Today, we’re going to take a trip back into our juvenile roots. I’d appreciate your input.
Make no mistake, as harsh as the subject matter of Bloodhound Gang’s 1999 single “The Bad Touch” is, it definitely lies on the mild side of the spectrum when compared to the group’s other notable songs.
While the song would undoubtedly be ripped apart by white knight social justice warriors across the internet if released today—all in good faith, of course—I think that the song is a great representation of how creative and lenient the pre-9/11 world was.
The song is like an old friend from your childhood who hasn’t quite grown up at the same rate you have. It’s always nice to go back and relive the old days from time to time—just as long as they don’t overstay their welcome.
Still I won’t detract that “The Bad Touch” is one of my favorite songs from the 90s. The bass line is too infectious, the lyrics are too cleverly crude, and the nostalgia is too high for me to criticize it from Mt. Pious.
All together now: “You and me, baby…”