Fun (album)

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Fun
Studio album by Daniel Johnston
Released September 13, 1994
Recorded 1993 to 1994
Waller, Texas
Genre Alternative rock, outsider music
Length 45:53
Label Atlantic
Producer Paul Leary
Daniel Johnston chronology
Frankenstein Love
(1992)
Fun
(1994)
Why me?
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Fun is an album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. It was his first major label release, as well as his only album for Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Butthole Surfers member Paul Leary.[2]

In 1993, Johnston, gaining popularity, was offered a contract under Elektra Records; although a beneficial agreement for Johnston, he refused, since Metallica, a band Johnston believed to be possessed by Satan, was under the label. Johnston, now under the impression that his manager was also possessed by Satan, fired him and continued to look elsewhere for a music label. Johnston signed under Atlantic Records, and released Fun in 1994 while housed in a mental institution. The album was a commercial failure, and in 1996, two years after the release, Johnston was dropped from the Atlantic Records label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Love Wheel
  2. Life In Vain
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Catie
  5. Happy Time
  6. Mind Contorted
  7. Jelly Beans
  8. Foxy Girl
  9. Sad Sac and Tarzan
  10. Psycho Nightmare
  11. Silly Love
  12. Circus Man
  13. Love Will See You Through
  14. Lousy Weekend
  15. Delusion + Confusion
  16. When I Met You
  17. My Little Girl
  18. Rock 'n' Roll / EGA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fun (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robinson, John (20 August 2005). "Personal Demons". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 

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