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Hooray for Boobies
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Studio album by Bloodhound Gang
Released October 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
Genre
Length 60:23
Label Geffen
Producer
Bloodhound Gang chronology
One Fierce Beer Coaster
(1996)
Hooray for Boobies
(1999)
Hefty Fine
(2005)
Singles from Hooray for Boobies
  1. "Along Comes Mary"
    Released: 1999
  2. "The Bad Touch"
    Released: May 31, 1999
  3. "The Ballad of Chasey Lain"
    Released: February 14, 2000
  4. "Mope"
    Released: September 5, 2000
  5. "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope"
    Released: October 16, 2000

Hooray for Boobies is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Bloodhound Gang. It was released on October 4, 1999, in the United Kingdom and on February 29, 2000, in the United States.[4][5] Produced by Jimmy Pop and Richard Gavalis, it is the band's second release with Geffen Records after One Fierce Beer Coaster (1996).

The album was a commercial success that generated favorable reviews and brought the Bloodhound Gang into the mainstream consciousness. In the US, it initially debuted at number two on the Top Heatseekers chart, but peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. However, the album reached number one in Australia, Austria, and Germany. Since its release in 1999, the album has sold over four million copies internationally.

Five singles were released from the album; "Along Comes Mary", "The Ballad of Chasey Lain", "Mope", and "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope". The second, "The Bad Touch", was an international success. Listed on 14 different charts worldwide, it reached number one on five of them.

Background and development[edit]

Jimmy Pop, frontman for the Bloodhound Gang.

In March 1995, the Bloodhound Gang signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released their debut studio album, Use Your Fingers, that July, but were subsequently dropped by the label.[6][7] After adjusting its lineup, the group began working on their second album, One Fierce Beer Coaster.

Released on December 3, 1996, it eventually sold over 500,000 copies in the US. The album's first single, "Fire Water Burn", played a major role in the slow build of interest that ultimately led to the band's mainstream breakthrough.[8] Geffen Records signed the band within two months as word-of-mouth praise for the album spread.[9]

Music[edit]

Style[edit]

The album, reminiscent of the band's first album, features various skits in between songs. The first of these skits, entitled "Mama's Boy" is an impromptu phone conversation between Jimmy Pop and his mother.[10] "R.S.V.P." features a short monologue from Vivid pornstar Chasey Lain.[10] "That Cough Came With a Prize" is 15 seconds of coughing. "This Is Stupid" is an arbitrary track performed by the vocal duo who feature in "Right Turn Clyde." Finally, "The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey" is simply ten seconds of silence. According to the liner notes, Jimmy Pop had to explain the track to band member DJ Q-Ball. [10]

Lyricism[edit]

"A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying" is a parody of the narrative of Red Sovine's "trucker songs".[11]

Release and promotion[edit]

"Right Turn Clyde" features a chorus parodying Pink Floyd's hit single "Another Brick in the Wall Part II"; "All in all you're just another dick with no balls." Because of these issues, the album was delayed in the US. Both were eventually resolved and the album was finally released in the US. In Europe, the album was initially released without the two songs, thus containing only 45 CD tracks. Later pressings featured the complete track list. The original version of "Take the Long Way Home" can be heard on the 1999 acetate CD. Australian editions of the album only ever contained 45 tracks – the album was never reissued there with the complete track list.

A "clean" version of the CD was released titled simply Hooray. It featured an alternative cover image of a cow's udder.

The track "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope" appeared on the Scary Movie soundtrack.

The track "Magna Cum Nada" appeared in the movie Loser.

A double vinyl version of the album, conforming to the American track listing, was released in 2000 and is currently out of print.[12] A new single vinyl release, on blue vinyl and conforming to the Australian track list, was released on 22 July 2016.[13] Neither vinyl release includes the hidden track.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[14]
Entertainment WeeklyC[3]
PopMatters7/10[15]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[16]
Spin2/10[17]

Hooray for Boobies received generally positive reviews. Many reviewers complimented the album's duncical, but ultimately enjoyable, humor. AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas wrote, "on one hand, it's easy to hate the Bloodhound Gang. [...] On the other hand, you almost have to admire the lengths that they go to be, well, defiantly stupid."[1] Many reviewers also complimented the album's eccentric plunderphonic-esque approach to music. PopMatters reviewer Patrick Schabe compared the Bloodhound Gang to Beck, saying, "if anomalous characterization, synthesis, and a popular culture repertoire make Beck the big brother of postmodern music, then surely he’s part of a family? If so, then perhaps the Bloodhound Gang are the snotty, juvenile, teenage brother in that family."

Not all reviews were complimentary. Many critics criticized the band for its heavy use of outdated music and its toilet and sex-based humor. Entertainment Weekly writer Doug Brod decried the album, saying "on Hooray for Boobies these knuckleheads tap into '80s-style metal and New Orderish dance-wave to back their dumbbell odes to oral sex, porn stars, revenge, and – did I mention oral sex?"[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

Hooray for Boobies debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 19 on March 18, 2000.[18] Four weeks later, on April 15, the album peaked at number 14,[19] selling 85,924 copies.[20] 24 weeks later, the album slipped to number 199, and fell out of the chart a week later, having spent a total of 29 weeks there.[21] On May 17, 2000, it was certified both gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on the same day.[22]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jimmy Pop, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."I Hope You Die"3:41
2."The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope"4:02
3."Mama's Boy"0:34
4."Three Point One Four"3:55
5."Mope" (writers: Jimmy Pop, Falco, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Metallica)4:36
6."Yummy Down on This" (writers: Jimmy Pop, Lüpüs Thünder, Darrin "Dangerous" Pfeiffer)3:49
7."The Ballad of Chasey Lain"2:21
8."R.S.V.P."0:15
9."Magna Cum Nada"4:00
10."The Bad Touch"4:20
11."That Cough Came with a Prize"0:14
12."Take the Long Way Home"3:07
13."Hell Yeah"5:02
14."Right Turn Clyde" (writers: Jimmy Pop, Roger Waters)5:24
15."This Is Stupid"0:10
16."A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying"5:37
17."The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey"0:10
18."Along Comes Mary" (writer: Tandyn Almer)3:25
19."Hooray for Boobies" (hidden track)3:37
Total length:60:49

Notes

  • The CD release shows 47 tracks but the ones after track 18 are either empty or the sound for the hidden track.[23]
  • "Take the Long Way Home" and "Right Turn Clyde" do not appear on the European or Australian releases of the album.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[45] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[46] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[47] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[48] Gold 21,153[48]
Germany (BVMI)[49] Platinum 300,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[50] Gold 7,500^
Sweden (GLF)[51] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[52] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[54] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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