Faster Pussycat is a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1986 named after the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
The group were most successful during the late 1980s with their albums Faster Pussycat and 1989 gold album Wake Me When It's Over that spawned their biggest hit "House of Pain".
= Faster Pussycat was formed in Hollywood during the Glam metal boom of the late 1980s, the earliest incarnation of the band featured Taime Downe and Mick Cripps along with Paul Black.
After several more member changes, Faster Pussycat soon morphed into the bands most well known and classic line-up, consisting of; Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Muscat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michals (drums). Musically, Faster Pussycat drew influences from various rock, punk and glam groups; the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls and others.
Before recording their debut album, Nickels left the group and was replaced by Eric Stacy (ex-Champagne).
= The band released their debut album Faster Pussycat, the same year Guns N' Roses released the in...
|years active||1986-1993, 2001-present|
|origin||Los Angeles, California|
|music genre||Hard rock|
|current members|| Taime Downe|