Almost like they’ll talk dirty, fuck your brains out, then tear your testicles off (like it’s there signature move. Mine is the reach around but that’s another story, man I’m getting a boner just thinking about it).
Anyway enough about me.
FUNHOUSE! this album was the follow up to the mega successful ‘I’m Not Dead’ this album starts with the ultra punchy “So What” this song has a killer hook that sucks you in and sure enough you’re singing (more like screaming!) it straight away. The next track “Sober” slows it down to just the right pace The next song “I don’t believe you” is even slower it tells the tale of love gone wrong (which sounds like every Friday night for me). I am not a big fan of this song it just doesn’t feel like a Pink song. I guess I am so used to thinking of Pink as a punk rock chick that it almost seems strange when she belts out a ballad, you know the sort of songs that 80’s heavy metal bands who would look so tough, then sing some whiny little bitch ballad about being in love, please I would rather a heavy metal band sing about death till my ears bleed.
So onto the next song which for me stands out as by far the best song on the album “Please don’t leave me” again it is a punchy song, the music is awesome and the lyrics well all I can say is it’s a song I would sing when I am stalking the girl of my dreams (by stalking I mean loving from a distance). The lyric in the song “you’re my perfect little punching bag” is what I mentioned earlier, fuck your brains
out then tear off your testicles.
The song “Bad Influence” is Pink at her best - loud, bra-burning feminist lyrics and music that just makes you want to turn it up to eleven. This is followed by the title track “Funhouse” it’s an OK song not good but not bad either. The other songs like “Mean”, “Crystalball” and “Ave Maria A” for some reason just don’t jump out at you, I don’t know maybe I am a cynical old monkey but the seem so down and somehow a little depressing if you ask me, not something I associate with Pink, which is the problem with this album. It’s Pink but somewhere she matured and don’t get me wrong the lyrics are all really potent.
But it seems like Pink was coming from a much gloomier place when writing this album. Then after listening to all these songs, all is redeemed by the the bonus song “This is how it goes down”. This song is a great way to end the album. Pink doing what she does best.
All in all it is a good follow up album showing a maturity in song writing, but I think I prefer the pink of old, you know the hard, fast, catchy and oh so loud songs that just make you want to smack my bitch up (hey, Redi come over here BITCH!).
so I am giving it 3 and a half shots of whiskey out of five, a good effort.
Peace out my bitches.
P.S. Next week, continuing the theme of last week I will be reviewing PINK's new album!