W.A.S.P.

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Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band (1981-1987) and Heavy Metal band (1989-present) from Los Angeles, California (USA).

W.A.S.P. (a.k.a. WASP) formed in 1981. The band is led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Blackie Lawless. They arose out of Los Angeles's glam metal scene and gained notoriety for their over the top stage shows, which included the band throwing raw meat into the audience, scantily clad women on stage, and Lawless's spark-shooting codpiece. The group's first single, "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" brought further infamy. The group's name, itself, was somewhat controversial, as some theorized that W.A.S.P. stood for phrases like "We Are Sexual Perverts" and "We Are Satan's People", although, in fact, the periods between the letters were just for visual affect. The band was commercially successful throughout most of the 1980's but also caught the attention of parent's groups, most significantly the PMRC. Lawless continues to record and tour under the W.A.S.P. banner with various line ups. In the 2000s, he reclaimed the Christian faith of his youth and subsequently began toning down his stage shows and censoring some of the lyrics to some of his older, more explicit songs during live performances. He has also publicly stated that he will no longer play "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" due to his religious faith.
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W.A.S.P. Discography Tracks

Albums

W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. album art W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Spain 1984 Sell This Version
none W.A.S.P. - Demo #1 + Demo #2 album art W.A.S.P. Demo #1 + Demo #2(Cass) Not On Label (W.A.S.P. Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Last Command album art W.A.S.P. The Last Command (Album) Capitol Records Greece 1985 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Inside The Electric Circus album art WASP* Inside The Electric Circus (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1986 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Live... In The Raw album art W.A.S.P. Live... In The Raw (Album) Capitol Records Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
RL 44-7 W.A.S.P. - Live In The Raw / Music For The Masses album art W.A.S.P. / Depeche Mode W.A.S.P. / Depeche Mode - Live In The Raw / Music For The Masses(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, United States Department Of Defense RL 44-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children album art W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (Album) Capitol Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol album art W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough album art W.A.S.P. Still Not Black Enough (Album) Raw Power, Raw Power, Castle Communications Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - K.F.D. album art W.A.S.P. K.F.D. (Album) Raw Power, Raw Power Japan 1997 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Double Live Assassins album art W.A.S.P. Double Live Assassins (Album) Snapper Music UK 1998 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Helldorado album art W.A.S.P. Helldorado (Album) Snapper Music US 1999 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Sting album art W.A.S.P. The Sting (Album) Apocalypse (2) UK 2000 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror album art W.A.S.P. Unholy Terror (Album) Metal-is Records US 2001 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World album art W.A.S.P. Dying For The World (Album) Metal-is Records South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise album art W.A.S.P. The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise (Album) Noise Records Canada 2004 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - The Neon God: Part 2 - The Demise album art W.A.S.P. The Neon God: Part 2 - The Demise (Album) Noise Records US 2004 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Dominator album art W.A.S.P. Dominator (Album) Demolition Records France 2007 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Babylon album art W.A.S.P. Babylon (Album) Demolition Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Golgotha album art W.A.S.P. Golgotha (Album) Napalm Records Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Reidolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) album art W.A.S.P. Reidolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) (Album) Napalm Records Japan 2018 Sell This Version
NIGHT 269 W.A.S.P. - Live In Japan 1986 album art W.A.S.P. Live In Japan 1986(LP, Album, Ltd, Fir) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records NIGHT 269 Italy 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

W.A.S.P. - L.O.V.E. Machine album art W.A.S.P. L.O.V.E. Machine (Single) Capitol Records US 1984 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - Animal (F**k Like A Beast) album art W.A.S.P. Animal (F**k Like A Beast) (Single, Maxi) Music For Nations UK 1984 Sell This Version
W.A.S.P. - I Wanna Be Somebody album art W.A.S.P. I Wanna Be Somebody (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version

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Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

February 13, 2018
@ W.A.S.P. Please re-release your 1984 show on DVD or Blu-Ray. I want to enjoy the beautiful par-can lighting and Bill Tracy style stage set on my TV. Thank you sirs. You were one of the better bands of the time. I'm shocked there is such a lack of video footage where as Iron Maiden has too much video footage.
nonchalalance

nonchalalance

February 9, 2018
"Demo #1 + Demo #2 ‎(Cass)" in Miscellanous is correct..
nonchalalance

nonchalalance

February 9, 2018
"W.A.S.P. / Depeche Mode - Live In The Raw / Music For The Masses ‎(LP, Transcription)" NOT an Album!
nonchalalance

nonchalalance

February 9, 2018
edited 10 months ago
"Inside The Electric Circus" 2 round..?! O.o

Inside The Electric Circus ‎(LP, Album) > https://www.discogs.com/it/WASP-Inside-The-Electric-Circus/master/61034
Kalidor2000

Kalidor2000

April 18, 2017
Do none of the debut albums have Animal on them? I swore that song was from their first album...
DragonboltBlastter

DragonboltBlastter

November 29, 2013
What are the live albums doing in the Albums section like Live... In The Raw, Double Live Assassins and The Sting, they need to be placed in an other section

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