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Funhouse

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 06 Aug 2018, 12:50

Not a patch on the albums either side.

'Dirt' popped up yesterday and I've heard better jams by teenage bands who've been together a week.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Rayge » 06 Aug 2018, 13:03

It isn't rubbish, and not appreciably worse than the debut, but it's a bit of a sludgefest.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby fange » 06 Aug 2018, 13:12

It is fucking magnificent.


Mind you, it's not a patch on Yorick's Cock.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 06 Aug 2018, 13:16

'1970' and 'Loose' are ferocious beasts and as exciting as one of the most exciting bands ever ever got, but the rest? I'm kind of indifferent.

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No Fun
Dog
Search and Destroy
Little Doll
Your Pretty Face
Loose
Gimme Danger
Not Right
Real Cool Time
Down on the Street
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 06 Aug 2018, 16:16

The first side is as good as rock gets.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Bent Fabric » 06 Aug 2018, 16:18

Super Furry Animals wrote:'Dirt' popped up yesterday and I've heard better jams by teenage bands who've been together a week.


Eh - I like that one.

Similarly, the more concise "Ann" (from the debut) which sounds like the sort of thing you'd never be able to conjure once you'd made a few records.

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Re: Funhouse

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Aug 2018, 16:49

Fun House is pretty much the zenith of hard rock, innit? Monstrous riffs, a proper dirty groove, and Iggy's greatest vocal performance. The debut was pretty good, too, but Raw Power is lagging far behind.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 06 Aug 2018, 16:51

Dave Alexander’s Funhouse groove can never be praised enough.
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Postby LeBaron » 06 Aug 2018, 16:53

It is superb. A rock and roll peak.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Aug 2018, 17:00

It's derivative shite. Like everything else they made.

Dull, uninventive two chord shite, for people with no capacity for thought.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby WG Kaspar » 06 Aug 2018, 17:37

I always liked Raw Power better, but I have changed my mind. Best thing Iggy ever did.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby The Modernist » 06 Aug 2018, 17:51

I've always thought they were a little overrated, I prefer him solo. At their best they're great, but you only need about half a dozen tracks.

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Postby bobzilla77 » 06 Aug 2018, 22:34

It's in the top-five greatest albums ever made.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 06 Aug 2018, 23:06

Pretty much in agreement with most of what's said here.

It's their best.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Aug 2018, 01:50

I think Funhouse is wonderful,* and I think they got better with each album. And it's not inconceivable that Album #4 would have been better yet.

The Asheton brothers were born to be a rhythm section.



* I do wish they had dropped "L.A. Blues" and instead pursued "Lost In The Future" for more than one complete take. That would have been a great "end of Side 1" number (even Take 1 wouldn't have been bad), leaving "Dirt" for the perfect closer.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby pcqgod » 07 Aug 2018, 02:13

One of those albums where the weaker tracks don't really bother you because of how great the rest of it is.
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Postby Moleskin » 07 Aug 2018, 21:13

bobzilla77 wrote:It's in the top-five greatest albums ever made.


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Re: Funhouse

Postby TG » 07 Aug 2018, 21:48

Super Furry Animals wrote:Not a patch on the albums either side.

'Dirt' popped up yesterday and I've heard better jams by teenage bands who've been together a week.


Shouldn’t a post this dopey have gone under your GoogaMooga profile? I mean the album only has 2 or 3 of the greatest riffs ever.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 07 Aug 2018, 21:52

a day or two ago, Super Furry Animals wrote:'1970' and 'Loose' are ferocious beasts
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Re: Funhouse

Postby TG » 07 Aug 2018, 22:02

Super Furry Animals wrote:
a day or two ago, Super Furry Animals wrote:'1970' and 'Loose' are ferocious beasts


And TV Eye and Down on the Street and that’s more than half the album. It’s one of the finest rock records ever and you know it. Or you should.
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