ARTIST: Faster Pussycat
TITLE: Faster Pussycat
YEAR RELEASED: 1987
CHART ACTION: #97
SINGLES: Babylon, Don’t Change That Song, Bathroom Wall
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Cathouse
LINEUP: Taime Downe, Greg Steele,. Brent Muscat, Eric Stacy, Mark Michals
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Glammy hair-metally band sounds kinda eh, though some riffs sneak through as OK.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Little brothers on the LA Scene to Guns ‘n’ Roses, they’re mining the same territory. Unlike GnR, though, they don’t gain inspiration from their influences more than copy them.
Imagine Ratt with more of a screaming sleaze lead singer (which is hard to do, but go ahead) that when he slows down has Steven Tyler’s vocal mannerisms down and a band that has never met an Aerosmith riff it didn’t like. That’s Faster Pussycat.
Elektra had high hopes for them, but nothing much came from this record. There’s not much of an original personality here; certainly not much in the way of original production. The riffs carry this, which isn’t so much a bad thing if you need a good riff. There are better riffin’ bands out there though.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: They did two songs in Decline of the Western Civilization II.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: C+: I’m not exiling this…yet. It’s brainless glam metal from the 80’s, which kind of is a synonym, isn’t it?