Wither Blister Burn & Peel

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Wither Blister Burn & Peel
Studio album by Stabbing Westward
Released January 23, 1996
Recorded 1995 in New York City
Genre Industrial rock, industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 46:36
Label Columbia
Producer John Fryer
Stabbing Westward chronology
Wither Blister Burn & Peel
Darkest Days
(1998)Darkest Days1998
Singles from Wither Blister Burn & Peel
  1. "What Do I Have to Do?"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Shame"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Wither Blister Burn & Peel is the second album released on Columbia Records by the American industrial rock band Stabbing Westward. The album was recorded in New York State in late 1995, and was released on January 4, 1996 in New York City and Los Angeles. The album was released throughout the rest of the United States on January 23, 1996, and includes the singles "What Do I Have To Do?" and "Shame", which helped push the album to gold status.

"What Do I Have To Do?" was the band's first hit, thanks to heavy MTV exposure, first reaching the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it would peak at #11, then achieving even greater success on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it peaked at #7. "Shame" was released soon after, matching "What Do I Have To Do"'s #7 peak on the Mainstream Rock chart, and peaking at #14 on the Modern Rock chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stabbing Westward.

No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Believe" 4:21
2. "Shame" 4:54
3. "What Do I Have to Do?" 4:09
4. "Why" 6:08
5. "Inside You" 3:43
6. "Falls Apart" 3:57
7. "So Wrong" 3:24
8. "Crushing Me" 4:21
9. "Sleep" 5:21
10. "Slipping Away" 6:15
Total length: 46:36


  • Christopher Hall – lead vocals, guitar, drum machine programming
  • Mark Eliopulos – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Sellers – bass
  • Walter Flakus – keyboards, programming
  • Andy Kubiszewski – drums, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals