House of Pain (album)

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House of Pain
Studio album by House of Pain
Released July 21, 1992
Recorded January 1992-May 1992
Genre Hardcore hip hop
Length 54:28
Label Tommy Boy, XL
CD 111
Producer DJ Muggs
DJ Lethal
Ralph Tha Funky Mexican
Pete Rock
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 "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob & Earl
"Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" by Chubby Checker
"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.