Jump around! House of Pain's touring again. And on April 1, Everlast and Danny Boy are going to jump up, jump up, and get down with you at LIV.
Earlier this month, two-thirds of Pain's original lineup (DJ Lethal's out working on a new Limp Bizkit record) kicked off a cross-country tour in San Francisco. Our sister paper SF Weekly caught up with Erik "Everlast" Schrody, and discussed how "Jump Around" became the "Louie Louie" on the '90's.
He said, "It doesn't diminish. 'Jump Around' is still in the lexicon. Just like when you hear 'Louie Louie,' you don't really think dated oldies... It's its own thing."
While House of Pain's musical catalog stretches well beyond "Jump Around," they're best known for the 1992 hit.
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Schrody says, "When I first did the Whitey Ford Sings the Blues record, I was pushing that song away from me." But once his solo career was accepted by critics and fans alike, Schrody "re-embraced" the song, and began incorporating it at his solo gigs.
"It's a great, fun, silly, exciting, crowd-fucking-pleasing song," much like the great, fun, silly, exciting, crowd-fucking-pleasing House of Pain reunion tour.
House of Pain. With M.O.S. Friday, April 1. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $40 via wantickets.com. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com.