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  • Original Release Date: 7 Aug. 2008
  • Label: Wasps
  • Copyright: 2008 Unsigned
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  • ASIN: B001H5P4PS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dean R. Hughes on 21 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is it, this is where is all started! Released in 1984 this album was the major league metal of it's time! We were introduced to a musical genius and rock god in Blackie Lawless complete with buzz saw blades, blood spitting raw meat and feathers! The tunes are actually, these days, somewhat dated but hey, it's 20 years old! This album does contain songs that have become classic WASP anthems such as I Wanna Be Somebody which has actually gone on to appear on more live and best of albums than I can count. Listening to this album is very nostalgic for me and reminds me of my School Daze when I thought Blackie Lawless truly was my god.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Although the album does now feature the excellent 'Animal (F**k like a beast)' there is far more to this band than just this. The music here is both melodic and heavy in a Judas Priest meets glam-metal style, and the songs are perfectly constructed, hugely anthemic and never outstay their welcome, coming in at sub-four minutes. The raw, evil-sounding vocals are perfect for the lyrics and overall sound, which is pure demonic rock n roll metal. My personal choices form the disc would be 'Animal'. 'I wanna be somebody', 'Love Machine' and 'Sleeping in the fire'. In conclusion, if you like great, raw, classic sounding metal with a sense of humour and fun, buy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE on 25 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
this is wasps debut released in 1984,and quite possibly wasps finest moment,they had the sleazy rock n roll riffs that guns n roses would bring to the table a few years later so their influence is paramount,they had the killer anthems and the ability to write an infectious song that didnt take itself too seriously,all in all a fun album.

classics like i wanna be somebody,animal,love machine,sleeping in the fire and school daze are all found here among many others,wasp were a band that from the start courted controversy and had politicians and church ministers in frantic fear and for those who find that cool,well this is the album you need,i would be lying if i said wasp are a band that are flawless,but here you have an album that serves its purpose and like i said is influential,oh you want more proof of that,ok ,let me see!ah yes,sleeping in the fire was covered by tiamat,hellion was covered by children of bodom,and i wanna be somebody was covered by sentenced,so all in all you need this,trust me you really do
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sighsez on 7 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
this is w.a.s.p. this is the raw sound of wanting the fame and glory and knowing they had the sound ,the talent and the songs to take it. all the way from school daze teen rebellion to the deep and moody sleeping in the fire its a tour de force of metal done viciously right. i would have bought this album for hellion alone ! buy it, get it in your music collection in the space where you should have a classic metal album !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rex on 12 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I LOVE this band and this album sums up exactly why. It isn't their strongest (in my opinion), but has all the elements of what makes WASP a great band. On the surface they are in your face, simple and loud. If you listen more carefully, the lyrics are actually far more intricate and articulate than you could imagine from a heavy metal band. There is a brooding nastiness all through out. Between fist pounding anthems such as "I wanna Be somebody" and "Hellion" you have gems such as "Sleeping in the fire" which displays a darker and moodier side to this behemouth. This band is muscial dichotomy. They seemlessly go from cock rock theme's such as sex and women to far more challenging issues of torture and the occult. The lyrics vary according to a song. The dumb party rock stands alongside more meaningful and accurate descriptions of emotions. Blackie is a pure genius. A real songsmith. He keeps it simple for dramatic effect and can write a song to fit exactly the message.
Love to hear from more W.A.S.P. fans so get in touch if you want any advice on best songs/albums or where to get info or merchandise or just to tell me your W.A.S.P experiences.
rexmatthews@hotmail.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Salinas on 4 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This a great repackaged edition of the seminal album by WASP. Recuperating Animal (lost in its original edition) the album benefits from a classic anthem and rocking opener.

Then it is the usual rocking anthems in the shape of L.O.V.E. Machine, School Daze and On Your Knees.

Even though WASP got bundled with all the hairspray rockers of the 80s, and they could certainly be considered so on several grounds, their music is a touch rougher than, say, Poison, and their lyrics certainly more crude.
There is no space for delicate power ballads here, just a rock solid guitar crunching record.

The extra tracks are a nice addition in spite of the slightly bizarre Paint It Black, which I sistematically choose to skip.

A more than worthy addition to any rock cd collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Hyde on 4 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The album itself, with 3 extra nonalbum tracks are great, but is this remastered? The opening track, animal, sounds like played on a mono music cassetplayer from the early 80s. i manna be somebody and the rest of the original wasp album sound a little better but nothing you would exspect from a remasterd release. So dont waste money on this release if you are looking for improved sound quality.
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