W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

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Which are the best two tracks?

The Heretic (The Lost Child)
6
21%
The Real Me
1
4%
The Headless Children
5
18%
Thunderhead
1
4%
Mean Man
5
18%
The Neutron Bomber
0
No votes
Mephisto Waltz [instrmntl]
0
No votes
Forever Free
2
7%
Maneater
1
4%
Rebel in the F.D.G.
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

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W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby Metalchemyst » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:32 pm

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Wikipedia: The Headless Children was the first W.A.S.P. album to feature ex-Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and the last studio album to feature [Chris] Holmes for nearly a decade until he rejoined the band in late 1997.

Album charts
UK --- 08
Norway --- 13
Austria --- 19
Switz'd --- 19
Germany --- 22
USA --- 48
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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:06 pm

I went for The Heretic and Rebel in the FDG.
Was a great album and they were superb on the 1989 tour.
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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby houston4044 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:14 pm

Mean Man and Rebel in the FDG

Probably my favorite WASP album, was quite hard to pick the best tracks off the album

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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby gavdann » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 pm

I saw them at the Hammy Odeon on that tour but care nothing for WASP in 2019.

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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby kurrupo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:49 am

Went for Heretic and Mean Man. I really love this album and wasp in general. Feel like they get a bit of raw deal being lumped in with all the other hair bands as they certainly fall more into the metal side than glam. This is probably just about my favourite album of theirs. I also have to admit that I much prefer their version of The Real Me to the original Who version

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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby Tet » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:04 pm

The title track and "Forever free" for me. Arguably my favourite WASP album.
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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby varangian » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:54 pm

Great album, nice production job too, they weren't bad live either guess for many its the classic line up

Went for `The Heretic` and ` Thunderhead`, the latter has the great intro then that huge riff

For me it`s their most energetic album but I rate the Crimson Idol as their best, good second for me though

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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby lee1234 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:56 pm

This was the first WASP album I bought but as above I thought that 'The Crimson Idol' blew this (and all other albums) away.

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Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:15 pm

Headless Children and The Real Me. Great album.

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Re: W.A.S.P: The Headless Children - 30th Anniversary

Postby lordcatfish » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:43 pm

The Heretic and Forever Free. Pains me not to vote for Rebel, but the former is one of my favourite opening tracks from anyone, and the latter is one of my favourite ballads.