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Twisted Sister: 'Big Hits And Nasty Cuts'

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David Nesteby By David Nesteby on
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1992 was the year of this great ‘Twisted Sister' release. The Album had 16 of the bands best hits from the 80's.

‘We're Not Gonna Take It' began this hits collection, which happened to be the most memorable track of all of their songs. It is followed by, ‘I Wanna Rock', another of the bands greatest that made them legends of their day. These two hits are great to kick off any party.

My favorite song from this release was ‘I Am (I'm Me)'. This song was originally released in 1983, and was a hit from that years release title ‘You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll'. It is definitely a great classic.

‘The Price' is #4, and reminds me of April Wine and The Scorpions mixed. A slower song for this bands style, yet a very excellent song. I am often caught daydreaming to this one. This track was originally released in 1984 on the ‘Stay Hungry' album.

The #5 track, ‘You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll' was the bread and butter of the same titled release from 1983, and quickly jump started this band to fame. The next track emphasized on their success from this classic release, as it aided the band fame, with a fiery twisted romp, ‘The Kids Are Back'. Both of these 1983 tracks are the stuff legends are made of. This album, "you Can't Stop Rock N' Roll, was not the first, but perhaps the best of their day.

The next four tracks, the #7 song ‘Shoot ‘Em Down', #8 ‘Under The Blade', #9 ‘I'll Never Grow Up Now!', and #10 ‘Bad Boys (Of Rock N' Roll)', are songs that helped the band get noticed. They are all songs from the first ‘Twisted Sister' release titled ‘Under The Blade, released in the USA in 1979, and again in the UK in 1982.

The #11 track, ‘What You Don't Know Sure Can Hurt You (live Version)' was recorded live at the Marquee Club in London, as a flip side on the 12" single of the bands hit ‘The Kids Are Back'. This song is a great addition to this greatest hits collectors item, that can be found in most true ‘Rock' collections.

The #12, #13, #14, #15, and #16 songs were all recorded live at the Marquee, and each was a track worth adding to the mix. ‘Destroyer' is first, a title from the ‘I Am (I'm Me) flip side released in the UK. The next is ‘Tear It Loose', followed by ‘Run For Your Life' and ‘It's Only Rock N' Roll', each being a sample of the bands live inhibitions. These songs all have a lot of drums and electric guitar, the way we all like it, ‘LIVE!'

The last hit on this great classic collection is the song originally on the flip side of their 7" single, ‘You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll'. This hit blasts away from the spirit of the 80's with one of the bands ‘Worst' if they had a bad one. This is the least favorite of mine, and is placed appropriately at the end of the list. !5/16 songs worth listening to on one release. Wow! I really think this one kicks butt!