I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks

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"I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks"
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Single by The Bloodhound Gang
from the album One Fierce Beer Coaster
Released1997
FormatCD, 12"
Recorded1996
GenreComedy rock
Punk rock
Length3:49
LabelJimmy Franks Recording Company
Republic Records
Geffen Records (1998 re-release)
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Pop
Producer(s)Jimmy Pop
The Bloodhound Gang singles chronology
"Fire Water Burn"
(1997)
"I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks"
(1997)
"Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?"
(1997)

"I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks" is the fourth single from The Bloodhound Gang's 1996 (re-released in 1998) album One Fierce Beer Coaster.

The satirical song is entirely about the belief that girls only like gay men. The lyrics reference the stereotype that gay men are often better looking and more sensitive than heterosexual men, enjoy the band Depeche Mode and avant garde ballet, and how Jimmy Pop, the band's singer, wishes that he could be a homosexual to be more successful with women.

The album version is recorded in the band's trademark rap-metal style. An alternate version was recorded as a b-side, featuring a crooning vocal over Nashville country/lounge backing.

Music video[edit]

The music video starts out with Jimmy Pop, who is playing a gay talk-show host named Dirk Ramrod, and his co-host, Lewis, who is played by bassist Evil Jared Hasselhoff discussing their special guest for the day, Lupus Thunder and DJ Q-Ball from Bloodhound Gang. The video then becomes a montage of some of Dirk and Lewis's (Jimmy and Jared's) favorite (nastiest) moments off the show, leaving DJ Q-Ball and Lupus disgusted and slightly amused until the video ends with Jimmy Pop and Evil Jared saying, "Come again, if ya got the balls!"

Reception[edit]

Writing in The Advocate (a leading US magazine for gay readers), Barry Walters described the song as "annoying" but admitted the band's stereotypes of homosexuals were somewhat accurate, "especially the Depeche Mode part".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rock's Gay Wanna-bes. The Advocate. 18 March 1997. p. 70.

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