Faster Pussycat - 1987 - Faster Pussycat
1. Don't Change That Song
2. Bathroom Wall
3. No Room For Emotion
6. Smash Alley
7. Shooting You Down
8. City Has No Heart
9. Ship Rolls In
10. Bottle In Front Of Me
Releasing your debut album at the same time as Guns N’ Roses hit the charts with Appetite For Destruction… Either you’re a complete idiot or you’re a five-piece sleaze rock band called Faster Pussycat.
These guys signed a record deal with Elektra after only playing six shows around L.A.
Even if Guns ‘n Roses overshadowed Faster Pussycat in every way you can think of, they gained credibility by shooting promo videos for the songs ‘Bathroom Wall’ and ‘Don’t Change That Song’.
The voice of vocalist Taime Downe was quite unique at the time and fits the sleazy songs like a pair of tight leopard pants.
They also featured in the rockumentary ‘The Decline of Western Civilisation part II: The Metal Years’ being interviewed and playing live in the infamous Cat House.
Anyway, their debut album is a typical sleaze rock release. Sleaze rock I say, because I think Faster Pussycat isn’t that heavy in the year 1987, in contrast with bands like Shotgun Messiah and Skid Row. However, songs like ‘Cat House’ and ‘Bathroom Wall’ are killer!
None of the other songs are bad, but Faster Pussycat sometimes repeats the same kind of stuff. But hey, we don’t care!
Musically, Faster Pussycat is one of the bands who set the standard for the following years in the Metal genre. Between 1988 and 1991 sleaze bands popped up everywhere and sounded quite the same, but as history tells us; innovators like Faster Pussycat stay alive.
This record is a must for any sleaze rock fanatic. And beware that Faster Pussycat doesn’t scratch your ears off!
Written by Jesse Gorvette
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:09)