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Long Island, Bahamas (1973 – 1987, 1997 – present)

Twisted Sister is an American band from Long Island popularized in comedic music videos on the television channel MTV in the . Although formed as a David Bowie-inspired band by guitar player Jay Jay French in 1973, the band’s style shifted to a more strident, aggressive -influenced sound when frontman Dee Snider joined the band and took over songwriting, leading to the creation of fan-favorite songs such as “I Wanna Rock”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and “Under The Blade”.

They fused the shock tactics of Alice Cooper and W.A.S.P., the rebellious mood of the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’, the biker-culture style of early Judas Priest, and the extravagant makeup of Kiss. Dee Snider’s outfits resulted in his nickname as “the best dressed woman in rock n roll” (which he embraces). Often misconceived as a simple glam group, as the makeup used on the band (Snider especially) reminds fans of horror films, Twisted Sister’s music is a lot more hard hitting, with lyrics focusing on rebellion, anger, violence, and pride in rock n roll versus more traditional love songs or purely happy lyricism.

For example, the aforementioned “Under The Blade” focused on the fear of surgery and being hospitalized. However, the band’s fifth album, ‘Love Is For Suckers’ (originally intended by Dee Snider to be a solo record), was classic metal that drew heavy influence from 80s styles. To this day, members of the band do not feel ‘Love Is For Suckers’ to be a true Twisted Sister album.

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  • florentinha

    Love Is For Suckers

    26 Oct 5:32pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Stay Hungry!!

    5 Sep 3:33pm Reply
  • dva2yxa

    HaHaHaYoureDead, выглядит он как баб-яга, и это заябись. а у нас "гусские ракеры" все такие интилехентныя, пафосные, сурьёзные аж пиздец. и музыка гавно, и с мусорами-попами чуть ли не спят. а матернуться в песне - ай-яй-яй, какая безнравственность и аморальность) все сука "духовные" такие, "православные" блеать. как сказал хой - нашим "гусским" рокерам не хватало прикола, бунтарства и естесственной человечности. "великей смысел зато в текстах", блеать говнари ёбаные.

    21 Aug 11:55am Reply
  • EmoCrewWatching

    ну хуй знает

    16 Aug 6:16pm Reply
  • Lsm1995

    If Dee Snider says they're no glam metal, I say they do hair metal

    13 Aug 12:00pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    ебать, ди снайдер выглядит страшнее шер

    20 Jul 1:56pm Reply
  • D1MA16

    Старые добрые песни

    16 Jun 7:00pm Reply
  • TheRealDBF

    The only proper hair metal album they did was Love is for Suckers.

    26 May 12:13pm Reply
  • vhsoares

    I wanna rock!

    25 May 2:48am Reply
  • Pedrodoon

    Uma fabrica de hinos do Rock, você não conhece Rock se não conhece TS kkk

    14 May 3:26am Reply
  • laurahgr

    rock

    1 May 10:42pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Twisted Sister

    17 Apr 12:56pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    полное говно, тут даже комментировать нечего

    20 Mar 1:22pm Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Rock!!

    19 Feb 2:17pm Reply
  • DunkeIheit

    It's that time of the year again, time to listen to A Twisted Christmas.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    I love "A Twisted Christmas".

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • antix91

    Long live sister Snider

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • XenoChist

    Боря Моисеев менее педиковат, чем ети хуесасы

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Twisted Sister

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    I WANNA ROCK! [2]

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
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