Monday, 24 August 2009

Hooray For Boobies

I make no bones about the fact that I adore Tenacious D, I love them as a band and their debut album is one of my favourites ever, stunning album. People assume that this is all that is too me though, but no, I think its ok to like the D and also consider Neutral Milk Hotel’s In An Aeroplane Over The Sea to be a work of art, I think its ok to like both.
I didn’t listen to Tenacious D on my commute today though, and I didn’t listen to Neutral Milk Hotel. Today’s commute CD between Stafford and Birmingham is the rather splendid, Hooray For Boobies by The Bloodhound Gang.
Released a long time ago and purchased as a result of the popularity of The Bad Touch, I liked the band as they produced dumb ass fun that was a bit lacking in my life back then, the best sort of fun is the dumb ass fun.
Also present on this album is the porn star tribute that is The Ballad of Chasey Laine. I recall MTV2 playing a live version of this song and what struck me at the time was the American, Jimmy Pop instead of singing, now show me them titties, actually sung now show them Joey Deacon. It makes me think how the hell can Jimmy Pop know about Joey Deacon?? He may have a secret 70’s Blue Peter stash?
There is also a distinctive euro beat to this album, not just on bad touch, if you stripped away the guitar, euro disco permeates the album throughout.
The Bloodhound Gang are definitely a band to sample live, arguably one of the best bands I have seen live, thoroughly entertaining, putting on a real show that is quite lacking from traditional rock shows, not Tenacious D, but really I don’t think anyone puts on a show like Tenacious D.
All in all a good to firm album, enjoyable if not world changing. 7 out of 10

The Ballad of Chasey Laine by The Bloodhound Gang

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