originally released 1992. its an album that ushered in an era of a thousand suburbanites drinking malt liquor. wearing u.s. postal service caps. and reawakening their irish (or in some cases pseudo-irish) heritage. and its also the debut album that ushered house of pain into the forefront of rap culture for a brief period of time. while its unfair to expect a whole albums worth of quality material like the dynamite classic jump around. there are some strong points on their eponymous debut that emulate the singles strength. admittedly. there is a significant amount of filler and the topics du jour arent exactly the most original in hip-hop. but the impact of such songs as *jump around*.*shamrocks and shenanigans*. and *put on your shit kickers* more than makes up for the filler. a debut for a group that showed immense promise that sadly wasnt fully realized.
another pumped up big room house winner for both the main room masses and radio crowds to drool over here you get a couple of mixes with ian nieman and wayne g serving up the crowdpleasing workouts (sb)