Gang fans to get it imediately. Now the person who reviewed this a little while back named Shagg One or something is a perfect example of a "Bad Touch" fan not a BHG fan. This person said that this album is bad because it is not the true BHG style and that Bad Touch is while everything except Bad Touch is like this album. I suggest for Shagg One to go back to MTV and stop ripping apart a band that you are dissappointed in for not being what you expected. Now I came here to review this not to use this as a place to bash a fewllow reviewer so here I go. I think this album is awesome. Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs (its a shame hes not in BHG anymore) show great mic skills and razor sharp wit. This album has some of the funniest lyrics ever. If you like the bad touch and think all BHG song sound like that STAY AWAY FROM THIS ALBUM. But, if you like the rest of Hooray For Boobies and One Fierce Beer Coaster then this album is perfect for you. Go buy this album now."
Probably my favorite CD ever!!
bghpjlove | Connecticut | 09/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album was so funny, I just kept listening to it over and over. Much better than One Fierce Beer Coaster, it had more rememberable songs. even if you only listen to it once, you will never forget it. I love it so much!"