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Encyclopedia > W.A.S.P. (album)
W.A.S.P. "Winged Assassins"
W.A.S.P. "Winged Assassins" cover
Studio album by W.A.S.P.
Released August 17, 1984
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 38:21
Label Capitol Records
Producer Blackie Lawless
Professional reviews
W.A.S.P. chronology
(August 17, 1984)
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.. WASP First titled Album This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and had continued success in the 1980s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Blackie Lawless Blackie Lawless (born Steven Edward Duren on September 4, 1956, in Staten Island, New York) is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for heavy metal band W.A.S.P.. He has become notorious in the heavy metal community for his live performances, controversial album... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and had continued success in the 1980s. ... -1... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and had continued success in the 1980s. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... Old book binding and cover Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ...

The Song "Sleeping (In the Fire)" has been covered by Tiamat, "Hellion" by Children of Bodom, "L.O.V.E. Machine" by Fallen Man in 2007, Lullacry and Fozzy, and "I Wanna Be Somebody" by Sentenced, Catamenia and Witchery. Tiamat is a band from Sweden that was formed in Stockholm, in 1988. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The band Lullacry: Sami, Sauli, Tanja, Jukka and Heavy Lullacry is a melodic metal band with goth influences that hails from Helsinki, Finland. ... Fozzy is a heavy metal band, fronted by inactive professional wrestler Chris Jericho, and also including musicians from Stuck Mojo and on their recent album, guests from other established metal bands. ... Sentenced was a heavy metal band formed in 1989, in the town of Muhos, Finland. ... Catamenia is one of Finlands best known melodic black metal bands, founded in 1995 by original members Riku Hopeakoski and Mika Tönning in Oulu, Finland. ... Witchery is a Swedish thrash metal band, formed by former members of Satanic Slaughter in 1997. ...

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

  1. "I Wanna Be Somebody" – 3:43
  2. "L.O.V.E. Machine" – 3:51
  3. "The Flame" – 3:41
  4. "B.A.D." – 3:56
  5. "School Daze" – 3:35
  6. "Hellion" – 3:39
  7. "Sleeping (In the Fire)" – 3:55
  8. "On Your Knees" – 3:48
  9. "Tormentor" – 4:10
  10. "The Torture Never Stops" – 3:56

Re-Issue Track listing

  1. "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" – 3:06
  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" (Bonus) – 3:38
  13. "Paint It Black" (Bonus) (Rolling Stones cover) – 3:27

Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) is a song by Blackie Lawless, released as the first single by W.A.S.P.. History Recorded in early 1984, the debut single intended for the self-titled album of W.A.S.P. was close to not being released at all after being... This article is about the rock band. ...


  • Blackie Lawless - Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Chris Holmes - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
  • Randy Piper - Lead & Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
  • Tony Richards - Drums & Vocals



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