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W.A.S.P.

The Neon God Part 1 - The Rise

Lawless still has one of the most unique voices in rock and the man knows how to write a song. Itís hard to ignore the similarity between Neon God and Crimson Idol, in not only name, but in music and theme too. The story of a boy who didnít get the love from his parents but grows up looking for acceptance and ends up finding fame and followers instead. Musically itís also more of the same. A lot of soft guitar intros and whispered vocals that boil over into power chords, big Banali drum rolls and Blackie once again mournfully screaming for love. Despite the familiarity of it all, or hell, maybe because of it, I really like this album. W.A.S.P. has returned to what they do best. If you liked the Crimson Idol, youíll like The Neon God. --Scott
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Track Listing

  1. Overture
  2. Why Am I Here
  3. Wishing Well
  4. Sister Sadie (And The Black Habits)
  5. The Rise
  6. Why Am I Nothing?
  7. Asylum #9
  8. The Red Room Of The Rising Sun
  9. What I'll Never Find
  10. Someone To Love Me
  11. X.T.C. Riders
  12. Me & The Devil
  13. The Running Man
  14. The Raging Storm

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Blackie Lawless
GUITAR: Darrel Roberts
BASS: Mike Duda
DRUMS: Frankie Banali
KEYBOARDS: Blackie Lawless

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Sanctuary
PRODUCED BY: Blackie Lawless
RELEASE YEAR: 2004
“Now I know her dirty secret, but it doesn't bother me. As far as I'm concerned there is always room for three.”