Mope

Mope
"Mope" (pronounced "mo-peh") is also a local name for the Yellow Mombin (Spondias mombin)
"Mope"
Single by Bloodhound Gang
from the album Hooray for Boobies
Released September 5, 2000
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative hip-hop
Rapcore
Length 4:36
Label Jimmy Franks Recording Company
Geffen Records
Writer(s) Jimmy Pop, Falco, Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland, Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash, Mark O'Toole, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Producer Jimmy Pop
Bloodhound Gang singles chronology
"The Ballad of Chasey Lain"
2000
"Mope"
2000
"The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope"
2000

"Mope" is the fourth single released from The Bloodhound Gang's 1999 album Hooray for Boobies. The song and music video feature a man in a Pac-Man suit, portrayed as being on crack.

Track listing

  1. "Mope" (The Bloodhound Gang Mix)
  2. "Mope" (The Pet Shop Boys 7" Remix)
  3. "Mope" (The Swamp Remix)
  4. "Fire Water Burn" (The Bloodhound Gang Remix)

The single also includes the "Cousin Mike" video for "The Ballad Of Chasey Lain" and has track 6 listed as "Tic Tac Toe - Remus Pops Jefferson Game" which is a tic-tac-toe board design on the CD itself, with the centre hole representing the first move. In the liner notes the listener is encouraged to post the CD to Remus Pops Jefferson if they have no-one to play with - a postal address is included.

Samples

The song "Mope" features samples from Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus", Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls", Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax", the Pac-Man theme song, and Homer Simpson saying "Holy Macaroni" from "Treehouse of Horror VI".

Pop culture references

This song contains the Bloodhound Gang's usual crude and sexual humor, and several pop culture references. These include:



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