Still Not Black Enough

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Still Not Black Enough
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1995 (Japan)
August 1996 (U.S.)
Recorded?
GenreHeavy metal
Length38:30
LabelRaw Power/Castle
ProducerBlackie Lawless
W.A.S.P. chronology
First Blood Last Cuts
(1993)
Still Not Black Enough
(1995)
Kill Fuck Die
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Metal Crypt(2.25/5)[2]
Metal Reviews94/100[3]
Rock Hard8.5/10 stars[4]
Ultimate Metal Reviews(8.4/10)[5]

Still Not Black Enough is the sixth studio album by W.A.S.P., 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, Lawless changed his mind and decided to release it as a W.A.S.P. album. This had also been the case for the previous album, The Crimson Idol. Still Not Black Enough is considered somewhat a successor to The Crimson Idol, bearing a strong resemblance with its lyrical themes. However, instead of telling the story of the fictional character Jonathan, this album is mostly a collection of personal songs from Blackie Lawless, including issues involving the death of his mother and personal crises just after world tour for The Crimson Idol.

Track list[edit]

  • All songs written by Blackie Lawless, unless otherwise indicated.
Side one
  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
Side two
  1. "Keep Holding On" – 4:04
  2. "Rock and Roll to Death" – 3:44
  3. "Breathe" – 3:44
  4. "I Can't" – 3:07
  5. "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. "Skin Walker" - 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 was additionally a 15-track pirated version containing all of the above tracks, plus "Skin Walker" and a cover of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)". These last two tracks could also be found on some singles.

Personnel[edit]

Band members
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.