The  Last Command W.A.S.P.-The Last Command (cdr) 1985

1. "Wild Child" (5:12)
2. "Ballcrusher" (3:25)
3. "Fistful of Diamonds" (4:16)
4. "Jack Action" (4:17)
5. "Widowmaker" (5:20)
6. "Blind in Texas" (4:20)
7. "Cries in the Night" (3:41)
8. "The Last Command" (4:10)
9. "Running Wild in the Streets" (3:31)
10. "Sex Drive" (3:02)
11. "Mississippi Queen" (3:23)
12. "Savage" (3:33)
13. "On Your Knees" -live (4:41)
14. "Hellion" -live (5:47)
15. "Animal (F*** Like a Beast)" -live (4:40)
16. "I Wanna Be Somebody" -live (5:54)

A new friend, and W.A.S.P. superfan, hooked me up with this cdr complete with all the artwork to tide me over until I get a real cd copy of this disc. W.A.S.P.'s second disc is considered a heavy metal classic by many. Certainly there are some good heavy metal anthems on this disc, including the ode to drinking and the Lone Star state, "Blind In Texas." Other fine tracks include "Jack Action," "Ballcrusher" and the title track. The whole disc is actually quite good. The re-released version contains six bonus tracks, including a smokin' version of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" and a b-side original "Savage."

Inside the Electric Circus W.A.S.P.- Inside the Electric Circus (Capitol) 1986

1. "The Big Welcome" (1:21)
2. "Inside the Electric Circus" (3:33)
3. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (3:25)
4. "9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y." (4:47)
5. "Restless Gypsy" (4:59)
6. "Shoot from the Hip" (4:38)
7. "I'm Alive" (4:21)
8. "Easy Living" (3:11)
9. "Sweet Cheetah" (5:15)
10. "Mantronic" (4:09)
11. "King of Sodom and Gomorrah" (3:50)
12. "The Rock Rolls On" (3:52)

You know, I NEVER, EVER see used copies of any W.A.S.P. cds, until a friend went out of his way and recorded me cdrs of the band's entire catalogue, then in a matter of two weeks, I find three of the band's cds in the used bins for under $6 each. Go figure! Anyhow, "the Electric Circus" feature two smoking cover songs; Uriah Heep's "Easy Living" and Humble Pie's "I Don't Need No Doctor". I'm pretty sure that this is the album that Blackie slags claiming that the record company pushed the band into a more pop metal direction. Well, ok, whatever, I don't see the problem here. Perhaps the music is a tad more pop metal than the first two discs, but it still sounds like W.A.S.P. to me. A good listen, although not as good as "The Crimson Idol" or "The Last Command" in my opinion.

The Headless Children W.A.S.P.-The Headless Children (Original Masters) 1989

1. "The Heretic (The Lost Child)" (7:22)
2. "The Real Me" (3:20)
3. "The Headless Children" (5:46)
4. "Thunderhead" (6:49)
5. "Mean Man" (4:47)
6. "The Neutron Bomber" (4:10)
7. "Mephisto Waltz"-instrumental (1:28)
8. "Forever Free" (5:08)
9. "Maneater" (4:46)
10. "Rebel in the F.D.G." (5:08)
11. "Locomotive Breath" (Single B-Side) (3:00)
12. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Single B-Side) (3:48)
13. "Lake of Fools" (Single B-Side) (5:33)
14. "War Cry" (Single B-Side) (5:34)
15. "L.O.V.E. Machine" ["Live at Hammersmith"] (4:49)
16. "Blind in Texas" ["Live at Hammersmith"] (6:53)

I read a review in "Riff Kills" by Martin Popoff that said this was the W.A.S.P. album for those who don't like W.A.S.P. I have never been a huge fan of the band. Despite the fact that I enjoy Blackie's shrill screech and can appreciate the band's showmanship, I always thought the band's music was lifeless and riffless. That being said, I never gave this album a chance as I had totally lost interest in the band by this point. However, a generous friend of mine had an extra copy of this disc and decided to pass it on to me. (Thanks Arttie) To my surprise this disc is actually quite good. Perhaps the fact that the band was concentrating less on theatrics allowed them to focus more on their songwriting, either that or perhaps I misjudged their older albums. At this point in the bands career they were down to a three piece with ex-Uriah Heep/Blackfoot keyboardist Ken Hensley helping them out. The one annoyance on this album is that Blackie's vocals are mixed a bit over the guitars and drums. Otherwise a good album that has already seen several spins and will most likely see several more. I originally had the regualr ten track version but invested in the remastered version of this disc with the six bonus tracks. "The Real Me" is a cover of The Who classic.

W.A.S.P.-The Crimson Idol (Original Masters) 1992

1. "The Titanic Overture" (3:32)
2. "The Invisible Boy" (5:12)
3. "Arena of Pleasure" (4:16)
4. "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)" (8:45)
5. "The Gypsy Meets the Boy" (4:16)
6. "Doctor Rockter" (3:55)
7. "I Am One" (5:25)
8. "The Idol" (8:40)
9. "Hold on to My Heart" (4:23)
10. "The Great Misconceptions of Me" (9:47)
11. "The Story Of Jonathan" (Prologue to the Crimson Idol)" (16:38)

1. "Phantoms in the Mirror" (4:37)
2. "The Eulogy" (4:16)
3. "When the Levee Breaks" (7:07)
4. "The Idol" -live acoustic (4:36)
5. "Hold Onto My Heart" -live acoustic (4:23)
6. "I Am One" -live (4:59)
7. "Wild Child" -live (5:54)
8. "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)" -live (8:24)
9. "I Wanna Be Somebody" -live (6:14)
10. "The Invisible Boy" -live (4:17)
11. "The Real Me" -live (3:41)
10. "The Great Misconceptions of Me" -live (9:45)

Absolutely my favorite W.A.S.P. cd! Crimson Idol is a concept album that tells the tale of a tormented rock star named Jonathan. Despite the W.A.S.P. name on the cd, this is pretty much a Blackie Lawless solo cd, with Blackie handling the Lawless handled rhythm guitar, bass, vocal, and keyboard duties. Bob Kulick (Kiss, Meatloaf) handled much of the lead guitar work and Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) handled some of the drum duties. Musically, this is disc is quite enjoyable. Blackie must have been on a serious The Who fix during the writing of this disc, because their influence is heavy in this disc. However, this disc doesnıt stray that far from the bandıs past discs. I actually amazed at home much I enjoyed listening to this disc on the very first listen. Blackie certainly put his all into this album. The bonus disc features three studio tracks, including a cover of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks". Tracks 4-5 are live acoustic tracks. The remaining tracks are all recording live at Donnington in 1992. "The Real Me" is a cover of The Who.

Still Not Black Enough W.A.S.P.-Still Not Black Enough (Metal-Is) 1996

1. "Still Not Black Enough" (4:02)
2. "Somebody to Love" (2:50)
3. "Black Forever" (3:17)
4. "Scared to Death" (5:03)
5. "Goodbye America" (4:47)
6. "Keep Holding On" (4:04)
7. "Rock and Roll to Death" (3:45)
8. "Breathe" (3:44)
9. "I Can't" (3:07)
10. "No Way Out of Here" (3:39)

First thing I did upon receiving this disc in the mail was check out who was playing on it. To my surprise, Bob Kulick, who has played with Meatloaf and Kiss among others was the force behind the music on this disc. This disc is very similar to "Crimson Idol" and "The Headless Children" in that Blackie is focusing on his songcraft rather than the just the shock rock antics. There are a few cool headbanging numbers on this one ("Goodbye America" & "Black Forever") as well as a couple ballads ("Keep Holding On" & "Breathe") and even a cover of Jefferson Airplanes "Somebody to Love."

Still Not Black Enough W.A.S.P.-Still Not Black Enough (cdr) 1996

1. "Still Not Black Enough" (4:02)
2. "Skinwalker" (4:00)
3. "Black Forever" (3:17)
4. "Scared to Death" (5:03)
5. "Goodbye America" (4:46)
6. "Somebody to Love" (2:52)
7. "Keep Holding On" (4:04)
8. "Rock and Roll to Death" (3:45)
9. "I Can't" (3:07)
10. "No Way Out of Here" (3:40)
11. "One Tribe" (4:59)
12. "Tie Your Mother Down" (3:39)
13. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (4:00)

A cdr copy of the 2001 re-issue of "Still Not Black Enough." What's cool about this disc is the addition of the AC/DC cover "Whole Lotta Rosie" and the Queen cover "Tie Your Mother Down." I'll bet W.A.S.P. could create one heck of a cover cd if they put all their various b-side covers on one disc. Also contains two originals not on my original cd, 'One Tribe,' and 'Skinwalker.'

Helldorado W.A.S.P.-Helldorado (CMC International) 1999

1. "Drive By" (:55)
2. "Helldorado" (5:05)
3. "Don't Cry (Just Suck)" (4:16)
4. "Damnation Angels" (6:27)
5. "Dirty Balls" (5:19)
6. "High on the Flames" (4:11)
7. "Cocaine Cowboys" (3:57)
8. "Can't Die Tonight" (4:04)
9. "Saturday Night Cockfight" (3:20)
10. "Hot Rods to Hell (Helldorado Reprise)" (4:14)

Musically WASP continue in the same mode that they have for the last decade, with the possible exception of "K.F.D.", however, the lyrics on this disc are the worst that Blackie has come up with yet. I mean, vile for viles sake. I suppose Blackie is trying to bring back the shock aspect of the band, but with such an arsenal of good cds behind them, it just comes off as stupid. Spinal Tap was suppose to be a joke, yet Blackie offers songs such as "Dirty Balls" and "Don't Cry (Just Suck)" that are take Spinal Tap sexual idiocy to epic proportions. Too bad cause the music is quite good, although a couple of songs, like "Damnation Angel", have a distinct AC/DC touch to them. Unfortunately this disc will have to be relegated to a collection filler, rather than a serious player. I think I will stick with "Crimson Idol," which is still my favorite W.A.S.P. disc.

Unholy Terror W.A.S.P.-Unholy Terror (Metal-Is) 2001

1. "Let It Roar" (4:40)
2. "Hate to Love Me" (4:07)
3. "Loco-Motive Man" (6:02)
4. "Unholy Terror" (2:01)
5. "Charisma" (5:25)
6. "Who Slayed Baby Jane?" (4:54)
7. "Euphoria" (3:19)
8. "Raven Heart" (3:45)
9. "Evermore" (6:10)
10. "Wasted White Boys" (6:49)


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