Eric Stacy (Faster Pussycat)

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“She grinds her leather like Liberace rhines a stone…”

 

Among the most entertaining (and musically adept) ensembles of the legendary the 1980s Sunset Strip metal / hair band era were Faster Pussycat – helmed by a crooner (and entrepreneur) whose name Mel Brooks would have appreciated: Taime Downe.

 

Also note that many of the players of that movement were accomplished musicians who also studied the entertainment arts (acting, choreography) – hence the theatrical persona that accompanied some pretty darn good rock and roll. Disposable but enjoyable….

 

Bassist Eric Stacy, a Berklee School of Music student whose very “unglam” weapon of choice was a Fender Jazz, afforded cool syncopated lines and mighty riffage to such sleazy staples as “Nonstop to Nowhere,” and “Where There’s a Whip There’s a Way” in an era wherein rock ‘n’ roll and big hair kept American youth blissfully amused whilst Reaganomics destroyed their future…which is now, come to think of it! It was fun while it lasted…

 

Eric Stacy Sound & Vision…

 

“Nonstop to Nowhere” https://youtu.be/4m83udrJlxw

 

“Where There’s a Whip There’s a Way” https://youtu.be/V5wbgEXf0i8

 

“House of Pain” https://youtu.be/v1ntsBXdK88

Photo courtesy of Faster Pussycat Com Photo courtesy of Faster Pussycat Com

Photo courtesy of Faster Pussycat Com