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Fun House

The Stooges

1970

Fun House

Album Summary

Fun House is the second studio album by American rock band the Stooges. It was released on July 7, 1970 by Elektra Records. Though initially commercially unsuccessful, Fun House developed a strong cult following. Like its predecessor (1969's The Stooges) and its successor (1973's Raw Power), it is generally considered integral in the development of punk rock.

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Rating

3.26

Votes

4544

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
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powerful sleaze ballads.

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Kind of exhausting to listen to

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5

Forgot how many great songs are on here. It would have been amazing to see them live during this time period.

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5

It's obvious from the first track that so many bands that followed them were influenced heavily by the Stooges. This album is raw and visceral. The feeling of this whole album is one of an amazing live show, where the power and emotion is front and center.

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5

Brilliantly sleazy and dangerous sounding.

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5

Not what I expected it to be. Very cool. Reminded me of early Pixies. I'm sure this influenced them.

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5

Woaahhh! These guys created one of the best punk songs I have ever heard just by having a live performance in the recording studio. Amazing. The ugly vocals and the messy guitars are used well, creating an energy that is like, you know, being in a FUN HOUSE. But it isn't punk... yet. Of course, this flavor of rock can be much more harsher. But I think this is the just the perfect harshness. Filthy, but not annoying.

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5

Raw, garage, needs to be played loud, one of the "seminal albums" for punk. Lots of accolades for this album. There's not a lot I can add; it is all of the above. The producer, Don Gallucci, changed the recording to more of a live concert than a studio environment. Iggy's screaming/howling, garage guitar sound and driving rhthym section. The second-half songs add a saxophone which might annoy some people. I think it just adds to the chaos. It's funny; as albums end on my streaming service, the next song played is a similar sounding song. For this album, it went to Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression" and the album's second half guitar definitely has that feel. I wouldn't have placed that. Anyway, turn the volume up on this one and enjoy.

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5

Fun album. After seeing that this record was released in 1970, I didn't expect it to have as much grit as it did. I welcome the grit. The music is heavy blues, garage, noisy, raw and energetic. Definitely one of the main predecessors of the punk movement in North America, and eventually in the UK as well. The incorporation of a saxophonist was unexpected, but the sound works really well. Vocally I am reminded of Jim Morrison, which is always a good thing. This album is provocative, and gets bonus points for being a cutting-edge, experimental album for the time that it was released. Turns out I really like The Stooges.

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Cet album bien que très moyen musicalement, a permis de présenter une des apparitions les plus spectaculaires de l'histoire de la musique. Mais laissez moi vous remettre dans le contexte. Concert de Woodstock en 1972. Les Stooges s'appretent à présenter pour la première fois leur album Fun House, après le succès de leur album eponyme. Le show débute par un solo des musiciens des Stooges. Ce premier morceau résolument acoustique ne présente aucun chant, et pour cause, Iggy Pop n'est pas présent sur scène. Mais personne ne semble déçu, ni même déboussolé dans le public, et pour cause: tous ces fans ont tous écouté l'album précédent des Stooges. Soudain, le deuxième son démarre, les guitares débutent leur travail, quand tout à coup la voix d'Iggy Pop se fait discrètement entendre. C'est l'effervescence dans la salle. Tout le monde se met à chercher le grand Iggy: "Où peut il bien être cette fois?" - "J'ai beau scruter la scène je ne vois rien!" - "Il ne peut quand même pas être caché dans ce minuscule sac à dos?!". C'est alors que le tempo de la musique se ralentit, les lumières s'assombrissent. Le refrain va bientôt débuter. Tout d'un coup, les lumières se focalisent sur une petite malette posée au centre de la scène. Elle était la depuis le debut du show, adossé à un micro, mais personne ne l'avait remarquée. La malette commence à s'ouvrir de l'intérieur, et laisse entrevoir la chevelure blonde d'Iggy, Iggy sortit d'abord sa hanche toute désordonnée, avant de laisser le reste de son corps suivre dans des craquements terrifiants. Il s'extirpa juste à tant pour lancer le refrain, sous la folie la plus totale des spectateurs. Même si le reste du concert fut résolument moyen, les spectateurs en avaient eu pour leur argent avec cette prestation phenomenale de contortionnisme.

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Une performance absolument abracadabrantesque de la part de notre Iggy Pop international. L'album s'ouvre sur l'arrivée de l'artiste et de son assistante. Celle-ci dispose dès son entrée une boîte en plexiglas en plein milieu de la scène. Iggy Pop se concentre d'abord puis s'installe dans la boîte après une série de mouvements spectaculaires jusqu'à ne plus être visible. Son assistante part alors en coulisses et revient avec un stock d'épées tranchantes. Elle fait soudain glisser l'une d'entre elle dans la boîte, puis en insère une deuxième, une troisième et ainsi de suite jusqu'à dix. La boîte semble alors transpercée de tous les côtés si bien qu'on a peine à imaginer Iggy Pop vivant à l'intérieur. L'assistante commence alors à retirer les épées une par une et c'est bien ce bon Iggy Pop qui surgit soudain et se tient dans sa position signature sous une incroyable ovation.

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5

This album is cool as shit. Have heard it before and still holds up nicely

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5

Was great to "wash out" the Slipknot from my ears with truly one of the greats. What else is there to say? A seminal album that rocks hard and flows perfectly.

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Creo que me tiene con sentimientos enocntrados encontrar otra cosa más con iggy en esta lista. Por una parte me caga que se repita tanto un artista, pero por otra no puedo negar que me super mamó el disco. Favs: L. A. blues y Loose. Mood: I feel Alriight, i feel alriiight!

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5

Que energía, que vitalidad, que destrucción desprende este disco.

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5

El mejor disco de rock de la historia. Totémico.

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Entre los mejores discos de rock de la historia. Oscuro y vibrante. Iggy desatado. Temazos. Obra maestra

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5

Simply the best. One album that moved the needle for me in a big way for appreciating a deeper breadth of music and styles. Down on the Street, TV Eye Dirt 1970 all among my favorite songs ever.

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10.4.21 nice album

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5

Another new one! so loud, fast, and screamy - the vocals, guitar, and sax. I enjoyed the latter two more so. enjoyed it enough to listen through twice. guess that's a 5.0 for me.

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Great Album.

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5

I have loved this album for a very long time and never get tired of it. It's a must if you are into punk

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5

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yeahh boiii

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5

En klassiker

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5

Punk Avant la lettre

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5

Loved it!

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5

Cracking driving garage rock album with some sublime guitar. There's a lot of craftmanship in the playing. Highly recommended.

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5

<3

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My first thought was, are we really going to get all 3 Stooges albums ? Because I wasn't in love with the one we already received. Then heard the first song, (what a rocker!) and then the 2nd and 3rd! Dirt is such a great dirty blues break, just at the right time. Iggy's vocals are at his best. He says he was channeling Howlin' Wolf on this album. And then the sudden introduction of the saxophone in 1970 to start side 2! A brilliant idea and I was on the way to a score of 5, but the final track was a too Avant Garde for me. But, that's only 5 minutes and the other 32 minutes I'll get a lot of "mileage" out of on my trainer.

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5

the #1 album on this list, PERIOD....

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5

This is an album with attitude! “Do you feel it when you pop?” I found the lyrics to be surprisingly avant guard poetic. I usually am not one for drum solos, but this is an exception. They had a touch of playfulness and surprise. The trumpet in 1970 added a jazz-like intro to the punk-pop sound. Plus, I love the little trumpet noise at the beginning of Fun House. Such a great listen. Iggy Pop deserves never to have to wear a shirt again.

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5

To me, this is the quintessential rock album. This is the album that broke with Zeppelin's epicness and glitters to go back to its basic, more dangerous roots.

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classic. ótima trilha pro 4/20

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5

The sound of pure organized chaos. With only 7 tracks, the album flies by, even though a couple of them go past 7 minutes. All the tracks are super memorable. It feels much more distorted and out of touch than their debut. It helps that the acid album cover looks like they're performing from the pits of hell. The first few are reminiscent of their debut, except a lot more aggressive and frantic. "TV Eye" really exemplifies what's so great about this album. The first half is catchy and fun, then we get into an avant-garde mix between the soothing melody and Iggy's belching. But then suddenly the song stops and we start it all over again... That's a common punk technique years before the Six Pistols did it! "Dirt" marks a gradual shift to something much stranger that really defines this album. It starts off slow, melodic, and bluesy. I absolutely adore Iggy's vocals, shifting between smoothness and roughness. The guitar, much like Iggy, sounds normal most of the time but has those moments where it bursts out personality. The mix between the guitar and vocals in the last few minutes is perfect. "1970" pushes us back to the aggressiveness from earlier. The bass is really spot on here. Then half way through we're introduced to the avant-garde saxophonist Steve Mackay, the only band member who got his shit together outside the studio. He just comes out of nowhere and you question if there was always a saxophonist. The mixing is absolutely incredible between the sax, Iggy's chaotic screaming, and the hardcore drumming. This is only an introduction to the strangeness of the final two tracks. "Fun House" is possibly the most impressive song in their catalogue. There's a seamless transition to our final track, as if it's an extended coda: "L.A. Blues" is a fun chaotic avant-garde jazz track that you can't divert your ears from. Nice heavy distortion. It feels simultaneously ordered and all over the place. The ending is satisfying. Out of the Stooges's 3 albums, this one deserves the perfect score. Unlike the other two, there are no weak tracks. It's the most creative and coherent (as ironic as that may appear). Unlike Raw Power, the production is done very well here, with everyone getting their shine.

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5

Wow, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I put this album on. I'm vaguely familiar with Iggy Pop, and can't say I've ever really been a fan. I figured I was in for some straightforward punk a la Ramones/Sex Pistols. However, that was not at all what I got. The first couple songs sound like fast and dirty rock, with the song Loose reminiscent of a punk version of Gimmie Shelter. The album then quickly devolves into slower free-form improvisational jams with Patti Smith-like vocals layered over top. Then they bring in horns at the end of 1970 and carry those over into the rest of the tracks, was not expecting that one, but I'm here for it. I love the recording, sounds so raw and the groove and power contained here is awesome. In short: I listened to this twice back to back. Fav tracks: Loose, Dirt, 1970, Fun House

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5

It is ironic that Raw Power is the release after Fun House as raw power is how I would describe tis release. Garage rock at its finest or the beginning of punk. It really doesn’t matter. My mother was not a fan when I was listening to this at 13, which, of course, made me like it even more.

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5

It's an awesome album. Not my favorite of theirs but it's still great. Highly influential, dirty, grimy rock that was actually dangerous for its time. What more could you ask for?

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5

There is a formidable sense of chaos to be found on this record. The raw, bare bones production amplifies the primal force of nature that is Iggy & friends. This results in a definitive work of American rock, as influential as it is impassioned. Iggy is a caged animal, a howling, screeching banshee. As a vocalist, his ferocity is unmatched. The band employs a manic, frontal assault. The rhythm thumps and pulses like a heartbeat, Ron Asheton’s guitar slashes and shrieks, Steve Mackay’s fervent saxophone adds a key element to the anarchic atmosphere. This is hard rock at its dirtiest, imposing and calculated bedlam fueled by the raw power of the godfathers of punk. It kicks down the door and announces itself, gives no quarter and takes no shit. It is hedonistic, unrestrained, and completely exhilarating.

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Four Stars And A Half All of the three Stooges album should be essential listens, if only for their historical importance. They foretell the explosion of punk music like no other records from the late sixties / early seventies. This one here (the second) is the most challenging of the lot on first listens. So wild. So noisy. But trust me, keep on trying, and you'll quickly sense the intensity of what The Stooges must have sounded live like none of their other albums. Number of albums left to review or just listen to:  more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter

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5

Its the quintessential crossover between Psych and Punk. Perfect.

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5

Loved it, powerful playing, raw sound, aged well

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5

Wow. I love the live, loose feel of this. Sounds like the songs were recorded in single takes. Even the way the saxophone comes in at the end of “1970” and then stays on for the next two songs feels like a live show. The music is raw, visceral and loud. This is really fun, sexy stuff. I’ve liked Iggy Pop in the past but man, I’m a full convert now. He’s incredible on this album. His vocals on the last two minutes of the song “Fun House” are insane. Also, is it just me or does the opening riff of “T.V. Eye” sound a lot like Rage Against the Machine’s “Sleep Now in the Fire”?

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5

This is my favourite Stooges album and by definition my favourite Iggy Pop album. It is a noisy muddled mess but it captures the band at the peak of there power. And the songs are better than on The Stooges even if the latter had the bigger "hits". Sure a couple of the songs go on too long with the dissonant noise thing...but hey it's The Stooges init? 5 stars

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Another of my favorites of all-time. If you don't like the Stooges, there's something wrong with you!! Iggy is the greatest frontman who ever stalked this planet.

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Pretty cool

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Pretty fuckin' rad Love how intense Iggy's vocals are and L.A. Blues is such a sick closer for this project

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Raw, edgy, classic, fun, brilliant. I loved it.

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5

Always the best.

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Blast to being of punk

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5

If listening to Motorhead was like driving a motorcycle down a highway, this is like riding a wild boar, among a herd of other riders on boars, with a skinny shirtless guy on the lead boar, screaming something incoherent and bouncing up and down. Leading us on to... oblivion. The oblivion of LA Blues. This style of music always feels like it's going so fast that it's going to end up falling apart. On this album it does fall apart on the final track. And when it does it's transcendental. What a ride.

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5

A raw, dirty, aggressive, primal, shirtless howl. Possibly the greatest American rock & roll record ever.

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cool

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This was fucking epic as shit!

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Like this.

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Really enjoyed this one. Would give a longer review but in a rush.

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I love this. The start of Punk.

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4

Great album. Don't know why I never dug back into their stuff.

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4

Short album that kinda rips. Love the grit and the power.

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Mucho ruido padre. La voz de Iggy me gusta mucho, ya se ha dicho, y "Down on the Street" ya la tenía guardada. Aunque "Dirt" dura mucho, me gusta toda. Les doy 8.5/10.

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Yea this really rocked. Nice guitar work

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Proto-punk apparently. It doesn't actually really sound much like punk for the most part (see Dirt). It's probably considered punk because of the onstage peanut butter incident and the onstage bleeding and the smack. A lot of smack. Minus major punk points for Iggy supporting Reagan in the '80s though. So yeah, it is a dead good album in its own right but not as punk as The Ramones or The Sonics or Death or SHACK eating eggs from the bin.

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Where the hell were Pat Sharp and the twins?

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4.0 .. cause I'M LOOSE!

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4

Before this I had never listened anything from The Stooges, and I gotta say this was pretty good.

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Ya me quedó claro que les gustan los Stooges, y sí comparto, pero ya fue mucho, no? :(

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4

About as raw as it gets. Really appreciated this piece of punk's history.

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I've never given this much of a chance in the past, but it is so much more interesting than Raw Power. It has a lean, menacing sound, and the addition of crazy jazz-rock saxophone adds a whole extra layer. Both this record and their debut have long, spacious tracks which complement the short, punchy ones. 4/5.

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Absolutely filthy.

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Definitely ahead of its time. Got a little bit too repetitive at times, and the songs went on a little longer than they should've. But still impressive nonetheless.

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Track ratings 1/7 Down on the street 5/5 2/7 Loose 3/5 3/7 T.V Eye 4/5 4/7 Dirt 3/5 5/7 1970 4/5 6/7 Fun House 5/5 7/7 L.A. Blues 3/5

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Another classic punk rock album

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Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Expected a non-stop 90mph punk album, but it's a lot more melodic, plus the playing and production is spot on.

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Es un álbum tipo hard rock, la verdad es q me ha gustado escucharlo pero no he sentido nada dentro de las canciones, es puro poder para tu cuerpo, es un subidón de energía, dan ganas de meterse 5 rayas de coca, si tienes un Hard Rock Cafe este álbum es perfecto para ponerlo de fondo

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4

Cool as fuck

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Essential.

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It’s over in a blur. A flurry of raw aggressive playing and screeching vocals. If this is what the Stooges sounded like on record I can’t imagine what it would have been like to see them play live.

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Lekker, daar had ik nu et even zin in!

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I think my favorite so far of the punk offerings from this list. Still not really my genre but so clearly laying fundamental ground for the future of rock and roll that even I can see it.

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4

Fun early punk! A few songs I didn't care for but overall a good listen. And hard to believe it's from so long ago now.

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I dig it! Haven't given The Stooges much attention before, but clearly that's going to change. I enjoyed this album a lot, looking forward to hearing more.

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Second the Stooges album (1970). All songs were live recorded except some minor edits. Though initially commercially unsuccessful, Fun House developed a strong cult following. It is generally considered integral in the development of punk rock.

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Raw, primal but still pretty locked to a groove.

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Awesome... you can hear the roots of punk. Energy!

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Something certainly more my speed. It's more melodic than most of the early punk I've listened too. This is also my first time listening to The Stooges that I'm aware of. You can hear a bunch of influences within Iggy's voice, but this album feels very unique. The first side feels like a descent into depression. The B side is a wild, self-medicating drug trip to pull yourself out of said depression. LA Blues is just insane.

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Nog iets minder 'punk' dan in 1973, maar prima classic rock uit de 70s

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4

Not what I was expecting, very cool. Elements of Psych.

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No tan bueno como el anterior. Un poco excesivo incluir los dos discos del mismo grupo.

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Fun!

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Raw, proto-punk rock with huge energy.

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Iggy Pop ju

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Absolute filth. Get a bar of soap, Iggy and clean yourself up. Total mess, noisy, clashing instruments, no discipline, learn some real songs you ragged bunch. I loved it.

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The album is a Mix the sex appeal of Mick Jagger, the erotic guitar of Jimi Hendrix, the shamanic perdition of Jim Morrison. The Stooges' heroic sound was furious and gruff. Love it (8/10) FT: Dirt, L.A. Blues, Down on the Street

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Nice!

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4

Good rocking fun

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4

Great fun. Would have loved to see this live

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4

Really good stuff. It gets a little crazy and almost unlistenable with the last track, but otherwise good.

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Fuck yes The Stooges!!! Before the Sex Pistols were out selling bondage gear, or Johnny Ramone was melting faces off with his wall-of-sound guitars, there was fronted by the incomparable Iggy Pop, who was the personified form of a bottle rocket. The Stooges played a style of fast, hard-hitting garage rock that we would now know as proto-punk; punk music before punk was a thing. Fun House only contained 7 songs, but each one was played with a rawness and urgency of a band whose studio was on fire. Tracks like TV Eye and Dirt were my personal favorites, with the band providing a sonic trampoline on which Iggy Pop could launch into his rabid vocal tirade. There are days where I practice guitar with the intention of becoming better at my instrument. And then there are other days where I just want to fuck shit up. Few bands come to mind when that's the case, but you best believe that the Stooges are one of them.

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4

Real raw and pure rock. Hard to pinpoint why it's so good, but it is. It must have been an amazing act to see live.

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4

I'm not a big fan of Iggy Pop's Works, but just to sound like this in 1970, it deserves a 4.

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4

I prefer Raw power but this is still great

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4

Killer guitar in this album. How can you go wrong with these solo’s? Definitely going to put this album on my revisit later list.

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4

This was much more psychadelic than I expected which was fun. These guys were clearly influenced by the Doors and Hendrix though some of these songs (like "dirt" a clear highlight for me with its slow build and heavy groove) sounded like they could have been on Sticky fingers or Exile leading me to wonder if the stooges influenced these sixties band. It messed with my sense of rock history which was cool. The last song however did sound like it was written by Yoko Ono and lasted far too long.

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4

Not all album i know. Brutal grinding riffs. Iggy has shouty yelping vocals that feel just right..The tracks don't overstay their welcome. Some people may find the production s bit scratchy but it just works. 3 seems harsh. 3.75

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4

Cleaner sounding than s/t with a bigger more polished production. But.... Iggy is still Iggy and you can't hide or gloss over the raw energy of this music. One great tune after another. But docked a half-star for album closer; LA Blues which is unlistenable. 4.5 🌟

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4

Sounds like a jam band, pretty cool

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4

Vraiment nice, en avance sur son temps, définitivement à explorer plus come band.

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The first part of this album is far from what I expected from The stooges. It sounds much more like something post-punk than punk itself. However, the last songs...wow...that saxophone made some difference (I love it), but the whole energy in these songs is excellent... a remarkable punk recording.

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4

Heavy early punk. Enjoyable.

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79’s grit and a mix of punk and funk all come together to form an aggressive and well written piece. Iggy is as charismatic as ever here. It’s cool it’s cocky it’s bad ass.

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4

Rauw, zonder franjes. Ze doen hun ding zonder poppy willen zijn (wat volgende albums wel wat hebben)

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4

This was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting an album of atonal thrash, but although it is quite raw (in a good way) I was impressed with the quality of the songs, the disciplined riffing, the guitar solos and the funky sax on Fun House. Dirt, 1970 and Fun House were an impressive trio of songs. Arguably as important an album for metal and grunge as it was undoubtedly for punk. Reminds of the heavy psych of the late 60s, early 70s. One of my favourite albums reviewed so far

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4

Enjoying the rawness of this album. Not overly punk. More rock than anything in my opinion except for 'LA Blues' and I liked it.

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4

This was a blast

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I'm much less familiar with this album than "Raw Power", but there's still a lot to like. Fave track - "T.V. Eye" - I swear Monster Magnet lifted almost their entire sound from this track, it's awesome....

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4

Haven't heard this one in years

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Out of the three Stooges' albums, this one is my least favourite. Still, that doesn't mean I don't like it either! Where The Stooges and Raw Power came up as each one a statement (their first being their first, and the third being... Well, raw power!), this one sounds to me more like an assessment of the first, and almost but not exactly a transition towards the third. What the album seems to do well is to capture the live feel of the band as if we were witnessing one of their shows.  Side one kicks off with Down On The Street, a typically wild performance of the band, and doesn't slow down until just before Dirt, which sounds like a slow burner without letting go of the energy.  Side 2 incorporates some novel elements: 1970 is not 1969 (which sounded more like the Velvet Underground) but introduces a sax that will stay there for the remaining two tracks, sometimes sounding like a jazz player who landed in the middle of the show and is just jamming along and having (right!) fun. Then Funhouse picks up where 1970 left and we close with L.A. Blues, with its riotous finale. These last three songs together almost seem to be a one piece, as if they just made up the whole side two in one session. A really great, lots of fun, garage album but I am still to decide if really is essential. 

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4

Raw, heavy, and full of energy. Great record!

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4

Very short, but likeable

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4

Good album, quite iconic, they were punk but more melodic, pretty wild. I Enjoyed it. Iggy Pop is great.

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Raw, explosive, grimy and lovely. The gateway to punk rock, this album was amazing.

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This is a good album, punk themes and good standalone tracks. 4/5

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Almost Punk, very Vietnam. Love it!

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Holds up amazingly well. It's hilarious to think how raw and out there The Stooges were at the time. Anyone now can't possibly understand how radical they were given everything that's happened since.

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How did I ever miss this album all these years?!? This is an amazing work which clearly is an progenitor of the late 70s and early 80s punk sound. The title track in particular is a wonderful amalgam of genres and influences and is just fantastic.

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4

raw and powerful

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Orígenes del punk. Un 4.

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Loved the frenetic energy on this, really cool to hear this sort of proto punk rock music from as far back as 1970.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Down on the street, TV eye, Dirt

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Wantlist

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The first half is hard and fast, the second more raw and bluesy, the first one definitely carries the whole record for me. First Listen?: Y Fav. Tracks: Down on The Streets, T.V. Eye, Dirt Rating: 3.8/5

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4

Yeah man I dig it

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4

Solid early punk album

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Tentative rating, I liked this quite a bit but it could go down. But... I like the style. I'll revisit this one later.

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Rockin fun. I’d love to go back to 1970 and see them play this live.

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Grungy, pretty good 6/10

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Fun

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3

Hauska ja kompakti, meneviä biisejä

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decent

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Ihan kivasti soiva levy

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3

This was enjoyable, if not a bit samey throughout. I prefer Iggy Pop's solo stuff - well Lust for Life.

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Iggy fazendo o q o Iggy faz. Tem seu charme, mas não me convenceu.

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I liked it. It's like you took some of the grit from Rolling Stones and made an album just from that. Good times.

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This was interesting, there were some parts that I could get into but overall I wasn’t a huge fan.

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Well, I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I listened to it in the car with Luke and he was telling me how much he likes each song and all about it, which perhaps enhanced the experience. Apparently the classic Iggy Pop album. It was fun driving music I guess, but unlikely to listen again independently

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I can totally imagine how powerful this would've sounded back in 1970. It sounds powerful and loud even today, so guess this was super heavy back in the day. Good, primal garage rock.

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Honestly don’t have a whole lot for this one... it was pretty OK. Favorite tracks: “Loose” and “Dirt”

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Un bon album punk, un peun8negal vers la fin comapre au debut mais on sent l’atmosphere de l’enregistrement. 3

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Sorprendente disco de 1970. Hoy este tipo de rock duro puede parecernos normal, pero supongo que ese momento debía de ser la música salvaje. Están bien Down on the street, Loose o T.V. Eye. Pero vamos que se puede escuchar del tirón y disfrutar del conjunto.

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Solid harder rocking. Probably a 2.5 but im feeling generous

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Ñee, didn't really enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't hate it

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Yeah OK.

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solid 3, wouldn't relisten

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A bit shouty for me but I could happily listen and tap my knees Along given the right circumstances. Since it was only an aperitif of an album at only 7 songs I had a double helping. However the second time was much the same as the first.

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I enjoyed this much more than I would have thought ! ***

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good jams. Iggy Pop lead singer! Early punk I suppose, but not as raucous as Sex Pistols.

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This isn't as great as some of The Stooges albums this list has shown me before, but it still rocks, and still doesn't sound at all outdated despite being older than I am.

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3

Not that much interesting.

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can't decide if its better than raw power. lost its way a bit towards the end, was a bit too stressful to work too.

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Much more listenable than I had anticipated

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Started off strong, then just got annoying

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Alternativo, ma non riesce ad attirare l'attenzione

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Who remembers fun house? Mullets and twins is literally the best combination ever. It was a whole Lot of fun with prizes to be won! Those twins loved a bit of Beadle hand magic

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Down on the Street walked so Enter Sandman could run.

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Didn’t mind it. Lotta cool sax

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I like the first half but the songs get too long and chaotic as the album goes on, which I think is by design as part of an avant-garde style, but it’s just not for me. L.A. Blues is pretty much unlistenable. My favorite tracks are “Down On The Street” and “Loose”.

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okay lang. easy on the ear but not really compelling.

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I could almost not believe Funhouse was released 50+ years ago, in 1970. The instrumentals are extremely tight and impressive, though T.V. Eye, 1970, and Fun House sound like they are stuck at half volume. It's a shame, because I especially enjoy the jazz elements on 1970. Besides the demonic screaming, wolfish howling and "umphs" sung by Iggy, there are enough juicy guitar riffs to appreciate. 3/5.

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Schon ok aber sehr in den 70ern gefangen

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Ganz cool! Und außerordentlich cool für die Zeit des Entstehens

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meh. did these guys pioneer cringe edgy lyrics lol. 'i'll stick it deep inside cause i'm loose' huh. i liked 'tv eye', though it made little sense to me. fourth track is okay as well, it's just the first two tracks i wasn't into, either that or i got into this record as it went, so i'll give this another listen to reevaluate. it's a short album anyway. i'm having so much fun now. i feel like this could very easily be grating but it's not annoying at all to me even with all the repetition and the screaming. i'm just in the perfect mood for it apparently. 3.5.

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This album sounds like what I imagine being on heroin feels like. Lotta wild shit going on. I kinda like how it gets more and more chaotic as it goes on.

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Not sure I found much fun - he’s much better than this - nothing to dislike but very little to love

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Not as good as Iggy's solo stuff. Some highlights but a bit meandering and dull.

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Great rock album with some lesser known hits. The Stooges now on my radar.

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Some dark, contemplative rock on this one - the longer, trying, experimental back-end is balanced out by some concise bangers on the first half.

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Funny, I should not like it. But I do. Had it not been for the last song, it would have been a four.

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Best lekker (op lelijke getoeter in laatste nummer na). Kreeg er zin van om naar een festival te gaan.

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Begon heel aardig, maar de laatste paar nummers verzandde het in experimentele herrie en nodeloos geschreeuw. Jammer Iggy!

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Leuk om een keer gehoord te hebben, maar niet helemaal mijn ding.

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My first real dive into the stooges. I enjoyed it. It was catchy and very punk rock!

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3/5 there are some interesting stuff here, but...

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I like this one more than the last Stooges album.

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Giving it a three for Loose and for it’s huge significance on so much that comes after it.

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3/5

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fun one without pretentions, this list has made me more fond of the stooges

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Nawet nie polowa listy, a czuje sie jakby co drugi pick to cos co juz sie przewinelo przez liste, tak samo jest ze Stoogesami, byl ich trzeci album znany z influencji Bowiego, to przyszla pora na album numer dwa z dyskografii pradziadow punka, komercyjny niewypal, ale jak to z legendarnymi bandami sprzedal sie dobrze gdy pan Iggy stal sie gwaizda swiatowego formatu, jak dla mnie album z jeden strony ciekawy przez eksperymenty, synteza brzmienia jazzowego z psychodelicznym graniem aka doorsowym, a to podane w kontekscie calkowitej improwizacji, w ktorej osoba odpowiedzialna za produkcje nie miala prawa sie odnalezc, co skutkuje tym, ze calosc brzmi jak gig za garazami w niektorych momentach, zwlaszcza gdy doslownie slychac trzaski ampow, jak na pradziadow punkowych poza energia pana Iggiego zachowana zostala takze forma krotkich albumow, bo calosc ma 36 minut na 7 trakach, banda gra takim prawie takim samym skladem jak na raw power, dodatkowym czlonkiem jest tutaj pan od saksy Steve Mackay, ktorego wlasnie brzmienie jest jak dla mnie najbardziej charakterystycznym elementem plyty, bo o ile saksa nie kojarzy sie za bardzo z punkiem a nawet rockiem, to budowanie calych kawalkow wokol jej brzmienia jest po prostu swieze, nawet jak na lata 70, mam takze na mysli kawalek 1970, ktory leci na plejke razem z t.v eye, ciekawe jest tez zamkniecie plyty przez prawie instrumentalny kawalek punkowego jazzu okraszonym wyciem i szczekaniem Popa

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Okay, in a pretty aggressive sort of way I guess

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7/10

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I like the energy, but the horns and screaming are annoying.

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'Funhouse' is linear, crunchy, and high-octane even on the latter half of the album. A loose approach to the overall production, the 1970s album is charged with a base of inspirations for many rock albums succeeding it. However, the glaring uniformity creates an underlying sense of creative bottlenecking - loud but not immediately memorable, and for the most part delivers predictable tracks.

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The vocals are just not for me. And that’s a shame because the music is quite pleasant to listen to.

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Leuk, 70 rock

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noisy and difficult to listen to, good energy though. 5/10

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Pretty good, pretty generic, nothing outstanding

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First time I've ever listened to the Stooges. Kinda dig it. Don't love it. Prolly wouldn't seek out a second album. But didn't hate this.

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art punk rock outs

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So grimy and gritty. And sounds so much unlike 1970.

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Not for me but the music is good.

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raw rock and roll but in a good way some of the guitar licks are especially good

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