W.A.S.P. (album)


W.A.S.P. (album)

Infobox Album | Name = W.A.S.P. "Winged Assassins"
Type = Album
Artist = W.A.S.P.


Released = August 17, 1984
Recorded = 1984
Genre = Heavy Metal
Length = 38:21
Label = Capitol Records
Producer = Blackie Lawless
Reviews =*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hv831vjjzzpa~T1 link]
This album = "W.A.S.P."
(August 17, 1984)
Next album = "The Last Command"
(November 9, 1985) |

"W.A.S.P." is the debut eponymous album by W.A.S.P., released August 17, 1984 (see 1984 in music). The album has been known under three different names. The spine of the vinyl release has "Winged Assassins" printed on it. Cassette releases of the album had the first track of the album, "I Wanna Be Somebody" printed in bold letters, as was common for albums named after the first track. The album is now usually referred to as "W.A.S.P.".

The Song "Sleeping (In the Fire)" has been covered by Tiamat, "Hellion" by Children of Bodom, "L.O.V.E. Machine" by [http://www.myspace.com/fallenman Fallen Man] in 2007, Lullacry and Fozzy, and "I Wanna Be Somebody" by Sentenced, Catamenia and Witchery. The Song "School Daze" has been noted to be an adaption of Alice Cooper's "School's Out."

On its original release, iconic track "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" was removed after record company objections. It was released on an independent label in the UK as a single, then re-instated for the 1998 reissue. Songs are written and composed by Lawless, except "Tormentor" by Lawless & Holmes and "The Flame" by Lawless, Holmes & J. Marquez,

Original Track listing

All songs written by Blackie Lawless, unless indicated otherwise

# "I Wanna Be Somebody" – 3:43
# "L.O.V.E. Machine" – 3:51
# "The Flame" (Lawless/Holmes/J Marquez) – 3:41
# "B.A.D." – 3:56
# "School Daze" – 3:35
# "Hellion" – 3:39
# "Sleeping (In the Fire)" – 3:55
# "On Your Knees" – 3:48
# "Tormentor" (Lawless/Holmes) – 4:10
# "The Torture Never Stops" – 3:56

Re-Issue Track listing

# "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" – 3:06
# "I Wanna Be Somebody" – 3:43
# "L.O.V.E. Machine" – 3:51
# "The Flame" – 3:41
# "B.A.D." – 3:56
# "School Daze" – 3:35
# "Hellion" – 3:39
# "Sleeping (In the Fire)" – 3:55
# "On Your Knees" – 3:48
# "Tormentor" – 4:10
# "The Torture Never Stops" – 3:56
# "Show No Mercy" (Bonus) – 3:38
# "Paint It Black" (Bonus) (Rolling Stones cover) – 3:27

Credits

W.A.S.P.

*Blackie Lawless - bass, lead vocals
*Chris Holmes - lead & rhythm guitars
*Randy Piper - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
*Tony Richards - drums, backing vocals


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