THE HEADLESS CHILDREN

"Thunder rolling down the highway, These wheels of fire eat you alive,
Them outlaw riders going my way, A Harley child until I die"


W.A.S.P - THE HEADLESS CHILDREN

Released: April 1989 - Capitol Records

It was during April '89 that THE HEADLESS CHILDREN was released showing a new dimmension of W.A.S.P.. With more topical lyrics and political subject matter, W.A.S.P. had evolved to a new level of songwriting. Produced by Blackie Lawless and engineered/ mixed by Mikey Davis, THE HEADLESS CHILDREN saw guitarists Blackie Lawless and Chris Holmes team up with bassist Johnny Rod, keyboard player Ken Hensley, and drummer Frankie Banali. The end result was one devastating album, one that many critics consider W.A.S.P's strongest release. W.A.S.P. would tour endlessly in support of THE HEADLESS CHILDREN which reached #48 on the Billboard album chart and ultimately became W.A.S.P.'s best selling album. At the end of the Headless tour, guitarist Chris Holmes left W.A.S.P. while Blackie began working on a rock opera that would take him the better part of two years to complete.

In April of '89, a Kerrang review of THE HEADLESS CHILDREN gave the new release 5K's. This is what the reviewer, Dave Reynolds, had to say- 'The Headless Children sees W.A.S.P. aiming to fully punch the fact home. Make no mistake, they're back and in no real mood for party games. At times 'The Headless Children' is downright evil... Riff wise we're talking big ones. The guitar playing combined with Johnny Rod's bass work and the shit-hot drumming of guest star Franke Banali from Quiet Riot cannot in anyway be faulted, even if, at times, parts are comparible to Kiss. This is truly fantastic, primal metal to be proud of as Blackie the preacher gives it to us straight.'

SINGLES RELEASED OFF W.A.S.P. - THE HEADLESS CHILDREN
Mean Man
The Real Me
Forever Free


 DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED VERSION:

Released: 1998- Snapper Music

* These 2 tracks are LIVE tracks recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, London 1989)


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