Whipped! received a lukewarm reception and forming S&M-themed industrial rock band The Newlydeads. By the mid-2000s, however, Downe had put together a new lineup of Pussycat, blending that old-school cock rock with some Newlydeads darkness. 2006’s The Power and the Glory Hole is under-heard, though Pussycat have toured hard since then. Hopefully we’ll get some new material soon, but for now, the back catalog is strong and makes for a killer set.
This Hermosa Beach room is an interesting venue for the reigning kings of Sunset Strip sleaze, but Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe will play anywhere that will have him. Downe grew tired of Pussycat after the ’80s pomp, calling it quits after 1992’s