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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Albums

064 24 0195 1, 064-2401951, 2401951 W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. album art WASP* W.A.S.P. (Album) Capitol Records 064 24 0195 1, 064-2401951, 2401951 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
4XT 512435 W.A.S.P. - The Last Command album art W.A.S.P. The Last Command (Album) Capitol Records 4XT 512435 US 1985 Sell This Version
RL 52-5 W.A.S.P. - Astra / The Last Command album art Asia (2) / W.A.S.P. Asia (2) / W.A.S.P. - Astra / The Last Command(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, United States Department Of Defense RL 52-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
262 2406484 W.A.S.P. - Inside The Electric Circus album art WASP* Inside The Electric Circus (Album) Capitol Records 262 2406484 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
TC-CLT 48053, E1176-0 W.A.S.P. - Live... In The Raw album art W.A.S.P. Live... In The Raw (Album) Capitol Records TC-CLT 48053, E1176-0 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
0647489421, ST33 W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children album art W.A.S.P. The Headless Children (Album) Capitol Records 0647489421, ST33 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
7 99443 4, TCP 2571 W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol album art W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol (Album, Comp) Capitol Records 7 99443 4, TCP 2571 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
VICP 5560-4 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 VICP 5560-4 Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
SEJMC 052 W.A.S.P. - K.F.D. album art W.A.S.P. K.F.D. (Album) Raw Power, Raw Power SEJMC 052 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
SAP CD 901, GAS0000901SAP W.A.S.P. - Double Live Assassins album art W.A.S.P. Double Live Assassins (Album) Snapper Music SAP CD 901, GAS0000901SAP UK 1998 Sell This Version
NEMS 122 W.A.S.P. - Helldorado album art W.A.S.P. Helldorado (Album) Apocalypse (2) NEMS 122 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
SMA CD 836 W.A.S.P. - The Sting album art W.A.S.P. The Sting (Album) Apocalypse (2) SMA CD 836 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
06076 85204-2 W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror album art W.A.S.P. Unholy Terror (Album) Metal-is Records 06076 85204-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
PCKD 20114 W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World album art W.A.S.P. Dying For The World (Album) Metal-is Records PCKD 20114 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
METSP 85242-2 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 METSP 85242-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
06076-85240-2 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 06076-85240-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
70022640672 W.A.S.P. - Dominator album art W.A.S.P. Dominator (Album) Demolition Records 70022640672 France 2007 Sell This Version
DEMCD 165 W.A.S.P. - Babylon album art W.A.S.P. Babylon (Album) Demolition Records DEMCD 165 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ICARUS 1414 W.A.S.P. - Golgotha album art W.A.S.P. Golgotha (Album) Napalm Records ICARUS 1414 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
ACCD8078 W.A.S.P. - Live In Japan 1986 album art W.A.S.P. Live In Japan 1986 (Album) Air Cuts ACCD8078 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
GQCS-90549~0 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 GQCS-90549~0 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CL 344 W.A.S.P. - School Daze album art W.A.S.P. School Daze (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CL 344 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPRO-9213, SPRO-9214 W.A.S.P. - L.O.V.E. Machine album art W.A.S.P. L.O.V.E. Machine (Single) Capitol Records SPRO-9213, SPRO-9214 US 1984 Sell This Version
12KUT 109 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 12KUT 109 UK 1984 Sell This Version

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Neon_Blackie

Neon_Blackie

October 24, 2020
Hellions! Incredible Cassette Tape with most complete Studio Demos W.A.S.P 1981-1982! Don't miss out! Real rarity and incredible find for every W.A.S.P. fan!
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alcoholica

alcoholica

March 17, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
Can someone tell me if there is an LP pressed of the demo with Rik Fox? And what is it called?
Neon_Blackie

Neon_Blackie

December 27, 2019
Hello everyone! In my lots you will find rare W.A.S.P. CD s/DVD's for sale!!! I ll be glad to see all W.A.S.P. collectors!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeonBlackie

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 over 3 years 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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