W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P. [Bonus Tracks Reissue] (1984, Capitol Records; 2003, Snapper Classics)

Track Listing:
1. “Animal (F**k Like a Beast)” – 3:07
2. “I Wanna Be Somebody” – 3:43
3. “L.O.V.E. Machine” – 3:51
4. “The Flame” – 3:41
5. “B.A.D.” – 3:56
6. “School Daze” – 3:35
7. “Hellion” – 3:39
8. “Sleeping (In the Fire)” – 3:55
9. “On Your Knees” – 3:48
10. “Tormentor” – 4:10
11. “The Torture Never Stops” – 3:56
12. “Show No Mercy” – 3:48
13. “Paint It Black” – 3:27

Blackie Lawless – Vocals, Bass
Chris Holmes – Guitar
Randy Piper – Guitar
Tony Richards – Drums

Produced by: Blackie Lawless

Wasp. That’s kind of a funny word isn’t it? It’s looks weird.

This is the 2003 reissue we’re talking about here. The difference from the original ’84 release is “Animal (F**k Like A Beast)” is now included (as it was originally meant to be before Capitol axed it for fear of the album being banned) and there are two more songs tacked on at the end including a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”, which is very good.

I don’t have much to say on this album other than W.A.S.P. usually delivers on sleazy, sexist, angry shock rock heavy metal and this is the album started it all… and also gave Tipper Gore a conniption fit.

Blackie has one of the coolest voices in heavy metal, such venom and anger he spews!

Highlights: “Animal (F**k Like A Beast)”, “I Wanna Be Somebody”, “L.O.V.E. Machine”, “B.A.D.”, “Sleeping (In the Fire)”, “Paint It Black”



Posted on May 30, 2008, in Collection, W.A.S.P. and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I remember WASP when they first hit the scene, they were the most dangerous, shocking, and scary band with an album deal. Just the hype and controversy for ‘Animal (F**k Like A Beast)’ was enough to put them at top of everyone’s hit list.

    A bunch of classic tracks: L.O.V.E. Machine, On Your Knees, I Wanna Be Somebody…..they didn’t need Animal on there to have a great debut. Not my favorite, that the next record THE LAST COMMAND.

    I have original Capitol disc and the reissue from ’98 which is actually the same as the Snapper version except that Animal is the first track on yours and its a bonus song on mine.

  2. This album is awesome. Its got a lot of bite to it.

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