A-Z, 1-2-3: House of Pain

Posted: 17th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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When I started this project I knew some letters would present certain challenges. The letters Q and Z were the first I expected to be hard to find artists for but I wasn’t anticipating having a hard time until the 2nd round of the alphabet at the earliest. This is not to say H was impossible, just that no band really jumped out and said “Pick Me!”

I had a few other acts on my short list but I decided to go with House of Pain to liven things up a little. This isn’t a blog series meant to document how cool my musical tastes are so there is no risk in me going less “hip”.

Jump Around – I certainly hope I don’t have to explain this one to anyone but just in case…  In 1992 3 Irish American guys from Boston burst on the scene with this hot single that was produced by Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs and released by Tommy Boy Records.

Wait, it was actually 2 Irish-American kids born in NY who teamed up with a Latvian-American while in Los Angeles but whatever, you know this song.

Just Another Victim – This song comes off one of the best soundtracks of all time and is the best song from it.  HoP teams up with Helmet to drop a killer track that combines rap and rock in the right way.  The only better fusion is Public Enemy and Anthrax.

Legend – You can only find this song on the EP of the same name but I am pretty sure it was in some commercial somewhere along the way.  This song contains a dis at Kurt Cobain and kind of foretold of Everlast‘s future as Whitey Ford.

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  2. Patrick says:

    Would have though you would throw down Hot Water Music for this one…

  3. Ed says:

    @Patrick – I thought about it but didn’t for two reasons:

    1)Seemed obvious for my typical tastes. I wanted to inject a little irreverence into it.

    2)I am really not a huge HWM fan. I like some stuff but never really “got” them. I know there have some passionate fans but I am just not one of them. I do think they have a cool logo! Maybe they will appear next time through.