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Ain't It Fun (The Dead Boys song)

 

Ain't It Fun (The Dead Boys song)

"Ain't It Fun"
Single by The Dead Boys
from the album We Have Come for Your Children
Released June 1978
Genre Punk rock
Length 4:33
Label Sire
Writer(s) Peter Laughner
Gene O'Connor
Producer(s) Felix Pappalardi
"Ain't It Fun"
Single by Guns N' Roses
from the album "The Spaghetti Incident?"
B-side "Down On The Farm"
Released November 20, 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1993
Genre Punk rock, hard rock, Heavy metal
Length 3:55
Label Geffen
Producer(s) Mike Clink and Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses singles chronology
"Civil War"
(1993)
"Ain't It Fun"
(1993)
"Estranged"
(1994)

"Ain't It Fun" is a song written by Peter Laughner and Gene O'Connor (known as Cheetah Chrome) and performed by their protopunk band Rocket from the Tombs. The song was first released by O'Connor's later group, The Dead Boys, on their 1978 second studio album We Have Come for Your Children.[1]

Covers

The song was later covered by the American rock band Guns N' Roses for their 1993 cover album "The Spaghetti Incident?." It was also released as a single and was included on the Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits compilation in 2004. Michael Monroe from Hanoi Rocks featured in the song on vocals. When Rocket from the Tombs reunited in 2003, they recorded the song and released it on their debut album, Rocket Redux. Rollins Band also covered the song for their album A Nicer Shade of Red. Another cover has been made by Lords of Altamont on their 2011 album "Midnight to 666".

Notes

  1. ^ Tricia Weight "Who says Dead Boys tell no tales? Cheetah Chrome talks punk history" (interview of Cheetah Chrome)

Sources

  • Cheetah Chrome and Legs McNeil, (2010). Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock (Voyageur Press; First edition). ISBN 978-0-7603-3773-8.
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