House of Pain (album)

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House of Pain
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 1992
RecordedNovember 1991 – May 1992
GenreHardcore hip hop
LabelTommy Boy
CD 111
ProducerDJ Lethal
DJ Muggs
Ralph Tha Funky Mexican
Pete Rock
House of Pain chronology
House of Pain
Same as It Ever Was
Singles from House of Pain
  1. "Jump Around"
    Released: May 5, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[2]

House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hip hop group House of Pain, released on July 21, 1992 through Tommy Boy 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]

House of Pain
1."Salutations" 1:08
2."Jump Around"Everlast3:37
3."Put Your Head Out"Everlast, B-Real3:02
4."Top o' the Morning to Ya"Everlast, Danny Boy3:37
5."Commercial 1" 0:08
6."House and the Rising Son"Everlast, Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest3:39
7."Shamrocks and Shenanigans"Everlast, Danny Boy3:38
8."House of Pain Anthem"Everlast, Danny Boy2:35
9."Danny Boy, Danny Boy"Everlast, Danny Boy1:54
10."Guess Who's Back"Everlast3:59
11."Commercial 2" 0:21
12."Put on Your Shit Kickers"Everlast, Danny Boy3:10
13."Come and Get Some of This"Everlast2:51
14."Life Goes On"Everlast2:43
15."One for the Road"Everlast2:49
16."Feel It"Everlast4:00
17."All My Love"Everlast3:20
18."Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)"Everlast, Pete Rock3:56


  • DJ Lethal for tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 15 and 17
  • DJ Muggs for tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15
  • Ralph Tha Funky Mexican for tracks 13, 14 and 16
  • Pete Rock for track 18


House of Pain:



Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 14
U.S. Billboard Top Current Albums[5] 14
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[6] 16
U.S. Billboard Top Album Sales[7] 14
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales[8] 16


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  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.
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  9. ^ "American album certifications – House of Pain – House of Pain". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.