Fun House [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The Stooges' first album was produced by a classically trained composer who dabbled in rock & roll and the avant-garde; their second was supervised by a guy who had once been the keyboard player with the Kingsmen, and if that didn't make all the difference, it at least indicates why Fun House was a step in the right direction right out of the gate. Producer Don Gallucci took the sensible approach that the Stooges were a powerhouse live band, and his best bet was to re-create the group's live set with as little fuss as possible. As a result, the production on Fun House bears some resemblance to the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" -- the sound is smeary and bleeds all...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The Stooges' first album was produced by a classically trained composer who dabbled in rock & roll and the avant-garde; their second was supervised by a guy who had once been the keyboard player with the Kingsmen, and if that didn't make all the difference, it at least indicates why Fun House was a step in the right direction right out of the gate. Producer Don Gallucci took the sensible approach that the Stooges were a powerhouse live band, and his best bet was to re-create the group's live set with as little fuss as possible. As a result, the production on Fun House bears some resemblance to the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" -- the sound is smeary and bleeds all over the place, but it packs the low-tech wallop of a concert pumped through a big PA, bursting with energy and immediacy. The Stooges were also a much stronger band this time out; Ron Asheton's blazing minimalist guitar runs had gained little in the way of technique since The Stooges, but his confidence had grown by a quantum leap as he summoned forth the sounds that would make him the hero of proto-punk guitarists everywhere, and the brutal pound of drummer Scott Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander had grown to heavyweight champion status. And Fun House is where Iggy Pop's mad genius first reached its full flower; what was a sneer on the band's debut had grown into the roar of a caged animal desperate for release, and his rants were far more passionate and compelling than what he had served up before. The Stooges may have had more "hits," but Fun House has stronger songs, including the garage raver to end all garage ravers in "Loose," the primal scream of "1970," and the apocalyptic anarchy of "L.A. Blues." In 2005, Rhino Records released a deluxe edition of Fun House that gave the album a long-needed remastering for CD, and included a bonus disc of alternate takes from the original recording sessions. The additional disc isn't especially revelatory for hardcore fans, since everything on it except for a very raw demo of " Loose" appeared on the box set 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions, including the hilarious single mix of "Down on the Street" with a neo-Ray Manzarek keyboard part clumsily overdubbed over the top, two songs that didn't make the final cut of the album, and Iggy imitating his favorite wrestler. But given the fact the 1970 box is out of print and commanding big bucks on eBay, the bonus disc does a nice job of condensing its material and summing up how this Fun House took shape, and the remastering of the original album makes it sound as loud and proud on CD as it deserves. Fun House is the ideal document of the Stooges at their raw, sweaty, howling peak, and this expanded edition only adds to the album's glorious fury.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2005
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227317522
  • Catalog Number: 73175
  • Sales rank: 42,845

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down On The Street (3:43)
  2. 2 Loose (3:34)
  3. 3 T.V. Eye (4:17)
  4. 4 Dirt (7:03)
  5. 5 1970 (5:15)
  6. 6 Fun House (7:47)
  7. 7 L.A. Blues (4:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 T.V. Eye (6:01)
  2. 2 Loose (1:16)
  3. 3 Loose (3:42)
  4. 4 Loose (3:42)
  5. 5 Lost In The Future (5:50)
  6. 6 Down On The Street (2:22)
  7. 7 Down On The Street (4:10)
  8. 8 Dirt (7:09)
  9. 9 Slide (Slidin' The Blues) (4:38)
  10. 10 1970 (7:29)
  11. 11 Fun House (9:30)
  12. 12 Fun House (11:29)
  13. 13 Down On The Street (2:43)
  14. 14 1970 (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Stooges Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Iggy Pop Vocals
Ron Asheton Guitar
Scott Asheton Drums
Dave Alexander Bass
Technical Credits
Ben Edmonds Reissue Producer
Don Gallucci Producer, Original Album Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Reissue Producer, Remastering
Brian Ross-Myring Engineer
The Stooges Composer
Jack White Author
Paul Trynka Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enter The Fun House

    Have you ever been body slammed and enjoyed it? If so, this magnificent reissue of one of rock's milestone records is for you. Coming off of their proto-punk debut from 1969 the Stooges recorded this followup the following year and today stands as a testament to their great live energy as this album was basically recorded live in the studio with the aid of Don Galluci, keyboard player of the Kingsmen. This is true Saturday night rock 'n' roll. Music that is both frightening and exciting. Iggy Pop at an anamalitic peak backed by the furious wah wah demention of Ron Asheton's guitar playing and brother Scott Asheton's drumming. Saxaphonist Steve Mackay add a sensous and avant garde feel at times on the tracks he appears on. I would venture to call this music a type of hard rock soul as it has a swinging James Brown element at times. If your a fan of such albums as The Doors "LA WOMAN" and anything by the MC5 look no further and purchase this rock monster. A great representation of what is termed 'Detroit Rock'.

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