The Crimson Idol cd cover

W.A.S.P.

The Crimson Idol

My second favorite cd of all time! This concept album tells the story of the rise and fall of fictional Rock star, Johnathan Aaron Steel. From struggling for acceptance at home, through acheiving super stardom as a rock icon, only to realize that fame couldn't fill the void left by the absence of his mother's love. This album is beautifully written with the music expressing all of the emotion of the story that the lyrics are telling. Definitely W.A.S.P.s best work ever.
-- Scott

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Track Listing

  1. The Titanic Overture
  2. The Invisible Boy
  3. Arena Of Pleasure
  4. Chainsaw Charlie
  5. The Gypsy Meets The Boy
  6. Doctor Rockter
  7. I Am One
  8. The Idol
  9. Hold On To My Heart
  10. The Great Misconception Of Me

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Blackie Lawless
GUITAR: Bob Kulick
Blackie Lawless
BASS: Blackie Lawless
DRUMS: Frankie Banali

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Capitol Records
PRODUCED BY: Blackie Lawless
RELEASE YEAR: 1992
“We ache, we take, we wanna suck it up but damn the luck, reality asphyxiates.”