The Last Command (album)

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The Last Command
Studio album by W.A.S.P.
Released November 9, 1985
Recorded Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California, October 1984 - Mid 1985
Genre Heavy metal, shock rock
Length 41:19
Label Capitol
Producer Spencer Proffer
W.A.S.P. chronology
W.A.S.P.
(1984)
The Last Command
(1985)
Inside the Electric Circus
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Kerrang! 1.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Crypt 4/5 stars [3]
Rock Hard 6.5/10 stars[4]
Ultimate Metal Reviews (7.5/10)[5]

The Last Command, released on November 9, 1985, is the second album by heavy metal band W.A.S.P.. The album was produced by Spencer Proffer, who was perhaps best known for producing the six-time Platinum selling album Metal Health by Quiet Riot in 1983. The Last Command is the first W.A.S.P. album to feature the work of drummer Steve Riley. The album reached No. 47 on the Billboard 200 album chart in early 1986 and sold over one million copies, their first album to do so. It was also the last album to feature founding member Randy Piper on guitar.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Blackie Lawless, unless otherwise indicated.
  1. "Wild Child" (Lawless/Holmes) – 5:12
  2. "Ballcrusher" (Lawless/Holmes) – 3:27
  3. "Fistful of Diamonds" – 4:13
  4. "Jack Action" (Lawless/Riley) – 4:16
  5. "Widowmaker" – 5:17
  6. "Blind in Texas" – 4:21
  7. "Cries in the Night" – 3:41
  8. "The Last Command" – 4:10
  9. "Running Wild in the Streets" – 3:30
  10. "Sex Drive" (Lawless/Holmes) – 3:12

1998 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Mississippi Queen" (Mountain) – 3:21
  2. "Savage" (Lawless/Piper/Holmes) – 3:32
  3. "On Your Knees" (live, October 1984) – 4:38
  4. "Hellion" (live, October 1984) – 4:45
  5. "Sleeping (In the Fire)" (live, October 1984) – 5:44
  6. "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" (live, October 1984) – 4:37
  7. "I Wanna Be Somebody" (live, October 1984) – 5:54

Personnel[edit]

W.A.S.P[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Spencer Proffer
  • Production Assistant: Suzanna DuBarry
  • Engineered By Spencer Proffer & Hanspeter Huber
  • Assistant Engineer: Alex Woltman & Kevin Arst
  • Mastering: Steve Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "W.A.S.P. The Last Command review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Dave (1 November 1985). "Commando Fade". Kerrang! 106. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Arroyo, Hermer. "Review: W.A.S.P. - The Last Command". Metal Crypt. Michel Renaud/The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ Deese, Uwe. "Review Album". Rock Hard. Hi-Media. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  5. ^ "W.A.S.P.--The Last Command (1985)". Ultimate Metal Reviews. UMR. Retrieved 2012-12-29.