Guitarist Xristian Simon states seems fans see current line-up as Faster Pussycat after all these years
Faster Pussycat guitarist Xristian Simon recently did a live interview with the closed Facebook group “Love 80s Hairbands and Southern Rock Bands !! They Rock!!“.
According to Wikipedia, the current line-up of Faster Pussycat consisting of long-time frontman Taime Downe, guitarists Simon and Ace Von Johnson, drummer Chad Stewart and bassist Danny Nordahl have all been together since 2010 while Downe, Simon, Nordahl and Stewart have been playing together since 2001. Although the current line-up is in its eighth year, it has never released an album. Excluding greatest hits compilation, Faster Pussycat have released two albums since 2001 — the studio album The Power And The Glory Hole (2006) and the live album Front Row For The Donkey Show (2009).
Simon was asked whether he ever feels weird signing Faster Pussycat records to which the guitarist replied: “… no, actually I really don’t anymore. It seems after all these years the fans have come to see us as Faster Pussycat.”
In terms of most memorable shows, Simon advised: “… the one that Danny fell over on stage and the one Taime couldn’t attend at M3.”
Sleaze Roxx reported as follows about Nordahl‘s fall at Faster Pussycat‘s gig in Marietta, Georgia, USA on March 28, 2014: “As the band were about to launch into their hit single “Bathroom Wall”, the obviously inebriated Nordahl fell backwards in what looks like an attempt to put his head through the bass drum. Vocalist Taime Downe kept his cool and even enjoyed the ‘performance’, saying with a laugh, “fucking rock ‘n’ roll! Classic! Somebody better have fucking got that on video, cause I want it. Every morning he will wake up to it… just on a repeat loop.”…. The band obviously knew something was about to happen, because a replacement bassist was in waiting. Andy, from the opening band Red Light Saints, was geared up and ready before Nordahl was, literally, carried off stage.”
With respect to the M3 Rock Festival gig that Downe couldn’t attend back on April 28, 2017, Sleaze Roxx reported as follows: “With Faster Pussycat frontman Taime Downe suddenly sidelined and having to be hospitalized yesterday for at first what was reported as a severe case of bronchitis, which was later confirmed to be pneumonia, the sleaze rockers’ appearance at the M3 Rock Festival today appeared to be in jeopardy….
History was made at the M3 Rock Festival as Faster Pussycat played live without singer Taime Downe and with his replacements being a slew of singers taking turns including Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth frontman Jason McMaster (on “You’re So Vain”), Vixen singer Share Ross (on “House Of Pain”) and Danger Danger and Tokyo Motor Fist lead vocalist Ted Poley (on “Bathroom Wall”).”
You can gain access to the “live” question and answer session with Xristian Simon by requesting to join the closed Facebook group “Love 80s Hairbands and Southern Rock Bands !! They Rock!!“.