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My Little Funhouse

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My Little Funhouse

Post by Soulmonster on Fri May 27, 2011 5:36 pm

1992: My Little Funhouse

BRENDAN MORRISSEY, GUITARIST

SUPPORTED GUNS N’ ROSES

THEN “We signed to Geffen Records in late 1991, around the same time that Nirvana had signed to the label. We got a $2 million deal, and they got $60,000 – and yet they went and changed music forever. I was the oldest of the band, at 19, and we really thought we were going to be huge. Well, that was the plan, anyway. We had signed the biggest ever deal with Geffen Records up to that point, Guns N’ Roses management had taken us on, and we were even in the video for [the Guns N’ Roses song] November Rain. The ploy behind it was that Geffen was trying to turn us into the next Guns N’ Roses, but we didn’t know that at the time.

“We were first on the bill at Slane, and for a bunch of young guys from Kilkenny it was amazing. It was about our 10th gig. We had won the Carling Hot Press band competition about a year before, and that’s what got us signed to Island Publishing and, subsequently, to Geffen. We had played a few local gigs, went to LA, came back home, and the first major Irish gig was Slane. We were staying at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, and had a police escort all the way from there to Slane. Because our singer had big hair everyone thought he was Slash, the Guns N’ Roses guitarist. Three of our friends from Kilkenny drove up with the equipment, and my girlfriend – now my wife – was my guitar tech. She was out on stage in front of 40,000 or so, tuning up my guitar – and she didn’t have a notion what to do.

“It was a good day, but it was quite intense. We did about 10 songs. I remember the day quite vividly. I recall getting to the venue, realising how big it was, meetings Guns N’ Roses, us all being looked after by Faith No More, and then the party later on at Lillie’s Bordello.

“We went back to LA, and I remember waking up one morning and looking at the rock charts: Aerosmith were number one, Guns N’ Roses were number two and My Little Funhouse were number three. I thought we had really cracked it. To this day the band opens doors for me. A lot of people in the music industry remember the story: the biggest signing at the time, the biggest-hyped band. That said, we made some great records in LA that never got released. Of course, it all changed very quickly after that: if you had long hair and sounded like Eighties rock it was all over for you. Would I change a minute of what happened? Not one. I loved all of it.”

NOW Morrissey trades oil around the world with his company Morrissey Oil. “I spend a lot of time in Nigeria, India, the Middle East. I was always into the business side of things and have always been very focused in what I do.”

Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0528/1224297903798.html
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Re: My Little Funhouse

Post by 666 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:02 pm

Wow, I haven't heard this name in a long time.

I did have their debut album on cassette but I don't remember anything about it
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