Chris Laney would like to get last two albums from Randy Piper’s Animal re-released

Chris Laney would like to get last two albums from Randy Piper’s Animal re-released

Pretty Maids keyboardist Chris Laney was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast. Laney was part of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper‘s band Randy Piper’s Animal for a number of years starting in 2004 and during that time, the group released two albums Violent New Breed (2006) and Virus (2008).

Track List for Violent New Breed:
01. Violent New Breed
02. Morning After
03. Hey You
04. Eye of The Storm
05. Turn And Walk Away
06. Animal In Me
07. Hellchild
08. Salt
09. In The Mirror
10. B.O.O.M

Track List for Virus:
01. Cardiac Arrest
02. Can’t Stop
03. Don’t Wanna Die
04. Crying Eagle
05. Unnatural High
06. Judgement Day
07. Who’s Next?
08. Zombie
09. Shoot To Kill
10. L.U.S.T.

With respect to his time in Randy Piper’s Animal, Laney indicated (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast with slight edits): “I got his album called 900 lb Steam and it was horrible. It was mixed in mono and it sounded like someone recorded it on their iPhone. I sent an e-mail to his manager and told him that I can’t see my idols this way. I told him I’d gladly remix it for free. Piper called me up and we talked. I recorded a demo of one of his songs to show him how it would sound. Eventually they fired their band and reached out to work with me. I wrote two albums for them, Violent New Breed and Virus. It’s like W.A.S.P. but a little more melodic. I am really proud of these albums. The only thing is it all ended in a bad way. Piper and I haven’t spoken in like five years. The label that released these went bankrupt so you can’t get them on CD. I would like to get on speaking terms with Piper because I want to re-release them. I don’t know what he is up to these days, but I heard he is sober, which is a good thing. I hope his health is good now, because when we were working together he was drinking like 19 beers a day. Piper was a big part of the W.A.S.P. sound. He wasn’t the songwriter, but his guitar playing and background vocals were really important. I love that first W.A.S.P. album, that’s my favorite.”

You can listen to the interview with Chris Laney by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below:

Randy Piper’s Animal performing live at Palladino’s in Tarzana, California on April 11, 2014: