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Re: Funhouse

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Aug 2018, 22:09

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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.

Don't forget the title track!

Speaking of which, it's strange - but I can never remember whether the song and album title is one word or two. I just looked it up and it's two: "Fun House" (or "fun house"). That just looks wrong to me for some reason.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby TG » 07 Aug 2018, 22:12

Charlie O. wrote:
TG wrote:
Super Furry Animals wrote:

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.

Don't forget the title track!

Speaking of which, it's strange - but I can never remember whether the song and album title is one word or two. I just looked it up and it's two: "Fun House" (or "fun house"). That just looks wrong to me for some reason.


I love the whole thing unreservedly. And I thought it was one word.

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Re: Funhouse

Postby Pansy Puff » 07 Aug 2018, 22:22

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

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Re: Funhouse

Postby fange » 07 Aug 2018, 23:25

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


Absolutely.

It sure is for me. One.of the handful of albums that changed the way i listen to music.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby The Slider » 08 Aug 2018, 07:53

Diamond Dog wrote:It's derivative shite. Like everything else they made.

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


Thank God for Crowded House, eh?
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Aug 2018, 08:46

The Slider wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:It's derivative shite. Like everything else they made.

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


Thank God for Crowded House, eh?


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Re: Funhouse

Postby Geezee » 08 Aug 2018, 13:19

Diamond Dog wrote:It's derivative shite. Like everything else they made.


It can be criticised for many things but...derivative? Of whom?
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Re: Funhouse

Postby the gorton gollum » 08 Aug 2018, 13:26

Two-chord is wide of the mark too.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Aug 2018, 13:40

Geezee wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:It's derivative shite. Like everything else they made.


It can be criticised for many things but...derivative? Of whom?



Any other tuneless shite you care to mention!
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Re: Funhouse

Postby CAN » 08 Aug 2018, 14:03

And this is a man whose favourite band is Led Zeppelin...
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Aug 2018, 14:18

The Velvet Underground wrote:And this is a man whose favourite band is Led Zeppelin...


No flies on you today is there matey!
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Snarfyguy » 08 Aug 2018, 21:31

Charlie O. wrote:* 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.

I don't find "L.A. Blues" that much fun to listen to, but in terms of form, it's a great closer: a deconstructed musical apocalypse.

I'd never heard "Lost in the Future" until just now and it strikes me as merely a dirge. Perhaps with more work they could have made it into something more interesting.

I'm fine with the album as it is, a swaggering, arrogant wail.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby TG » 08 Aug 2018, 22:00

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Charlie O. wrote:* 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.

I don't find "L.A. Blues" that much fun to listen to, but in terms of form, it's a great closer: a deconstructed musical apocalypse.

I'd never heard "Lost in the Future" until just now and it strikes me as merely a dirge. Perhaps with more work they could have made it into something more interesting.

I'm fine with the album as it is, a swaggering, arrogant wail.


I wonder if it would have been worked into something more interesting? The complete box (which I’ve never had the nerve to listen to all the way through) seems to indicate that they came in with songs and every take was nearly identical to every other.
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Quaco » 08 Aug 2018, 22:08

Charlie O. wrote:
TG wrote:
Super Furry Animals wrote:

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.

Don't forget the title track!

Speaking of which, it's strange - but I can never remember whether the song and album title is one word or two. I just looked it up and it's two: "Fun House" (or "fun house"). That just looks wrong to me for some reason.

Maybe you are thinking of the one-word "Funtime"?
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Re: Funhouse

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Aug 2018, 22:59

Snarfyguy wrote:I'd never heard "Lost in the Future" until just now and it strikes me as merely a dirge. Perhaps with more work they could have made it into something more interesting.

I like it very much as is, but... every song on the album (not counting “L.A. Blues”) got a minimum of twelve takes, with Ig constantly refining the lyrics as he went along. I think it could have ended up something really special.
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