Let me start out by saying, Randy, thanks for the first W.A.S.P. albums, which I think are the best of the W.A.S.P. collection. Great guitar work on those records! “I Wanna Be Somebody,” “Love Machine,” “The Flame,” “Blind In Texas,” and “Wild Child” are some great songs! And let’s not forget that classic love song, “Animal (F*** Like A Beast). Once again, thank you.
Donnie Tranchina: So Randy, how has life after W.A.S.P. been? What are some of the other projects you’ve been involved in?
Randy Piper: Life is good - I’m really happy right now. I’ve traveled quite a bit since then, lived in a few different places, from LA to Florida, to the Midwest and Las Vegas and more. I like to go somewhere for a while, experience it, and then move on. I get bored if I stay too long anywhere, but I always love to travel.
Donnie Tranchina: Did you guys know when you were recording the first W.A.S.P. album, that it was going to blow so many people away?
Randy Piper: I think when you’re that close to it, and doing it every day, it’s not that big a surprise. You’re striving for it every day, day in and day out – it’s not like being on the other side when you just heard it the first time. In that respect, I’m really happy it’s done so well and had a lasting power. Thirty years later there’s a whole new generation listening and liking the music. It’s pretty cool. I’m glad to be part of it - thankful to be part of it.
Donnie Tranchina: From the first time I heard “I Wanna Be Somebody,” I remember saying to myself, “I like this; I like this a lot… great songs.” Are you still close with Blackie and Chris?
Randy Piper: The last time I saw Blackie was in Cincinnati, and he looked good and sounded great. Chris has worked with me on a couple of projects . . . MORE!
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