Use Your Fingers

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Use Your Fingers
Studio album by The Bloodhound Gang
Released July 18, 1995
Genre Alternative hip hop, rapcore, pop-punk
Length 40:55
Label Cheese Factory
Producer Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs
The Bloodhound Gang chronology
Dingleberry Haze
(1994)
Use Your Fingers
(1995)
One Fierce Beer Coaster
(1996)
Singles from Use Your Fingers
  1. "Mama Say"
    Released: May 16, 1995 (1995-05-16)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[2]

Use Your Fingers is the Bloodhound Gang's first album. It was released on July 18, 1995 by Cheese Factory Records. Some of the songs on the album were reworked version of demos from Bloodhound Gang's earlier demo tapes, Just Another Demo and The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hitler's Handicapped Helpers.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimmy Pop and Daddy Long Legs unless noted.

  1. "Rip Taylor Is God" – 1:23 (featuring Rip Taylor)
  2. "We Are the Knuckleheads" – 2:39
  3. "Legend in My Spare Time" – 3:05
  4. "B.H.G.P.S.A." – 0:22
  5. "Mama Say" (Pop, Legs, Duran Duran) – 2:59
  6. "Kids in America" (Wilde, Wilde) – 4:23 (cover of Kim Wilde's 1981 hit)
  7. "You're Pretty When I'm Drunk" – 3:56
  8. "The Evils of Placenta Hustling" – 0:19
  9. "One Way" (Bloodhound Gang) – 3:05
  10. "Shitty Record Offer" – 0:58
  11. "Go Down" – 2:26
  12. "Earlameyer the Butt Pirate" – 0:11
  13. "No Rest for the Wicked" – 2:50
  14. "She Ain't Got No Legs" – 2:28
  15. "We Like Meat" – 0:04
  16. "Coo Coo Ca Choo" – 2:36
  17. "Rang Dang" (Pop, Legs, Glover, Robinson) – 3:02
  18. "Nightmare at the Apollo" – 0:56
  19. "K.I.D.S. Incorporated" – 2:20 (TV series theme song cover)
  20. "Bloodhound Sex Scene" – 0:47

Samples[edit]

"One Way" contains a sample from "Theme From Sanford & Son," and initially, according to the band's 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. The band has described the album as "the one that resulted in the most cease and desist orders in the band's history.").

"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).

Credits[edit]

Bloodhound Gang[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Rip Taylor - Spoken word on "Rip Taylor Is God"
  • Kyle Seifert - Drums on "Kids In America"
  • Rob Vitale - Vocals on "Kids In America"[4]
  • 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"
  • Chris Interrante, - Assistant Engineer to Rick Denzien www.BoffoStudio.com
  • Jim Janik - Engineer on "She Ain't Got No Legs"
  • Robert Friedrich, Troy Halderson - Assistant Engineers to Jim Janik

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Ruff - Mastered "Use Your Fingers"
  • Aimée Macauley - Art Direction and Design
  • Ari Marcopoulos - Photography
  • Christopher Bisagni - Photograph of Nicole Brier
  • Jed Corenthal, Gerard Babbits - Product Managers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 86. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ http://bhg.ichibod.com/albums/hitlers-handicapped-helpers/
  4. ^ Bloodhound Gang – Kids In America – Listen free and discover music