Band Of The April ’11 – Faster Pussycat
Hi again, this time, I’m gonna to describe one of most flamboyant bands in whole 80s decade.
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Who, where and when Faster Pussycat was founded?
Well, ‘Faster Pussycat‘ was formed in the peak of glam metal popularity and IMO the golden year of whole scene – in 1986 (wikipedia) / 1985 (official site)1. Band was set up by Taime Downe, Greg Steele and Brent Muscat in Hollywood.
I bet that you wonder about name of the band, don’t you, 😉 ? ‘Faster Pussycat’ is a name of exploitation film directed by Russ Meyer and released in 1965.
- Taime Downe – lead vocals
- Greg Steele, Brent Muscat – guitars
- Eric Stacy – bass
- Mark Michals – drums
Debut album (1987)
In the next year after they started to play, band released their first self-titled studio album (1987). Most interesting is that they recorded a bunch of videos for this album and album was rated very high by critics. The album reached #97 on the Billboard 200 chart.2
In my humble opinion all their videos are masterpieces, check it on your own!
Faster Pussycat – Don’t Change That Song
Faster Pussycat – Bathroom Wall
Wake Me When It’s Over (1989)
Second album was influenced by blues music. Band popularity was still increasing and this album was also a commercial success probably to heavy rotation of their videos on MTV.
Music videos were produced for “Poison Ivy” and “House of Pain”. “House of Pain” reached #28 in the Billboard Hot 100 and the video, which was directed by future film director Michael Bay, was in rotation on MTV. The album itself peaked at #48 in the Billboard 200.3
Faster Pussycat – Poison Ivy
Faster Pussycat – House Of Pain
‘Whipped!‘ was third and studio album released by Faster Pussycat and only one video (‘Nonstop to Nowhere‘) was recorded for it.
Faster Pussycat – Nonstop to Nowhere
After ‘Whipped!’ they haven’t released anything new up to 2007 when ‘The Power and the Glory Hole‘ was put out. Their last album was ‘Front Row for the Donkey Show‘ released in 2009.