The Stooges - Highlights From The Fun House Sessions

 (Numbered Limited Edition on Colored Vinyl)


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP


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180-gram double LP

Numbered, limited edition on multicolored swirled vinyl

A brand new collection that includes some of the best alternate takes from the legendary Complete Fun House Sessions box set. For the first time all of these alternate tracks are available on vinyl with a new track sequence.

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

1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles and compiled from all 13 reels of multi-track tape that held every note and snippet of studio dialogue. Twelve reels of tape were used during the original sessions, with the 13th reel having the takes that would be used on the studio album. This sprawling set which was originally aimed at the collector market would be challenging and cost prohibitive to reissue as a multi-disc vinyl box set. What is presented here is an attempt to assemble some of the best highlights from the Fun House Sessions on an officially-released 2LP set in high quality packaging with a sequence that hopefully proves to be an easier, and more casual listen.

Included are some terrific alternate versions of "Down on the Street," "Loose," "Dirt," "Funhouse," "1970" and others, pulled from session reels 1, 4,6, 7, 9 & 11 and originally recorded on May 11,12, 15, 18, 21 & 25 of 1970. Also notable is the inclusion of the 17+ minute-version of L.A. Blues, titled as “Freak,” which encompasses the entire fourth side of this set and is the prime example of what makes the Funhouse Sessions both loved and feared simultaneously.

• Strict one time pressing based on preorders received
• Numbered, limited edition
• 180-gram vinyl
• Multi-colored swirl vinyl
• Pressed at Record Industry
• Gatefold jacket
• Tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket
• Includes the legendary 17+ minute alternate version of L.A. Blues, titled “Freak,” that rocks the entire 4th side of this set.

During the psychedelic haze of the late '60s, the grimy, noisy, and relentlessly bleak rock & roll of the Stooges was conspicuously out of time. Like the Velvet Underground, the Stooges revealed the underside of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, showing all of the grime beneath the myth. The Stooges, however, weren't nearly as cerebral as the Velvets. Taking their cue from the over-amplified pounding of British blues, the primal raunch of American garage rock, and the psychedelic rock (as well as the audience-baiting) of the Doors, the Stooges were raw, immediate, and vulgar.

1. Studio Dialogue #23
2. Down on the Street
3. Loose
4. T.V. Eye
5. Dirt
6. Studio Dialogue #3
7. 1970
8. Fun House
9. Studio Dialogue #7
10. See That Cat (T.V. Eye)
11. 1970
12. Lost in the Future
13. Slide (Slidin’ The Blues)
14. Freak (L.A. Blues)

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