Monday, September 27, 2010

Faster Pussycat and The Hollywood Saints @ Club Red - Sept 24th

As the lights went out and the fog machine began to blow you could feel the anxious anticipation from the crowd. The curtain dropped and there they were, with the dehumanizing master himself, the true King of Hollywood Sleaze Rock-N-Roll Taime Downe.

Faster Pussycat came out like a slap to the face, then seduced you back into their web wanting more. They sounded just as good, if not better than 1987 when their debut album was released. Though they have been through some changing of members, this last line up of "band camp" Taime Downe - lead vocals (1986–1993, 2001–present) , Xristian Simon - guitar (2001–present), Michael Thomas - guitar (2007–present), Danny Nordahl - bass (2001–present), Chad Stewart - drums, percussion (2001–present), have been together long enough to have everything in synche, like a well oiled machine, or maybe I should say in their terms a girlfriend you have broken in and trained the way you want.

The set list included all the favorites Bathroom Wall, Cathouse, Slip of the Tongue, House of Pain, Poison Ivy, Glory Hole, Shut up and F*ck, Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll!. The musical talent in this band is surpassed by none. Faster Pussycat have been doing it longer and better than anyone and combined with the Rough-N-Sexy voice of Taime Downe that fits so well with the lyrics to the songs it is no wonder these guys are still out there making music and touring. Front man Taime Downe has remained true to himself and his music all these years. He hasn't sold out and remains to grow artistically and though larger than life to some, very real. Taimie is quite the character, but you would have to be, to be the King of Hollywood Rock-N-Roll Sleaze! The crowd was taken in, romanced, used, abused, spit back out and loved every minute of it.

The band currently has a new cd out which is called "Front Row for the Donkey Show". The new c.d. is the FIRST and ONLY live recording from Faster Pussycat. The new c.d. is the next best thing to being there, and if you are like me you would love to be "Front Row" for Faster Pussycat everyday, so I know I will be purchasing the new c.d "Front Row for the Donkey Show".

Faster Pussycat put on the show that night at Club Red that we have all come to expect and love. Don't ever miss these guys when they come to town, it's not just a show, it's an experience, from the Masters themselves and no one can deliver like Faster Pussycat can.

The hot local band The Hollywood Saints opened up the show for Faster Pussycat with their expertise in 80's rock.
The Hollywood Saints come at you hard and thunderous. The band consist of Geno Dellamorte-vocals, Nakd Dave-bass, Steve Conley-guitar, Matt Brist-guitar and Robbie Six-drums. The Hollywood Saints have opened up for National acts such as Y&T, LA Guns, Steel Panther, Firehouse and of course Faster Pussycat.

I spoke with Nakd Dave, bassist, who stated the band have been playing together for about a year. This band is full of talented musicians. Yes, they played covers, but not the normal covers you usually hear bands play. Each member played with skill and precision. The bass and drums timing was excellent and the guitar work in this band is perfection. The Hollywood Saints brought you back in time when music actually had killer dueling guitars and we actually got to hear some guitar leads. When speaking with Nakd Dave he also stated that the set list changes constantly. I like that, so each time you go to see The Hollywood Saints it will be different show with different songs so the WOW factor will always be there. The show I saw included the set list of songs such as Dokken (Tooth and Nail), Aldo Nova (Fantasy), Judas Priest (Hell Bent for Leather) and my favorite of the night Motely Crue (Live Wire) how could you NOT enjoy yourself!! The Hollywood Saints are a band you definitely need to see and do not want to miss if you love hard rock music of the 80's.


beth said...

I like the detail in your review. Well done.

LadyStrange said...

Thanks Beth!!