The Stooges - Funhouse
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1970 Ratings: #8 / 104
User Score
Based on 321 ratings
1970 Ratings: #6
Liked by 8 people
July 7, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Protopunk, Hard Rock / Genres
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I swear he literally just choked on weed in T.V. Eye

Overall I don't understand the acclaim to this album, it's just a standard ok classic rock album with a stoner singer (who's terrible Btw), am I supposed to like it more because it had a sax in the background for the last few tracks?
{SJO 21}

Ah the Stoogies, we meet again. During the last SJO I dropped a HOT TAKE and didn't like Raw Power. Well here I'm glad to say I enjoy this quite a bit more. I'm still not really a fan of Iggy's voice but it seems to be toned down on this album for the most part, as we have some great guitar playing and some pretty good drums. And I'm fine with that. A lot of these riffs are really fun and of course technically skilled. Maybe I just needed a second listen of The Stooges to win me over, ... read more
This is such a massive step up from their debut it’s not even funny. There’s such a visceral energy to Funhouse that is enticing to a major degree. I usually find that classic rock albums people deem essential tend to disappoint me. Not this one. Worth every bit of the acclaim it gets.

highlights: 1970, down on the street, loose, dirt, fun house, la blues

lowlight (gun to my head): tv eye
SJO4 Counter: 21

this record took a few listens to finally grow on me. on my first listen i thought it kindof sucked ass, but my second and third listens have helped me see the appeal a bit more. for their time, these tracks are loud, hardcore, and experimental as hell. i can definitely see why people consider Funhouse "Proto-Punk." it's got that abrasive and loud attitude and style that Punk would later develop more, but the songwriting and structures are more in line with classic ... read more
SJO #4 - Rainbow Tinted Splatters - 21

Groovy, wild, and dark, The Stooges defy the norm of music at the time with some of the most invigorating and bluesy tracks to ever come out of the proto-punk era. It’s easy to see just how much of an influence they had on future forms of the genre.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: all except least fav!
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Added on: March 15, 2013