1992 - House Of Pain.
1994 - Same As It Ever Was.
way more Helter Skelter.

July 28, 1992 - 2022: 30 years of: House Of Pain.

A one-hit-wonder to some, a trendsetter to others.

In the melting-pot that is 1992, a new breed of hiphop was in full effect in America, bringing all nations together. Along with CYPRESS HILL and FUNKDOOBIEST ...the HOUSE OF PAIN are not yer typical West-Coast posses.

The drum-beat of "Put Your Head Out" makes room for Everlast and Danny Boy to take over the dance-floor, featuring special collaboration from CYPRESS HILL's B-Real for extra mojo. The Irish vibe goes to eleven on the shorties "Life Goes On" and 1:54sec "Danny Boy, Danny Boy".

More hardcore beats locks up the grooves with the sing-along "Put On Your Shit Kickers", while the hardrock back-bone of "Shamrocks And Shenanigans" became a fan-favorite in both rap and rock scenes. The single-only track "Shamrocks" was remixed by alternative-rock guru Butch Vig, presents heavymetal guitars and arenarock drums ...the perfect 90s hybrid.

And now, the track that shook the Earth. The immortal hardcore vibe of "Jump Around" rings loudly and gathers punks, DJs and freestylers from across the board. Sick rhymes delivery and upbeat downtown stamina, this is the cream of the crop. This unique shot of real street-level hiphop still matters today.

After the gangsta-rap craze of the late 80s to early 90s, a fresh movement was taking place. Less violent and gun less, but still with plenty of hooks to kill. Some of these acts even teamed-up with metal-bands on the audacious project for the 1993 Judgment Night movie-soundtrack. Another rocknroll milestone that no-one though could've been possible a couple of years earlier ...thank you ANTHRAX & PUBLIC ENEMY !

RIAA-certified Platinum, the HOUSE OF PAIN trio would return one more time to slap and shout on 1994's Same As It Ever Was CD.

"Fuck the Dukes 'coz I like Boss Hogg !"

Jump Around = video
Shamrocks And Shenanigans = video
Shamrocks And Shenanigans (Butch Vig mix) = video
House Of Pain = full CD
Promo video
Interview on MuchMusic in 1992
Yo MTV Raps
Line in Philadelphia in 1992

June 28, 1994 - 2024: 30 years of: Same As It Ever Was.

Jump harder !

After 1992's House Of Pain debut-CD, the Chart jumping madness was still on high. Back-tracking into a DIY mindset, the HOUSE OF PAIN would now present it's blackened colors.

Alive and kickin' ...he's "Back From The Dead". Everlast makes it clear, don't fuck with the HOUSE. More hot drum 'n bass-lines warms the room on "I'm A Swing It", "Keep It Comin" and the extra heavy profanity filled title-track for "Same As It Ever Was".

The free-style swagger of "Where I'm From" is filled with latin roots, while the hardcore delivery of "Runnin' Up On Ya" is another fist-filled knock-out punch. The slick street-cool machismo of "On Point" MTV-single made sure the mainstream was still listening.

"Well it's the D to the A, double N, Y-B-O. Y ? Coz I rock shit like Ronnie Dio" - Danny Boy

Being in the slammer with 1993's Judgment Night soundtrack, RIAA-certified Gold and touring with BIOHAZARD and a very young KORN in Autumn 1994 ...the HOUSE was chillin' between rock and a hard place.

The final HOUSE OF PAIN would be 1996's Truth Crushed To Earth Shall Rise Again CD ...until 2004's LA COKA NOSTRA collaboration-supergroup, featuring all three shit-kickers.

On Point = video
Who's The Man = video
Same As It Ever Was = full CD
MTV interview in 1994
Live on Jon Stewart Show in 1994


Alternative-Metal 1992


Judgment Night

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