Wake Me When It's Over

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Wake Me When It's Over
Studio album by Faster Pussycat
Released April 18, 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, glam metal
Length 60:42
Label Elektra
Producer John Jansen
Faster Pussycat chronology
Faster Pussycat
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Wake Me When It's Over
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Wake Me When It's Over is Faster Pussycat's second album, moving from the glam metal sound of their first album to a blues-influenced sound.

In 1990, while on tour supporting this album, drummer Mark Michals was arrested for FedExing heroin to himself and subsequently fired from the band.[2] Drummer Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot was hired to complete the 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 No. 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 No. 48 in the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way" Taime Downe, Brent Muscat, Greg Steele 6:44
2. "Little Dove" Downe, Muscat 5:05
3. "Poison Ivy" Downe, Eric Stacy 4:24
4. "House of Pain" Downe, Steele 5:47
5. "Gonna Walk" Downe, Muscat, Steele 4:24
6. "Pulling Weeds" Downe, Muscat 4:35
7. "Slip of the Tongue" Downe 4:32
8. "Cryin' Shame" Downe, Steele 4:51
9. "Tattoo" Downe, Muscat, Steele 4:56
10. "Ain't No Way Around It" Downe, Muscat, Steele 4:31
11. "Arizona Indian Doll" Downe, Steele 4:40
12. "Please Dear" (not in all vinyls) Downe, Muscat 6:25
Total length: 60:42


Faster Pussycat[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Produced and mixed by John Jansen
  • Recorded and engineered by Ryan Dorn, Ross Hogarth, John Jansen and Rod O'Brien
  • Assistant engineers: Nelson Ayres, Kyle Bess, Michael Bosley and David Knight
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi