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Happy Gameday Saturday

In honor of a weekend full of football (at least in my household) I thought I should post a video of Twisted Sister doing "Be Chrool to Your School." Then I thought the better of it and decided we should watch an entire TS show! Even better, the concert is from 1986! This is prime Twisted ya'll. The glory days. Enjoy your late summer weekend, Glam fans and friends!

Reader Comments (7)

WHile it's cool to that there is footage of the "Come Out & Play" tour, It's kind of sad to see how sad & limping Twisted was at this point. A band as experienced as they were,(over 2000+ performances before they got a record deal) should have easily hurdled finding major success on their 3rd record. Instead, the completely lost all of their street senses & went straight to being a cartoon. What a shame.

In 1981, a friend of mine from the east coast sent me a cassette (remember those?) of a live radio broadcast...(Now remember, they were a bar band at the time,,,How many bar bands get to do radio concerts?) Anyhow, the songs I heard blew me away, just really spoke to the way I felt... "Bad Boys Of Rock N' Roll", "Lady's Boy", "Rock & Roll Saviours", & one particular song "I'll Never Grow Up,Now!"... And when I saw the promo cover pic, I knew I had to see this band. So , 2 friends & I set out for New York, & we caught a weeks worth of TS gigs at Rockaway's,L'Amour's, Beggar's Opera, & the Fountain Casino. These guys blew my mind & blew me away... They were so authoritative & powerful onstage. They literally took the audience hostage. Sadly all of that is lost in that later concert.they look tired. Here's when Twisted REALLY kicked ass... w/ "Fast Joey Brighton" on drums. R.I.P. Brother.
September 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Wow Ace, Flo & Eddie. Talk about a flashback! That was really cool.Just raw,ballsy no frills rock.
September 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Gary, Yeah... They were a Rock & Roll MACHINE at that point.
Absolutely unstoppable. (or so it seemed.) Here they are at the peak of their raw power. Their first big gig NOT as a clubland headliner regional favorite, but as an opening act in front of a hostile crowd. And look how beautifully Dee handled the assholes. And... If there is a more lyrically perfect summation of the glam rock state of mind, than "Bad Boys of Rock & Roll", I don't know what it is. This is the one tune out there I always say "I WISH I had written that". Enjoy, SMF's.
September 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace my friend, not that you need me to back you up, but I'll do it anyway...I grew up in Jersey, and can attest to what an amazing powerhouse Twisted Sister was from about 1979 to 1983. they absolutely positively did not give a crap if people didn't like them. They'd meet them in the parking lot and kick their asses if they had to. They played with such ferocity and attitude back then. It's ironic that their breakthrough album was called "Stay Hungry" because once fame finally came their way, they were anything but hungry after that. By 1986 they were already in freefall mode. Fortunately, being the old NJ SMF I am, I have lots of bootlegs from their real glory days to keep me satisfied.
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Bob, You speak the truth. I've never seen another band so completely dominate a stage, Scene or region the way Twisted did. That Club era for them was a once in a lifetime event. What I aw & learned seeing them in that environment was the template for how I went about business w/ my own band. I'm still carrying that old SMF friends of Twisted Sister card in my wallet.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
football season is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nuff said...and oh yea
September 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Der, DJ. But, You Can't Stop Rock & Roll!
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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