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Artist: Faster Pussycat

Title: Faster Pussycat

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Category: Glam

Year: 1987

Label: Electra

Catalog Number: 960730-4


Taime Downe vocals
Brent Muscat lead guitar
Greg Steele rhythm guitar
Mark Michaels drums
Eric Stacy bass, background vocals


1.  Don't Change that Song  
2.  Bathroom Wall  
3.  No Room for Emotion  
4.  Cathouse  
5.  Babylon  
6.  Smash Alley  
7.  Shooting You Down  
8.  City Has no Heart  
9.  Ship Rolls In  
10.  Bottle in front of Me  

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From: Date: February 23, 2001 at 18:11

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: March 14, 2001 at 19:35
these guys were the barings in the hub of glam rock if only these guys were still together the world would be a much better place!

From: Mike Marker Date: April 18, 2001 at 23:23
I wore the hell outta this album!! A MUST HAVE for any fan of 80's metal!!!

From: FPCkixx Date: June 7, 2001 at 8:55
Faster Pussycat on tour summer 2001 w/ La Guns and Bulletboys!! Visit my site-www.geocities.com/fasterpuusycatkixx.com-for more info!! Spell it how I typed it.

From: jonnathan Date: June 12, 2001 at 23:46
its 2001 and im still playing the shit out of this cd since 87 damn im old

From: Mike G Date: June 26, 2001 at 13:42
If you have Cinderella and Guns n Roses, then you don't need this!!! I have no earthly idea as to why this band was signed to a record deal!! Absolutely nothing about this band is original and nothing stands out except the fact that they are sexual maniacs and drug addicts!! Horrible plain jane rock music!!!!!!!

From: SleazyMusic Date: July 20, 2001 at 5:55
Well, what can I say about this record? IT'S FUUUUCKIN' SLEAZY ROCK !!!!!! Low budget and great, raw songs! Oh, I love this album...Perfect for a wild night! It makes me feel so motherfuckin' good ! I'm totally agree with Drag In Bones.....

From: The Frost Date: October 9, 2001 at 17:20
My band and I had the rare chance of playing foosball with Taime Downe and some of his band mates, right next to the dressing room in a Denver bar, his hair dyed black the girls dident even now it was him and walked away. These guys are very freakin cool!Our bands name is named after one of there songs, "SMASH ALLEY". When these guys broke up a piece of all of us died. we still listen to these guys all the time. Thanks again Tamie for the autographs!

From: joe Date: December 13, 2001 at 9:02
top class glam sleeze rock 'n'roll band. Not as good as their next two albums but you have to admire these guys.

From: Kris Date: December 19, 2001 at 20:11
Taime's voice is very distinctive. I love their music. Shooting You Down is the best track! I still include it on my mix tapes with newer and other types of music. It is party-inducing!

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 7:24
A good band in a bad genre. Sleazy metal has always been a thorn in my melodic/AOR side but, if done right (D'Molls, Crue, Love/Hate), it can impress me. These guys only half-succeed. "Bathroom Wall", "Don't Change That Tune" and "Babylon" are pretty memorable, which is more than I can say for the rest of this album or the rest of their catalog, for that matter.

From: George Date: February 10, 2002 at 16:52
This is a fun CD. Every song gives you a chuckle although the second half of it was more serious than the first. Downe's vocals help to set this band's sound apart from the other glam rockers of the day plus they were fun.

From: richierocker Date: May 23, 2002 at 16:47
This album is awesome, raw in your face rock music. The dual guitar action is up there with the best. I love the guitars in Babylon and you have to love bathroom wall, and change that song. I will be seeing these guys in the summer and I cant wait. Besides Taime, who else for original members is in the band?

From: jason Date: May 27, 2002 at 14:06
Hey Richierocker, I saw Faster Pussycat last July 9th 2001. They had L.A. Guns and Bulletboys open for them. Great show! As for other original members, Greg and Brent were there. AND wait 'til you see Taime now!! He looks just like Marilyn Manson. The band is alot "darker" now-a-daze....

From: richierocker Date: May 27, 2002 at 14:12
Thank you for the update Jason. Do you know what songs they played? I hope they play most of their early music. Keep rockin.

From: jason Date: May 27, 2002 at 14:21
When I saw them, they did play all the hits like Poison Ivy and House Of Pain. They open the show with Bathroom Wall, but they did a industrial verson of it. I wasn't to happy about that, but at the end of the show they played it the original way and that was cool.

From: richierocker Date: May 27, 2002 at 15:23
Hey Jason did these guys play "Your So Vain", Babylon, or Slip Of The Tongue, Or Where Theres A Whip Theres A way. I hope they play some good stuff,there new album is industrial i wish they would get back to basics.

From: jason Date: May 27, 2002 at 15:29
When I saw them last summer they Played "Your So Vain" and "Whip", but I can't remember if they played "Slip"??? It's funny that I can't remember because I love that song. Now don't forget, this was last summer and the set list could change. But, yes! they DID play their old school stuff!! You are in for a good show!

From: richierocker Date: May 30, 2002 at 18:01
Bad ass rock music, great beats catchy guitars, awesome vocals. If you like rock music than buy this cd.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 3, 2002 at 22:14
People!!!!you have to check out the newlydeads. Unbelievable music

From: RichieRocker Date: June 9, 2002 at 17:22
I love playing this album when I am hangin out with my friends, playing pool, having a couple drinks, attending a gentlemans club, or just feel like rockin out. If you dont have this bands self proclaimed eponomyous effort, procure it know, you wont be dissapointed. Every song is great and you wont be able to put it down

From: RichieRocker Date: June 11, 2002 at 23:58
a complete awesome album a must have for rock fans. Great for drinkin and partying!!!

From: ThunderDan Date: June 16, 2002 at 12:28
I concur with RichieRocker's numerous critiques of this album. Great songs, dirty and gritty lyrics, can't go wrong with that! A true staple of Sleaze rock sure to please the listening glands! Obtain this CD and you will find it enlightening.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 24, 2002 at 7:18
When I first obtained this album I just listened to "Bathroom Wall" and Dont change that song". Then I really started listening and i cant stop listening to "Babylon,"Ship rolls in"Smash Alley"and Bottle in Front of me". People!These guys have become one of my favorite bands. awesome guitars,great vocals, bass lines with catchy beats. and 100% sleaze. This is a must for any rock fan!If you can find this grab it.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 24, 2002 at 7:23
Im going to see Faster Pussycat on July 2 and 3rd. Is Taime Downe still the front man?

From: RichieRocker Date: July 9, 2002 at 21:35
These guys kicked ass when I saw them In New Hampshire and Massachussets. This album is one of my all time favorites.

From: Rick Rock Date: July 28, 2002 at 15:02
Faster Pussycat are just a bunch of schlongs with clown faces painted on them. May burn in the eternal flames of hell. TORMENT! Where was this recorded in CC devilles basement?

From: RichieRocker Date: July 28, 2002 at 17:25
Im sorry Rick I disagree with you!!

From: KittyKat Date: August 4, 2002 at 20:14
This recording is purrrfect! Kind of like New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, and Rolling Stones doing lunch together. YES! It's trashy. Thank God.

From: rocknutter2001 Date: August 17, 2002 at 10:41
this album is great sleazy/glam great debut all three of their albums were great

From: rocknutter2001 Date: August 17, 2002 at 10:47
i saw faster pusseycat live last febuary they opened the show then with industrial version of bathroom wall whick was shit but straight away on the next song they got back to the old stuff which was a relief great show even though taime did look a bit like manson and they did redeeme themselves by doing bathroom wall the original version which rocked like fuck did you know the crap album that came out last year that was industrial versions of songs was all taimes work not other band members

From: David Date: August 22, 2002 at 3:58
Good, but very over-rated. Production sucks, very good attitude and great vibe, but just isn't as good as a lot of the stuff that came out in 1989.

From: Baris Date: September 12, 2002 at 7:02
The music's really sleazy'n'nasty here. A nice starting album for a glam band. Taime Downe really has a scratchin' cat's voice. A good intro by "Don't Change That Song". FP is mostly compared with Poison. But this starting album is better than Poison's "Look What The Cat...". FP has more punk elements I think, and this became more apparent in their next album later. Anyway, for a glam-rock album it rules enough...

From: The Fizzy One Date: September 23, 2002 at 18:53

From: GypsyChic Date: November 15, 2002 at 23:15
This album is my favrite FPC album. It's the band at it's rawest, and if you miss it you're missing out on one of the best rock records ever made. As far as I'm concerned, the critics don't count here...rock isn't meant to be high society. :P

From: sacatraca Date: December 12, 2002 at 22:19

From: sacatraca Date: December 12, 2002 at 22:21

From: RichieRocker Date: March 1, 2003 at 20:59
Kick ass!!! One of my all time favorites.

From: Paulo-Fernandes Date: April 28, 2003 at 22:24
A classic! Haven't listened to this in quite a while, did it today and it blew me away :-)

From: ben jittz Date: May 3, 2003 at 7:04
this is sleazy rock,pick your daughter up and fuck her in the back street,while gettin a tattoo,and readin the latest issue of glam rag thats what the pussy is all about,i love them and you need to love them to.1.go get it2.stick it on loud3.stroke your self mad

From: Date: May 13, 2003 at 5:09
Are all you people drugged up, musically brain-dead or just plain ignorant? This band and this album was one of the most singularly unimpressivive and unoriginal releases of the late 80s (along with 90% of the rest). How can any of you give them any credit? They blantantly ripped off Aerosmith and their instrumental prowess is ordinary compared with most ie Metallica/Rush etc!! They wrote a few catchy and musically simplistic tunes that got your head banging and nothing more. Music for 13yr olds

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 13, 2003 at 13:33
I'd rather listen to a F.P. cd any day as opposed to the uninspired generic "catchy and musically simplistic" boring crap that Metallica and Aerosmith have been pumping out for the last ten years. By the way, back when this was released us 14yr olds liked it too.

From: The Fizzy One Date: May 13, 2003 at 18:39
Who would compare Faster Pussycat to Rush anyway? Do we NNED more masturbatory opuses about forest elves? As for this CD, it's not as hard/aggressive as I would've liked or expected. The rhythm guitars, in particular, could've had more bite to them. Not a bad album at all though, and good fun music you don't have to think too much about. The Fizz pick: "Babylon," by far.

From: Date: May 14, 2003 at 4:22
Well Tequila, I'd love to hear FP try and master songs such as "fight fire with fire" or "Damge Inc", just to name a few. I agree that Metallica's music post '89 is "crap" compared with their earlier material, but for shear technical ability and complex song structures (timing changes etc)Metallica are up there with the best. I feel that if you put just 1 timing change in a FP tune it would fuck them up!! Don't take it so personally, I'm only being realistic.

From: Tony Date: June 9, 2003 at 6:21
This album is just such great mindless fun!! Labeled as a "hair" band but I always thought these guys owed more to stuff like the New York Dolls, the Stones, & Aerosmith than most standard hair bands. These guys almost had a "punk" quality to them which wore a glam mask over it. Every song here has a great swaggering, dirty, back alley groove to it that makes it timeless. "No Room For Emotion" is a forgotten great tune here that grooves a la the Faces or the Stones.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 14, 2003 at 19:29
Are you wondering what is new with Faster Pussycat???? Check out this new interview with Brent Muscat. http://www.glam-metal.com/brent_muscat.html

From: Stich Date: November 26, 2003 at 4:50
Another 'must have' album!!!....If ya like GnR, Aerosmith, L.A. Guns, you'll love this. In my top ten glam/sleaze collection.

From: robert Date: December 16, 2003 at 21:07
Otro buen disco d Glamm del 89' 6 sobre 10!!

From: Dean Date: December 26, 2003 at 12:35
Easily one of the top ten sleaze glam cds ever. For me this and L.A. Guns s/t were essential listening. Attitude and chops to spare.

From: Date: December 29, 2003 at 1:07
This came out in 1987, not 1989!

From: jack Date: April 30, 2004 at 6:15
Nothing original bout this album. Good for people who never heard gun'n'roses, cinderella and motley crue's music though!

From: jack Date: May 31, 2004 at 4:41
Taime's voice sounds just like steven tyler of aerosmith..only better and clearer. Sometime i just can't stand steven's voice!

From: fallen angel Date: June 15, 2004 at 0:57
si te gustan bandas comow.a.s.p., twisted sister,accept,helix,whitesnake,bang tango,slaughter,firehouse,faster pussycat,skid row,warrant,britny fox,guns n roses,l.a.guns,stryper,holy soldier,danger danger,xyz,kingdom come,dangerosu toys,aerosmith,bon jovi,tesla,quireboys,quiet riot,badlands,ratt,cinderella,poison,tuff...........mi korreo es diego_firehouse@hotmail.com

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 12:52
I love the sleazy raw sound of this album. A band that is more influenced by the New York Dolls side of the hair metal spectrum than most of the other bands. "Bathroom Wall", "Babylon", and "Don't Change That Song" are glam rock classics. 8/10

From: Katherine Date: July 2, 2004 at 1:22
Seen these guys in a club in Portland Or. They were totally cool. My boyfriend at the time was playing in a local band and got a autograph or drumstick or something he was so thrilled I still remember it.

From: 80's_man Date: July 23, 2004 at 23:11
Raw and Sleazy. Great cd. I met these guys at a bar in Ludwigsburg Germany back in 1989 (Rockfabrik). They was one of my favorite bands back then and I still jam to this cd. It is still one of my favorites.

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 1, 2004 at 13:44
This is Pure Rock!! They were not the best Musicians,But they got that GROOVE and that is what it is all about! It don't mean a thang if it ain't got dat Swing!!!! Needs to be Re-Mastered/W bonus Track!?!

From: gener8tr Date: February 3, 2005 at 16:05
AESOME debut recording. This disc really hit the spot in 1989. Man would I have loved to see these guys tear up the strip with other glam bands such as Electric Angels and Pretty Boy Floyd. Obvious BATHROOM WALL is a standout track!

From: Geoff Date: February 17, 2005 at 3:27
If you take this for what it is you're going to love it. Simple, catchy and to the point. I've always loved 'Babylon' and still grin at it, but 'Smash alley' is great too and if you're in the right mood you can easily put this album on and listen to it entirely. Great sleaze metal.

From: Jimmy D Date: August 25, 2005 at 20:35
This album just flat out rocks! It came out right around the same time as "Appetite For Destruction", and I think it holds up pretty well against that legendary album. These people who are questioning the technical abilities of the musicians, obviously just don't get it! Sure, they're a little sloppy compared to a lot of other bands, but they definitely make up for it with style and feel. "Bathroom Wall" is quite possibly the best song of the whole sleaze/glam/hair metal/80's hard rock genre!

From: roxas Date: August 25, 2005 at 23:17
Agree, tis album is still listenable after all these years. It's so simple but very atmospheric. The only one I can still come back to time after time. So many great tunes...Bathroom, Ship Roll in, Cathouse. Great good time/ melancholic album that I couldn't live without.

From: metalalways Date: November 29, 2005 at 23:33
faster pussycat is one kick ass band, love the song babylon and don't change that song. does anybody know how the newlydeads taime downe's new band that he's in i never heard them yet are they any good the name sounds like they might be pretty good.

From: roxas Date: April 5, 2006 at 13:36
Pretty average musicians, below average looks....but what an incredible album. This is pure class and a must have for all glam/sleaze rockers. Even if you don't like the genre such classics like "Ship Rolls In" and "Cathouse" will get you grooving. One of the best, fun albums out there. Still as good today as back in the day. Couldn't live without this disc.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 26, 2007 at 12:43
Great sleaze record!!! My personal.fav. is "cathouse".Another great one is "babylon". "batroom wall" is real gem(the video just cant be better for that song). Bluesy "no room for emotion" is great too-pure fun!!! I wonder why didnt they continued with that style?

From: Buitre Date: October 26, 2007 at 3:22
In my opiniom this is their best release, "wake me when it's over" is also great, but after that point something got lost. "Whipped" was disapointing although now I listen to it from time to time

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 28, 2007 at 22:57
uhmmm no va conmigo este genero tan aburrido pesimo y uhmmmmmmm naa desagradable..

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 12:13
This is a fine debut from this band,worth getting.

From: edwithmj Date: December 7, 2008 at 18:11
This came out in 1987 not 1989. Someone should correct the error. Anyway this is an excellent debut. I just LOVE the dueling guitar solos of Greg and Brent. Much better than the second album. The first four songs are killer and the rest is good too but the best ones are Bathroom Wall and No Room For Emotion.

From: hair metal again Date: January 22, 2010 at 1:33
excellent debut by the great FASTER PUSSYCAT,raw,sleazy,with great style hard rock music.you know the golden era of hard rock will always be the 85 -92 s ,when the L.A. scene exploded.so theres no need to say much words.this is a classic one and everybody should own it.everybody is invited in taime s cathouse except the heavy metal ones ha,ha

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 25, 2011 at 22:00
More than the album what i like about this act is their attitude ..this debut?..yeah of course brings(nowadays) classics such as "Cathouse" & "Bathroom Wall"..apart from those 2 there are these goodie ones "Shooting You Down","Ship Rolls In" & "Bottle In Front Of Me"(this one with a good funky vibe in certain parts )..a band that did some fuss back in the day...83/100

From: glam_junkie Date: January 26, 2011 at 17:13
there is a remastered version of this doing the rounds called "the steinhouse remaster". it's not official, but it's professionally done and it's incredible. i have put a cdr of this in a double cd case side-by-side with the original cos the sounds is so much better than the original. worther tracking down if you're a fan of this disc. (google it or search forums and you'll find a link to it, or the guys who does it)

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 6, 2011 at 15:27
An enjoyable, sleazy listen, but I don't feel like it's the genre-defining classic some folks make it out to be. Taime Downe is good at what he does, but I think the band is somewhat limited by his voice, and maybe some songs don't stand out like they should. Musically, they're a poor man's Guns n' Roses, doing most of the same things GnR did on Appetite For EDestruction, but not as well, and substituting Taime's raunchy, oddball humor for Axl's spitting rage. And really, tracks like "Don't Change That Song," "Bathroom Wall" and "Babylon" just seem a little silly when you get right down to it. As a snapshot of teh times, and as good party music, you probably should have this one in the collection.

From: Buitre Date: December 29, 2011 at 10:21
If you like sleazy rock you have no excuse: Buy it! Now! Maybe they didn't invent anything but this cd is original in it's own way. By the way, there is a song which nobody seems to mention "No room for emotion" which imo is great.

From: edwithmj Date: September 29, 2018 at 9:30
I still think that this is one of the best sleaze debuts out there. The guitars aren't as technical and the lyrics may not be very deep but this album defines the sleaze genre for me along with L.A. Guns and Appetite for Destruction. While AfD had deeper lyrics and an iconic sound that appealed to more than sleaze/glam afficionados, I find myself preferring this over AfD. The vocals are perfect; Taime Downe sounds like Steven Tyler if he had all the pretentiousness taken out of him; and his lyrics are humourous and dripping with innuendo that still amuses me after all this time. As I said, the musicianship isn't very technical but that adds to the overall attitude and sleazy feel to the album. In my opinion Faster Pussycat never bettered this one.

From: Auslander Date: February 17, 2020 at 23:13
If anything, FP were underrated. I wonder if the two factors of appearing on that ridiculous fake documentary and coming out the same year as Appetite for Destruction hindered their potential? This is an excellent debut album from a band that got better with each release up until 1992. Essential track: Bathroom Wall.

From: Auslander Date: May 13, 2021 at 10:43
It's 1987 and two sleaze rock masterpieces would be released. One would go onto sell millions and one was Faster Pussycat. Unlike Guns N Roses, Faster Pussycat had questionable musical skills. In fact, multiple sources claim the members could barely play their instruments. But what they did have was the sleazy Strip attitude in spades. Lack of ability didn't stop them writing good tunes. Cathouse, Babylon were great tracks, but the outstanding song was Bathroom Wall. What could be sleazier than a love song to a number scrawled on a toilet block wall? A fantastic, fun album and if it wasn't for GNR it would be far better known. Anyway, it is my sleaze rock album choice for best of 1987. Grade A sleazefest.

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