House of Pain (album)

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House of Pain
Studio album by House of Pain
Released July 28, 1992
Recorded January 1992-May 1992
Genre Hardcore hip hop
Length 54:28
Label Tommy Boy, XL
CD 111
Producer DJ Muggs
DJ Lethal
House of Pain chronology
House of Pain
Same as It Ever Was
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]

House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hardcore hip hop group House of Pain, released in 1992 through Tommy Boy Records and XL Records.


  • Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p. 70) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also titled House Of Pain."
  • Q magazine (12/92, p. 124) - 3 Stars - Good - "...their music is of the dense, hard-hitting school of hip hop...the group have absorbed black rap's musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries..."
  • The Source (9/92, p. 57) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...a very solid and at times exceptional album...imagine if Licensed To Ill wasn't an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thang...the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl..."
  • NME (11/7/92, p. 34) - 6 - Good - "...contains some creative and accomplished rap music..." [3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Producer(s) Performer(s) Samples
1 "Salutations" 1:08 D.J. Lethal
D.J. Muggs
"Swahili" by Clark Terry
2 "Jump Around" 3:37 D.J. Muggs Everlast "Shoot Your Shot" by Junior Walker & the All Stars[4]
3 "Put Your Head Out" 3:02 D.J. Muggs Everlast
"Cussin', Cryin' and Carryin' On" by Ike & Tina Turner
4 "Top o' the Morning to Ya" 3:37 D.J. Lethal Everlast, Danny Boy O'Connor "And The Lord Will Hear" by the Staple Singers[5]
5 "Commercial 1" 0:08
6 "House and the Rising Sun" 3:39 D.J. Lethal Everlast
Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest
7 "Shamrocks and Shenanigans" 3:38 D.J. Lethal Everlast
Danny Boy O'Connor
"I Come To You Baby" by John Lee Hooker[5]
8 "House of Pain Anthem" 2:35 D.J. Lethal Everlast
Danny Boy O'Connor
"Too Many Daves" by Dr. Seuss
9 "Danny Boy, Danny Boy" 1:54 D.J. Muggs Everlast
Danny Boy O'Connor
"Danny Boy" by Frederic Weatherly
"Make It Good To Yourself" by James Brown
10 "Guess Who's Back" 3:59 D.J. Muggs Everlast
11 "Commercial 2" 0:21
12 "Put on Your Shit Kickers" 3:10 D.J. Muggs Everlast
Danny Boy O'Connor
"They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around (The Missouri Dawg Song)" by James Bland
13 "Come and Get Some of This" 2:51 D.J. Muggs
Ralph Tha Funky Mexican
14 "Life Goes On" 2:43 Ralph Tha Funky Mexican Everlast "Cherio O" by The Packers
15 "One for the Road" 2:49 D.J. Muggs
D.J. Lethal
"Tune Up" by Junior Walker & the All Stars
16 "Feel It" 4:00 Ralph Tha Funky Mexican Everlast
17 "All My Love" 3:20 D.J. Lethal Everlast "The Return of The Son of Monster Magnet" by Frank Zappa
18 "Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)" 3:56 Pete Rock Everlast
Pete Rock

Subsequent reissues contain an additional track, "Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom / Butch Vig Mix)".[6]


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  1. ^ "House of Pain". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CG: House of Pain". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "House Of Pain CD Album". 1992-07-28. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Sample Details: "Jump Around" and "Shoot Your Shot"". Retrieved December 3, 2012.  This particular sample is often incorrectly attributed to "Gett Off" by Prince.
  5. ^ a b House of Pain (1992). House of Pain. Liner notes. Tommy Boy Records. TBCD 1056.
  6. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Review of House of Pain". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-13.