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Fun House by Iggy and The Stooges
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* Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
* Original Release Date: 2000
* Number of Discs: 1
* Label: Elektra / Ada
* Catalog Number: 74071
* ASIN: B000005IU2
* Average Customer Review: based on 134 reviews. (Write a review.)
* Amazon.com Sales Rank: #13,015 in Music (See Top Sellers in Music)
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Of course the Stooges were stupid, that was the whole point. Three chords were okay, two were even better, one or none (the cacophonous "L.A. Blues") was best of all. Drunk on their own testosterone, Iggy Pop and Co. kept things simple, loud, and brutal--and he's been coasting on the band's rep ever since. Slow and thuddy as it sounds now, almost nobody had ever made rock as primal as this second album. Iggy howled like a psycho, the band sounded like they could barely play the elementary riffs, and occasionally a moment of bone-headed poetry made it through the glorious muck. --Douglas Wolk
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
America's greatest rock 'n' roll band, August 24, 2004
Reviewer: TimothyFarrell22 (Massachusetts) - See all my reviews
Ohhhh man. The debut was bloody briliant, but nothing could quite prepare America for "Fun House". This is, in my opinion, The Stooges' best album. It's full of lyrics about violence, sex, and just thrashing around. None of the wimpy "Sgt. Peppers" / Crosby Stills Nash crap that was popular at the time (I listen to CSN sometimes, only for the great Neil Young though). It is impossible to sit still while listening to this album. While poor recording quality sometimes mars other albums, it makes this one ever better. This truly sounds like it was recorded in hell. And by the way, I think Ozzy was listening to this album when he wrote the song "Crazy Train".

1) Down on the Street - Great way to open the classic. 5/5
2) Loose - As good as "I Wanna Be Your Dog" was, this song's sexuality just blows it away. 5/5
3) TV Eye - Another great angst anthem, the above description fits this one perfectly also. 5/5
4) Dirt - A more slow song, but that doesn't make it any worse. Really bluesy. 5/5
5) 1970 - Perfect moshing tune. 5/5
6) Fun House - The title track. Another brewing pot of briliance. 5/5
7) L.A. Blues - This track is absolutely insane! It sounds like what I imagine Hell to sound like. Just pure chaos!

Well, buy it! No true fan of rock 'n' roll can be without this one. Also check out MC5's "Kick Out the Jams", Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main Street", and "Rumble: The Best of Link Wray" for pure unadulterrated rock 'n' roll. ( )
  pantufla | Jan 23, 2006 |
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