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Twisted Sister Reflect on '30'

Am I crazy, or does the new Twisted Sister song "30" sound country? The song is on the Stay Hungry 25th anniversary reissue package. Honestly, just listen for yourself. I'll review the reissue in a couple days...but I really want your reactions to this new track.

Reader Comments (17)

Does it sound country?? I'm not gettin' that, haha...

But I really like the video too!
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
it has more of classic 50's Chuck Berry vibe, not country! Back in their club days, they used to do Chuck Berry,Little Richard,etc. covers.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
Of course it sounds country, the other contestants helped him write it on Gone Country. He said on Eddie Trunk.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Yeah, it does have a "modern country" vibe to it (though I don't consider "modern country" true country). I had the thought that perhaps he wrote it during his stint on "Gone Country," which Michael mentioned.

And I'm not too crazy about the song. I much prefer their 1998 reunion song, "Heroes Are Hard To Find."
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
No matter what they do, it can't match the old stuff, that's why they don't do new albums.

this is surely the last time they will find a way to sell me 'Stay Hungry'. Except for the limited edition that comes with a DVD, and the time they decide to play it all live, and release a CD/DVD combo, and....
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
God, how I wish they'do a new album in veins of "30"!! Raock'n'Roll as it should sound!
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZB
Thank god. Vince and I were sitting around listening to it yesterday saying it sounded Country. Also I really wish they had of gone to the old school TS video with the Dad and the Teen.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB
It's not country. It's just a blues based hard rock song and not teh heavy metal they used to play, even the voice isn't the same, let's face it the guy is over fifty y.o. When you take the "edge" from the original old songs they'd be sounding something like that.It's an ok song I think and they know they don't sound the same and that's why they don't make a new record.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
That song and video are both silly. there is no other word to describe them. The song is NOT good, they look terrible, and neither should have been released.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterme
The song was penned by Dee and two well-known Nashville songwriters on the CMT show "Gone Country." Buyers of the new Stay Hungry reissue beware! Disc one has a major manufacturing flaw with abnormally low levels. I have received a response from Rhino Records and they are aware of the problem. Instructions on how to receive a replacement disc are posted on the Stay Hungry description page on the official Rhino website.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny
snooooooooooozzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeee. Pretty boring!!
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
Info on how to claim a new copy of the TS reissue if you have a damaged disc:

"On the evening of July 2nd, we learned the entire inventory of Disc 1 of TWISTED SISTER's 'Stay Hungry' 25th anniversary set has an audio problem. We had originally been told it was limited to a few thousand and had posted a message to our fans immediately as to how to exchange for a replacement CD."

Commented guitarist Jay Jay French: "TWISTED SISTER fans are among the most dedicated fans in the world. Everything we have ever done has been focused on giving to you, our fans, the highest levels of concert experiences and recorded product. We go to great lengths to produce CDs and DVDs with the sole intent of making our fans happy and proud to say that they are part of the TWISTED SISTER family.

"We spent a full year (and 24 previous years) working towards our 'Stay Hungry' reissue. Our goal was to create a truly special event with fan ownership of this package.

"To say that the band is upset and disappointed would be the understatement of the year. Please know that we are working through the weekend with Rhino to address this problem."

For more information on how to receive a replacement disc, visit
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
i have to go with lajustice77's opinion. Its one of those 50's rock and roll vibe. I dont think its country.

holla from Malaysia.
July 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBenign
Dee has stated in interviews that it started out as a country song that Twisted Sister then rocked up so it's not surprising that people might hear a hint of country in the song, but I think of it more as a traditional rock and roll number as others have stated here. speaking as somebody who has followed the band since about 1980, and somebody for whom 30 is also many years in the rear view mirror, I like the song a whole lot. Sure, the lyrics are a little silly, but the right sentiment is there. the line at the end "We can go all night with the help of pharmaceuticals" shows that they're not afraid to poke a little fun at themselves, which I think is very cool.
July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Awesome song! Can't wait to see them at Rock Gone Wild!!
July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTroy
I don't think it's a bad song - any new Twisted Sister music is better than none at all! It shows respect for their legacy without completely taking the nostalgia route.
July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGator
Great playing buy the tag team guitarists! The vibe goes back to "Be Cruel to Your School" but this song alot better...And ANYTHING is better than Christmas music!!!!
July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow

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