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W.A.S.P. “W.A.S.P.” /Ltd. Picture LP/

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    Band: W.A.S.P.
  • Product Code: SMALP1066
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  • € 59.90
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For the first time on Picture Disc, the debut full-length studio album by legendary American Heavy/Glam Metal band.
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 has been known under three different names; the spine of the original vinyl release had "Winged Assassins" printed on it, while early cassette releases of the album had the name of the album's first track, "I Wanna Be Somebody", printed in bold letters on the cover. The album is officially entitled simply "W.A.S.P.", which it is typically referred to as.
Upon its original release, controversial track "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" was deleted from the album. The Parents Music Resource Center had labelled the song as one of its "Filthy Fifteen" songs that determined to be morally objectionable. Capitol Records subsequently bowed to pressure and pulled the song. The band released the song on an independent label in the UK as a single in 1984, and it was reinstated on the album's 1998 reissue. The song "Tormentor" was heard in the films "The Dungeonmaster" (1984) and "TerrorVision" (1986).
Traditional 80s Metal of the absolute highest calibre!!
Limited Editions 180g Picture Disc in Die-Cut Cover.
Sanctuary Management Production Limited/Snapper Music/Madfish, 1984/2017 (SMALP1066). Made in Germany. First press.


Side One
1. I Wanna Be Somebody 3:42
2. L.O.V.E. Machine 3:54
3. The Flame 3:40
4. B.A.D. 3:56
5. School Daze 3:35

Side Two
1. Hellion 3:36
2. Sleeping (In The Fire) 3:58
3. On Your Knees 3:48
4. Tormentor 4:16
5. The Torture Never Stops 3:55

Total playing time: 38:20 min.

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