90's Music Challenge. 7 songs in 7 days that define the 1990's for me. Day 4.
After four quite brilliant albums, the band W.A.S.P. had some personnel problems, not the least being the forsaking of longtime guitarist Chris Holmes. Despite this, their new album in 1992 "The Crimson Idol" was a rock opera, a concept album that drew on the experiences and emotions of band leader Blackie Lawless to create 60+ minutes of majesty, and an album that spanned genres and theatre itself. Of all the brilliant songs that piece together here to make the story, the crowning glory was the song that describes Jonathon's record producer, Chainsaw Charlie. Combining brutal drumming, brilliant riffing and magnificent vocals, this song is as awesome today as it was on its release.
Song #4 is "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue" by W.A.S.P.