- Vinyl, 2×LP
Tommy Boy Records celebrates the 30th Anniversary of House of Pain’s debut album House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) with a remastered, limited edition deluxe version release featuring re-imaged artwork by renowned artist, Tristan Eaton, on July 22, 2022.
Everlast, DJ Lethal & Danny Boy formed House of Pain while attending high school and were signed to Tommy Boy Records after fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish-American hooligans, hitting the local rap & alternative music scene.
Their debut album House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) was released in 1992 and went multi-platinum, thanks to the smash hit single “Jump Around” which was produced by Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs. The song hit #3 on the Billboard Top 100 Chart in the US and charted Top 10 globally, including in the UK & Canada. “Jump Around” has been named one of the best songs in Hip-Hop (NME, VH1, Q Magazine, The Source) and continues to remain not only a club classic, but a sports anthem with one of the most recognizable beats in hip-hop history.
House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) also features Cypress Hill member B-Real on “Put Your Head Out” and Funkdoobiest’s Son Doobie on “House and the Rising Sun”, both members of the musical collective Soul Assassins and a remix of “Jump Around” by Pete Rock.
Q magazine “…their music is of the dense, hard-hitting school of hip hop...the group have absorbed black rap's musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries..."
The Source “…a very solid and at times exceptional album...imagine if Licensed to Ill wasn't an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thing...the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl..."