“Use Your Fingers” Studio album by The Bloodhound Gang
Released: July 18, 1995
Genre: Alternative hip hop, rapcore, post-punk, alternative rock
Label: Cheese Factory
Singles from Use Your Fingers: “Mama Say” Released: May 16, 1995
Use Your Fingers is the Bloodhound Gangs first album. It was released on July 18, 1995 by Cheese Factory Records.
All songs written and composed by Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs unless noted.
“Rip Taylor Is God” 1:23 (featuring Rip Taylor)
“We Are the Knuckleheads” 2:39
“Legend in My Spare Time” 3:05
“Mama Say” (Pop, Legs, Duran Duran) 2:59
“Kids in America” (Wilde, Wilde) 4:23 (cover of Kim Wildes 1981 hit)
“You’re Pretty When I’m Drunk” 3:56
“The Evils of Placenta Hustling” 0:19
“One Way” (Bloodhound Gang) 3:05
“Shitty Record Offer” 0:58
“Go Down” 2:26
“Earlameyer the Butt Pirate” 0:11
“No Rest for the Wicked” 2:50
“She Ain’t Got No Legs” 2:28
“We Like Meat” 0:04
“Coo Coo Ca Choo” 2:36
“Rang Dang” (Pop, Legs, Glover, Robinson) 3:02
“Nightmare at the Apollo” 0:56
“K.I.D.S. Incorporated” 2:20 (TV series theme song cover)
“Previously Unreleased Bonus B-Side Independent European Import Bootleg Outtake” 0:47
“Legend in My Spare Time” – “Do What You Want to Do” by T-Connection
“Mama Say” – “Goodhumor Man” by Blue Mitchell and “Save a Prayer” by Duran Duran
“One Way” – “Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band and “Theme from Sanford & Son” by Quincy Jones
“We Like Meat” – Quote taken from 1953 film Stalag 17
“Rang Dang” – “White Lines” by Grandmaster Flash and “Not to Touch the Earth” by the Doors
“One Way” contains a sample from “Theme From Sanford & Son,” and initially, according to the bands website prior to 2004, resulted in a cease and desist from Quincy Jones (it was ultimately resolved – Jones received co-writing credit, and the song remains on the album).
“She Ain’t Got No Legs” originally contained a sample from The Cure, but frontman Robert Smith refused to grant permission.
“Coo Coo Ca Choo” originally contained a sample from “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream, but guitarist Eric Clapton refused permission, so had to be replaced with a live guitar part (played by Lüpüs Thünder).
“Kids In America”, on the album, is sung by someone completely unrelated to the band. This is Rob Vitale from the band Black Train Jack.
The song “You’re Pretty When I’m Drunk” is sung a cappella.
The “obnoxious model-beating lead vocalist of a certain chart-topping heavy metal glam rock band” alluded to in “Shitty Record Offer” is a parody of Axl Rose.
The band has described the album as “the one that resulted in the most cease and desist orders in the bands history.”
Jimmy Pop – Vocals
Daddy Long Legs – Vocals, Keyboard
Skip O’ Pot2Mus – Drums, Backing Vocals
M.S.G. – Turntables, Backing Vocals
Lüpüs Thünder – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rip Taylor – Spoken word on “Rip Taylor Is God”
Kyle Seifert – Drums on “Kids In America”
Rob Vitale – Vocals on “Kids In America”
Keith O’Quinn – Trombone on “She Ain’t Got No Legs”
Joe Shepley – Trumpet on “She Ain’t Got No Legs”
Kenny Venezia – Tenor Sax on “She Ain’t Got No Legs”
Mike Guthier – Drums on “K.I.D.S. Incorporated”
Jared Hennegan – Bass on “K.I.D.S. Incorporated”
J.J. Bottari – Engineer on “Mama Say”
Richie Gagliadotto – Engineer on “Go Down” and “Shitty Record Offer”
Rick Denzien – Mix Engineer on “Rang Dang”, “We Are The Knuckleheads” and “No Rest For The Wicked”
Jim Janik – Engineer on “She Ain’t Got No Legs”
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 ones 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 HOPs 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. Its 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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Amazing! Definitely 5-star material.,
This album is absolutely amazing. It truly does put “Hooray for Boobies,” which is a great CD, to shame. eware, trendy MTV-watchers, as this CD will probably not appeal to those who simply ride the wave of trends going on. “The Bad Touch” is a great song, but don’t buy this album expecting every Bloodhound Gang song to sound like it. This album boasts such great cuts as “We Are The Knuckleheads,” “Legend In My Spare Time,” “Mama Say,” “One Way,” and “You’re Pretty When I’m Drunk.” If you consider yourself open to all forms of music and not expecting a poppy MTV album, buy it. Go!
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest one of the bunch…,
‘Bloodhound Gang is here to get it on, so rock on brothers, rock on’.