Danny Nordahl is a bass guitarist who plays in the bands Faster Pussycat and Motochrist. He has played in the bands The Throbs, Stiv Bators And His Evil Boys, N. Y. Loose, The Newlydeads, Tracii Guns' version of L. A. Guns, Hollywood Roses. Live At The Limelight The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds Trash The Given Chance Loosen Up! Year of the Rat The Crow: City of Angels Dead End The Power and the Glory Hole Front Row for the Donkey Show 666-Pack Greetings From The Bonneville Salt Flats Hollywood High Corvette Summer Chrome Dopesnake Acoustic Gypsy Live
Belted, Buckled and Booted
Belted, Buckled And Booted is a Faster Pussycat EP. "Nonstop to Nowhere" - 6:37 "Too Tight" - 5:04 "Charge Me Up" - 4:10 "You're So Vain" - 4:08Track 1 from the Whipped! album. Tracks 2 and 3 are unreleased tracks from the Whipped! sessions. Track 4 was released in 1990 on Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary. Taime Downe: lead vocals Greg Steele: guitar Brent Muscat: guitar Eric Stacy: bass guitar Brett Bradshaw: drums
Faster Pussycat is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1985. The group was most successful during the late 1980s with their self-titled debut album, their 1989 gold album Wake Me When It's Over and the 80,000 selling Whipped! in 1992. Faster Pussycat was formed in Hollywood by Taime Downe during the glam metal and glam punk boom of the 1980s; the earliest incarnation of the band featured Greg Steele along with Brent Muscat. The name of the band is derived from the Russ Meyer film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. After multiple early personnel changes, Faster Pussycat consisted of Downe, Muscat, Kelly Nickels and Mark Micheals. Just before they recorded their debut album, Kelly Nickels got into a motorcycle accident and broke his leg in seven places. Nickels was replaced by Eric Stacy. Shortly thereafter, Nickels would resurface in L. A. Guns; the band signed a record contract with Elektra Records, which released their debut album Faster Pussycat in 1987. The band established a following among heavy metal, glam rock and sleaze rock fans through two promotional videos from the first album, for the songs "Bathroom Wall" and "Don't Change That Song."
In November 1987, the band appeared on the cover of Screamer Magazine's debut issue. In the United States the band toured with Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, Motörhead in support of the album. In 1987, Faster Pussycat appeared in the rockumentary film, The Decline of Western Civilization part 2 - The Metal Years; the band was interviewed and performed live versions of "Cathouse" and "Bathroom Wall."Two years Faster Pussycat recorded their most successful album Wake Me When It's Over. The album earned "Gold" status from the RIAA. Sales were driven by the hit single, "House of Pain." Music videos were produced for "House of Pain" and "Poison Ivy." While the band were touring for the album in 1990, drummer Mark Michals was arrested in Omaha and fired from the band, after signing for a package of heroin addressed to Eric Stacy. Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot filled in as their drummer for the remainder of the tour, after which Brett Bradshaw became the long-term drummer. Tours with Kiss and Mötley Crüe followed.
In 1990, they recorded a cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" for a compilation called Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary and filmed a video. The song was included on the 1992 Belted, Buckled And Booted EP. In 1992 they released their third album, Whipped!, which peaked at number 90 on the charts. In 1993, Faster Pussycat hired Aaron Abellira to replace him, they did a mini warmup tour, a U. S tour, some shows in Japan. Most of the shows were sold out, they played one last sold out show in Hollywood at the Hollywood Palace. A few weeks after returning to the U. S. Faster Pussycat broke up. Downe was involved with industrial musical act Pigface before forming his own industrial rock act with Kyle Kyle of Bang Tango called The Newlydeads. In 2001 Faster Pussycat reformed with original members Downe and Steele, alongside Downe's former Newlydeads bandmates Xristian Simon, Danny Nordahl, Chad Stewart. Danny Nordahl had played in The Throbs, Nordahl and Chad Stewart both play in Motochrist. A remix compilation, Between the Valley of the Ultra Pussy, was released the same year, featuring industrial rock remixes of their classic tracks, along with a bonus cover of Kiss's "I Was Made For Loving You."
This divided fans, as many of the band's older fanbase who enjoyed standard hard rock were not familiar with industrial rock. Steele left the band halfway through the its 2001 headlining reunion tour. Tracii Guns filled in as guitarist for the rest of the tour, after which Faster Pussycat continued as a five piece. Eric Griffin from Murderdolls and Wednesday 13 filled in as guitarist for their United States tour, due to Brent Muscat's scheduling conflicts. Muscat returned until oral cancer sidelined him in late summer of 2005 and he was temporarily replaced by Michael Thomas, an arrangement which would become permanent when Muscat chose not to return to the lineup. In December 2006, three former original Faster Pussycat members - Brent Muscat, Eric Stacy and Brett Bradshaw - alongside The Underground Rebels vocalist Kurt Frohlich and Sin City Sinners guitarist Todd Kerns began performing under the name Faster Pussycat, creating two versions of the band, both claiming to be the original. Muscat claimed this was to allow fans to hear Faster Pussycat tracks played the way they were recorded, as opposed to the industrial rock version of the band he said Downe continued to front.
Muscat made a legal claim to the name Faster Pussycat. Brent's Faster Pussycat lineup agreed to play the AVN Awards after-party at The Dive Bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to a press release, the band—which did not include Downe—would perform "all classic tracks, no remixes, no B. S."Downe posted a bulletin on MySpace saying Faster Pussycat was not playing in Vegas and Brent's version was a "tribute band." Brent responded that he donated all his money from the gig, planned to donate a portion of any future earnings, to cancer research. In various interviews, Downe disputed Brent's version of events and indicated the issue was being dealt with via the courts. In February 2007, Brent issued this statement on his MySpace blog: "In 2000 Taime made an awful remix cd, it was not until Greg Steele and I threatened him with legal action that we were paid and invited to join our own band. In 2005 I was diagnosed with oral cancer; the band which I had been part of for 20 years all of a sudden replaced me and lied about my condition
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Glam metal is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock. Glam metal is performed by music acts like Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, it arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip music scene, pioneered by bands such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Dokken. It is popularity has risen since the early 2010s with bands like Steel Panther and was popular throughout the mid-late 1980s, early 1990s bringing to prominence bands including Poison, Skid Row and Warrant. Glam metal is associated with flashy clothing and notable for an overall androgynous aesthetic. Poison, for example, have long shaggy or backcombed hair, metal studs and make-up during their live performances. Glam metal lost mainstream interest in the early 1990s as the perceived excesses of glam metal created a backlash against the genre. A factor in the decline of glam metal was the rise of grunge in the early 1990s, which had a stripped-down aesthetic and a complete rejection of the glam metal visual style.
Glam metal has returned since the late 1990s and mid 2000s with reunions of many popular acts from the genre, as well newer bands from the 2000s/2010s including the Darkness, Santa Cruz, Reckless Love and Steel Panther. Musically, glam metal combines a traditional heavy metal sound with elements of hard rock and punk rock, adding pop-influenced catchy hooks and guitar riffs. Like other heavy metal songs of the 1980s, they feature shred guitar solos, they include extensive use of harmonies in the characteristic power ballads – slow, emotional songs that build to a strong finale. These were among the most commercially successful singles in the genre and opened it up to a wider audience that would not have been attracted to traditional heavy metal. Lyrical themes deal with love and lust, with songs directed at a particular woman. Aesthetically glam metal draws on the glam rock or glitter rock of the 1970s with long backcombed hair, use of hair spray, use of make-up, gaudy clothing and accessories.
The visual aspects of glam metal appealed to music television producers MTV, whose establishment coincided with the rise of the genre. Glam metal performers became infamous for their debauched lifestyles of drugs and late-night parties, which were covered in the tabloid press. Sociologist Deena Weinstein points to the large number of terms used to describe more commercial forms of heavy metal, which she groups together as lite metal; these include, beside glam metal: melodic metal, false metal, poodle bands, nerf metal, pop metal or metal pop, the last of, coined by critic Philip Bashe in 1983 to describe bands such as Van Halen and Def Leppard. AllMusic distinguishes pop metal, which refers to the whole pop-tinted hard rock and heavy metal scene of the 1980s, from hair metal, the characteristics of which are flashy clothing and heavy makeup. Use of the derogatory term hair metal started in the early 1990s, as grunge gained popularity at the expense of 1980s metal. In the "definitive metal family tree" of his documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, anthropologist Sam Dunn differentiates pop metal, which includes bands like Def Leppard and Whitesnake, from glam metal bands that include Mötley Crüe and Poison.
Music journalist Stephen Davis claims the influences of the style can be traced back to acts like Kiss, Cheap Trick, the New York Dolls. Kiss and to a lesser extent Alice Cooper, were major influences on the genre. Finnish band Hanoi Rocks influenced themselves by the New York Dolls, have been credited with setting a blueprint for the look of hair metal. Van Halen has been seen as influential on the movement, emerging in 1978 from the Los Angeles music scene on Sunset Strip, with a sound based around the lead guitar skills of Eddie Van Halen, he popularized a playing technique of two‐handed hammer‐ons and pull‐offs called tapping, showcased on the song "Eruption" from the album Van Halen. This sound, lead singer David Lee Roth's stage antics, would be influential on glam metal, although Van Halen would never adopt a glam aesthetic. Def Leppard categorized with the New Wave of British heavy metal, released their second album High'n' Dry in 1981, mixing glam rock with heavy metal, helping to define the sound of hard rock for the decade.
In the early 1980s, bands from across the United States began to move towards what would become the glam metal sound. In 1981, Mötley Crüe released their first album Too Fast for Love, Dokken released their first album, Breaking the Chains, Kix released their first album, Kix. In 1982, Night Ranger released their initial album Dawn Patrol which reached the top 40 in the United States.1983 was the breakout year for glam metal: Quiet Riot's Metal Health was the first glam metal album, arguably the first heavy metal album, to reach number one in the Billboard charts. It helped open the doors for mainstream success by subsequent metal bands. Additionally, Night Ranger's second album in 1983 Midnight Madness was a breakthrough that included the top five single "Sister Christian". In 1983, a larger wave of glam metal albums began appearing.
Steve Riley (drummer)
Steve Riley is an American rock and glam metal drummer, best known being the drummer of L. A. Guns and W. A. S. P.. After graduating high school in the 70's, Riley moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. In 1979, he joined a revival of Steppenwolf, but the lineup broke up that year. In 1985, Riley joined W. A. S. P. and performed on The Last Command and Inside the Electric Circus, as well as the live album Live... In the Raw. Riley left the band to join L. A. Guns in 1987, as part of the band's "classic" lineup alongside guitarists Tracii Guns and Mick Cripps, vocalist Phil Lewis and bassist Kelly Nickels, he appeared on the albums Cocked & Loaded, Hollywood Vampires. Riley was fired from the band in 1992, he returned in 1994. In 2006, there were two L. A. Guns lineups, Phil Lewis's and Tracii Guns's. Riley was a member of Lewis's lineup. Roadmaster The Lawyers The B'zz The Right to Rock The Last Command Inside the Electric Circus Live... In the Raw L. A. Guns Cocked & Loaded Hollywood Vampires Cuts American Hardcore Wasted EP Shrinking Violet Man in the Moon Waking the Dead Rips the Covers Off Tales from the Strip Covered in Guns Hollywood Forever L.
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Ace Von Johnson
Ace Von Johnson is the lead guitarist in the Glam metal band Faster Pussycat. and the Rhythm Guitarist for L. A. Guns. Johnson was a member of punk and metal bands such as Cheap Sex, the U. S. Bombs, the Generators, Unwritten Law and Murphy's Law. In 2010, he performed on an alternative version of the song "Hollywood Tonight" for the posthumous Michael Jackson album "Michael"; the track was produced by Jackson collaborator Ron "Neff-U" Feemster, but was not released. Annually since 2012, he has performed with Faster Pussycat on the Monsters of Rock cruise. Two such cruises sailed in 2016 and one each in 2017 and 2018, with Faster Pussycat performing on each, making them the only band to appear on every MoR cruise to this point. In May 2015, he appeared alongside two of his Faster Pussycat bandmates on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show in the "Stump The Trunk" segment. In August 2015, he performed at Riki Rachtman's's Cathouse Live, a festival that reunited many of the bands from the Cathouse nightclub's heyday, held at Irving Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
In the year, he served as musical director at the Rock and Shock horror and music festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since its inception in January 2015, he has been a regular featured performer at Ultimate Jam Night, a weekly music showcase first held at Lucky Strike Live before moving to the Whisky a Go Go, both in Hollywood, CA. Official website Ace Von Johnson on IMDb