Faster Pussycat

Faster Remixes

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Most of the glam metal bands to emerge in the '80s were really nothing more than pop groups with a hard edge. But there were a few glam outfits of the era that injected a trashy New York Dolls vibe into their sound and look -- such as the best-known Guns N' Roses (early on) and the lesser-known Faster Pussycat. The latter group called it a day during the early '90s, and in the band's wake, former Faster Pussycat frontman Taime Downe remade himself as an industrial/techno rocker, as part of the Newlydeads. But with nostalgia for '80s glam back in full swing come the early 21st century, Downe put together a new version of Faster Pussycat. Downplaying their earlier incarnation, the "new" Faster Pussycat looked completely different (sporting a style that appeared eerily like something out of Hitler-era Germany) and sounded completely different, as evidenced by the 2005 release Faster Remixes. With this music not remotely resembling anything from their earlier sound (nor improving on the originals), it's hard to imagine that fans of Wake Me When It's Over will appreciate barely recognizable reworkings of "Bathroom Wall," "Cathouse," and "House of Pain," or a cover of Kiss' 1979 disco hit, "I Was Made for Loving You." Of interest to hardcore Taime Downe fans only.

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