House of Pain (Faster Pussycat song)

"House of Pain" is a power ballad[3][4] by American heavy metal band Faster Pussycat. The song was released as the third and final single from the album Wake Me When It's Over. It is the most popular song by the band, peaking at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

"House of Pain"
House of Pain (FP).jpg
Single by Faster Pussycat
from the album Wake Me When It's Over
B-side"Slip of the Tongue"
ReleasedSeptember 1989
Recorded1988
GenreGlam metal[1][2]
Length5:47
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)John Jansen
Faster Pussycat singles chronology
"You're So Vain"
(1990)
"House of Pain"
(1989)
"Nonstop to Nowhere"
(1992)

Music videoEdit

A music video was filmed for the song, which was directed by Michael Bay.[6]

Track listingEdit

7" single
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain"5:47
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Slip of the Tongue"4:27
US 12" single
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain" (radio edit)4:26
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain" (album version)5:47
Spain 12" single
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain"5:47
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Slip of the Tongue"4:32
2."Pulling Weeds" (live)4:32
UK 12" single
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain" (radio edit)4:26
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Little Dove" (live)5:09
Cassette single
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain"5:47
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."You're So Vain" (Carly Simon cover)4:08
EP single
No.TitleLength
1."House of Pain" (album version)5:47
2."Little Dove" (live)5:09
3."Smash Alley" (live)3:32
4."Pulling Weeds" (live)4:32

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1990) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 28
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 23

Use in other mediaEdit

The song was featured in the Peacemaker episode "The Choad Less Traveled".[9] Towards the end of the episode, the titular character listens to the song while reflecting on his childhood trauma and turning to drugs and alcohol for support.[10]

PersonnelEdit

Faster Pussycat
  • Taime Downe – lead vocals
  • Greg Steele – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Brent Muscat – guitar
  • Eric Stacy – bass guitar
  • Mark Michals – drums, percussion
Additional musicians

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Double Shot: Metal - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-27
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Best 20 Hair Metal Ballads of the '80s and '90s". LiveAbout. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "Wake Me When It's Over - Faster Pussycat". AllMusic. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Smith 10/26/2014, Benjamin. "Power Ballads, Cult Bands And The Greatest One-Hit Wonders In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock". VH1 News. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  5. ^ "Faster Pussycat - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  6. ^ "Faster Pussycat-House of Pain (1989)". IMVDb. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Faster Pussycat Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  8. ^ "Faster Pussycat Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  9. ^ Collington, Faefyx (February 18, 2022). "Peacemaker Soundtrack Guide: Every Song In James Gunn's DC Show". Screen Rant. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  10. ^ Doll, Katie (February 18, 2022). "Peacemakers Season 1's Best Songs So Far". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 24, 2022.