Funhouse [Clean Lyrics]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Richard Thompson compared his bumpy marriage to Linda Thompson to a roller coaster named "the Wall of Death" and Pink picks up this carnivalesque thread, calling her troubled relationship with motocross star Carey Hart a Funhouse on her own entry into a long prestigious line of autobiographical divorce albums that stretches back to Blood on the Tracks. Naturally, Funhouse doesn't have any musical similarities with either Blood or Shoot Out the Lights, but Pink's divorce album is also emotionally different than either of these classics or Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear. Dylan, Thompson, and Gaye layer their albums with self-recriminations and ruminations, niceties ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Richard Thompson compared his bumpy marriage to Linda Thompson to a roller coaster named "the Wall of Death" and Pink picks up this carnivalesque thread, calling her troubled relationship with motocross star Carey Hart a Funhouse on her own entry into a long prestigious line of autobiographical divorce albums that stretches back to Blood on the Tracks. Naturally, Funhouse doesn't have any musical similarities with either Blood or Shoot Out the Lights, but Pink's divorce album is also emotionally different than either of these classics or Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear. Dylan, Thompson, and Gaye layer their albums with self-recriminations and ruminations, niceties that Pink shrugs off in one song, the brooding "I Don't Believe You." Other songs allude to the pain of the separation but never in a way that digs deep -- the musically fine blues-rocker "Mean" trots out clich├ęs, the delicate spooky Stevie Nicks folk of "Crystal Ball" skirts the divorce, and far from being a primal scream, "Please Don't Leave Me" surges on a Max Martin hook that pushes away the pain. But as Pink makes clear with the album-opening single "So What" -- also co-written with Martin -- she's more than ready to get out of this relationship, thrilled that she's still a rock star, still drinking in the afternoon. That her enthusiastic hedonism kind of contradicts the letter of her Britney-baiting "Stupid Girls" doesn't mean that it violates the spirit, as this is still the same Pink, the one who spits out jokes as she rumbles. This snotty stance is second nature to her, so maybe that's why Funhouse only really clicks when Pink abandons any pretense of mourning her relationship and just cuts loose with galumphing rhythms and schoolyard taunts, the kind that fuel both "So What" and "Bad Influence" and make them instantly indelible. This kind of oversized, obnoxious pop is where Pink's heart is at -- she's ready to party and as long as the tempo is high, Funhouse is a ride, empowered by her post-divorce freedom. In a way, that does make Funhouse unique among divorce albums, as it's the first to concentrate on liberation rather than loss -- but if she was going to go in this direction, Pink may have been better off not pretending that she's bothered by the breakup. [Funhouse was also released in a clean version with profanity removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 886973714324
  • Catalog Number: 737143
  • Sales rank: 74,323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So What (3:35)
  2. 2 Sober (4:11)
  3. 3 I Don't Believe You (4:36)
  4. 4 Catch-22 (3:24)
  5. 5 Please Don't Leave Me (3:51)
  6. 6 Bad Influence (3:36)
  7. 7 Funhouse (3:24)
  8. 8 Crystal Ball (3:26)
  9. 9 Mean (4:17)
  10. 10 It's All Your Fault (3:52)
  11. 11 Ave Mary a (3:15)
  12. 12 Glitter in the Air (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Stevie Blacke Strings, Track Performer
Jimmy Harry Guitar, Keyboards
Henrik Janson Strings
Butch Walker Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Yarling Drums
Guy Baker Trumpet
Joey Waronker Drums
Billy Mann Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Max Martin Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Kanal Bass, Bass Guitar
Roger Manning Keyboards
Darren Dodd Drums
Eg White Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Drums, Hammond Organ, Moog Bass, Hammond B3
Pete Wallace Bass, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Harmonium
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Piano, Keyboards
Peter Parente Guitar
Niklas Olovson Bass, Bass Guitar
Stockholm Session Strings Strings
Josh Kane Drums
DJ Willrock Turntables
Chris Galland Guitar
Kinnda Hamid Background Vocals
Robin Mortensen Lynch Guitar
Shellback Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Omnichord
Uli Janson Strings
Technical Credits
Stevie Blacke Arranger, String Arrangements
Daniel Chase Programming
Al Clay Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Roger Davies Management
Jimmy Harry Composer, Producer, Engineer
Henrik Janson Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Dag Lundquist Engineer
Linda Perry Composer
Butch Walker Composer, Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Billy Mann Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tom Coyne Mastering
Jake Davies Engineer, Audio Production
Max Martin Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Joe Zook Engineer
Irene Taylor Management
Tony Kanal Composer, Producer
Pink Composer
Michael Ilbert Engineer
Eg White Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
John Hanes Digital Editing
Pete Wallace Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
MachoPsycho Composer, Audio Production
Niklas Olovson Programming
Nick Steinhardt Art Direction
Steven Manzano Management
Delwyn Rees Management
Michele Schweitzer Publicity
Jeri Helden Art Direction
Robin Mortensen Lynch Programming
Shellback Composer, drum programming
Uli Janson Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
M. Martin Composer
Nathaniel Hills Composer
Marcella Araica Composer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Good Stuff

    Really like this album. It's got the dance tracks. It's got the mellow emotional sounds. It's something for every occassion.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Pink Rocks It Out

    This is a great album I personally think its her best one yet!!!!! Shes such an awesome singer!!!!!!!!! I love that she sings different types of music! One song shes loud & rockin next song shes quiet & pecefull!!!!!! soooo totaly awesome!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it!

    I think it's her best CD yet!

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