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* AnthropomorphicVice: ''Thunderhead'' depicts heroin as a demonic entity that demands that those devoted to it utterly debase themselves for its amusement.



* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: ''Thunderhead'' depicts heroin as a demonic entity that demands that those devoted to it utterly debase themselves for its amusement.



* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: ''Thunderhead'' is sung from the pov of heroin.


* 2018 - ''ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)'' (A re-recording of ''The Crimson Idol'' to commemorate its 25th anniversary)

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* 2018 - ''ReIdolized ''Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)'' (A re-recording of ''The Crimson Idol'' to commemorate its 25th anniversary)



* BreakupBreakout: After leaving the band, former guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, created their own bands, Randy Piper's Animal (which later broke up and reformed as Where Angels Suffer) and Mean Man, respectively. While neither band has achieved the success of W.A.S.P., they've both developed followings.

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* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: ''Thunderhead'' is sung from the pov of heroin.

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* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: ''Thunderhead'' depicts heroin as a demonic entity that demands that those devoted to it utterly debase themselves for its amusement.


* ConceptAlbum: ''The Crimson Idol'' tells the story of fictional rock star Jonathan Steel.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''The Crimson Idol'' tells the story of fictional rock star Jonathan Steel.''Kill Fuck Die'' is one about sex and death.

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* GroinAttack: Blackie used to wear a codpiece on stage that had Roman candles shoot out sparks. One night it backfired and hit Blackie in the crotch with the force of a shotgun. He had to put a ''lot'' of ice on it, but other than that he was fine.
** Supposedly, while he was recovering backstage he said "We wouldn't have to do this shit [[TakeThatUs if we wrote better songs!]]"


* PowerBallad: "Forever Free", "Hold on to My Heart", "Evermore", "Miss You".

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* PowerBallad: "Forever Free", "Hold on to My Heart", "Evermore", "Heaven's Hung In Black", "Miss You".


* FunWithAcronyms: Band's name is a memorable example. However, two out of six of the songtitles are actual acronyms; those being "D.B. Blues" (Douchebag Blues) and "Rebel in the F.D.G." (Rebel in the Fucking Decadent Generation). Other two are {{Spelling Song}}s ("L.O.V.E. Machine" and "B.A.D."), one is a phone number ("9.5. - N.A.S.T.Y.") and one is a case of XtremeKoolLetterz ("X.T.C Riders").

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* FunWithAcronyms: Band's name is a memorable example. However, two out of six of the songtitles song titles are actual acronyms; those being "D.B. Blues" (Douchebag Blues) and "Rebel in the F.D.G." (Rebel in the Fucking Decadent Generation). Other two are {{Spelling Song}}s ("L.O.V.E. Machine" and "B.A.D."), one is a phone number ("9.5. - N.A.S.T.Y.") and one is a case of XtremeKoolLetterz ("X.T.C Riders").



* MoodDissonance: Due to W.A.S.P.'s themes getting darker album by album in the 90's, return-to-form album ''Helldorado'' with it's IntercourseWithYou songs and badboy attitude weren't taken well by fans.

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* MoodDissonance: Due to W.A.S.P.'s themes getting darker album by album in the 90's, return-to-form album ''Helldorado'' with it's IntercourseWithYou songs and badboy bad-boy attitude weren't taken well by fans.



* NotChristianRock: Songs like "My Wicked Heart" and "Babylon's Burning".

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* NotChristianRock: Songs like "My Wicked Heart" Heart", "Golgotha", and "Babylon's Burning".



* RecycledLyrics: ''The Headless Children'' contains a B-side entitled "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Some of the lyrics and the melody would later form the basis of "The Gypsy Meets the Boy" from ''The Crimson Idol''.

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* RecycledLyrics: RecycledLyrics / RearrangeTheSong: ''The Headless Children'' contains a B-side entitled "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Some of the lyrics and the melody would later form the basis of "The Gypsy Meets the Boy" from ''The Crimson Idol''.



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* 2018 - ''ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)'' (A re-recording of ''The Crimson Idol'' to commemorate its 25th anniversary)

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* TheUnfavourite: Jonathan Steel, the protagonist of ''The Crimson Idol'', is this to his parents (especially his father) who favor his older brother Michael. It only intensifies after Michael's tragic death.
-->I was the boy unwanted, a prisoner I'm born to them
-->My brother was the one, that couldn't do no wrong
-->And I was there dying in the shadow of him


* CoverVersion: They have covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane, "Burn" by Music/DeepPurple.

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* CoverVersion: They have covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane, "Burn" by Music/DeepPurple.


* CoverVersion: Band has covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane, "Burn" by Music/DeepPurple.

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* CoverVersion: Band has They have covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane, "Burn" by Music/DeepPurple.


* CoverVersion: Band has covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane.

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* CoverVersion: Band has covered [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint It Black"]], "[[Music/UriahHeep Easy Living]]", "[[Music/JethroTull Locomotive Breath]]", [[Music/TheWho "The Real Me"]], [[Music/LedZeppelin "When the Levee Breaks"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Whole Lotta Rosie"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], "[[Music/EltonJohn Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting]]", [[Music/DeepPurple "Burn"]] and "Promised Land" by Music/ChuckBerry, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Music/RayCharles, "Somebody to Love" by Music/JeffersonAirplane.Music/JeffersonAirplane, "Burn" by Music/DeepPurple.


%%* BadassBoast: "Widowmaker", "Mean Man".

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%%* * BadassBoast: "Widowmaker", "Mean Man".



%%%%* LoudnessWar: ''Helldorado'' album.

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%%%%* * LoudnessWar: ''Helldorado'' album.



%%%%* MoneySong: "Fistful of Diamonds" from ''The Last Command''.

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%%%%* * MoneySong: "Fistful of Diamonds" from ''The Last Command''.



%%%%* MurderBallad: "Jack Action".

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%%%%* * MurderBallad: "Jack Action".



%%%%* NotChristianRock: Songs like "My Wicked Heart" and "Babylon's Burning".

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%%%%* * NotChristianRock: Songs like "My Wicked Heart" and "Babylon's Burning".



%%%%* PowerBallad: "Forever Free", "Hold on to My Heart", "Evermore", "Miss You".
%%%%* ProtestSong: "Goodbye America" from ''Still Not Black Enough''.

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%%%%* * PowerBallad: "Forever Free", "Hold on to My Heart", "Evermore", "Miss You".
%%%%* * ProtestSong: "Goodbye America" from ''Still Not Black Enough''.



%%* SignsOfTheEndTimes: "Babylon's Burning"

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%%* * SignsOfTheEndTimes: "Babylon's Burning"



%%* SpellingSong: "B.A.D." and "L.O.V.E. Machine".
%%* SubduedSection: "Helldorado", "Blind in Texas".

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%%* * SpellingSong: "B.A.D." and "L.O.V.E. Machine".
%%* * SubduedSection: "Helldorado", "Blind in Texas".Texas".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Breathe" from ''Still Not Black Enough''.


* IWasQuiteALooker: Blackie Lawless has never been a heart throb exactly, but he was at least quite handsome in his [[http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/5753004/454full-blackie-lawless.jpg younger days]]. Fast forward to [[http://metalsucks.junipconcepts.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blackie-lawless-2014.jpg 2015]]...

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Blackie Lawless has never been a heart throb exactly, but he was at least quite handsome in his [[http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/5753004/454full-blackie-lawless.jpg younger days]]. Fast forward to [[http://metalsucks.junipconcepts.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blackie-lawless-2014.[[http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blackie-lawless-2014.jpg 2015]]...

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