W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus 12" Vinyl LP Album

- French Release

"Inside The Electric Circus" is the third studio album by W.A.S.P., released in 1986, it has been produced by the band's singer: Blackie Lawless, sound engineering was handled by four sound engineers: Duane Baron, Alex Woltman, Hans Peter Huber, Kevin Lahu. The Germany producer Michael Wagener (ex-Accept) has been taken care of the sound mix and no one else then George Martino mastered the record.

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Alex Woltman , sound engineer who has been working on a dozen of Heavx Metal albums during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include W.A.S.P., Malice, Lizzy Borden and others.

For W.A.S.P. he engineered the two singles: "95-Nasty", "I Don't Need No Doctor" and the full-length album: "Inside the Electric Circus"

Duane Baron

Duane Baron is a sound engineer known for his work in the music industry. While information about Duane Baron's personal life is limited, his contributions as a sound engineer have left a lasting impact on various musical projects.

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Duane Baron has worked with a diverse range of artists and bands, showcasing his versatility and skill in capturing and enhancing the sound of their recordings. He has been involved in engineering and mixing albums across different genres, including rock, metal, and pop.

One notable collaboration in Duane Baron's career was his work on Mötley Crüe's album "Girls, Girls, Girls." Released in 1987, the album showcased a departure from the band's previous sound, incorporating a blues-influenced style. As the sound engineer for the project, Duane Baron played a crucial role in capturing the band's performance and bringing their vision to life.

While his work on "Girls, Girls, Girls" with Mötley Crüe gained recognition, Duane Baron has also lent his expertise to other notable acts. Some of his other engineering credits include albums by Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, and Alice Cooper, among others. Through his work, Duane Baron has contributed to shaping the sound and production quality of these artists' music.

Sound engineers like Duane Baron are responsible for capturing, manipulating, and mixing audio recordings to achieve the desired sound quality and artistic vision. They work closely with artists and producers to ensure that the recording process translates the musical performances into a cohesive and sonically pleasing final product.

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.

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Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in Band X. This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept, he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.

In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.

Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylo r founded the "Sanctuary Records Group" in London and were both managers of British band: "Iron Maiden" and the American Heavy Metal band: "W.A.S.P."

Blackie Lawless (real name: Steved Edward Duren) has a long musical career starting around 1973-1974 with the "Orfax Rainbow" and "Black Rabbit" bands and played in 1975 for a short period in the "New York Dolls". In total he has played in six bands before forming W.A.S.P. in 1982.

Chris Holmes, during the 1980s he played lead guitar in W.A.S.P from 1982-1990

George Marino was a highly acclaimed Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Born on 15 April 1947, in the Bronx, New York, he became one of the most experienced and influential sound mastering engineers in the world. With his unparalleled expertise, Marino played a significant role in shaping the sound of countless albums across various music genres.

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From a young age, Marino displayed a deep passion for music and an innate talent for audio engineering. He began his career at Capitol Records in New York, where he worked as a mastering engineer and honed his skills in audio post-production. In 1973, Marino joined Sterling Sound, a renowned mastering facility founded by Lee Hulko. It was here that he would leave an indelible mark on the music industry.

Over the years, George Marino mastered an extensive catalog of albums for a wide range of artists and musical styles. His meticulous attention to detail and exceptional ear for sound allowed him to consistently deliver exceptional quality and clarity in his work. He possessed an intuitive understanding of how to enhance the dynamics, balance, and overall sonic experience of each record he touched.

During the 1980s, a pivotal era for heavy metal music, George Marino worked on numerous influential albums in the genre. His mastering contributions to these records played a crucial role in shaping the iconic sounds of heavy metal during that decade. Some notable albums he mastered include:

These albums, among many others, showcase Marino's contribution to the heavy metal genre's sonic landscape during the 1980s. His meticulous mastering work ensured that these records had the power, clarity, and impact necessary to captivate listeners and establish their enduring legacies.

George Marino's career spanned over four decades, during which he received numerous accolades for his outstanding contributions to the music industry. His expertise and mastery of sound engineering made him a highly sought-after professional, and he worked with a diverse range of artists, including AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, and many more.

Tragically, George Marino passed away on 4 June 2012, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the most skilled and respected mastering engineers of his time. His dedication to his craft, meticulous attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise continue to inspire and influence audio engineers and musicians worldwide. George Marino's contributions to the art of sound mastering remain an enduring testament to his extraordinary talent and passion for music.

Hans Peter Huber   a Swiss Sound and Mixing engineer, known for the albums by Krokus, Kick Axe, W.A.S.P. For W.A.S.P Hans-Peter Huber has been working on the albums "Blind in Texas", "Cries in the Night" and their debug album "W.A.S.P (self-titled)".

Johnny Rod (real-name John Tumminello) played bass in "King Kobra" before joining W.A.S.P in 1986..

Album Fact Sheet: W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal , Glam Metal

Album Production Information:

The album: "W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus" was produced by: Blackie Lawless

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Duane Baron, Alex Woltman, Hans Peter Huber, Kevin Lahue

Mixed by: Michael Wagener for Double Trouble Productions

This album was recorded at: The Pasha Music House, Hollywood, CA

Mixed at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City

Management by Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylor for Sanctuary Music

Album cover concept and design: Dick Zimmerman, Blackie Lawless, Rod Smallwood

Album cover photography: Dick Zimmerman

Body painting: Joanne Gaire

Record Label Information:

 Capitol Records – 2406481

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1986 France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Blackie Lawless - lead vocals, guitar
  • Chris Holmes - lead guitar
  • Steve Riley - drums, vocals
  • Johnny Rod - bass guitar, vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus"

The detailed tracklist of this record "W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus" is:

    Track-listing:
  1. The Big Welcome" – 1:21
  2. "Inside the Electric Circus" – 3:33
  3. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:26
  4. "9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y." (Lawless/Holmes) – 4:47
  5. "Restless Gypsy" – 4:59
  6. "Shoot From the Hip" – 4:38
  7. "I'm Alive" – 4:22
  8. "Easy Livin'" (Ken Hensley) – 3:10
  9. "Sweet Cheetah" (Lawless/Holmes) – 5:14
  10. "Mantronic" (Lawless/Holmes) – 4:08
  11. "King of Sodom and Gomorrah" (Lawless/Holmes) – 3:46
  12. "The Rock Rolls On" – 3:50

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"Inside the Electric Circu" Record Label Details: Description  Capitol Records – 2406481, DMM, Made in France by Pathe Marconi

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