First Blood Last Cuts

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First Blood... Last Cuts
Compilation album by W.A.S.P.
Released July 1st, 1993
Recorded 1983 - 1993
Genre Heavy metal
Length 74:50
Label Capitol
Producer Blackie Lawless
W.A.S.P. chronology
The Crimson Idol
(1992)The Crimson Idol1992
First Blood... Last Cuts
Still Not Black Enough
(1995)Still Not Black Enough1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

First Blood... Last Cuts is the first compilation album by the American heavy metal band W.A.S.P.. Released in 1993, it was the first time the song, "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)", previously only released as a single in 1984, was released on an album. The album also included two new songs, "Sunset and Babylon" and "Rock and Roll to Death". "Rock and Roll to Death" was later released on Still Not Black Enough, with "Sunset and Babylon" remaining exclusive to this CD, while others songs were re-mixed for the album.

The compilation is the result of Blackie Lawless and W.A.S.P. leaving Capitol Records and was released as a contractual obligation with Capitol/EMI. According to Blackie Lawless, "Capitol had gotten to the point that they were no longer going to be the label that supported this kind of music."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)"   3:06
2. "L.O.V.E. Machine" (Remix)   3:54
3. "I Wanna Be Somebody"   3:35
4. "On Your Knees" (Remix)   3:48
5. "Blind in Texas" (Remix)   4:22
6. "Wild Child" (Remix) Chris Holmes, Blackie Lawless 5:10
7. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Remix, Originally performed by Ray Charles) Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson 3:28
8. "The Real Me" (Originally performed by The Who) Pete Townshend 3:20
9. "The Headless Children"   5:48
10. "Mean Man"   4:52
11. "Forever Free"   5:10
12. "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)"   7:50
13. "The Idol"   8:41
14. "Sunset and Babylon" (Previously Unreleased)   3:34
15. "Hold on to My Heart"   4:24
16. "Rock and Roll to Death" (Previously Unreleased)   3:48
Total length: 74:50
  • Track 1 : Previously only available as a single, released Summer 1984
  • Tracks 2,3 & 4 : From the debut album "W.A.S.P.", released August 8, 1984
  • Tracks 5 & 6 : From the album "The Last Command", released November 9, 1985
  • Track 7 : From the album "Inside the Electric Circus", released November 8, 1986
  • Tracks 8, 9, 10, & 11 : From the album "The Headless Children", released April 15, 1989
  • Tracks 12, 13 & 15 : From the album "The Crimson Idol", released June 8, 1992
  • Tracks 14 & 16 : Recorded exclusively for this album