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“We Are Twisted F**king Sister” [Blu-ray] by Twisted Sister

Artist: Twisted Sister
Title: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister”
Eagle Vision
Release Date:
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Before I begin the discussion about this particular music history documentary, I must make the readership aware that I have been listening to the band Twisted Sister for a number of decades now and began my own personal journey with them around the time that the “Ruff Cuts” EP was released. Believe it or not I still have a copy of it somewhere in my collection of albums. That being said I was super interested in observing the documentary that Andrew Horn put together because it was not only going to give us insight from all of the band members that we know from the classic lineup, it would also get some insight from a former member or two and the people that worked closely alongside them at the very beginning.
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“Club Daze V1” (remaster) by Twisted Sister

Artist: Twisted Sister
Title: “Club Daze V1” (remaster)
Label: Armoury Records
Release Date: 1/25/2011
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4.25/5

If you are one of the new guard of Heavy Metal’s support structure then you most likely refer the name of the band Twisted Sister as “the band that does “We’re Not Gonna Take It” or “the guys with the crazy Heavy Metal Christmas album” that came out a couple of years ago. These days the band is only active a few times a year based on their individual members schedules and that makes listening to something historically relevant to their beginnings such as this re-release a very entertaining time. The bands early days and material were presented on the album “Club Daze” Volume 1 – The Studio Sessions” and this release originally hit the shelves in 1999 on the now defunct Spitfire Records. Fortunately the folks at Armoury Records have been re-releasing some of these vintage out of print items which is great since many were awesome to have in your Metal library. I reviewed the initial release and find my words still ring the same. I’ve edited that original narrative ever so slightly below.
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“Club Daze Vol.1: The Studio Sessions” by Twisted Sister

Artist: Twisted Sister
Title: “Club Daze V1”
Label: Spitfire Records
Release Date: 11/2/1999
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

It’s a sad fact that a majority of the world did not realize that Twisted Sister was a band long before the hit song “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. This song, which was released in 1990 on the “Stay Hungry” album was essentially featured on the group’s third album and there was so much music that was missed by the larger public. In dollars it did not matter for the album and songs included made them millionaires but in the music sense it was a shame that this material that pre-dated “Stay Hungry” was unavailable. I enjoyed Twisted Sister back in the day and remember searching Greenwich Village the day their very first album “Under The Blade” was released. Until that day, all I owned recording wise was a 4 song EP entitled “Ruff Cuts” and this is still a part of my collection to this very day. Spitfire Records gives us these impossible to find songs in one place on a collection that is an amazing part of Hard Rock history. Many of these songs were recorded before Twisted was even a signed band and these were released independently to the public. There was a lot of excellent stuff from this time period and now everyone stuff was excellent. This is a perfect CD for fans of pure Hard Rock and Roll done in its purest manner. Long-time fans of the group who might own some of this on now very old vinyl or cassette tapes will love the chance to hear “Come Back”, “Rock N Roll Saviors” and “Lady’s Boy” once again but on a cleaner and more produced release. Two of these tracks were from that classic vinyl EP “Ruff Cuts” but for some reason they cut the “Leader Of The Pack” rendition that was on this album. To this day I love the version of “Shoot ‘Em Down” from this album and can’t believe this was never a Rock Radio hit.
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