The Stooges ‎– Fun House

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Elektra ‎– 81227941192, Rhino Records (2) ‎– RCV1-74071
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Orange w/ Black Smoke
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Tracklist

A1 Down On The Street 3:42
A2 Loose 3:33
A3 T.V. Eye 4:17
A4 Dirt 7:00
B1 1970 5:15
B2 Fun House 7:46
B3 L.A. Blues 4:55

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Notes

Limited to 6,000 copies.
Gatefold sleeve.

Gold/Black square sticker on cover reads:
1970
Critically Acclaimed
Second Album
LIMITED COLOURED VINYL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Stars In Mojo Magazine
includes:
DOWN ON THE STREET
T.V. EYE • FUN HOUSE
081227941192

Repressed from Fun House's first disc master plates.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 81227 94119 2
  • Label Code: LC02982
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched Run-out): 8122732381 A-1 BD27510 - 01 A1 PN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched Run-out): 8122732381 B-1 BD27510 - 01 B1

Other Versions (5 of 108) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EKS 74071 The Stooges Fun House(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS 74071 US 1970 Sell This Version
WX 1108 The Stooges Fun House(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra, Hispavox WX 1108 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
EKS-74071 The Stooges Fun House(LP, Album, Gol) Elektra EKS-74071 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
42 055, EKS-74071, 42055 The Stooges Fun House(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra 42 055, EKS-74071, 42055 France 1971 Sell This Version
ET 874071 The Stooges Fun House(8-Trk, Album) Elektra ET 874071 US 1970 Sell This Version

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LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

April 8, 2019

I don't have another pressing to compare this one to but, this pressing sounds pretty good. It has great separation in terms of the instruments. Bass, guitar and drums are all clear. There is some sibilance on the vocals but it's nowhere near overbearing and it's only really apparent on "Loose" and "T.V. Eye". But, like I said, it's barely noticeable. Another note, I don't think it's 180g. It feels fairly light. If that's important to you, I'd suggest getting the 2010 normal black vinyl by Rhino. Overall, if you don't want to drop big cash for a decent original, go for this one. It has my stamp of approval.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

May 31, 2018
edited 11 months ago
Let me set the record straight here...this version sounds absolutely marvelous. Some sibilance yes, and the vocals do sound a tad bit compressed but it doesn't ruin the quality of the listening experience and by no means is overwhelming. It actually might have something to do with the fact this is a colored vinyl. If done right, color vinyl will not produce any sound anomalies but I've purchased enough color vinyl to conclude that they are more commonly susceptible to sibilance issues than black vinyl. I can't say for sure why this is, I just know I've experienced harsher sibilance on several color vinyl reissues. However, the sound on this thing is powerful as hell, almost too bass heavy but delivers a full, dynamic sound nonetheless. The drums are extremely lifelike and punchy AF. The guitar is cutting and the instruments are balanced well. Could the vocals be better? Probably but I don't have an original to compare it to. Regardless a very engaging and enjoyable experience. Pressed well, with no surface noise or any flaws whatsoever. For the price it's a hell of a deal.
mojo_navigator

mojo_navigator

January 2, 2018
I have an original US first pressing & a 1972 German pressing. Neither has any sibilance or any other issues. If you're hearing problems it's almost certainly the modern pressing that's causing it, not the original recording.
singingintherain

singingintherain

December 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I do hear some sibilance too on Side A but it's not too distracting for me and overall I think it sounds pretty good. If you listen to "Loose" on YouTube, I think there's sibilance on the original recording.
wilky77

wilky77

October 3, 2017

This a perfect example of how we all here things differently and why you really have to be careful when reading reviews. This release sounds amazing to me. So much so that it's the reason I don't believe colored vinyl makes any difference in the sound quality, it's all in how much care was taken to mix and press the record. If you've purchased enough vinyl you know how far the spectrum runs as far as how these pressings can turn out. My opinion this pressing is amazing and right now is the best sounding record I own. But again, that's MY opinion. Cheers to all.
gullgrey

gullgrey

July 27, 2017

This is one of the greatest records ever to be released! Intense I just can't sit or stand still whenever I put this album on. I absolutely love it.

My joy was therefor great, when I finally found a vinyl version at my local record shop.

But! Alas! My joy was short lived!

This version sucks! (I have played in on two different systems, and it sucks on both)

I don't know if it's due to the color of the vinyl or an overzealous mastering and/or cutting engineer who's been fiddling way to much with his EQ and/or compressor, but side one on my version is weird! The music sounds great! But the vocals is marred by extreme sibilance (and I mean EXTREME!) - not only on the 's'-sounds but also on f's, t's aso. It's so outspoken that it completely kills the joy of listening to one of the greatest albums ever to be made by man.

Reluctantly you flip the vinyl over - and it's gone! WTaF!?

Anyway, the sibilance is so bad that I seriously think about selling this album again and save up for an original.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

March 7, 2017
The 2010 rhino 180g reissue on black vinyl sounds a lot more crisp and clear than this version. The separation of instruments on that one is just a little more obvious. It's weird, I don't know if it's the same master or not, each version has different matrix info. Or maybe it's that whole color v. black vinyl debate. Either way this version sounds good too, quiet and centered. I would go with the 180g 2010 reissue if you can still find one.
luis.centeno.9

luis.centeno.9

February 2, 2017

I had to have it. It sounds great and looks pretty!
calcite

calcite

February 1, 2017
Reissue sounding great! Clean and clear and kicks more ass than my old CD copy. Worth picking up.