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Fun House (1970)

The Stooges
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Protopunk, Glam rock, Psychedelic rock, Free jazz, Garage rock, Hard rock, Experimental rock, Punk jazz, Heavy metal

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Fun House is the second studio album by American rock band The Stooges. It was released on 7 July 1970 through Elektra Records. Though initially commercially unsuccessful, 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.
Even though Elektra Records' Jac Holzman believed that the MC5 had more potential than The Stooges, he made a crucial intervention that former Kingsmen keyboardist Don Galluci produce the album. Having seen the group live, Galluci said to Holzman that it was an "Interesting group, but I don't think you can get this feeling on tape". Holzman said it didn't matter anyway because he had already reserved recording time in L.A. The album was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California from 11 May to 25 May 1970. Galluci's plan as a producer was to record a about a dozen takes of each song every day and pick which one that would appear on the album. The first day consisted of sound checking and run-throughs of the songs prepared. The entire band used headphones with the bass and drums isolated by baffles while Iggy Pop sang his vocals through a

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3:36 Loose (take 28)
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4:57 L.A. Blues
7:47 Fun House
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