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Monday, February 18, 2008


In this post let me introduce you one of the hip hop groups with irish roots. The name is HOUSE OF PAIN.

BIOGRAPHY (courtesy of

"Jump Around," an impossibly infectious and catchy single, instantly elevated House of Pain from an unknown white hip-hop group to near-stars when it became a massive crossover hit in 1992. It made the band and it also broke the band, consigning them to the level of one-hit wonders. House of Pain continued to release records after their eponymous 1992 debut and "Jump Around," yet none of them gained much attention, partially because of the band's self-consciously loutish behavior. Led by rapper Everlast, the group celebrated their Irish-American heritage by wearing green, drinking prodigious amounts of beer, and swearing constantly. It certainly earned them attention at the outset, particularly when it was tied to a single like "Jump Around," but the bottom quickly fell out of their career. The group's second album, 1994's Same as It Ever Was, went gold, but it failed to generate a hit single, and by the time of 1996's Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again, the band had been forgotten.

Everlast (born Erik Schrody, August 18, 1969) became fascinated by hip-hop while he was in high school, eventually becoming part of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate. His association with Ice-T led to a contract with Warner Bros., who released his debut album, Forever Everlasting, in 1990. After the record bombed, Everlast formed House of Pain with his high school friend Danny Boy (born Daniel O'Connor) and DJ Lethal (born Leor DiMant), a Latvian immigrant. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the group's eponymous 1992 debut was co-produced by Muggs, who masterminded Cypress Hill's groundbreaking debut. Muggs gave "Jump Around" its distinctive, incessant beat, which merged a deep bass groove with drum loops and Public Enemy-styled sirens. On the back of Kris Kross' spring hit "Jump," "Jump Around" became a huge hit in the summer of 1992, peaking at number three on the pop charts. Both the single's video and the remainder of House of Pain celebrated the group's Irish heritage in a tongue-in-cheek fashion that quickly became shtick. Throughout their 1993 tour, the group ran into trouble with promoters and the law, culminating in Everlast's March arrest for possessing an unregistered, unloaded pistol at Kennedy Airport. He was sentenced to community service, and later that year, the group began work on their second album.

Like its predecessor, 1994's Same as It Ever Was was produced by Muggs. Upon its summer release, the record was greeted with surprisingly strong reviews and sales, debuting at number 12 on the charts. However, the sales quickly slowed as "On Point" failed to become a hit. Most of the next two years were spent in seclusion, and the group returned in the fall of 1996 with Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again, a record that was ignored by both the press and the public. Everlast returned in 1998 as a solo act, and gained critical acclaim for his debut, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues.

Now here are some of their albums:

House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) (1992)

1. Salutations
2. Jump Around

3. Put Your Head Out
4. Top O' The Morning To Ya
5. Commercial 1
6. House And The Rising Son
7. Shamrocks And Shenanigans
8. House Of Pain Anthem
9. Danny Boy, Danny Boy
10. Guess Who's Back

11. Commercial 2
12. Put On Your Shit Kickers
13. Come And Get Some Of This
14. Life Goes On
15. One For The Road
16. Feel It

17. All My Love
18. Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
19. Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom/Butch Vig Mix)

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Same As It Ever Was (1994)

1. Back From The Dead
2. I'm A Swing It
3. All That
4. On Point
5. Runnin' Up On Ya
6. Over There Shit
7. Word Is Bond
8. Keep It Comin'
9. Interlude
10. Same As It Ever Was
11. It Ain't A Crime
12. Where I'm From
13. Still Got A Lotta Love
14. Who's The Man
15. On Point (Lethal Dose Remix)



1. House of Pain - The Heve Nots (4:24)
2. House of Pain - fed up (5:01)
3. House of Pain - what's that smell (3:04)
4. House of Pain - Heart Full Of Sorrow Featuring Sadat X (3:44)
5. House of Pain - earthquake (4:49)
6. House of Pain - Shut The Door (4:35)
7. House of Pain - pass the jinn (4:56)
8. House of Pain - no doubt (3:09)
9. House of Pain - choose your poison (3:18)
10. House of Pain - x - files (2:50)
11. House of Pain - Fed Up (remix) Featuring Guru (4:14)
12. House of Pain - killa rhyme klik (3:45)
13. House of Pain - While I'm Here (2:49)


HOUSE OF PAIN - 2001 - Unreleased EP


Enjoy the irish joints!


Anonymous said...

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ziggy-boy said...

Well why dont you tell me what album u want, s*** boy, and i'll upload it again. Don't dis my blog. I'ts not polite.

ziggy-boy said...

Sta si se toliko svezao House Of Pain-a. Ako si ih tako zeljan, onda gospodine moj, lijepo chackaj po netu pa ih nadji!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog. What's the pw of the House Of Pain debut ?

ziggy-boy said...

the password for House Of Pain - fine malt lyrics album is: