Stooges Get Complete Fun House Sessions Box Set and Live at Ungano's Release

> Oct 28 2010

Stooges Get Complete Fun House Sessions Box Set and Live at Ungano's Release
By Josiah HughesIggy and the Stooges have been tearing up stages across the globe this year as they revisit their 1973 classic, Raw Power. The album was arguably their biggest achievement as a band, but it was preceded by their self-titled debut as the Stooges in 1969 and the equally influential Fun House record in 1970. If you've never given Fun House the attention it deserves, the compilers at Rhino Handmade want to help with a seven-disc, 142-track box set.

The set is called Complete Fun House Sessions and it truly couldn't get any more complete. Spread across all seven discs are an endless amount of studio takes, dialogue between band members, alternate versions of album tracks and a smattering of other goodies. As the press release explains, this release includes "every take from every Fun House session, in order, exactly as the Stooges recorded them – all the music, mayhem, false starts, inside jokes, and equipment hum." If you don't believe just how comprehensive this box is, just peep the tracklisting below.

As you'll be able to tell from this vintage Exclaim! review about the set, this exact release came out in 1999 and was limited to 3,000 individually numbered copies. Back then, it was a collector's item, but if you managed to pick it up, it's now rendered mostly worthless on the collectability scale. The release's press release offers the following disclaimer: "The original 1999 release was individually numbered to 3,000 copies. This re-release is not individually numbered in order to preserve the collectability of the original release." Try telling that to the angry collectors!

Still, a seven-disc box set is undoubtedly the best Christmas present a Stooges fan could ask for, so if you missed out on the Complete Fun House Sessions when it was first released over a decade ago, you can get your grubby hands on a copy when it's released on November 16. A pre-order and brief snippets of each track are available here.

On the same day, Rhino will also release a CD of the band's legendary performance at NYC club Uregano's from 1970. The disc, titled Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano's, includes performances of most of Fun House, as well as unreleased tracks "Have Some Fun" and "My Dream is Dead." A pre-order for that release can be found here.

Complete Fun House Sessions:

Disc one:

1. "Fun House" (tape glitch fragment)
2. "studio dialogue"
3. "1970" (incomplete)
4. "studio dialogue"
5. "1970 take 1"
6. "1970 take 2"
7. "studio dialogue"
8. "1970 take 3"
9. "1970 take 4"
10. "studio dialogue"
11. "Loose" (demo)
12. "studio dialogue"
13. "1970 take 5"
14. "Loose take 1" (labeled as I'm Loose) (false start)
15. "Loose take 2"
16. "Down On The Street take 1"
17. "studio dialogue"
18. "Loose take 3"
19. "Down On The Street take 2" (false start)
20. "Down On The Street take 3" (false start)
21. "studio dialogue"
22. "See That Cat" (T.V. Eye)
23. "studio dialogue"
24. "1970 take 1"
25. "Fun House take 1"
26. "studio dialogue"
27. "Lost In The Future" (false start)
28. "studio dialogue"
29. "Lost In The Future" (false start)

Disc two:

1. "Lost In The Future take 1"
2. "studio dialogue"
3. "Lost In The Future take 2" (false start)
4. "Lost In The Future take 3"
5. "studio dialogue"
6. "Loose take 1"
7. "studio dialogue"
8. "1970 take 1"
9. "Loose take 2"
10. "Loose take 3" (false start)
11. "studio dialogue"
12. "Loose take 4"
13. "studio dialogue"
14. "Loose take 5"
15. "studio dialogue"
16. "Loose take 6"
17. "Loose take 7" (false start)
18. "Loose take 9"
19. "Loose take 11"
20. "Loose take 12"
21. "Loose take 13"
22. "Loose take 14"
23. "Loose take 15"
24. "Slide (Slidin' The Blues)"
25. "studio dialogue"
26. "Loose take 16"
27. "Loose take 17" (false start)
28. "Loose take 18" (false start)
29. "Loose take 19"

Disc three:

1. "Loose take 20"
2. "studio dialogue"
3. "Loose take 21" (false start)
4. "studio dialogue"
5. "Loose take 22"
6. "studio dialogue"
7. "Loose take 23"
8. "Loose take 24"
9. "Loose take 25" (false start)
10. "Loose take 26" (false start)
11. "studio dialogue"
12. "Loose take 27"
13. "Loose take 28"
14. "Down On The Street take 1"
15. "Down On The Street take 2"
16. "Down On The Street take 3"
17. "Down On The Street take 4"
18. "studio dialogue"
19. "Down On The Street take 5"
20. "studio dialogue"
21. "Down On The Street take 6"
22. "Down On The Street take 7" (false start)
23. "Down On The Street take 8"
24. "Down On The Street take 9" (false start)
25. "Down On The Street take 10"
26. "Down On The Street take 11" (false start)
27. "studio dialogue"
28. "Down On The Street take 12" (false start)
29. "Down On The Street take 13"
30. "Down On The Street take 14" (false start)
31. "Down On The Street take 15"

Disc four:

1. "T.V. Eye take 1"
2. "T.V. Eye take 2" (false start)
3. "Slide (Slidin' The Blues)"
4. "T.V. Eye take 3"
5. "T.V. Eye take 4" (false start)
6. "T.V. Eye take 5"
7. "T.V. Eye take 6"
8. "studio dialogue"
9. "T.V. Eye take 7"
10. "T.V. Eye take 8"
11. "studio dialogue"
12. "T.V. Eye take 9"
13. "T.V. Eye take 10" (false start)
14. "T.V. Eye take 11"
15. "T.V. Eye take 12"
16. "T.V. Eye take 13"
17. "T.V. Eye take 14"
18. "studio dialogue"
19. "1970 take 1"
20. "studio dialogue"
21. "1970 take 2"
22. "studio dialogue"
23. "1970 take 3"
Disc five:

1. "1970 take 4"
2. "studio dialogue"
3. "1970 take 5"
4. "1970 take 6" (false start)
5. "1970 take 7"
6. "1970 take 8"
7. "Fun House take 1" (false start)
8. "Fun House take 2"
9. "Fun House take 3"
10. "studio dialogue"
11. "Fun House take 4"
12. "Fun House take 5"
13. "studio dialogue"
14. "Dirt take 1"
15. "Dirt take 2"

Disc six:

1. "Dirt take 3"
2. "studio dialogue"
3. "Dirt take 4"
4. "Dirt take 5"
5. "Dirt take 6"
6. "Dirt take 7" (false start)
7. "Dirt take 8"
8. "Dirt take 9"
9. "Dirt take 10"
10. "Dirt take 11" (false start)
11. "Dirt take 12"
12. "Freak (L.A. Blues) take 1"
13. "Freak (L.A. Blues) take 2"

Disc seven:

1. "Down On The Street" (mono single edit)
2. "I Feel Alright (1970)" (mono single edit)



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