Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Probably one of the funniest albums ever, Jimmy Pop Ali and crew leave their uneven 1995 debut Use Your Fingers in the dust with this classic. Merging the boundaries of rap, rock, techno, punk and whatever-the-fuck-else, Bloodhound Gang showcase some of the wittiest rhymes and styles ever to hit the mainstream. From the sweetly pro-suicide "Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out)" to the self-depreciating "Why Is Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?" (to be honest, actually every song is self-depreciating in some sense), the album is a riot from the start. Actually, the lamest song on the album isn't even theirs - it's a somewhat weak cover of Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky." They even got Vanilla Ice to rap on "Boom" and he's good! Weirdo "V-Ice" afficionados (like me, sadly) will note that good ol' Rob Winkle turned "Boom" into his own track called "Prozac" on Hard To Swallow (I'm almost depressed admitting to know that...) Anyways, I've ripped the CD at 320 kbps and also included the Geffen-deleted "Yellow Fever" track (ripped from the Republic Records LP) since it's just as funny as the rest of the album and no more offensive. Enjoy. Yeah, so they're anti-PC, homophobic, misogynistic, sexist, scatalogical, sociopathic and absolutely hilarious. What's not to like?