RIAA Gold Award for Faster Pussycat album Wake Me When It's Over. Released on Aug. 28, 1989 it was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 3, 1990 for 500,000 copies sold.
The album marked the group's evolution from the glam metal of their first album to a more blues rock sound. It produced the singles "Poison Ivy" and "House of Pain" with the latter peaking at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went to #48 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #35 in the UK.
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- RIAA Gold award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1990
- Original award
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Faster Pussycat fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1990 making it 32 years old. The award is presented to Karen Small. It is not known what role Small played in the creation or promotion of the record.
The award is in VG condition with only very minor frame wear and a few mars on the plexiglass. The backing paper appears original and while the manufacturer's sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the shape and typical location of a Creative Glassics label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com