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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra 0591
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002H7G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,443 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A major improvement over the debut, every song is memorable.
Joseph Eversole
Well, successfull or not successful, this is one of my all-time favorite albums.
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I you're into all of the 80's-90's hair bands then you'll love this CD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Jorgensen on December 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The first Fater Pussycat album was good, but in the follow up the group expanded the song-writing, becasme more bluesy, and really left behind the Glam sound that they came out of.
Unfortunetly, the music busienss is as much about timing as anything. If the group came out 2 years earlier...they would have been as big as Poison, Warrant, etc...all of which they blew away....
2 years later they may have been able to "re-invent" themselves as a grunge band ala Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains....
However, without thinking of the scene or the era, this is simply a good CD and worth playing all these years later.
1) Where there's a whip - A rock em sock em Rock & Roll tune. With great Riff's and sleazy lyrics.
2) Little Dove - Similar to the above with great lyrics.
3) Poison Ivy - Inteneded to be the hit single. An ok tune, but a little too pop for my tastes.
4) House of Pain - a Rare power ballad that actually carried emotion
5) Gonna Walk - Groovy blues/rock track
6) Pulling weeds - Another stand out track that is heavy but catchy
7) Slip of the Tongue - With a slip of the tongue I'm in Deep $h!t...need say no more
the next few tracks are ok, but not standoutish until...
Arizona Indian Doll - a groovy track that could have been a Cult song
Please Dear - another truly moving sounding balad about a break-up or death of a love one...take your pick...
I've known punk rockers, hippies, and Metal heads who hated glam that fell in love with this record once they got over the "Glam" perception of the band.....Give it a try and keep an open mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 1999
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Faster Pussycat was and still is an AWESOME rock group! They did something that not too many 80's "big hair" bands were able to accomplish. Their song, House of Pain, gives me chills every time I hear it...it's a song with a meaning...possibly something alot of people can relate to...I know I can. They may have been hardcore rock, but Faster Pussycat got down on a "real" level when they wrote this song. It makes the whole CD...I mean, the other songs are terrific too, but House of Pain gives a new insight into the world of metal bands...they had and do still have problems in their lives just like the rest of us...they're not all just guys (or girls) who don't give a crap about their music or their fans. I have TOTAL respect for this band for just singing this one song, regardless of how sleazy some of the other songs may be...this band ROCKS! I wish they were still together makin' music!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kyle (redbotton@earthlink.net) on May 22, 1999
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I love this album. It's deeper than the self-titled debut (both are great). Like many other people, I can relate to "House of Paine". In fact, I have that song as my out-going message on my answering machine. I highly recomend this album and this band. Check out Gustave "Taime" Downe's new band "The Newlydeads"
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HeadbangerDuh on May 26, 2004
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I just don't understand why this band never acheived the success of Poison or Warrant or any of their hair band contemporaries. They had the hair, they had the leather and the scream, but why didn't they go far? I just dunno. Well, successfull or not successful, this is one of my all-time favorite albums. The songs are very well written, the guitars and every other instrument is well done. One thing I don't understand is the singer Taime Downe's fake twang. He's an L.A. guy, why does he fake a twang? But even with the weird rwang, this is one of my favorite albums ever. This is an underrated hair band classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe on December 28, 2003
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I'd really have to disagree with the folks that say Faster Pussycat is a Aerosmith rip off. In fact, they are very different. And the reviewer that said Taime Down's vocal style is like Steven Tyler's is completely eroneous. (I guess that reviewer thinks every woman on earth is like his mom, because she is the first woman he ever met) One of the many things that drew me to the band was the unique style of music and vocals. When the 80's was churning out bubble gum, FP was dishing out sleaze. They made music about sex and a good time. Perhaps this is why their music is still good today. Some things never get old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Smith on January 3, 2002
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Faster Pussycat broke a little late on the scene, after the long hair and tattoo bands all looked and sounded too much like each other(Kix, White Lion, Saigon Kick, Dangerous Toys). Maybe that's why they've been forgotten while Poison, Skid Row and Cinderella can at least get some time for nostalgia while few people remember Pussycat. Even at the height of their career, their best material rarely found the airwaves. That's a shame, because they produced some music that rocked just as hard but was much smarter and more fun than the rest. Another reviewer called House of Pain an anti-ballad. I'd add that Wake Me When It's Over is like an anti-pop album, because the best material is located deeper in the disk. Pulling Weeds is a balls-out romp, and House of Pain is a more sincere ballad than most bands of this kind could write. Poison Ivy was the catchy hook, but keep playing, or you'll miss the best stuff.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Robert VerBruggen on May 29, 2005
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Late-`80s hair metal bands are a dime a dozen. As the trend reached its peak, labels signed furiously, systematically disregarding musical sincerity and talent.

Perhaps that's why this fantastic 1989 release slipped through the cracks. Though it was certified Gold and had a few hit singles, few remember it today.

Stylistically, "Wake Me When It's Over" sits somewhere between Poison and Guns N' Roses: glam enough to be somewhat cheesy at points, but hard-hitting enough to be taken seriously. They have toured with both bands.

The best track by far is the power ballad "House of Pain." It is a heartfelt song with lyrics about a deadbeat dad, so it doesn't feel as dated as most other `80s ballads ("Home Sweet Home," anyone?).

Though the rest of the record is overshadowed by "House of Pain," it is consistent and high-quality nonetheless. Much of the material revolves around the `80s-metal necessity of promiscuous sex, but others cover the topics of murder ("Cryin' Shame") and abortion ("Pullin' Weeds").

Standout tracks include the aggressive "Where There's a Whip There's a Way," the swaggering "Tattoo" and the love ballad "Please Dear."

Given the record sells used for about $5 nowadays, any fan of hair metal or blues-based hard rock will not be disappointed. It is one of `80s rock's best and most underrated moments.
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