HERE FOR THE ALBUMS INNER NOTES
BY BLACKIE LAWLESS
W.A.S.P's eighth album,
STILL NOT BLACK ENOUGH, was released internationally during June
1995. It would not be until one year later, August '96, that STILL
NOT BLACK ENOUGH makes it's U.S. debut on Castle Records. The U.S.
release featured four bonus tracks "One Tribe", "Skinwalker",
as well as covers of Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down", and
AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie". Ironically, STILL NOT BLACK
ENOUGH was originally slated for release as a Blackie Lawless solo
album but due to the heavy content, Blackie changed his mind and
released it as a W.A.S.P. album. Produced by Blackie and engineered
& mixed by Mikey Davis, STILL NOT BLACK ENOUGH features Bob
Kulick on lead guitar, Frankie Banali on drums, Mark Joesphson on
electric violin, Tracey Whitney/K.C. Calloway on background vocals,
current W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland adding additional percussion,
and of course Blackie on guitar/bass/keyboards/ and vocals.
"Although I do
not consider this a "Conceptual" record there are some
common threads that run throughout the piece," explains Blackie
Lawless on STILL NOT BLACK ENOUGH's liner notes. "This record
picks up where the "Crimson Idol" left off. I have stated
on numerous occasions that THE CRIMSON IDOL has taken me on a bizarre
journey, one that I wasn't sure I wanted to repeat anytime soon....But
the journey goes on. Not one of a suicidal icon, but of myself,
and when I look back on THE CRIMSON IDOL I see far more similiarites
between Jonathan and myself that I would have ever allowed myself
to believe at the time I wrote it. Naive as it may sound, it's true.
I was hiding behind Jonathan because I didn't want to admit it to
myself, much less the rest of the world."
RELEASED OFF W.A.S.P. - STILL NOT BLACK ENOUGH