CLICK AND COLLECT FROM OUR BRISTOL STORE

Rise


Access your saved basket or create new account


Basket

 
0 items
£ —
Checkout

Latest Stock


Albums Of the Week



Rise Essential LP's



Children's Books



ACE RECORDS



Our Top 30 Modern Classics




97224
Format

  • 7559606692CD  £5.00
Label

Rhino

The Stooges

Funhouse


this is what rock n roll is all about While the Stooges' excellent debut produced by John Cale had a clean punchy sound that introduced the band's ragged strippeddown rock it did not capture the chaotic fury of the band's live spirit The Stooges hired Don Gallucci formerly of the Kingsmen to produce FUN HOUSE and he gave the album a murky swampy ambience that lacks clarity and precision yet compensates for that lack tenfold with immediacy and a staggering sonic punch in the gut And where THE STOOGES can sound like bratty teenaged music this album sounds grown up menacing mercurial dark and relentlessly primal The muddied production may add to the primitivism but it is the band that truly conjures the magic The Stooges plays like unleashed banshees here Ron Ashton's razory guitar riffs and swirling squall create clouds of noise while the brutal rhythms of bassist Dave Alexander and drummer Scott Ashton crash all over the place Iggy Pop screams and howls like a man possessed giving voice to a spirit that would find its final expression in the punk movement seven years later From the pantherlike strut of 'Down on the Street' to the adrenalinedriven 'TV Eye' through the caustic dirge of 'Dirt' to the avant squall of 'LA Blues' complete with wailing airraid saxophone from Steve MacKay this set is one of the founding documents of alternative rock And like Pandora's box once FUN HOUSE is opened there is no turning back

Related Items