House of Pain Same as It Ever Was [PA]

Entertainment Weekly: "...One of the year's best hip-hop records..." - Rating: A
Same as It Ever Was [PA]
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  • Released: May 3, 1994
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Tommy Boy Music

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - 9/94, p.139
Satisfactory - "...SAME AS IT EVER WAS feels more punk overall--gruff voices, close-cropped rhythms, heavily loud swinging that had me thinking AC/DC..."
Entertainment Weekly - 7/8/94, p.56
"...One of the year's best hip-hop records..." - Rating: A
Q - 11/94, p.114
3 Stars - Good - "...The grooves, though, are lean, spare and funky, DJ Muggs marshalling his small portfolio of samples and sounds..."


  • 1.Back From The Dead
  • 2.I'm A Swing It
  • 3.All That
  • 4.On Point
  • 5.Runnin' Up On Ya
  • 6.Over There Shit
  • 7.Word Is Bond
  • 8.Keep It Comin'
  • 9.Interlude
  • 10.Same As It Ever Was
  • 11.It Ain't A Crime
  • 12.Where I'm From
  • 13.Still Got A Lotta Love
  • 14.Who's The Man
  • 15.On Point - (Lethal dose remix)

Product Description:

House Of Pain: Everlast, Danny Boy O'Connor (vocals); DJ Lethal (scratches).
Additional personnel: Diamond D (vocals).
Producers include: Tha Baka Boys, DJ Muggs, Lethal, Diamond D.
Recorded at Image Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Diamond D , Everlast, Danny Boy O'Connor (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Diamond D ; Everlast; DJ Muggs.
Recording information: Image Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Butch BelAir.
House of Pain's self-titled album had its moments, but on the whole, wasn't very memorable. However, the Irish-American group really blossomed on its far-superior and much more hardcore second album, Same as It Ever Was. With this album, Everlast changed his style of rapping considerably and unveiled a much more distinctive and recognizable approach. Sounding twisted, damaged, and maniacal, Everlast grabs the listener's attention and refuses to let go on such wildly entertaining fare as "Back From the Dead," "Over There Shit," and "Runnin' Up on Ya." House of Pain's subject matter -- namely, their superior rapping skills and the threat they pose to sucker MCs -- is far from groundbreaking. But an abundance of strong, clever hooks and Everlast's psycho-like rapping make Same as It Ever Was consistently appealing. ~ Alex Henderson

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  • Sales Rank: 113,150
  • UPC: 016998108925
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