W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children - 12" vinyl lp album

"The Headless Children" is a 1989 album by the American heavy metal band W.A.S.P. Released on 12" vinyl LP, it showcases the band's dark and melodic sound, featuring powerful tracks like "Mean Man" and the title track. The album explores themes of war, politics, and social issues, cementing W.A.S.P.'s reputation as masters of theatrical metal with their distinctive style and intense performances. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Collector Notes:

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by W.A.S.P and artwork. 

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

Produced by Blackie Lawless

Record Label Information:

Capitol 064-7 48942 ( 064-748942 )

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1989 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: W.A.S.P. The Headless Children
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Johnnie Rod
Track Listing of: W.A.S.P. The Headless Children

The Song/tracks on "W.A.S.P. The Headless Children" are

  • The Heretic (The Lost Child) (Blackie Lawless, Chris Holmes) 7:22
  • The Real Me (Pete Townshend - cover of The Who) 3:20
  • The Headless Children (Lawless) 5:46
  • Thunderhead (Lawless, Holmes) 6:49
  • Mean Man (Lawless) 4:47
  • The Neutron Bomber (Lawless) 4:10
  • Mephisto Waltz (Lawless) 1:28
  • Forever Free (Lawless) 5:08
  • Maneater (Lawless) 4:46
  • Rebel in the F.D.G. (Lawless) 5:08
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W.A.S.P.: A Controversial yet Influential Heavy Metal Band Known for their Outrageous Stage Shows and Provocative Lyrics.

W.A.S.P. Band Description:

W.A.S.P. (an acronym for "We Are Sexual Perverts") is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Blackie Lawless. Known for their controversial lyrics and outrageous stage performances, W.A.S.P. quickly rose to fame in the 1980s and became one of the most recognizable bands in the metal scene.

The band's early years were marked by a series of lineup changes, with Lawless being the only constant member. The original lineup included guitarist Randy Piper, drummer Tony Richards, and bassist Rik Fox, but by the time the band released their self-titled debut album in 1984, the lineup had already changed several times. The album was a commercial success, featuring hit singles like "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" and "I Wanna Be Somebody."

W.A.S.P.'s second album, "The Last Command," was released in 1985 and was even more successful than their debut. It featured hit singles like "Blind in Texas" and "Wild Child" and cemented the band's status as one of the biggest metal acts of the 1980s.

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, W.A.S.P. continued to release successful albums and tour extensively. Their live shows were known for their over-the-top theatrics, which often included Lawless performing in outrageous costumes and using props like a bloody chainsaw or a codpiece with a built-in flamethrower.

However, W.A.S.P.'s success was not without controversy. The band's lyrics often dealt with taboo subjects like sex, violence, and Satanism, which led to accusations of promoting immoral behavior. In 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), a group co-founded by Tipper Gore, wife of future US Vice President Al Gore, included W.A.S.P. in their "Filthy Fifteen" list of songs they considered to be objectionable. The PMRC's actions led to the creation of the "Parental Advisory" label that is still used on music releases today.

Despite the controversy, W.A.S.P. continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s. They experimented with different musical styles, incorporating elements of industrial and electronic music into their sound. Lawless also continued to push the envelope with his lyrics, often addressing political and social issues in addition to his trademark themes of sex and violence.

In recent years, W.A.S.P. has slowed down their touring and recording schedule, with Lawless focusing on other projects like producing and writing for other artists. However, the band still has a dedicated fanbase and their influence can be heard in many modern metal bands.