Still Not Black Enough

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Still Not Black Enough
Studio album by W.A.S.P.
Released June 1995 (Japan)
August 1996 (U.S.)
Recorded ?
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:30
Label Raw Power/Castle
Producer Blackie Lawless
W.A.S.P. chronology
First Blood Last Cuts
(1994)
Still Not Black Enough
(1995)
Kill Fuck Die
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Metal Crypt (2.25/5)[2]
Metal Reviews 94/100[3]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 stars[4]
Ultimate Metal Reviews (8.4/10)[5]

Still Not Black Enough is the sixth studio album by W.A.S.P. (seventh album overall), first released in June 1995 in Japan only. It was not released in the U.S. until August 1996 through Castle Records. 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 decided to release it as a W.A.S.P. album, which had also been the case for The Crimson Idol. Ironically as well, Still Not Black Enough is a sort of spiritual successor to The Crimson Idol, bearing a strong resemblance with it as far as sound and lyrical themes are concerned. However, instead of telling the story of the fictional character Jonathan, this album is mostly a collection of songs about Blackie Lawless himself. It goes into issues involving the death of his mother and the agony and madness he went through just after The Crimson Idol World Tour.

Tracklist[edit]

  • All songs written by Blackie Lawless, unless otherwise indicated.
  1. "Still Not Black Enough" – 4:02
  2. "Somebody to Love" (Darby Slick) – 2:50 (Jefferson Airplane cover)
  3. "Black Forever" – 3:17
  4. "Scared to Death" – 5:02
  5. "Goodbye America" – 4:46
  6. "Keep Holding On" – 4:04
  7. "Rock and Roll to Death" – 3:44
  8. "Breathe" – 3:44
  9. "I Can't" – 3:07
  10. "No Way Out of Here" – 3:39

2001 remastered version has the same track list.

American Version[edit]

  1. "Still Not Black Enough" - 4:02
  2. "Skinwalker" - 3:59
  3. "Black Forever" - 3:17
  4. "Scared to Death" - 5:03
  5. "Goodbye America" - 4:47
  6. "Somebody to Love" - 2:50
  7. "Keep Holding On" - 4:04
  8. "Rock and Roll to Death" - 3:45
  9. "I Can't" - 3:07
  10. "No Way Out of Here" - 3:39
  11. "One Tribe" - 4:59
  12. "Tie Your Mother Down" (Brian May) - 3:39 (Queen cover)
  13. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott) - 3:59 (AC/DC cover)

Original 1995 Japan Pressing[edit]

  1. "Still Not Black Enough" – 4:02
  2. "Somebody to Love" (Darby Slick) – 2:50
  3. "Black Forever" – 3:17
  4. "Scared to Death" – 5:02
  5. "Goodbye America" – 4:46
  6. "Tie Your Mother Down" (Brian May) - 3:39
  7. "Keep Holding On" – 4:04
  8. "Rock and Roll to Death" – 3:44
  9. "Breathe" – 3:44
  10. "I Can't" – 3:07
  11. "No Way Out of Here" – 3:39

There's a pirate version containing 15 tracks (all listed above plus two extra tracks found on singles, "Skin Walker" and another AC/DC cover, "Long Way to the Top").

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Guest musicians
Production

Singles[edit]

  • "Black Forever"
  • "Goodbye America"

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neill, Brian. "W.A.S.P. Still Not Black Enough review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ Sargon the Terrible. "Review: W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough". Metal Crypt. Michel Renaud/The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  3. ^ Chris. "W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough". Metal Reviews. MetalReviews. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  4. ^ Breusch, Matthias. "Review Album". Rock Hard. Hi-Media. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  5. ^ "W.A.S.P.--Still Not Black Enough (1995/Raw)". Ultimate Metal Reviews. UMR. Retrieved 2012-11-29.