No new W.A.S.P. songs for follow up to ‘Golgotha’ as Blackie Lawless too busy with ‘Reidolized’ album
Lawless was asked whether he has had time to write new material to follow up W.A.S.P.‘s Golgotha album released back in 2015. Lawless advised: “No. There are now new songs ready at the moment. Because working on CRIMSON, it took so much time to do, and it was an insane lot of work to do.”
In terms of whether it was more comfortable this time to record The Crimson Idol songs for Reidolized, Lawless stated: “It was hard in a different way this time, because like I said, the first thing we wanted to do was… all right. You take an iconic record and if any artist does this. If they have made an iconic record, the first thing people are going to say is, “Why?” Okay. The answer to that question was contractual. We could not get the right to do it for the film. So, we said, okay. Then we’ll redo it. So, then you say it yourself, “Can we do it as good as we did it before?” That became a challenge. Because the one thing that I quickly discovered that first night, when we listened to the original tapes, that I hadn’t listened to for 25 years. It made my back stiffen because I realized how much emotion was on those tracks and I thought, “Oh boy! How are we going to do this?”
Because the reason that emotion was on that record the first time, is because it’s like method acting. You get into the character, and you stay there, which made me crazy when I was finished with it. I didn’t really want to do that again, but I had to get into this one advantage. There is a couple of benefits to doing it this time. The equipment that we were using is almost the same equipment as we used them. But mixing in computers makes things a little bit easier. I mean, we still record on two-inch tape the way we used to. But we take everything from the two-inch tape and then we put it in an in Pro Tools and mix it there. So that’s easier. But I’ve had 25 years to live with this character now. When you hear the vocals that I did on this, there is a little more action going on this time. Because I understand the character better than I did the first time I did it. So, you’re going to hear a little bit of difference in the vocals. Not dramatically different, more intense in the parts that need to be intense. So that was an advantage, because like I said I’ve had 25 years to get familiar with that character. So that became a significant advantage that I didn’t have the first time.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Lawless at Metal Rules.