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Wake Me When It's Over

Faster Pussycat

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Between the first and second albums by Faster Pussycat, hair metal became big business and the pressure to commercialize is felt in the band’s sophomore effort, Wake Me When It’s Over. “Poison Ivy,” “Gonna Walk” and “Pulling Weeds” are more sprightly and polished than the band’s early work, but generally they remain faithful to their strengths: rude ‘n’ rollicking bar rock. “Slip of the Tongue,” “Tattoo” and “Ain’t No Way Around It” are double-barrel metal riffs, but Faster Pussycat has a better sense of swing than any of their contemporaries (except Guns N’ Roses). Most of the album is downright danceable, which is more than anyone could say for the majority of ham-fisted hair metal acts. Of course, the song that made Wake Me When It’s Over a million-seller is “House of Pain,” a big, sappy, acoustic slow jam — all positive qualities if you’re talking about '80s power ballads. Taime Downe still squeals and screams with the best of them, and his band plays like they are on shore leave. While “House of Pain” won them a huge audience, “Where There’s a Whip There’s a Way,” with its fuel-injected riff and malicious intentions, is probably the best song the band ever recorded.

Customer Reviews

Great glam-LA metal album- truly a one of a kind moment of brilliance

Now THIS is glam-metal! Clever lyrics, great riffs - a perfect album from front to back. Loved this band ever since they came on the scene!!

not too bad

Quite by accident i saw these guys in concert. After that i was interested. faster came along sort of at the end of the hair craze but they were better thab a lot of the other bands like them. House of Pain can stand on it's own as can Poison Ivy but there is also some trash. Overall it's not too bad.

I love House of Pain!!!!!!

I tells such an emotional and moving story.

Biography

Formed: 1985

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sleazy Hollywood metal band Faster Pussycat (whose name was lifted from a Russ Meyer flick) released their first album in 1987 and peaked commercially two years later with the gold album Wake Me When It's Over and the Top 40 single "House of Pain." Although their next album, 1992's Whipped, hit number 90 on the charts, it fell off quickly; with the alternative rock explosion, the hard rock audience had changed and had no patience for Faster Pussycat's trashy glam metal. After the group's split, singer...
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Wake Me When It's Over, Faster Pussycat
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Metal
  • Released: Aug 01, 1989

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