Release Date: Jul 21, 2009
Record label: Pulse
Genre(s): Rock, Pop, Alternative
Mark McGrath & Co. are back after six years with Music for Cougars, and still churning out affable pop-rock for various beer-commercial activities (beach volleyball, slo-mo water-balloon fights). And though aphorisms like ”If you wanna see the rainbow/You gotta sit through a little rain” don’t exactly blow the doors of perception wide open, tracks like the reggae-tinged ”Girls Were Made to Love” and Sublime-lite ”Boardwalk” are all in good-natured, hey-brah fun.
Sugar Ray’s Music for Cougars begins threateningly with “Girls Were Made to Love”. A remake of Eddie Hodges’ “(Girls Girls Girls Are) Made to Love” that also bites lyrics from Wreckx-N-Effect and/or DeBarge, the song features someone called Collie Buddz whose flow is comically indistinguishable from Snow and Ras Trent. There also exists the question of which kind of cougars such a song is intended to please.