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W.A.S.P.

The Last Command

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1985

Label: Capitol

Catalog Number: 7 46636 2

Average Rating: 88 / 100 (39 ratings)

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Personnel
Blackie Lawless lead vocals, bass
Chris Holmes lead and rhythm guitars
Randy Piper lead, rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Steve Riley drums, vocals
Tracks
1.  Wild Child  5:12
2.  Ballcrusher  3:27
3.  Fistful of Diamonds  4:13
4.  Jack Action  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  3:30
10.  Sex Drive  3:12
11.  Mississippi Queen bonus track  3:21  Cover: Mountain
12.  Savage bonus track  3:32
13.  On Your Knees live '84 bonus track  4:38
14.  Hellion live '84 bonus track  4:45
15.  Sleeping (In the Fire) live '84 bonus track  5:44
16.  Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) live '84 bonus track  4:37
17.  I Wanna Be Somebody live '84 bonus track  5:54
  
Total Running Time:  73:50

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From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 10:34
Best of all the WASP cd's Blackie at his finest!!! totally a 11

From: SHAG Date: October 22, 2001 at 14:21
Great follow-up to a great album!! Clearly not as good and polished like the 1st album, but still, it rocks!!!!!!

From: ry Date: November 3, 2001 at 22:43
I think this album is very good and very polished. Blackie just began to intoduce us to his twisted process, always at his best. But I must take issue with his passion for certain 'old favorites'. Rather than B.I.T., I am forced to dream what Widowmaker would have sounded like via Assasins. RY

From: samolice Date: May 17, 2002 at 12:32
Listen to the 10 songs and tell me if there is only one song that is not a killer one. Great melodies, great chorus, good solos, great great great. A 10/10 for me as for the first album and the 3rd

From: Indigo Shift Date: July 9, 2002 at 6:09
This is one of those rare albums which completely encapsulated that 80's metal sound. One of my favorite albums of all time, by one of the most underrated bands of all time.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 16, 2002 at 21:21
I would have to say that this is their best album. I remember the video for 'Blind In Texas.' It was pretty funny. I think that ZZ Top made an appearance in that video? The song 'Last Command' might be the best song on here. Good stuff!

From: canadian metal Date: August 19, 2002 at 18:13
'Call a spade a spade only if you want to. Cause bye any other name is taboo.' This album kicks thanks BLACKIE,CHRIS,RANDY,STEVE

From: nift Date: September 6, 2002 at 18:36
this is their best..still playin it many years later

From: Baris Date: September 8, 2002 at 13:04
One of the albums that make them W.A.S.P.! It's a WILD THING! So fun to listen.

From: N.A.S.T.Y. WASP Date: September 26, 2002 at 20:43
this cd rocks!!! dedicated to tipper gore!!!VIVA MEXICO CABRONES!!!

From: Metal_Ed Date: October 6, 2002 at 21:46
Definately a kick-ass Cd...Blackie and the boy's really kick some butt. In a day and age of bands like Stryper you were glad there were bad boys like W.A.S.P to kick their girlie asses!!!!

From: Scott Date: February 20, 2003 at 3:18
Now this is what I call great 80's hard rock/metal. When I hear someone talk about 80's metal and they mention a band like Warrant or Winger, it makes me want to shove their head in a speaker and fire up a song like Sex Drive or Blind In Texas. They are a grossly underrated band.

From: Tony Date: March 14, 2003 at 2:20
For being released in 85' this still stands the test of time musically. Ignoring the lyrics to 'Sex Drive' you have a album that does a great job of straddling that fence between 80's melodic 'pop' metal and classic 70's hard rock. It comes across in the grooves to me that a lot of care went into thois album without any 'balls' or emotion being lost. Listen to it again in 2003 and you'll gain a better appreciation for all the other gems amidst 'Wild Child' & 'Blind In..'. Top notch record!

From: steve Date: May 9, 2003 at 13:06
I have it and it rules, Blackie is truly Wild Child

From: CHIRO Date: August 28, 2003 at 17:59
REAL FUN ALBUM!!!!!COOL STUFF FROM THE BEGINING TILL THE END!!!! RECOMMENDED

From: Metal Pete Date: January 28, 2004 at 17:22
Their 'Pyromania' or 'Slide it In'...'Shout at the Devil' --their finest effort, by far. Melodic, kickazz and loud. Perfect.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: January 28, 2004 at 17:27
I'll second that Metal Pete, Blackie's choruses on this one are over the top. You can't go away not humming one in your head.

From: Valky Date: March 20, 2004 at 9:34
I have to rate this album very high, cause one of the best Wasp-songs 'Wild Child' is in this one. Man I love that video when Blackie is riding with his Harley (Wasp-logo painted in the tank. And that picture inside the LP where all band members heads are stuck to the poles..

From: jack Date: May 14, 2004 at 4:16
This stuff is heavy and loud but many people and magazine still put w.a.s.p in the heavy metal category. I don't have a problem with that but i think w.a.s.p's music is between melodic and heavy metal,more like between dokken and judas priest to be exact. Nevertheless,this album kick ass,from the melodic but rocking wild child to the arousing sex drive.rating: 9.9/10

From: Mike h Date: June 1, 2004 at 20:46
Great second W.A.S.P. album. Blackie wrote the best and craziest rock n' roll lyrics on this album. the best two songs on the cd are WILD CHILD and BLIND IN TEXAS.

From: jack Date: June 22, 2004 at 5:12
Wow, i like the wasp poster at the top of the site.Its very cool!wonder where can i get some of them?

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 20:22
This is an album. Diversity and quality songs through whole record. Listen it with headphones, and you'll find new things. Absolutely the best WASP-record. Ballcrusher is still a song that makes me laugh everytime I hear it. 9/10

From: Geoff Date: September 5, 2004 at 2:43
'Wild child' is still one of my fave WASP tracks = awesome hard rock. Overall, I like these guys for their consistency, but on the other hand was never blown away by too many of their tracks. Good solid hard rock.

From: azalea Date: October 9, 2004 at 14:06
this is great album, the first I`ve ever heard of this band... I LOVE THEM

From: dooda Date: October 18, 2004 at 14:37
great cd love this band

From: gener8tr Date: March 11, 2005 at 11:05
It just doesn't get any better than this. WILD CHILD is one of the coolest tracks in the HISTORY, that's right, HISTORY of metal!

From: Chad Date: March 11, 2005 at 21:49
If I were pressed, I would have to choose this as my favorite WASP album. Wild Child is killer as is Blind in Texas and Ballcrusher. This is just a solid effort from Blackie and the Boys. More polished than the debut but that is not a bad thing. WASP will always be WASP. No overproduction or gloss can lose Blackie's sound. Essential.

From: eddie Date: March 29, 2005 at 16:30
The folow up to their classic debut album. It's that great! I recommend...no, I ORDER you to get it!!!

From: poproxx2007 Date: December 23, 2005 at 0:06
Great follow-up. I prefer Electric Circus over this but I am a different breed of cat. I agree very worthwile follow up to the original but at some point it peters out and loses momentum. Still a classic in terms of Heavy Metal and the WASP fans.

From: rockhardrock Date: May 7, 2007 at 14:37
w.a.s.p. at their best.'wild child','blind in texas','ballcrusher'and the title song kicks ass!!! their next albums(till 92-crimson idol album)were very good,but their first 3 are the core of what wasps music is all about.

From: Figge Date: September 6, 2007 at 17:44
One of my biggest childhood idols. Still prefer the debut to this one but it's a quality release, no doubt. The songs and arrangements are very thought through and it's a tad more polished and almost overprocessed compared to the debut. Some fantastic hard rock songs with clever choruses and hooks. Too bad this album and the debut won't be remembered for their high quality songs and as the hard rock classics they truly are. Wild Child is a genre classic and Cries In The Night is simply amazing!

From: firetruckdriver Date: January 3, 2010 at 18:05
WASP has something about them that just works and works well. Combine Blackie's voice with the guitar work and WASP songs just grab you and sing out a haunting, yet pleasant melody. I'm a fan of all sub genres of hard rock and metal, but I especially love power metal and classic metal. WASP, along with Maiden, Priest, and Accept I think are my particular faves of that sub genre. Their work has left a permanent impression on metal music and has helped forge metal into what it is. The thing I like especially about WASP is they for the most part stuck with their sound. They never really went modern and especially didn't go alterna-crap! Thank God for that! WASP has a great combination and a signature sound that I for one just love! This particular album is just one of their classics. Highly recommended!

From: pie75 Date: August 22, 2010 at 6:12
not sure that wasp stuck to their sound firetruckdriver kill fuck die was not their sound but this is wasp's finnest hour hard,loud,in your face and powerfull every song on here is kick ass cries in the night may be underrated but doesn't ballcrusher and running wild in the streets get you pumped up wild child is the best here blackie sounds so angry yet so melodic with his voice an underated singer every rock/metal fan should hear this album

From: Stanley 80s Date: November 6, 2010 at 11:52
Dont have words to say like it is good ! W.A.S.P. Forever ! Salutes from Brazil

From: hair metal again Date: July 21, 2011 at 10:09
great 2nd step for WASP in a time when hard rock scene of LA had taken control.again you have kick ass raw ,heavy energy with screaming Blackie on board and howling guitar riffs all over.many good songs like "wild child","jack action",'last command " and " ball crusher".essential 80 s heavy rock

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 2, 2012 at 18:51
Great follower to their debut album!!!!..."Blind In Texas" is such a hymn of Rock music ...other awesome moments are "Wild Child","Fistful Of Diamonds","Cries In The Night"(smooth,nice),"Running Wild In The Streets" & "Sex Drive"...the 1998 reissue of this album brings a lot of bonus tracks being "Savage" a great song and obviously all the live versions of their classics featured on this reissue are simply killer ones!!!...highly recommended album...95/100

From: Buitre Date: May 9, 2013 at 11:05
Their second killer release. I'm not sure which one I like the most, this one or the first one...WTF, who cares they are both great, another 95/100

From: Mattias Date: March 17, 2016 at 17:31
This is as many have already mentioned a great album. Almost as good as the debut. One thing though that I find strange is that no one (at least of what I could see)have mentioned the title track among their favourite tracks. For me that one is best on the album alongside "Wild Child" and "Cries in the Night".

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 17, 2016 at 21:12
I actually have an import set of the first album and this one as a double-CD, with the fulll booklets for both. Of the two, I like this one slightly better, but really, they're like two halves of the same beast. The style is the same, the production sound is virtually identical. Blackie's vocals are one of a kind, and although not an outstanding player technically, Chris Holmes has a unique tone and style of playing. "Wild Child" is probably my favorite W.A.S.P. song, period, but all of the first eight tracks are great. "Ballcrusher" and "Jack Action" are kinda dumb lyrically, but both rock without question, as does "Blind In Texas." I really like the ominous, slow plod of "Widowmaker" as well. Of the last two songs, "Running Wild In the Streets" is forgettable, and "Sex Drive" is this album's equivalent to "School Daze," that one glaringly stupid song that keeps the disc from being a start-to-finish classic.


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