Best FP album hands down. Deep, dark, great musicianship and great thought provoking lyrics. Not a weak song on the cd. Sadly they took a step backwards on their next cd "whipped" which although had some good stuff, the record label dropped the band and the original members sadly broke up. To this very day this is in my top 5 albums of all time. Do yourself a favor and pick it up. You'll be glad you did.
The most underrated group of the 80's
Joseph Jorgensen | Watertown, MA United States | 12/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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 emotion5) Gonna Walk - Groovy blues/rock track6) Pulling weeds - Another stand out track that is heavy but catchy7) Slip of the Tongue - With a slip of the tongue I'm in Deep $h!t...need say no morethe next few tracks are ok, but not standoutish until...Arizona Indian Doll - a groovy track that could have been a Cult songPlease 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."
No sophmore slump here...
William Matson | Maine | 03/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys carried on the tradition of greatness from their first album onto this second one. I liked these guys better than Poison believe it or not. The third cd "Whipped" is just as good, too bad it was the end. I love this band. Ok, onto the review... This album is slighty more polished than the debut but miles away from the slick stuff that you always see. This is the most polished one but still has the raw street-level sound. "Poison Ivy" sounds just like a song from album 1 and "House of Pain" is a definitive ballad that you can't ignore, it's almost like an anti-ballad, focusing on real life rather than false love! "Where there's a whip" opens this album with a bang! What's the idea of an import-only hits collection that costs big bucks on this page, somebody's gotta put a 10 buck hits cd out in the US, even a cheap record company package, Sheesh, these guys deserve it! Where's the live cd? If I was a record company exec. my first job would be to buy the rights to their music so I could do these guys justice with a slamming hits collection complete with all the great tracks, some new stuff and some bonus b-sides and live tracks."
Another AWESOME album from Faster Pussycat...
Kyle (email@example.com) | southern California | 05/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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""
An 80's Band to Remember...Wish you were STILL here!
Kyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) | 04/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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!"