Whenever the name Bloodhound Gang is mentioned, it triggers off various memories of life as a teenager, at least if you’re aged around 16-23 right now. ‘Fire Water Burn’, ‘The Bad Touch’ and ‘Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo’ are the songs that stick in my mind because they are the songs that defined the band’s career to date. Nearly all of their songs involve lyrics that are hilarious, ridiculous and they are either about bodily functions, sex or women’s bodies. When you’re younger, these types of lyrics seem great and you think you’re awesome for singing along to their risquÃ© themes, so it’s interesting to see what Bloodhound Gang come across as now in older and (slightly) more mature years.
‘Show Us Your Hits’ is a greatest hits album with a title that’s got classic Bloodhound Gang written all over it. The album cover is something that you can come to expect from them too: a woman is pulling her top up so that her breasts are daringly close to falling out. The album has the aforementioned tracks as well as 11 more that pay homage to bodies, bodily functions and the intertwinement of bodies. In fact, Bloodhound Gang seem obsessed with bodies, bodies, bodies.
If sex sells, which as we all know it does, the fact that Bloodhound Gang can release a greatest hits album is proof that sexual frustration is not without its own unique marketing opportunities. Good on them for keeping at it I guess. This album will leave you laughing, confused or just simply clueless. Obviously if you’re after a collection of artistry in a musical format, you can definitely do much better.
Written by Rhys Milsom
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