Live...In the Raw

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Live...In the Raw
Live album by W.A.S.P.
Released November 27, 1987
Venue Long Beach Arena, California; March 10, 1987
Genre Heavy metal
Length 57:05
Label Capitol
W.A.S.P. chronology
Inside the Electric Circus
(1986)Inside the Electric Circus1986
Live...In the Raw
The Headless Children
(1989)The Headless Children1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [1]

Live...In the Raw is the first live album by W.A.S.P. (fourth album overall), released in 1987. This album can be seen as something of a breakwater between the 'old' W.A.S.P. of the first three albums and the more mature sound of the releases that would follow. It is also the album to feature "Harder Faster", which is about the PMRC declaring them "sexual perverts".

"The Manimal" and "Harder Faster" were written specifically for this album and the studio song "Scream Until You Like It" was recorded for the movie Ghoulies II. The acoustic version of "Sleeping (In the Fire)" is also a studio recording.

This would be the final release to feature drummer Steve Riley, who would leave the band shortly after the conclusion of the tour to join L.A. Guns.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Blackie Lawless unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Inside the Electric Circus" – 4:32
  2. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:35
  3. "L.O.V.E. Machine" – 4:31
  4. "Wild Child" – 6:02
  5. "9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y." (Lawless, Holmes) – 5:11
  6. "Sleeping (In the Fire)" – 5:23
  7. "The Manimal" – 4:43
  8. "I Wanna Be Somebody" – 6:43
  9. "Harder Faster" – 7:19
  10. "Blind in Texas" – 5:40
  11. "Scream Until You Like It" (Paul Sabu/C. Esposito/N. Citron)– 3:26

1998 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Shoot from the Hip" – 5:16
  2. "Widowmaker" – 4:35
  3. "Sex Drive" – 3:41
  4. "Sleeping (In the Fire)" (Acoustic) – 4:02