Whipped!

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Whipped!
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 1992
Recorded1991–1992 at Soundworks, West Los Angeles, California
Track Record Studios, North Hollywood, California (Overdubs)
GenreHard rock, alternative rock, grunge, glam metal
Length52:43
LabelElektra
ProducerJohn Jansen
Faster Pussycat chronology
Wake Me When It's Over
(1989)
Whipped!
(1992)
Between the Valley of the Ultra Pussy
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Whipped! is Faster Pussycat's third album, released in 1992 by Elektra Records.

"Nonstop to Nowhere", for which there is a video, was released as a single and reached No. 35 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock track chart.

The track "Mr. Lovedog" was a tribute to the Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who had died in 1990.[citation needed]

The tracks "Too Tight" and "Charge Me Up" were recorded during these sessions, but did not make it onto the final album. They were released on the Belted, Buckled and Booted EP.

There are two different versions of the Whipped! album cover; one features a zoomed-out shot of the band running away from a giant dominatrix, whereas the other version is a zoomed-in version of the same picture, so it simply looks like the band members are running across a beach.

The record was not released on vinyl in the United States, but was in Europe[2] and a number of Asian countries, including Korea.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Nonstop to Nowhere"Taime DowneDowne, Greg Steele6:57
2."The Body Thief"DowneDowne, Brent Muscat, Eric Stacy, Steele4:56
3."Jack the Bastard"DowneDowne, Muscat, Steele4:07
4."Big Dictionary"DowneMuscat, Steele2:56
5."Madam Ruby's Love Boutique"DowneMuscat, Stacy, Steele3:42
6."Only Way Out"DowneStacy, Steele3:53
7."Maid in Wonderland"DowneMuscat, Stacy, Steele5:05
8."Friends"DowneDowne, Steele4:47
9."Cat Bash"DowneSteele1:42
10."Loose Booty"Downe, SteeleBrett Bradshaw, Muscat, Stacy, Steele3:29
11."Mr. Lovedog"DowneDowne, Muscat, Steele6:30
12."Out with a Bang"DowneDowne, Muscat, Steele4:39
Total length:52:43

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Taime Downe – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Brent Muscat – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, backing vocals, lead guitar on 5, 8, 10, 12
  • Greg Steele – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Loose Booty", lead guitar on 1–4, 6, 7, 9, 11
  • Eric Stacy – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Brett Bradshaw – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jimmy Z – harmonica and flute on "Big Dictionary", saxophone
  • Art Velasco – trombone
  • Daniel Fornetro – trumpet
  • Chuck Kavooras – slide guitar on "Friends"
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano on "Friends"
  • Bekka Bramlett – backing vocals
  • Lisa Reveen – backing vocals
  • Stephanie Weiss – backing vocals
  • Pasadena Boys Choir – boys choir on "Mr. Lovedog"

Production[edit]

  • John Jansen – producer, mixing
  • Ryan Dorn – engineer
  • Tom Hardisty – assistaint engineer
  • Brian Virtue – assistaint engineer
  • Nelson Ayres – assistaint engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Eric Troyer – additional background vocals, arrangements
  • Nick Egan – art direction
  • Eric Roinestad – design
  • Markus Morianz – photography
  • Mique Willmott – logo and illustrations

References[edit]