Cleveland, Ohio- The seminal 1980’s hard rock band Faster Pussycat returned to the North Coast last week to Cleveland and rocked the house . CODA, the intimate venue located in the heart of the Tremont district was the perfect location and presented the packed house a night of classic rock and great memories .
The band was is great form as they are starting to take health seriously and you can tell in the sound . In near perfect record renderings this was a well oiled machined that graced the stage and lead singer Taime Downe sounded amazing .
A special shout out to fill in guitarist Sam Bam Koltun who did a great job filling in for long time guitarist Ace Van Johnson who had previous commitments and could not be on this tour . The rest of the band members are Chad Stewart ( Ohio native ) on drums .Xristian Simon on guitars and Danny Nordahl on bass .
CODA treated the fans and the band with fun and respect and I would highly recommend them if you wanted to have a great night to get away and just relax and enjoy the sounds of rock !
Cleveland, Ohio- I have seen Faster Pussycat many , many times in my life . When I was a kid I used to watch them on MTV and had a special connection with the video for ” House of Pain ” a song about a man abandoning his child and the child growing up without a father. Since then I have gone all over the Midwest to catch their concerts live, some were great and were not so not so great . Like any good rock stars , they lived the motto sex , drugs and rock n’ roll and their performance at times reflected that .
Well the 1980’s is over and fast forward to 2018 .I can honestly say I saw the best version of Faster Pussycat this last tour . The band is a cohesive unit playing to their talents and strengths and sounding like a million bucks . The drinking and partying and smoking is behind them , now exercise and healthy living and no smoking has made them a musical force to reckoned with . Throw away any misconceptions you may have and get out there and see them if they are anywhere in your area.
The vocal range and stamina of Taime Downe captivated the audience and made them cheer over and over .The driving beats of drummer Chad Stewart fueled the audience so much you actually felt the beats on your chest. The twin guitars of Ace Von Johnson and Xristian Simon created a wall of sound and the bass guitar of Danny Nordahl was the glue they held the unit together. Like a mighty phoenix raising triumphantly from the ashes I give you one of the best bands still touring, Faster Pussycat