I hadn’t really thought about Blackie Lawless and W.A.S.P. in years. I have several albums by them, all on vinyl, and no longer have a functioning player. Well let’s say, no functioning needle. I’m sure I could find one somewhere should I desire. But what’s the point these days.
Charles Gramlich had a heavy metal quiz recently on his blog and W.A.S.P. was one of the questions. And then last night Blackie appeared on THAT METAL SHOW running late on VH1-Classic. In his mid-fifties now, and no longer sporting the circular saw blade dangling from his crotch, he didn’t look a lot different than he did twenty-five years ago.
W.A.S.P. has a new CD out, BABYLON, and the video below is playing on Youtube. Sounds good and he still has a political-religious bent to his shows.