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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Twisted Forever

This tribute reminds you there were decent songwriters behind all that mascara.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


If you were alive and watching MuchMusic in the ’80s, you know who Twisted Sister are. And if you were a teenager, I bet you still know that whole “worthless and weak” spiel from their videos by heart.

Now, a decade later, some folks still remember that there were some decent heavy metal songwriters hiding behind all that mascara. Hence this tribute album featuring an eclectic roster of rockers playing homage to the mighty Dee Snider and co. You got your metal legends (Motörhead do Shoot ’Em Down), your popcore trendoids (Lit cover I Wanna Rock), your stoner-rockers (Fu Manchu saddle up for Ride to Live, Live to Ride), your rappers (Chuck D grooves to Wake Up The Sleeping Giant), your goth-metallists (Cradle of Filth rock The Fire Still Burns) and even Twisted Sister themselves, reuniting on a cover of AC/DC’s Sin City. OK, I get it — you can’t stop rock ’n’ roll. Just spare us the reunion tour, please.