Ongoing History of New Music Daily: A weird way to break up

If you were around in the 90s, you might remember the Bloodhound Gang, a goofy five-piece from Pennsylvania who alt-rock radio hits like “The Bad Touch” and “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo.” They had a lot going for them before things suddenly went very, very south.

Bloodhound Gang was invited to perform at a festival in Russia. During the set, their bass player made the mistake of shoving the Russian flag down his pants. That didn’t go over very well with the crowd who began pelting the band with whatever it could get their hands on. That episode proved to be so demoralizing that the band never really recovered.

Let this be a lesson, kids. When playing in a foreign country, respect the flag.

Check out Friday’s on weird Soundgarden facts. And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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