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The mid-80s Los Angeles glam/sleaze scene that produced Guns NRoses also saw the formation of Faster Pussycat in 1986, around vocalist Taime Downe and guitarist Mick Cripps - although Cripps later departed for L.A. Guns along with original bass player Kelly Nickels. Downe, formerly co-owner of LA club The Cathouse, recruited guitarists Brent Muscat and Greg Steele, bass player Eric Stacy and drummer Mark Michals, and, with their name deriving from Russ Meyers movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, the band signed to Elektra Records in December 1986. Faster Pussycat was recorded on a low budget with Poison producer Ric Browde, and was an infectious collection of Aerosmith / Rolling Stones -influenced numbers, with the bands sense of humour shining through in Bathroom Wall, Dont Change That Song and Babylon. A UK tour with Guns NRoses and US dates with Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth and Motörhead ...