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W.A.S.P. : The Sting (DVD)

I love W.A.S.P. . It's that simply written in my book. When it came down to explosive showmanship and steady delivery of heavy music or catchy tunes, you could always count on Blackie Lawless & Company.

This DVD was filmed at the Key Club in Los Angeles, California, back in 2001. Joining Blackie onstage is Chris Holmes on guitar, Mike Duda on bass & Stet Howland on drums. Filmed around the time of the Helldorado CD, the concert includes a good number of classic tracks as well as some choice numbers from that release. As I understand this was also a Webcast and I don't know whatever happened on that end since such a thing was often problematic in many cases. So given the limited amount of video material available to the general public as far as W.A.S.P. is concerned, I was truly glad to see this item released. There was talk a year or so ago about a re-release of their Videos compilation and the "Live At The Lyceum" concert on one single collection but it never surfaced and thus far no one in the W.A.S.P. camp has answered my inquiries to the reasons why. I recommend this item to the die-hard as well as the casual fan despite my listed gripes on the Bonus Features. It runs about 75 minutes and the sound of the band is for the most part crisp and tight. There are a couple of minor microphone flubs, but that is the soundboard fault, not the band's fault.

Track Listing
1. Heldorado
2. Inside The Electric Circus
3. Chainsaw Charlie
4. Wild Child
5. L.O.V.E. Machine
6. Animal
7. Sleeping In The Fire
8. Damnation Angels
9. Dirty Balls
10. The Real Me
11. I Wanna Be Somebody
12. Blind In Texas

Bonus Features
The Extras on the DVD are very lackluster, to the point of being depressing. There is a photo gallery with some stills from the performance. A Discography and weblinks. That's it. I really wish more attention was paid to this area of the DVD.

Added: February 26th 2005
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: WASP Nation
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Language: english

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