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The Crimson Idol

W.A.S.P.

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 1st, 1992
Catalog ID:
CDP 0777 7 99443 2 3
Label:
Capitol Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 97%)
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4. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue) 07:48   Show lyrics
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6. Doctor Rockter 03:51   Show lyrics
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7. I Am One 05:25   Show lyrics
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8. The Idol 08:41   Show lyrics
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9. Hold on to My Heart 04:23   Show lyrics
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10. The Great Misconceptions of Me 09:44   Show lyrics
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Band members
Blackie Lawless Vocals (lead), Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Stet Howland Drums
Frankie Banali Drums
Guest/Session
Bob Kulick Guitars (lead)
Miscellaneous staff
Blackie Lawless Producer
Ross Robinson Engineering (assistant)
Ian Cooper Mastering
Gene Kirkland Photography
Mikey Davis Engineering, Mixing
Blackie Lawless Vocals (lead), Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Stet Howland Drums
Frankie Banali Drums
Bob Kulick Guitars (lead)
Blackie Lawless Producer
Ross Robinson Engineering (assistant)
Ian Cooper Mastering
Gene Kirkland Photography
Mikey Davis Engineering, Mixing
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All music & lyrics by Blackie Lawless

Concept album, partly autobiographical for Blackie Lawless. The story revolves around a disaffected youth who becomes a rock star but gets tangled in the machinations of the music business.
Blackie Lawless attributes the initial inspiration for the album to The Who's Pete Townshend (himself a veteran of the semi-autobiographical concept album), who encouraged him to "go for it".

Re-released in 1998 with a spoken word bonus track at the end of the album:
11. The Story of Jonathan (Prologue to the Crimson Idol) (17:06)
and a Bonus second Disc:
1. Phantoms in the Mirror (4:36)
2. The Eulogy (5:12)
3. When the Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover) (4:15)
4. The Idol (live acoustic) (8:45)
5. Hold on to My Heart (live acoustic) (4:45)
6. I Am One (live) (3:54)
7. Wild Child (live) (5:25)
8. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue) (live) 8:40
9. I Wanna Be Somebody (live) (4:22)
10. The Invisible Boy (live) (9:46)
11. The Real Me (live) (03:40)
12. The Great Misconceptions of Me (live) (16:37)

Music videos were made for "The Idol" and "Hold on to my Heart".

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Fort Apache Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA.

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