The Last Command

Studio album by W.A.S.P.

Released
9 November 1985 [1]

Recorded
Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California, October 1984 – Mid 1985

Genre
Heavy metal, shock rock

Length
41:19

Label
Capitol

Producer
Spencer Proffer

W.A.S.P. chronology

W.A.S.P.
(1984)
The Last Command
(1985)
Inside the Electric Circus
(1986)

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source
Rating

Allmusic
[1]

Kerrang!
[2]

Metal Crypt
[3]

Rock Hard
[4]

Ultimate Metal Reviews
(7.5/10)[5]

The Last Command is the second album by heavy metal band W.A.S.P., released in 9 November 1985. The album was produced by Spencer Proffer, who was perhaps best known for producing the six-time Platinum selling album Metal Health by Quiet Riot in 1983. The Last Command is the first W.A.S.P. album to feature the work of drummer Steve Riley. The album reached No. 47 on the Billboard 200 album chart in early 1986 and sold over one million copies, their first album to do so. It was also the last album to feature founding member Randy Piper on guitar.

Contents

1 Track listing

1.1 1998 CD reissue bonus tracks

2 Personnel

2.1 W.A.S.P
2.2 Additional musicians

3 Production
4 References

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Blackie Lawless, unless otherwise indicated.

“Wild Child” (Lawless/Holmes) – 5:12
“Ballcrusher” (Lawless/Holmes) – 3:27
“Fistful of Diamonds” – 4:13
“Jack Action” (Lawless/Riley) – 4:16
“Widowmaker” – 5:17
“Blind in Texas” – 4:21
“Cries in the Night” – 3:41
“The Last Command” – 4:10
“Running Wild in the Streets” – 3:30
“Sex Drive” (Lawless/Holmes) – 3:12

1998 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

“Mississippi Queen” (Mountain) – 3:21
“Savage” (Lawless/Piper/Holmes) – 3:32
“On Your Knees” (live, October 1984) – 4:38
“Hellion” (live, October 1984) – 4:45
“Sleeping (In the Fire)” (live, October 1984) – 5:44
“Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)” (live, October 1984) – 4:37
“I Wanna Be Somebody” (live, October 1984) – 5:54

Personnel[edit]
W.A.S.P[edit]

Blackie Lawless: Vocals, Bass
Chris Holmes: Lead & rhythm guitar
Randy Piper: Lead & rhythm guitars, Backing vocals
Steve Riley: Drums, Backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

Carlos Cavazo, Chuck Wright: Additional vocals

Production[edit]

Produced By Spencer Proffer
Production Assistant: Suzanna DuBarry
Engineered By Spencer Proffer & Hanspeter Huber
Assistant Engineer: Alex Woltman & Kevin Arst
Mastering: Steve Hall
Photography Mark”WEIS
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