Bloodhound Gang is an American punk rock and alternative rock band from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1992 by Jimmy Pop Ali, who decides to ride it with four friends. The group's musical style is characterized by offbeat and corrosive lyrics.
The origins of Bloodhound Gang are traced in 1988 in a small group called Bang Chamber 8. It includes James Moyer Franks and Michael Bowe, both students of Perkiomen Valley High School. They released an eponymous audio tape in 1990 before changing their name to Bloodhound Gang the following year, referring to the homonymous segment of the show 3-2-1 Contact. Franks and Bowe will also take the nicknames of Jimmy Pop Ali (Ali being subsequently retired) and Daddy Long Legs, respectively.
In April 1994, the group released its second demo tape, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hitler's Handicapped Helpers. Thanks to this one, they sign to Cheese Factory Records. In the summer of 1994, Jimmy Pop will play briefly in the film The Chick That Was Naked by independent director Kurt Fitzpatrick.
In November 1994, the Bloodhound Gang released its first EP, Dingleberry Haze.
The band signed in 1995 at Columbia Records and released his first album Use Your Fingers. They start shooting in the United States. At this time, Daddy Long Legs and M.S.G. (Matthew Clarke), angry with Columbia Records, leave the band to join the rap group Wolfpac. Bass player Hennegan and platinum player Tard-E-Tard replace them, Hennegan taking the name of Evil Jared Hasselhoff. At the end of the tour, their contract with Columbia Records is over, and members Skip O'Pot2Mus (Scott Richard) and Tard-E-Tard will end their musical careers.