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1983 demo

Album: ''1983 demo'' (1983 Demo)
1. Master of Disaster
2. Don't Know What I Am
3. School Daze
4. Rocktown USA

Album: ''second 1983 demo'' (1983 Demo)
1. School Daze
2. Hellion
3. On Your Knees
4. B.A.D.
5. Show No Mercy
6. I Wanna Be Somebody
7. The Torture Never Stops
8. Tormentor


Album: ''WASP'' (1984)
1. I Wanna Be Somebody
2. L.O.V.E. Machine
3. The Flame
4. B.A.D.
5. School Daze
6. Hellion
7. Sleeping (In the Fire)
8. On Your Knees
9. Tormentor
10. The Torture Never Stops

The First Album Rehearsal Demos

Album: ''The First Album Rehearsal Demos'' (1984 Demo)
1. Show No Mercy
2. I Wanna Be Somebody
3. The Torture Never Stops
4. Tormentor
5. School Daze
6. Hellion
7. On Your Knees
8. B.A.D.
9. Paint It Black
10. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)

Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)

Album: ''Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)'' (1984 Single)
1. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
2. Show No Mercy
3. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
4. Hellion
5. Mississippi Queen

I Wanna Be Somebody

Album: ''I Wanna Be Somebody'' (1984 Single)
1. I Wanna Be Somebody
2. Tormentor

The Last Command

Album: ''The Last Command'' (1985)
1. Wild Child
2. Ballcrusher
3. Fistful of Diamonds
4. Jack Action
5. Widowmaker
6. Blind in Texas
7. Cries in the Night
8. The Last Command
9. Running Wild in the Streets
10. Sex Drive

Blind in Texas

Album: ''Blind in Texas'' (1985 Single)
1. Blind in Texas
2. Savage

Cries in the Night

Album: ''Cries in the Night'' (1985 Single)
1. Cries in the Night
2. Cries in the Night

L.O.V.E. Machine

Album: ''L.O.V.E. Machine'' (1985 Single)
1. L.O.V.E. Machine
2. Paint it Black

School Daze

Album: ''School Daze'' (1985 Single)
1. School Daze
2. Paint it Black

Sleeping in the Fire

Album: ''Sleeping in the Fire'' (1985 Single)
1. Sleeping in the Fire

Live At The Lyceum, London

Album: ''Live At The Lyceum, London'' (1985 Video/VHS)
1. On Your Knees*
2. The Flame*
3. Hellion*
4. L.O.V.E. Machine
5. Sleeping (In The Fire)*
6. Tormentor
7. School Daze
8. The Torture Never Stops
9. I Wanna Be Somebody*
10. Animal (F... Like A Beast)*

Inside the Electric Circus

Album: ''Inside the Electric Circus'' (1986)
1. The Big Welcome
2. Inside the Electric Circus
3. I Don't Need No Doctor
4. 9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y.
5. Restless Gypsy
6. Shoot From the Hip
7. I'm Alive
8. Easy Living (Uriah Heep cover)
9. Sweet Cheetah
10. Mantronic
11. King of Sodom and Gomorrah
12. The Rock Rolls On

9-5 Nasty

Album: ''9-5 Nasty'' (1986 Single)
1. 9-5 Nasty
2. Easy Living
3. Flesh and Fire

Wild Child

Album: ''Wild Child'' (1986 Single)
1. Wild Child (The Wild Remix)
2. Mississippi Queen / L.O.V.E. Machine (live at the Lyceum, 1984)

Live...In the Raw

Album: ''Live...In the Raw'' (1987 Live album)
1. Inside The Electric Circus
2. I Don't Need No Doctor
3. L.O.V.E. Machine
4. Wild Child
5. 9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y.
6. Sleeping (In the Fire)
7. The Manimal
8. I Wanna Be Somebody
9. Harder Faster
10. Blind In Texas
11. Scream Until You Like It

I Don

Album: ''I Don't Need No Doctor'' (1987 Single)
1. I Don't Need No Doctor
2. Widowmaker
3. Sex Drive

Live Animal

Album: ''Live Animal'' (1987 Single)
1. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) (live at Long Beach Arena, March 1987)
2. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
3. Douchebag Blues

Scream Until You Like It

Album: ''Scream Until You Like It'' (1987 Single)
1. Scream Until You Like It
2. Shoot from the Hip
3. Sleeping in the Fire

Videos in the Raw

Album: ''Videos in the Raw'' (1988 Video/VHS)
1. I Wanna Be Somebody
2. L.O.V.E. Machine
3. Hellion (live)
4. Blind in Texas
5. Wild Child
6. I Don't Need No Doctor
7. Scream Until You Like It
8. The Manimal

The Headless Children

Album: ''The Headless Children'' (1989)
1. The Heretic (The Lost Child)
2. The Real Me (The Who cover)
3. The Headless Children
4. Thunderhead
5. Mean Man
6. The Neutron Bomber
7. Mephisto Waltz (instrumental)
8. Forever Free
9. Maneater
10. Rebel In The F.D.G.

Forever Free

Album: ''Forever Free'' (1989 EP)
1. Forever Free
2. L.O.V.E. Machine (live)
3. Blind In Texas (live)

Mean Man

Album: ''Mean Man'' (1989 Single)
1. Mean Man
2. Locomotive Breath

The Real Me

Album: ''The Real Me'' (1989 Single)
1. The Real Me
2. Lake of Fools
3. War Cry

The Crimson Idol

Album: ''The Crimson Idol'' (1992)
1. The Titanic Overture
2. The Invisible Boy
3. Arena Of Pleasure
4. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
5. The Gypsy Meets The Boy
6. Doctor Rockter
7. I Am One
8. The Idol
9. Hold On To My Heart
10. The Great Misconceptions Of Me

Chainsaw Charlie

Album: ''Chainsaw Charlie'' (1992 Single)
1. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the Rue Morgue) (Sawn Off version)
2. Phantoms in the Mirror
3. The Story of Jonathan (Part I)

Hold On to My Heart

Album: ''Hold On to My Heart'' (1992 Single)
1. Hold On to My Heart (radio edit)
2. When the Levee Breaks
3. The Idol (live acoustic)
4. Hold On to My Heart (live acoustic)

I Am One

Album: ''I Am One'' (1992 Single)
1. I Am One
2. The Invisible Boy (live)
3. The Real Me (live)
4. The Great Misconceptions of Me (live)

I Am One, 10 inch vinyl

Album: ''I Am One, 10 inch vinyl'' (1992 Single)
1. I am One (live)
2. Wild Child (live)
3. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the Rue Morgue) (live)
4. I Wanna Be Somebody (live)

The Idol

Album: ''The Idol'' (1992 Single)
1. The Idol (Crimson edit)
2. The Eulogy
3. The Story of Jonathan (Part II)

First Blood, Last Cuts

Album: ''First Blood, Last Cuts'' (1993 Best of/Compilation)
1. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
2. L.O.V.E. Machine (remix)
3. I Wanna Be Somebody (remix)
4. On Your Knees (remix)
5. Blind in Texas (remix)
6. Wild Child (remix)
7. I Don't Need No Doctor (remix)
8. The Real Me
9. The Headless Children
10. Mean Man
11. Forever Free
12. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
13. The Idol
14. Sunset and Babylon
15. Hold on to My Heart
16. Rock and Roll to Death

Sunset & Babylon

Album: ''Sunset & Babylon'' (1993 Single)
1. Sunset & Babylon
2. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
3. Sleeping in the Fire
4. I Wanna Be Somebody

First Blood, Last Visions

Album: ''First Blood, Last Visions'' (1993 Video/VHS)
1. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
2. LOVE Machine
3. I Wanna Be Somebody
4. On Your Knees
5. Blind in Texas
6. Wild Child
7. I Don't Need no Doctor
8. The Real Me
9. Forever Free
10. The Idol
11. Hold On to my heart

Still Not Black Enough

Album: ''Still Not Black Enough'' (1995)
1. Still Not Black Enough
2. Somebody To Love
3. Black Forever
4. Scared To Death
5. Goodbye America
6. Keep Holding On
7. Rock And Roll To Death
8. Breathe
9. I Can't
10. No Way Out Of Here

Black Forever/Goodbye America

Album: ''Black Forever/Goodbye America'' (1995 Single)
1. Black Forever
2. Goodbye America

Kill, Fuck, Die

Album: ''Kill, Fuck, Die'' (1997)
1. Kill, Fuck, Die
2. Take the Addiction
3. My Tortured Eyes
4. Killahead
5. Kill Your Pretty Face
6. Fetus
7. Little Death
8. U
9. Wicked Love
10. The Horror

Kill Fuck Die

Album: ''Kill Fuck Die'' (1997 Single)
1. Kill Fuck Die

Kill Kill Die

Album: ''Kill Kill Die'' (1997 Single)
1. Kill Kill Die

Double Live Assassins

Album: ''Double Live Assassins'' (1998 Live album)
1. The Medley -i) On Your Knees ii) I Don´t Need No Doctor iii) Hellion iv) Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
2. Wild Child
3. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
4. L.O.V.E. Machine
5. Killahead
6. I Wanna Be Somebody
7. U
8. The Real Me
9. Kill Your Pretty Face
10. The Horror


Album: ''Helldorado'' (1999)
1. Drive By
2. Helldorado
3. Don´t Cry (Just Suck)
4. Damnation Angels
5. Dirty Balls
6. High On The Flames
7. Cocaine Cowboys
8. Can't Die Tonight
9. Saturday Night Cockfight
10. Hot Rods To Hell (Helldorado Reprise)

Helldorado Promo

Album: ''Helldorado Promo'' (1999 EP)
1. Helldorado intro
2. Helldorado
3. Damnation Angels
4. Dirty Balls
5. High on the Flames

Best of The Best

Album: ''Best of The Best'' (2000 Best of/Compilation)
1. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
2. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
3. I Wanna Be Somebody
4. L.O.V.E. Machine
5. On Your Knees
6. Show No Mercy
7. Blind in Texas
8. Wild Child
9. Sex Drive
10. 9.5 N.A.S.T.Y.
11. Mean Man
12. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
13. Unreal
14. Helldorado
15. Dirty Balls

The Sting

Album: ''The Sting'' (2000 Live album)
1. Helldorado
2. Inside the Electric Circus
3. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
4. Wild Child
5. L.O.V.E. Machine
6. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
7. Sleeping (In the Fire)
8. Damnation Angels
9. Dirty Balls
10. The Real Me
11. I Wanna Be Somebody
12. Blind In Texas

Saturday Night

Album: ''Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting'' (2000 Single)
1. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
2. Unreal

Unholy Terror

Album: ''Unholy Terror'' (2001)
1. Let it Roar
2. Hate To Love Me
3. Loco-Motive Man
4. Unholy Terror
5. Charisma
6. Who Slayed Baby Jane?
7. Euphoria (instrumental)
8. Raven Heart
9. Evermore
10. Wasted White Boys

The Sting - Live at the Key Club, L.A.

Album: ''The Sting - Live at the Key Club, L.A.'' (2001 DVD)
1. Helldorado
2. Inside the Electric Circus
3. Chainsaw Charlie
4. Wild Child
5. L.O.V.E. Machine
6. Animal
7. Sleeping in the Fire
8. Damnation Angels
9. Dirty Balls
10. The Real Me
11. I Wanna Be Somebody
12. Blind in Texas

Dying for the World

Album: ''Dying for the World'' (2002)
1. Shadow Man
2. My Wicked Heart
3. Black Bone Torso
4. Hell For Eternity
5. Hallowed Ground
6. Revengeance
7. Trail Of Tears
8. Stone Cold Killers
9. Rubber Man
10. Hallowed Ground (acoustic)

The Neon God: Part One - The Rise

Album: ''The Neon God: Part One - The Rise'' (2004)
1. Overture
2. Why Am I Here
3. Wishing Well
4. Sister Sadie (And The Black Habits)
5. The Rise
6. Why Am I Nothing
7. Asylum #9
8. The Red Room Of The Rising Sun
9. What I'll Never Find
10. Someone To Love Me
11. X.T.C. Riders
12. Me & The Devil
13. The Running Man
14. Raging Storm

The Neon God: Part Two - The Demise

Album: ''The Neon God: Part Two - The Demise'' (2004)
1. Never Say Die
2. Resurrector
3. The Demise
4. Clockwork Mary
5. Tear Down The Walls
6. Come Back To Black
7. All My Life
8. Destinies To Come (Neon Dion)
9. The Last Redemption


Album: ''Dominator'' (2007)
1. Mercy
2. Long, Long Way to Go
3. Take Me Up
4. The Burning Man
5. Heaven's Hung in Black
6. Heaven's Blessed
7. Teacher
8. Heaven's Hung in Black (Reprise)
9. Deal With the Devil

The Best of the Best

Album: ''The Best of the Best'' (2007 Best of/Compilation)
1. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
2. I Wanna Be Somebody
3. Show No Mercy
4. L.O.V.E. Machine
5. Hellion
6. Sleeping (In The Fire)
7. Wild Child
8. Ballcrusher
9. Blind In Texas
10. Sex Drive
11. I Don't Need No Doctor
12. 9.5. - N.A.S.T.Y.
13. Restless Gypsy
14. King Of Sodom And Gomorrah
15. Scream Until You Like It
16. Harder, Faster
17. Mean Man
18. The Real Me



W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 which gained notoriety for its"shock rock"-image, music and live performances.

The band, formed in Los Angeles,California, initially consisted of Blackie Lawless, Rik Fox, Randy Piper and Tony Richards. The band initially became famous for its raunchy and at times shocking live shows; Lawless was known to tie semi-naked models to a torture rack and hurl raw meat into the audience. The band's debut single, entitled Animal (Fuck Like a Beast), was equally controversial.

The initial line up didn't last for long, as Rik Fox left the band to join (then unknown) vocalist Ron Keel & guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen in the band Steeler. He was replaced with Don Costa. Shortly after that, Don Costa also left the band and his position on the bass was filled by Lawless. At the same time, guitarist Chris Holmes joined the band.

W.A.S.P. signed to Capitol Records for their debut LP, W.A.S.P., on August 17, 1984 (1984 in music). The debut album was at one time planned for release under the name "Winged Assassins". The idea was obviously forgotten though. The band's first single ANIMAL was omitted from the album in the United States to prevent the album from being banned from major chain stores. Capitol planned to release it as a single only in Europe, in a black plastic bag with a sticker warning of offensive lyrics. Eventually, however, Capitol was convinced to release the album with its original packaging in April 1984.

L.O.V.E. Machine and I Wanna Be Somebody helped the album sell well, and set the band up for Blind in Texas song written in Minnesota, by Blackie Lawless. The song was released on the next album The Last Command on November 9, 1985. The Last Command album is still W.A.S.P.'s highest charting album. Peaking at #47 on the Billboard album chart. Blind In Texas is still their best known song, 20 plus years later.

W.A.S.P. became a very prominent target of the Parents Music Resource Center, an organization led by Tipper Gore and dedicated to opposing music with lyrics deemed violent or sexual. This pushed the band's reputation to such bad levels that concert halls were getting bomb threats, band members were getting written death threats by the hundreds, and singer Blackie Lawless had been shot at twice (albeit without getting hit). But in the end the publicity helped sales greatly.

Inside the Electric Circus was released on November 8, 1986. The album saw Lawless finally switch to guitar replacing the departed Piper, who'd left W.A.S.P. to audition for Alice Cooper's band. Unfortunately for piper, Kane Roberts would be Cooper's guitarist. Also former King Kobra bassist Johnny Rod joined W.A.S.P. on bass 'A tired record by a tired band,' as Blackie calls it, spawned a minor hit single 95-n.a.s.t.y. It was a critical review of this single that convinced Lawless of the necessity to take some time off and reconsider the band's creative directions.

In 1987 W.A.S.P. had their song Scream Until You Like It on the movie Ghoulies 2. Also that year concerts on the Inside The Electric Circus album tour were recorded. On November 27, 1987, the Long Beach arena concert was released as the Live...In The Raw album. Unfortunately by the time the live album was released Steve Riley left WA.S.P.. He'd join the band L.A. Guns. A band that had just recorded their debut album L.A. Guns with drummer Nikki Alexander. Alexander left just after the album was recorded, replaced by Steve Riley. He'd be in that band for the next decade.

W.A.S.P.'s fifth album, The Headless Children, was released on April 15, 1989. This was their first album without any sexually explicit songs and also the first one that sold rather poorly. It reached #48 on the Billboard 200 but quickly fell off the charts. However, it was critically acclaimed to be W.A.S.P.'s best work at the time, and according to a recent Lawless interview, it is actually the biggest selling W.A.S.P. album now.

The band effectively disbanded in November 1989 with Blackie Lawless embarking on a solo career. Lawless was originally slated to play T-1000 in the Terminator 2: Judgment Day movie, but was later replaced by Robert Patrick after Arnold Schwarzenegger deemed Lawless 'too tall'. Blackie started work on a solo project, but under pressure from both promoters and fans had to release it as a W.A.S.P. album. Ironically, many critics feel that this album, The Crimson Idol has been the best W.A.S.P. output so far.

The follow up to The Crimson Idol was Still Not Black Enough, a collection of dark introspective tunes that extended the Crimson Idol mythology (but this time, without Lawless 'hiding behind' Jonathan Steele, as he stated in the liner notes) as well as included cover songs as "bonus tracks". The initial European edition included a different track listing from the American and a subsequent American re-issue featured yet a different track listing. No version to date includes all the various tracks on one disc.

Chris Holmes returned to W.A.S.P. in 1996 and together they released K.F.D. (Kill Fuck Die) (1997) and Helldorado (1999). They also recorded two live albums from these two tours, Double Live Assassins and The Sting, respectively. The Sting CD and DVD were taken directly from the experimental webcast. Apparently Blackie had no control over this release and was unhappy with the results with their poor sound and picture quality.

The band continued with Unholy Terror in 2001. Chris Holmes left the band again in 2002, citing that he wanted to 'play the blues'. He hooked up with fellow ex-W.A.S.P. member Randy Piper's band Animal but fell out soon. It's interesting to note that Holmes has claimed he never played on 'Unholy Terror'.

Dying for the World, released in 2002, was written and recorded in less than a year which is very fast by Lawless' perfectionist standards. Its liner notes feature one of Lawless' strongest statements about political correctness, inspired by the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

In April 2004, W.A.S.P. released The Neon God, Part 1: The Rise, a conceptual album about an abused and orphaned boy who finds that he has the ability to read and manipulate people. The Neon God - Part 2 - The Demise, was released in September 2004.

In 2005, W.A.S.P. headlined American Metal Blast, bringing back the original 'blood and guts' show for the younger generation of metal fans.

Traditional Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Independence, Social issues, Sex, Religion

United States of America (Los Angeles, California), formed in 1982

Demolition Records


Blackie Lawless (Steven Duren) (1982-) - Vocals, Guitar, Bass (ex-New York Dolls, ex-Sister, ex-Hear 'n Aid)
Doug Blair (Douglas Blair Lucek) - Guitars (1992-1993, 2001, 2006-) (signal2noise)
Mike Duda - Bass, Vocals (1996-) (Arcade, Killing Machine, ex-Jack Frost (US))
Mike Dupke - Drums (2006-) (Hair of the Dog, Eric Sardinas)

Rik Fox (Rik Sulima-Suligowski) (1982) (Steeler (US), Sin (US), Lust, Hellion (US), Thunderball, Surgical Steel, Sister, The Martian Rock Band, Burn (US))
Don Costa (1982) (Ozzy Osbourne, M-80, Dante Fox)
Johnny Rod (John Tumminello) (1986-1989, 1992) (King Kobra)

Chris Holmes (Christopher John Holmes) (1982-1989, 1995-2001) (Psycho Squad, Animal, Sister, ex-Hear 'n Aid)
Randy Piper (1982-1986) (ex-Sister, Animal)
Darrell Roberts (2001-2006) (ex-Tuff, Alcoholica, Snaggletooth, Five Finger Death Punch)

Gary Holland (1982)
Tony Richards (Anthony Richard Orlando) (1982-1984) (ex-Animal, Dante Fox, DellaVella)
Steve Riley (1984-1987) (Keel, L.A. Guns, Roadmaster, Stephenwolf)
Glenn Soderling (1987)
Frank Banali (1989-1995, 2001-2004) (Quiet Riot, ex-Hear 'n Aid, Heavy Bones, Masi, Blackthorne, Faster Pussycat as guest)
Stet Howland (1991-2001, 2004-2006) (Temple of Brutality, Killing Machine, MVP, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, Violent Storm)

Guest Musicians
Valentina - Vocals on ``Unholy Terror``
Bob Kulick - Guitars (1989-1995) (live performer and guest on ``The Crimson Idol`` and ``Still Not Black Enough``) (Blackthorne)
Roy "Roy Z." Ramirez - Guitars on ``Unholy Terror`` (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Driver, Rob Rock)
Mark Josephson - Violin (on ``Still Not Black Enough``)
Ken Hensley - Keyboards (1989) (Uriah Heep, also Metalium (Ger))
Philip Wolfe - Keyboards (Glass Wolfe)
Patrick Johansson - Live Drums (2006) (Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Without Grief, Prey (Swe), ex-Stormwind (Swe))


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