Jimmy Pop and Jared Hennegan both attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Unable to book shows anywhere else, the Bloodhound Gang first performed in an extra room at Hennegan's house, in exchange for Schlitz, Marlboros, and a chance to hand out their first demo tape, titled Just Another Demo.
This resulted in a record deal with Cheese Factory Records.
In summer 1994, Jimmy Pop had a small role in the short independent film The Chick That Was Naked by independent filmmaker Kurt Fitzpatrick. (Matthew Clarke), who were angry with Columbia Records, left the band to form another rap group, Wolfpac.
When the floor caved in one night, they began performing every month at CBGBs in New York City.
When asked about the band's tenure at the club, Jimmy Pop was quoted as saying, "I've seen cavemen with better clubs." In April 1994, the band released their second demo tape, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hitler's Handicapped Helpers.
They released their first full-length album, titled Use Your Fingers. In March 1996, the band, complete with a new line-up, recorded their second full-length album, One Fierce Beer Coaster, with Richard Gavalis, a producer and owner of Dome Sound Studios, in Royersford, Pennsylvania, local to Jimmy Pop.
A song In November 1994, the Bloodhound Gang released their first EP, Dingleberry Haze. Bass player Hennegan and turntablist Tard-E-Tard joined the group as replacements, with Hennegan taking on the stage name "Evil Jared Hasselhoff".
In March 1995, the Bloodhound Gang signed a record deal with Columbia Records. When the tour ended, the deal with Columbia Records was dropped and band members Skip O'Pot2Mus (Scott Richard) and Tard-E-Tard left to pursue careers outside of the music industry.
The Bloodhound Gang began in 1988 as a small alternative band called Bang Chamber 8.
It consisted of James Moyer Franks and Michael Bowe, both graduates of Perkiomen Valley High School.
They released an eponymous tape in 1990 before changing their name to the Bloodhound Gang the following year, a reference to "The Bloodhound Gang", a segment on the 1980s PBS kids' show 3-2-1 Contact that featured three young detectives solving mysteries and fighting crime.
Franks and Bowe also took on the stage names "Jimmy Pop Ali" (the "Ali" was later dropped) and "Daddy Long Legs" respectively.