Still Not Black Enough

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Still Not Black Enough
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 1995 (Japan)[1]
October 5, 1995 (Europe)
August 1996 (US)
GenreHeavy metal
Length38:30
LabelVictor (Japan)
Raw Power/Castle
ProducerBlackie Lawless
W.A.S.P. chronology
First Blood Last Cuts
(1993)
Still Not Black Enough
(1995)
Kill.Fuck.Die
(1997)
Singles from Still Not Black Enough
  1. "Black Forever" / "Goodbye America"
    Released: June 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[3]
Rock Hard8.5/10[4]

Still Not Black Enough is the sixth studio album by W.A.S.P., first released on June 10, 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 listings[edit]

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 (Queen cover)
  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

The European version and the 2001 remastered version have the same track listing, without the Queen cover

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" – 3:39
  13. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott) – 3:59 (AC/DC cover)

There was additionally a 15-track pirated version containing all of the above tracks, plus "Breathe" and a cover of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)". These last 2 tracks could also be found on some singles.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production
  • Mikey Davis – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Ashem, Mark Humphries – assistant engineers
  • Andy Van Dette – mastering at Masterdisk, New York
  • Kosh – album design

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frankie Banali Still Not Black Enough Post". Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian. "W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 497. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  4. ^ Breusch, Matthias (1996). "Review Album: W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough". Rock Hard (in German). No. 97. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "W.A.S.P. – Still Not Black Enough (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "W.A.S.P. Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 16, 2019.