So it’s like this. When Iggy announced in 2017 that he would no longer play The Stooges material on tour other than those played in his Post Pop Depression sets, it was bittersweet. Since reforming in the early 2000’s with the other surviving original members, the now late Ron and Scott Asheton, we all finally got to experience what most everyone missed in the late 60’s and early 70’s. That being the pure, primitive genius of The Stooges.
Deeper than punk, sicker than psychodelia, rawer than white blues, like jazz dropped down the stairs and pissed on, one of a kind!
Here is the essence of what we as Funhouse set out to replicate. We grew up on this stuff, it’s part of our musical DNA.
Personally, I never considered fronting a tribute band, but this is different. Funhouse is as authentic to the original as mere mortals could ever hope to achieve. We are 5 veterans on the Chicago and national rock circuits. Each steeped in the blood of Raw Power. All twisted disciples of The Stooges back- alley gospel of I’m Loose and I’ve Gotta’ Right!
While no one, NO ONE, could ever hope to imitate Iggy Pop as a performer, that’s not the goal. The energy and the sound are. That god awful mayhem is the unholy grail of Funhouse.
While our sets include Iggy’s solo as well as Stooges classics, we strive to interpret them all thru the narcotic filter of Stooge-dom. It’s all about FUN! Come dance, stare, sing along, curl up in a ball and scream, ENJOY.
Remember that Funhouse loves you. Thanks, Dave
FUNHOUSE is Jim DeMonte (Insiders) John Griffin (Max Plankton) Tony Karagas and Dave Springer (Tutu & The Pirates) and Jeff Wilson (Futuristic Dragon)