Excerpt from Sunday Old School
Faster Pussycat was part of a large second wave of the glam eighties. They followed the template of successful debut and even more successful follow-up album, popular ballad (with video), deep decline in interest (as the grunge arrived), and then reunite only to break-up and attempt to have two versions of the same band. No, it may not be the road most chosen, but it was the road taken by the band Faster Pussycat.
In 1986 the band was formed in Hollywood by Taime Downe. After a few changes, the band settled on the line-up of Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Muscat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass), and Mark Michals (drums). Prior to recording their debut, Eric Stacy replaced Nickels. In 1987 the band released their self-titled debut and two songs to promote the album, “Don’t Change That Song” and “Bathroom Wall.” A video was made for “Bathroom Wall” that begins in a bath tub with Downe on the phone. Of course it does. The video is very grainy and if someone told me it cost $35 to make I would nod in total agreement. Two year’s later Faster Pussycat released ‘Wake Me When It’s Over’, their most popular album that contained their hit ballad “House of Pain.”
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