Unreleased Live Stooges + Funhouse Box



Live ‘70s album
documents one of the band’s shortlived lineups. Meanwhile, all those eBay
auctions for the out-of-print boxed set will finally start to wind down…


By Blurt Staff


To celebrate the release of Fun House in the summer
of 1970, The Stooges brought the uncompromising ferocity of their second album
to New York City and unleashed it within the
cramped confines of Ungano’s, a hole-in-the-wall club on the Upper
West Side. A reel-to-reel set up in the audience recorded the
manic maelstrom as the band performed the entire album – except “L.A. Blues” –
along with the until-now unreleased tracks “Have Some Fun” and “My Dream Is

The adrenalin-drenched set now gets released via Rhino Handmade on Nov. 16 as Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s. It
features a poster, two glossy photos taken that night, and new liner notes
composed by Lenny Kaye.


In the band that night was singer Iggy Pop, guitarists Ron
Asheton and Bill Cheatham, drummer Scott Asheton, bassist Zeke Zettner and
saxophonist Steve Mackay. The band closes the show with a 10-minute-plus
psychedelic, freak out jam featuring two unreleased tracks, “Have Some Fun” and
“My Dream Is Dead.” Kaye, in attendance, wrote, “The sound comes in sheets of
earsplitting noise, dense and bleating, as if a sheep is being led to
slaughter. You can literally hear the ’60s gasping for breath, the totemic
sacrifice of The Stooges.”

Handmade will also rerelease 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions. This
seven-disc boxed set topped Rhino Handmade’s poll earlier this year to
determine which of the label’s sold-out titles to put back in print. The
reissued collection – which will not be individually numbered, preserving the
collectability of the initial release – will be offered in its original packaging.


This Holy Grail among Handmade titles, the original 1999
pressing for The Complete Fun House Sessions was limited to 3,000
copies, contains 142 tracks (109 music and 33 studio dialogue) whose nearly
eight hours document every take from every Fun House session, in order,
exactly as The Stooges recorded them. The set includes six CDs packaged in
standard jewel cases, each with an eight-page folder. The seventh is packaged
in a die-cut cardboard sleeve as a replica of the original Elektra single for
“Down On The Street” b/w “1970 (I Feel Alright).”


Have Some Fun: Live At Ungano’s Track Listing:


Going To Ungano’s


“Down On The Street”

“T.V. Eye”



“Fun House”

8.   “Have Some Fun”/”My Dream Is Dead”



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