1985 saw W.A.S.P.
release their second album, THE LAST COMMAND. Produced by Spencer
Proffer, the super-charged sophomore effort would reach #49 on
the Billboard album chart. Prior to releasing THE LAST COMMAND,
W.A.S.P. released the single "Blind In Texas," as an
early taste of the eagerly awaited follow-up. The four man crime
spree of Lawless/ Holmes/ Piper/ Riley worked hard, toured hard,
and played hard. A liner note on the inside of THE LAST COMMAND,
which one could interpret as a reflection of the band's state
of mind, warned: Don't
Drive Drunk Or Blind.... in Texas or anywhere else....
It was during
a 1985 Kerrang interview with Dante Bonutto that Blackie Lawless
revealed- "The first album I still like a lot. I think it's
great for what it was; it has a lot of energy and it was designed
to be a fun record, but this, this record is a listening record....
God, I sang my ass off on this record, I really did!