From Heavy Metal Hot Shots, December 1986
A Touch Of Madness
by (No Author Credited)
For every band there comes a moment of decision, the time when it becomes
clear if that group is destined for greatness or merely a footnote in the
rock history books. For W.A.S.P. that moment of decision is at hand.
Vocalist Blackie Lawless, guitarist Chris Holmes, drummer Steve Riley and
new bassist Johnny Rod know that with the release of their third LP,
Inside The Electric Circus, they stand at the crossroads of their career.
Will the band's blood and guts sound catapult them to the top of the metal
sweepstakes? Or will their often outrageous attitiude mire them in the
no-man's land of opening act anonymity? The ever confident Lawless feels he
knows the answer.
"We've learned a lot from what's gone down with us over the last couple of
years," Blackie said. "If you don't, you can be in big trouble. We want
really big success, and we're not ashamed to admit it. We know what we hae
to do to get it. No, we're not going to sell out to radio or MTV, but we
are going to tone down the image a bit. There isn't going to be any blood
from now on. That's in the past. Doing that got us the attention we wanted
intitally, but now it's time to move on."
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