W.A.S.P. [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]

W.A.S.P. [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]

by W.A.S.P.


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W.A.S.P. [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]

With glam rock making a comeback of sorts in 1984 (Mötley Crüe, Ratt, etc.), another Los Angeles band, W.A.S.P., couldn't have picked a better time to release its self-titled debut. By merging lyrics that dealt with the expected heavy metal themes (sex, Satanism, etc.) alongside Blackie Lawless' rough vocals and Chris Holmes' guitar riffing, the band sounded and looked more menacing than your average L.A. glam band at the time. Add to it a stage show that was gimmick-heavy (Lawless would drink blood from a skull and rip open a pillow, while wearing buttless leather pants and saw blades on his arms), and you had a "can't miss" recipe for controversy and publicity -- resulting in the debut's eventual gold certification. The album contains most of their best-known tracks, such as the raging singles/videos "I Wanna Be Somebody" and "L.O.V.E. Machine," plus the anti-establishment "School Daze," the semi-ballad "Sleeping (In the Fire)," and the angst-filled anthems "The Flame," "Hellion," "On Your Knees," and "Tormentor." [A 2011 reissue added a second disc with five bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2011
Label: Snapper Uk
UPC: 0636551596626
catalogNumber: 1966

Album Credits

Performance Credits

W.A.S.P.   Primary Artist
Chris Holmes   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Blackie Lawless   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tony Richards   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Randy Piper   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Duane Baron   Engineer
Stephen M. Fontano   Engineer
Chris Holmes   Composer
Blackie Lawless   Composer,Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Mike Varney   Producer
Hugh Gilmour   Memorabilia,Reissue Design
Dante Bonutto   Liner Notes
Dom Lawson   Liner Notes
Derek Anderson   Memorabilia
J. Marquez   Composer

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