Songs with swearing
April 9, 2005 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Which songs/albums (preferably otherwise good) feature extreme amounts of cussing and swearing?

It's often said that rap, in particular, features a lot of swearing, but I find little of it in my collection, with Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit" being the only song that I'd say has a 'lot' of cussing. What other songs feature a lot of cussing? I'm having no luck finding any. I only ever found one song with the c-word too.. the Libertine's "What a Waster". Others?
posted by wackybrit to Media & Arts (65 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Korn's "K@#%!" is pretty much all swearing.
posted by chickygrrl at 3:17 PM on April 9, 2005

First one I thought of was Useless Man by Minty, from DJ Keoki's Inevitable Alen Nation album.
posted by Who_Am_I at 3:20 PM on April 9, 2005

Look no further than Butt Trumpet's "I've Been So Mad Lately".
posted by climalene at 3:21 PM on April 9, 2005

Dub Narcotic Sound System - Fuck Shit Up

And there's a band called Anal Cunt, but I haven't heard their stuff. Diamanda Galas has a song called "Cunt". Haven't heard it either but I'd be surprised if you can make out any lyrics.
posted by hydrophonic at 3:31 PM on April 9, 2005

Extreme cussing and swearing, you say? South Park, "Uncle Fucka."
posted by mcwetboy at 3:33 PM on April 9, 2005

"I Don't Care About You (Fuck You)" by Fear has plenty of "Fuck you"s in it. The Blatz cover is superior, though.
posted by cmonkey at 3:37 PM on April 9, 2005

Family Reunion by Blink 182
posted by hootch at 3:39 PM on April 9, 2005

Gaaah. Just had a big list, but my browser got screwy. I'll try to recreate it.

From the 1990 Cold Chillin' comp "2 Nasty 4 Radio":
- Big Daddy Kane & Rudy Ray Moore, "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite"
- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Talk Like Sex" (very nasty)
- Everlast, "Fuck Everyone"

- anything by Redd Foxx, Rudy Ray Moore, Moms Mabley, all of whom did record songs.
- BLOWFLY!!! Anything and everything by Blowfly, the dirtiest motherfucker there is or will ever be, and an important and unheralded godfather of rap music.
- Much of the work of NWA graduates: almost all of Eazy-E's first solo album "Eazy Duz It"; some of Dre's stuff, as you mention; and at least Ice Cube's first 2 or 3 records -- all of these make heavy use of our friend the F word.
- Snoop (Doggy) Dogg cusses a lot on "Doggystyle" -- much of it is pretty misogynistic.

In other genres:
- I don't know his stuff very well, but I'd be surprised if Kinky Friedman didn't come through for you
- Do Raymond and Peter count as a musical group? Now, there's some swearing.
- Nashville Pussy gets pretty lewd, especially on their very great first album, "Let Them Eat Pussy"
- Tenacious D, of course. "Fuck Her Gently" comes immediately to mind.

I'll think some more on this.
posted by Dr. Wu at 3:42 PM on April 9, 2005

Some Blowfly links, for the curious or uninitiated.
posted by Dr. Wu at 3:45 PM on April 9, 2005

If the, uh, n-word counts, there are some additional rap songs I could point to.

In rock, there's Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog" and Soundgarden's "Big Dumb Sex," among others.
posted by box at 3:49 PM on April 9, 2005

Also, Body Count's album "Cop Killer" is extremely graphic.

Oh, and, "Intro," the first cut on Black Sheep's excellent album "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," is a pretty funny satire of curse-dependent rappers, and it uses plenty of cussin' itself. Great, great record.
posted by Dr. Wu at 3:50 PM on April 9, 2005

Millie Jackson's Fuck you symphony.
Anything by Nate Dogg...(note, he has an awesome voice and usually sings back up for rap artists but he's also released an album, Music and Me, which is fucking brilliant!)
posted by ramix at 3:53 PM on April 9, 2005

Eric Idle's FCC song.
posted by mcwetboy at 3:55 PM on April 9, 2005

The boys in Ween curse pretty freely. See "Blarney Stone" from "The Mollusk," "l.m.l.y.p." (which is - partly - a Prince cover) from "God Ween Satan - The Oneness" ... and I'm sure there are more, but they're not coming to me right now. Anyway, go listen to Ween. They're wonderful.
posted by Dr. Wu at 4:00 PM on April 9, 2005

Rodeo Song is the first one I thought of, although it's probably more a novelty song than anything.
posted by willnot at 4:09 PM on April 9, 2005

AWESOME thread!

The two things that come to mind are Killdozer's cover of some song called, I think, "You're Unbelievable," which is called something like "You're Motherfucking Unbelievable." Also, any song by the band Butt Trumpet.
posted by josh at 4:20 PM on April 9, 2005

Fatboy Slim - In Heaven
posted by nmiell at 4:26 PM on April 9, 2005

The video, at least, of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker".
posted by squidlarkin at 4:43 PM on April 9, 2005

Khia's "My Neck My Back:"

Then you roll ya tongue from tha crack back 2 da front
and ya suck it all till i shake and cum nigga
make sho i keep bustin nutz nigga
all ova yo face and stuff
slow head show me so much luv
da best head comez from a thug
da dick good, dick big and long
slow fuckin till tha crack a dawn

posted by NickDouglas at 4:46 PM on April 9, 2005

Propaghandi - and their album "How to Clean Everything" is profane, but I hold it sacred. Lots of great outbursts like:

in "Middle Finger Response "
"All your novel themes that keep you amused on your way to The canadian, flag-waving-aryan, mother f***ng, c*ck sucking dream. Oh yeah!"

or in songs like

"STICK THE F***ING FLAG UP YOUR G*DDAMN AS*, YOU SONOFABITCH (Not to be gender-specific, of course!)"
posted by Quartermass at 4:48 PM on April 9, 2005

Try out the beatiful work by "Mr Bungle".
posted by AwkwardPause at 5:11 PM on April 9, 2005

Pretty much anything by the Geto Boys, especially their first album.
posted by jeremias at 5:12 PM on April 9, 2005

Bad Posture: GDMFSOB
Body Count: Body Count
Nine Inch Nails: Starfuckers, Inc.
Peaches: Fuck the Pain Away
White Zombie: Welcome to Planet Motherfucker
Tenacious D: Fuck Her Softly
The Kills: Fuck the People
NWA: Fuck Tha Police
and anything by the Frogs.
posted by obloquy at 5:16 PM on April 9, 2005

The Fugs, CIA MAN
posted by gamera at 5:20 PM on April 9, 2005

Anti-nowhere League - So What
(Covered by Metallica.)
posted by epimorph at 5:27 PM on April 9, 2005

"Cunt Renaissance," by R.A. the Rugged Man, featuring the Notorious B.I.G.

"C'mon Jack," by Allen Ginsberg

"Put It In Your Mouth," by Akinyele

"Pregnant Pussy," by UGK
posted by box at 5:32 PM on April 9, 2005

"I Got Cash" by Brooklyn Funk Essentials. Not an insane amount of swearing (there's a fair bit though), but sung/spoken by a VERY angry, sarcastic man who really means that shit, which makes it something everyone should listen to. Plus it's funky as hell.
posted by biscotti at 5:33 PM on April 9, 2005

Also, check out Andy Dick's band, The Bitches of the Century.

More later, when I'm not using the on-screen keyboard on my PocketPC.
posted by box at 5:36 PM on April 9, 2005

And Ice Cube proteges Da Lench Mob's Guerrillas in the Mist album.

And Tupac's "I Don't Give a Fuck," and gimmicky female gangsta Boss's song of the same name.
posted by box at 5:40 PM on April 9, 2005

I am totally loving Blowfly. That guy is like a vulgar cool-but-drunk-uncle-at-your-party version of James Brown!
posted by wackybrit at 5:41 PM on April 9, 2005

"Get Off Your Ass And Jam" by Funkadelic, which is 2 1/2 minutes of nothing but:

Shit! Goddamn! Get off your ass and jam!

Not as extreme as some other examples, but I appreciate that the swear:not-swear ratio is almost even. George Clinton for poet laureate!
posted by Vervain at 5:52 PM on April 9, 2005

Seconding The Frogs. Incredibly vulgar and hilarious stuff, e.g., "Dead Pussy in the Road with Mother's Name on Top," and "Who's Sucking on Grandpa's Balls Since Grandma Ain't Home Tonight?"

The true bonus is that they're a really great band.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:08 PM on April 9, 2005

God, I love this thread.

Let us not forget the immortal MC Luscious and her hit "Boom! I Fucked Your Boyfriend" (scroll down for .ram sample). A good-time party favorite when I was in college.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:12 PM on April 9, 2005

If you count comedy albums you would be hard pressed to find a more repulsive album than the one by Pretty Paul Parsons. He has one joke about eating the corn from someone's colostomy bag and another that begins, "So, I was fuckin' this little retarded boy in the mouth..."
posted by dobbs at 6:18 PM on April 9, 2005

Great Sweary Tracks I Have Loved:

Goofy's Concern - Butthole Surfers
Plaistow Patricia - Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Contains the timeless, parent-delighting intro of "ARS-OLES, BAR-STARDS, FA-CKIN' CAHNTS AND PRICKS!"
Battleflag - Lo Fidelity All Stars. Fine repeated use of the oedipal noun, there.
Stagger Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Possibly my favourite. And I appreciate the opportunity to reproduce a small sample of the lyrics here. Thank you so much.

"I'll stay here till Billy comes in, till time comes to pass
And furthermore I'll fuck Billy Dilly in his motherfucking ass"
Said Stagger Lee
"I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole"

Ahh, the don't write 'em like that anymore.
posted by Decani at 6:23 PM on April 9, 2005

Also Pills by Primal Scream. The repeated "Sick...fuck...fuck...fuck...sick..." bit at the end is really quite pleasing.
posted by Decani at 6:26 PM on April 9, 2005

And! (God, I should go away and collate these before posting any more...) Why'd Ya Do It from the classic Marianne Faithfull "Broken English" album is an absolute gem of seething, foul-mouthed hate. I love it.
posted by Decani at 6:33 PM on April 9, 2005

Blowfly. Lots of swearing, and very very funny.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:26 PM on April 9, 2005

Looking through my meager music collection:

Try Too Short's remake of (Ant Banks'?) "I Need a Freak" - after the bridge, he changes it too "I Need a Bitch" etc. etc.
I have this on "In Tha Beginning...there was rap", from Priority Records.

Afro Man - Colt 45 (many many fucks)

Lil' Jon (YEEEEEAAAHH!! WHAT?!) (sorry) and the Eastside Boyz - Bia Bia (partly because it's a few phrases repeated ad infinitum, plus some nasty girl called Chyna White, plus Too Short again.) Ludacris' is the cleanest verse.

But - Ludacris and Project Pat's "Dis Bitch, This Ho" is pretty dirty - mostly from PP - maybe his other stuff is, too?

Lil' Kim - probably most anything - she doesn't necessarily 'swear' a lot, but she gets pretty nasty. (See How Many Licks)

Fabolus & Nate Dogg - I Can't Deny It

Lil' Wayne - the two songs I have, about every third word in the chorus is 'nigga', with some other interspersed.

DMX - mostly just angry, but some with quite a bit of swearing.
posted by attercoppe at 8:41 PM on April 9, 2005

"Fuck it Up"--Pigface
"You Fuck Me Up"--Dub Narcotic Sound System
"Sex Styles"--Kool Keith
"Who You Fuckin' Wit"--Roc Raida
"Talk Like Sex Pt. 2"--Smut Peddlers f. Kool G. Rap
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off"--Dead Kennedys
"The Roof is on Fire"--Rockmaster Scott and the Dynamic Three (interpreted in, among other songs, the Bloodhound Gang's "Fire Water Burn" (a bad song put to good use in Fahrenheit 9/11) and Bratmobile's "Polaroid Baby")
posted by box at 9:15 PM on April 9, 2005

soundgarden, probably considered old skool now, but "big dumb sex" features the f-bomb often, and in a delightful left/right headphone kinda way.

posted by auslander at 9:29 PM on April 9, 2005

The Big Black album "Songs about Fucking" has some nice cover art, but I don't remember what sort of language is in the actual lyrics themselves.
posted by matildaben at 10:23 PM on April 9, 2005

Oh yeah, I just remembered, Martha Wainwright has an EP called "Bloody Motherfucking Asshole", and the title song is great, but the only swearing in it is the same words as the title, repeated a few times.
posted by matildaben at 10:25 PM on April 9, 2005

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Fuck Shit Up
Eagles of Death Metal: Whorehoppin' (Shit Goddamn)
Dead Kennedys: Too Drunk To Fuck
The Roofies: Frankie the Shoe Fucker
and how could I have forgotten:
The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues
posted by obloquy at 10:29 PM on April 9, 2005

"Sucka Nigga"--A Tribe Called Quest
"I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Niga"--Public Enemy
"Niggaz and Jews (Some Say Kikes)"--Blood of Abraham f. Eazy-E
"NYC Cunt"--Princess Superstar
posted by box at 10:29 PM on April 9, 2005

Pretty much anything by Mindless Self Indulgence
Peaches - I Don't Give a Fuck
Shellac - Prayer to God
Screeching Weasel - I Wanna Fuck
Machine Gun Fellatio - Let Me Be Your Dirty Fuckin' Whore

Those are my favorites, but I somehow have 53 songs with the word "fuck" in the title in itunes. I must be more of a dirty, foul-minded young lady than I thought.
posted by evilbeck at 11:04 PM on April 9, 2005

If you're after more than just cursing, but a higher-level profanity in addition, check out Lords of Acid, one of the most obscene bands I've ever heard.
posted by phrontist at 11:11 PM on April 9, 2005

Anthrax's Starting Up a Posse (lyrics) came out around the same time they released Bring the Noise with Public Enemy. The song is about censorship and includes the following chorus:

Shit, fuck, satan, death, sex drugs, rape
These seven words you're trying to take
Shit, fuck, satan, death, sex, drugs, rape
Right or wrong it's our choice to make
America the beautiful, Land of the free
Don't change the words to land of Hypocrisy

They also say clever things such as cunty cunty cunty cunt and you're a douche. It was on the album Attack of the Killer Bs.
posted by furtive at 11:21 PM on April 9, 2005

If you're after more than just cursing, but a higher-level profanity in addition, check out Lords of Acid, one of the most obscene bands I've ever heard.

Second. I don't know how many actual swear words there are, but it's still some of the filthiest music out there.
posted by rkent at 2:24 AM on April 10, 2005

Tool - Jerk Off, Swamp Song, and Message to Harry Manback
System of a Down - Fuck the System

I really can't think of a band that cusses more articulately than Tool does. Profanity comes across as a means to an end - pulling the listener emotionally closed to the song. It's an expressions of pure rage or frustration rather than slang substituting good English.

System of a Down is good for almost the exact opposite reason, using everyday slang to relay advanced political messages about everything from the Armenian genocide to media ownership through music.
posted by trinarian at 3:32 AM on April 10, 2005

Bloodhound Gang - A Lap Dance is So Much Better When the Stripper is Crying
Bloodhound Gang - Vagina Song
DJ Quik - Mo' Pussy
David Allen Coe - Fuckin' In The Butt
David Allen Coe - The Rodeo Song
Lil' Kim - Eat My Pussy Right
Lords of Acid - Pussy Round
NWA - Fuck Tha Police
Terrance and Phillip - Uncle Fucka

You can hear them here.

Lords of Acid is more like that dirty song that you don't know but liked after watching the girl on the pole dance to it. I've added four more of their songs.

These and more at,

I ? AskMeFi
posted by geekyguy at 3:38 AM on April 10, 2005

Ah, I've recalled another one from my collection. The Horrorist - One Night in New York City.

It features a story about a girl going out and going partying, then getting drugged and raped, then has, in an extremely fierce tone, "He fucked her all night" repeated about a hundred times over a thumping beat. Quite creepy actually.
posted by wackybrit at 3:47 AM on April 10, 2005

The Man Don't Give A Fuck - Super Furries

And Johnny Rotten's clearly singing "cunt" as loud as he can near the end of Pretty Vacant, even if it's not technically the lyric...
posted by flashboy at 4:15 AM on April 10, 2005

Notorious B.I.G./Too $hort - "Big Booty Hoes" (one of the nastiest songs I've ever heard, I must say).

For "(preferably otherwise good)", Mary Prankster can be quite profane/explicit. "Mercyfuck" is probably her most "fuck" filled song, if you're just going on curse words alone.
posted by Melinika at 6:17 AM on April 10, 2005

Some songs from my "fuck you" song list
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - black tongue
!!! - pardon my freedom
PJ Harvey - Who the fuck
peaches - i dont give a fuck
cake - nugget
butter 08 - butterfucker

Nice thread.
posted by shothotbot at 7:21 AM on April 10, 2005

Damn - can't believe I forgot The Buzzcocks
posted by Decani at 7:55 AM on April 10, 2005

Most GG Allin lyrics, of course. And I have to second Dr. Wu's recommendation on Raymond and Peter -- not musical, but oh so lyrical (by the way -- members of Devo did a surf-band album under the name of the Wipeouters a few years back that contains a song called "Shut Up, Little Man" with Raymond and Peter soundbites, but I think they left out the cursing...)
posted by AJaffe at 9:50 AM on April 10, 2005

"Fuck You" by Dean and the Weenies, from the Mondo New York soundtrack.
posted by litlnemo at 9:59 AM on April 10, 2005

...and for some non-english swear words, check out the track "Swedish For Beginners" by speedcore/gabber sensation Swecore Noize Conspiracy, available for download here.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:54 AM on April 10, 2005

As a child of the late eighties / early nineties, I was under the impression that the foulest album of all time was 2 Live Crew's As Nasty As They Wanna Be.
posted by Clay201 at 11:11 AM on April 10, 2005

I'd second most of what's above, especially Propaghandi's "How to Clean Everything", Lords of Acid's "Lust", and NWA's "Straight out of Compton" as albums. 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Want to Be" is profane, but... *meh*.

As far as singles go...

Adam Sandler's "At a Medium Pace" and Tenacious D's "Fuck her Gently" are top of the pops, and would make either a great 1-2 punch on a mixtape or would bookend this entire collection well.

As far as profane, rap, and the diss go... it's very tough to top Ice Cube's "No Vaseline". There's plenty of Nas<->Jay-Z and Biggie<->2pac to be enjoyed as well...
posted by togdon at 12:44 PM on April 10, 2005

If I say fuck two more times,
That's 46 fucks in this fucked-up rhyme

Limp Bizkit, Hot Dog
posted by gottabefunky at 1:30 PM on April 10, 2005

Hell... we all forgot Rage Against the Machine, Killing In The Name Of. Unbelievable!
posted by Decani at 4:44 PM on April 10, 2005

I can't believe no-one has mentioned Eamon - Fuck It yet. It's cheesy for sure, but a good juxtaposition between lush, cheesy r&b ballad and copious profanity.

Also, Google loves this thread.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:34 AM on April 12, 2005

Blink 182 - Fuck a Dog
Lucille Bogan - Shave 'Em Dry (dirty version)
Presumably anything by Anal Cunt
posted by arto at 8:50 PM on April 15, 2005

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