"House Of Pain" - Faster Pussycat
from the album Wake Me When It's Over (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #28 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 6
Today's song of the day comes from the glam-metal band Faster Pussycat, who came together in the mid-80s in Hollywood (where else?), and released their self-titled debut album in 1987. But it was their second record, Wake Me When It's Over, that gave them their biggest success. And as with many of those type of acts, it was from the "power-ballad" selection from the album, "House Of Pain". Written by lead singer Taime Downe and guitarist Greg Steele, the down-on-themselves track fit the slot for that type on mainstream radio shuffled between Motley Crue, Poison, Guns N' Roses, and the like...
"House Of Pain" became Faster Pussycat's sole top-40 pop hit in May of 1990. The song also climbed to #23 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart. In 1992, the band followed with their third LP, Whipped!, which had a minor rock hit with "Nonstop To Nowhere" (MR #35). The band split not long after, though Taime re-emerged in 2006 with another album with all new members under the Faster Pussycat name called The Power and the Glory Hole.
Up tomorrow: A Grammy for Rick James, bitch. But courtesy of those pants.