The Last Command (album)

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The Last Command
Lastcommand.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 1985[1]
RecordedOctober 1984 - Mid 1985
StudioPasha Music House, Hollywood, California
GenreHeavy metal, shock rock
Length41:19
LabelCapitol
ProducerSpencer Proffer
W.A.S.P. chronology
W.A.S.P.
(1984)
The Last Command
(1985)
Inside the Electric Circus
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!1.5/5 stars[3]
Metal Crypt4/5 stars[4]
Rock Hard6.5/10 stars[5]
Ultimate Metal Reviews(7.5/10)[6]

The Last Command is the second album by heavy metal band W.A.S.P., released in November 9, 1985. 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.

All tracks written by Blackie Lawless, except where noted.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blackie Lawless, except where noted.

Title
No.TitleLength
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" (Lawless, Proffer)3:30
10."Sex Drive" (Lawless, Holmes)3:12
Total length:41:14

Personnel[edit]

W.A.S.P[edit]

Brayden Parker - bass

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Carlos Cavazo – additional vocals
  • Chuck Wright – additional vocals

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
  • Photography Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record Collector". www.waspnation.com. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "W.A.S.P. The Last Command review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Dickson, Dave (November 1, 1985). "Commando Fade". Kerrang!. 106. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 20.
  4. ^ Arroyo, Hermer. "Review: W.A.S.P. - The Last Command". Metal Crypt. Michel Renaud/The Metal Crypt. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Deese, Uwe. "Review Album". Rock Hard. Hi-Media. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "W.A.S.P.--The Last Command (1985)". Ultimate Metal Reviews. UMR. Retrieved December 29, 2012.