Wake Me When It's Over is Faster Pussycat's second album, moving from the hair metal sound of their first album to a blues-influenced sound.
Before the recording of this album, drummer Mark Michals was fired because of heroin possession. Steven Riley notable LA Session/ Touring drummer was hired for the studio. Drummer Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot was hired for a concert tour. Banali was replaced after the tour by Brett Bradshaw who was discovered after exhaustive auditions.
Music videos were produced for "Poison Ivy" and "House of Pain". "House of Pain" reached #28 in the Billboard Hot 100 and the video, which was directed by future film director Michael Bay, was in rotation on MTV. The album itself peaked at #48 in the Billboard 200.