FASTER PUSSYCAT / BULLETBOYS / BANG TANGO
9 p.m., Revolution. $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Cock rock with class, let's say. With three of LA's prominent 1980s hair bands sharing the bill, this “Heavy Metal Whine & Cheez Party” promises to bring it. Full of hard, sleazy glam-rock, Faster Pussycat's
first two albums still lurk in my cassette stash, and with good reason. Beneath the glam lies some really bluesy, balls-out rock, led by front man Taime Down's nasal snarl (think Bon Scott screwing a New York Doll). The raunchy glam rockers — named in honor of Russ Meyer's “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill!” — have reconvened in support of their live album, “Front Row for the Donkey Show.” Also on the bill are Bulletboys
, whose single “Smooth Up In Ya” became a rallying cry for adolescent males eager to offload virginity at the nearest exit, or a chest-beating anthem for those who'd already done so. Their cover of the O'Jays' funky, soul classic “For the Love of Money” lent them a surfeit of cred, too. Bang Tango
, had they emerged prior to 1989, probably would have enjoyed more prominence and recognition. Even though they don't signal the halcyon days, we welcome them just the same.