The StoogesFun House

Label:Elektra – 81227941192, Rhino Records (2) – RCV1-74071
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Orange w/ Black Smoke, Gatefold
Country:UK, Europe & US
Style:Garage Rock, Punk


A1Down On The Street3:42
A3T.V. Eye4:17
B2Fun House7:46
B3L.A. Blues4:55

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Limited to 6,000 copies.
Gatefold sleeve.

Gold/Black square sticker on cover reads:
Critically Acclaimed
Second Album
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Stars In Mojo Magazine

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

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Fun House (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)ElektraEKS-74071US1970
Fun House (LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing)ElektraEKS-74071US1970
Fun House (LP, Album, Gold Label)ElektraEKS-74071Canada1970
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Fun House (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)ElektraEKS 74071France1970
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Fun House (8-Track Cartridge, Album)ElektraET 874071US1970
  • OneStepBeyond1979's avatar
    I have these thoughts on the sound of this version of the LP and the recording of Iggy's vocals here in general.

    1) I've always noticed (whether on this or the original European CD or Rhino 2LP set) that there is a lot of sibilance and also plosives... on the letters 't' and 'p' for example on his microphone. This 100% suggests one of two things to me.

    (a) They either couldn't find a pop filter when they came to record or (b) He was holding the mic in his hand

    These things make it very hard to get a correct level on the mixing desk and prevent overloading/distortion. I know that from experience! :)

    2) My the amp in my 70's record player (not anywhere near high end, granted but it's revealing in certain ways to me and what I generally enjoy playing music on) is very sensitive to sibilance (which is after all, a type of distortion) and often I have to set the treble control low. I am playing this actual LP now with its lowest setting and still the hi-hat and cymbals sound fine to me... not muted.

    So I think it's a combination with the choices on how the vox were recorded and the LP is mastered with too much top end.
    • Sunbathinganimal's avatar
      I do not hear any sibilance on mine. This pressing sounds amazing to my ears. All instruments have there own space. The bass is prominent and oh so nice. Side note- Jon Spencer must have listened to this album ALOT!
      • mewds's avatar
        great warm sound .ex cell ent pressing ,looks good too
        • MrShocktime's avatar
          I'll chime in and say I love the sound of this pressing. Drums are crisp and not getting any vocal distortion with my copy.
          • LuciferSam10029's avatar
            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's avatar
              Edited 4 years 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's avatar
                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's avatar
                  Edited 5 years 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's avatar
                    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's avatar
                      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.



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