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Twisted Sister

Also known as Twisted Sisters, Twister Sisters
Members of Twisted Sister: A. J. Pero, Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Jay Jay French, Joey Brighton, Joey Franco, Mark Mendoza (2), Rich Teeter, Tony Petri
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.twistedsister.com/

Discography of Twisted Sister:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
2 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
3 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
4 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 15 Track list 1992 Atlantic
5 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982 Secret
6 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
7 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 14 Track list 1992 Atlantic
8 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
9 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
10 I Am (I'm Me) 2 Track list 1983
11 Ruff Cutts 4 Track list 1982 Secret
12 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
13 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1986 Atlantic
14 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
15 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982 Secret
16 I'll Never Grow Up, Now! / Under The Blade 2 Track list 1979 Twisted Sister Records
17 Bad Boys (Of Rock N' Roll) 2 Track list 1980 Twisted Sister Records
18 The Price 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
19 Leader Of The Pack 3 Track list 1985 Atlantic
20 You Want What We Got 4 Track list 1986 Atlantic
21 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
22 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985
23 We're Not Gonna Take It! 10 Track list 1999 BMG Special Products
24 We're Not Gonna Take It / You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
25 I Wanna Rock / We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984
26 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
27 We're Not Gonna Take It 4 Track list 1984 Atlantic
28 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 13 Track list 2006 Demolition Records
29 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
30 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
31 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
32 We're Not Gonna Take It! 10 Track list 1999 BMG Special Products
33 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
34 You Want What We Got 2 Track list 1986 Atlantic
35 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
36 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
37 I Wanna Rock 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
38 We're Not Gonna Take It & Other Hits 10 Track list 2001 Flashback Records
39 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982 Secret
40 Stay Hungry 11 Track list
41 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
42 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
43 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
44 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
45 Stay Hungry 10 Track list 1984
46 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 2007 Recall 2cd
47 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987
48 You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll 4 Track list 1983 Atlantic
49 The Kids Are Back 4 Track list 1983 Atlantic
50 I Wanna Rock 3 Track list 1984 Atlantic
51 I Am (I'm Me) 4 Track list 1983 Atlantic
52 Still Hungry 18 Track list 2007-02-20 Armoury Records (2)
53 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
54 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987
55 Twist Of The Wrist 2 Track list Chealsea Record
56 We're Not Gonna Take It 4 Track list 1984 Atlantic
57 We're Not Gonna Take It & Other Hits 10 Track list 2001 Flashback Records
58 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
59 We're Not Gonna Take It And Other Hits 10 Track list 2001 Flashback Records
60 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1985
61 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
62 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
63 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
64 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
65 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1990 Atlantic
66 Still Hungry 18 Track list 2004-08-24
67 I Wanna Rock 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
68 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
69 The Kids Are Back 2 Track list 1983
70 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982
71 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
72 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
73 A Twisted Christmas Live 14 Track list 2007 Razor & Tie
74 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 15 Track list 1992 Atlantic
75 Under The Blade 10 Track list 2009-09-23 Atlantic
76 Stay Hungry 12 Track list 2009-09-23
77 Stay Hungry 32 Track list 2009
78 A Twisted Christmas 12 Track list 2006 Demolition Records
79 We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
80 Under The Blade 10 Track list 2006 Demolition Records
81 Under The Blade 24 Track list 2011-05-30
82 Live At Hammersmith 16 Track list 1995 SPV Recordings
83 Under The Blade 11 Track list 1985
84 Limited Edition Interview Picture Disc 2 Track list Baktabak
85 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985
86 The Price 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
87 You Want What We Got 2 Track list 1986 Atlantic
88 Love Is For Suckers 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
89 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
90 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
91 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
92 The Video Years 22 Track list 2007 Warner Music Vision
93 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 2007 Music For Nations
94 Live At The Marquee Club 16 Track list 2011-09-00
95 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982
96 Love Is For Suckers 14 Track list 1999 Spitfire Records
97 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 3 Track list 1983 Atlantic
98 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987
99 Stay Hungry (25th Anniversary Edition) 32 Track list 2009
100 The Price 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
101 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
102 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
103 Live At The Astoria 32 Track list 2008 DVE
104 I Wanna Rock 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
105 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 13 Track list 2011 Back On Black
106 Never Say Never...Club Daze Volume II 13 Track list 2001
107 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 2011-02-21
108 You Can't Stop Twisted Sister! 13 Track list Langley
109 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982
110 The Video Years 22 Track list 2007 Rhino Records (2)
111 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1985 Secret
112 Club Daze Volume 1 - The Studio Sessions 13 Track list 2011-01-24
113 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 15 Track list 1992
114 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 14 Track list 1992 Atlantic
115 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 1995 CMC International Records
116 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts - The Best Of 13 Track list 1992 Atlantic
117 Quiero Rock "I Wanna Rock" 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
118 Quiero Rock "I Wanna Rock" 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
119 No Lo Vamos A Tomar "We're Not Gonna Take It" 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
120 I Am (I'm Me) 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
121 We're Not Gonna Take It And Other Hits 10 Track list 2001 Flashback Records
122 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
123 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
124 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
125 Live In New York 2004 18 Track list 2004 Upperclass Entertainment
126 Stay Hungry - Come Out And Play 27 Track list 2004 Not On Label (Twisted Sister)
127 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
128 Interview 2 Track list Tell Tales
129 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
130 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1999 Spitfire Records
131 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
132 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
133 Come Out And Play 11 Track list Spitfire Records
134 We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
135 I Wanna Rock 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
136 We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
137 The Price 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
138 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 13 Track list Spitfire Records
139 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 2001
140 Under The Blade 14 Track list back on black
141 Club Daze Volume II - Live In The Bars 13 Track list 2001 Spitfire Records
142 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1989-06-10 Atlantic
143 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 1994 Music For Nations
144 A Fucking Nightmare 9 Track list 1984 Evil Records (5)
145 Monsters Of Rock - Castle Donington 10 Track list 1983 Not On Label
146 Il Grande Rock 10 Track list 1991
147 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
148 I Am (I'm Me) 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
149 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
150 I Wanna Rock 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
151 Club Daze Vol. 1 - The Studio Sessions 13 Track list 1999 Spitfire Records
152 The Kids Are Back 2 Track list 1983
153 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1982
154 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
155 I Am (I'm Me) 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
156 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
157 Be Chrool To Your Scuel 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
158 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
159 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 14 Track list 1992 Atlantic
160 I'll Never Grow Up, Now! / Under The Blade 2 Track list 1979 Twisted Sister Records
161 Stay Hungry 9 Track list Atlantic
162 A Fucking Nightmare 9 Track list Evil Records (5)
163 Special Guest 14 Track list 1984 Macho Records (3)
164 Twisted Forever-A Tribute To Twisted Sister 3 Track list 2001 Koch Records
165 Twisted Forever: A Tribute To The Legendary Twisted Sister 16 Track list 2001 Koch Records
166 The Essentials 12 Track list 2002-09-17 Atlantic
167 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
168 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 2011 Back On Black
169 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
170 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985-11-05 Specialty Records Corporation
171 We're Not Gonna Take It! 10 Track list 1999 BMG Special Products
172 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985
173 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
174 Love Is For Suckers 15 Track list 2006 Demolition Records
175 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
176 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 13 Track list 2011-01-24
177 Love Is For Suckers 15 Track list 2011-02-21
178 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 15 Track list 1992 Atlantic
179 Still Hungry 18 Track list 2011-05-30
180 Bad Boys (Of Rock N' Roll) 3 Track list 1985-05-22 Specialty Records Corporation
181 Under The Blade 9 Track list 1985 Secret
182 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
183 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1986 Atlantic
184 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 13 Track list 2011 Armoury Records
185 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
186 You Want What We Got 3 Track list 1986-01-14 Specialty Records Corporation
187 You Want What We Got 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
188 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
189 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
190 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1998 Moon Records (2)
191 Club Daze Volume II - Live In The Bars 13 Track list 2012-05-28
192 Live At Hammersmith 18 Track list 2012-05-28
193 Under The Blade 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
194 Stay Hungry, 1984 Uncut Live At San Bernardino 11 Track list 2009-06-30 Callner Shapiro
195 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
196 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
197 Bone Idol 14 Track list 1985 Not On Label
198 I Wanna Rock – The Ultimate Twisted Sister Collection 18 Track list 2005 WEA
199 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 3 Track list 1983 Atlantic
200 I Am (I'm Me) 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
201 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 Atlantic
202 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
203 Hot Love 2 Track list 1987 Atlantic
204 You Want What We Got / Shoot 'Em Down 2 Track list 1986 Atlantic
205 Live At Wacken - The Reunion 41 Track list 2005 Hellion Records
206 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
207 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
208 You Cant Stop Rock N Roll 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
209 The Kids Are Back 2 Track list 1983 Atlantic
210 Interview 2 Track list Not On Label
211 Live At Wacken, The Reunion 35 Track list 2003 Eagle Vision
212 Come Out And Play 4 Track list 1985 Atlantic Video
213 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden 28/3 1986 14 Track list Not On Label
214 Love Is For Suckers Demos 19 Track list Not On Label
215 Stay Hungry 12 Track list 1984 Pioneer Artists
216 You Want What We Got 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
217 Leader Of The Pack 2 Track list 1985 Atlantic
218 A Twisted Christmas Live - A December To Remember 14 Track list 2007
219 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1983 Atlantic
220 You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll 10 Track list 1984 Atlantic
221 The Kids Are Black 4 Track list 1983 Atlantic
222 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985 Atlantic
223 SMF 8 Track list 1984 SMF
224 Fighting For The Rockers 13 Track list 2014-02-28 Parallel Lines
225 Under The Blade 15 Track list 2011-02-23 Armoury Records (2)
226 Dee Meant It! 10 Track list Not On Label
227 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984 Atlantic
228 Love Is For Suckers 10 Track list 1987 EMI-Valentim De Carvalho
229 Rockwave Festival - Athens, Greece - July 9, 2005 16 Track list Not On Label (Twisted Sister)
230 For All You S.M.F. 10 Track list Rock Solid
231 Frankfurt '84 9 Track list 1984 Not On Label (Twisted Sister)
232 You Can't Stop Rock At Donnington 11 Track list Not On Label (Twisted Sister)
233 Motherfuckers 13 Track list Not On Label (Twisted Sister)
234 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts 14 Track list 1992 Atlantic
235 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 2008
236 Come Out And Play 10 Track list 1985
237 The Video Years 22 Track list 2007 Rhino Records (4)
238 The Kids Are Back 2 Track list 1983
239 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic
240 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1989 Atlantic
241 Stay Hungry 11 Track list 1984
242 Live At Wacken - The Reunion 41 Track list 2005 Drakkar Records
243 We're Not Gonna Take It 2 Track list 1984 Atlantic
244 Live At The Astoria 32 Track list 2008 DVE
245 Interview Disc 4 Track list 1984 Red Door
246 Come Out And Play 11 Track list 1985 Atlantic
247 Stay Hungry 9 Track list 1984 Atlantic

Legendary American heavy metal band from Long Island. Although the band was formed by guitarist Jay Jay French in December 1972, all of their songs were written by Dee Snider from 1976 onward. The soon to be named Twisted Sister was formed after Jay Jay French was added following auditions in the 'band house' located in Ho-Ho-Kus New Jersey in late December 1972. Manhattan resident John Segall (Jay Jay French) auditioned and was asked to join the 'glitter band' Silver Star. Silver Star was the creation of the drummer Mel Anderson (Mell Star) as the New Jersey version of the [a=New York Dolls]. At the same time as Silver Star/Twisted Sister was created, Mell Star's brother, Al Anderson, was the guitar player for [a=Bob Marley & The Wailers]. Jay Jay hated the name Silver Star and pushed to have it changed. On Valentine's Day in February 1973 Silver Star changed its name to Twisted Sister. The band found work immediately and started playing 6 nights a week (mostly in the same club for the entire week). They secured a residency at the Mad Hatter in East Quogue, NY for the summer of 1973 and played 105 nights from Memorial Day to Labor day. By December 1974, when this first version of the band broke up, Jay Jay had already played nearly 600 nights and about 3,000 performances as the band played 5 x 40 minutes shows per night, each with costume changes, some ending as late as 8 am the following morning. The second version of the band changed lead singers (Rick Prince) and guitar player (Keith Angel) and continued for a couple of months into 1975 before singer Rick Prince failed to show up for a rehearsal. In the third lineup change, Jay Jay the took over the lead vocal chores and management duties. The band split up after Labor Day weekend 1975. In October 1975 the fourth version of the band started to play the club circuit. Jay Jay hired a former high school friend of Eddie Ojeda, who joined as co-lead singer and second guitarist, and got drummer Kevin John Grace after reading an ad that Kevin put in the Village Voice. Bass guitarist Kenny Neill (Kenneth Harrison Neill) remained and completed the lineup. The band followed a glam rock direction. They played at local clubs but floundered in relative anonymity. In February 1976, at the suggestion of the band's agent, Kevin Brenner, Jay Jay was told that the band could only go so far without being able to play [a=Led Zeppelin] cover songs and urged Jay Jay to hire Danny Snider (Dee Snider). This version lasted 6 weeks before version seven began on April 1st, 1976 with new drummer Tony Petri, the group took a heavier musical direction. At this point, the bands popularity began to soar as the band, especially Dee and Jay Jay started to talk (rap) to the audience about current topics of the day between songs. The band went though three more line up changes between 1979 and 1982. Drummer Joey Brighton replaced Tony Petri, former [a=Dictators, The] drummer Richie Teeter replaced Brighton and finally AJ Pero replaced Teeter. The band started its own t-shirt company and record label. They released two singles which eventually made it over to the UK and caught the attention of Martin Hooker, the president of indie label Secret Records. In June 1982, the group released its first EP, "Ruff Cuts", on the Secret Records label. This was followed shortly by their first studio album, Under the Blade, produced by [a=Pete Way (2)] of [a=UFO (5)]. Around this time, Twisted Sister updated its feminized image with a more grotesque look that distinguished them from other glam metal bands of the era. The group was now regarded more as a weird-looking heavy metal band because its look and music, although still reminiscent of pop/glam styles, were growing closer to heavy metal's leather and chains image. After an appearance on the music TV program The Tube, Atlantic Records approached the band and signed them. Their first LP under Atlantic, "You Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll", produced by Stuart Epps, was released in 1983 and included the UK #19 hit "I Am (I'm Me)". International fame came for Twisted Sister when the band's third LP, "Stay Hungry", hit the stores on May 10, 1984. "Stay Hungry" sold more than two million copies by the summer of 1985, and went on to sell more than three million in subsequent years. It remains the band's biggest success. On November 9th, 1985, the band released its fourth studio album, "Come Out And Play", produced by Dieter Dierks. It was not nearly as successful as its predecessor, although it did earn the band a gold album for sales of 500,000 copies. After the tour, Pero left to rejoin Cities. He was replaced by ex-Good Rats drummer Joey 'Seven' Franco. In 1986, Snider embarked on a solo project, reportedly approaching future [a=Iron Maiden] guitarist Janick Gers, but this did not work out. Snider then recorded an album with Franco programming the drum machine and featuring several session musicians such as Reb Beach on guitar and Kip Winger (just before they formed Winger) and Steve Whiteman of Kix. Atlantic Records refused to release it unless it was labeled as a Twisted Sister album. So, on August 13th, 1987 "Love Is for Suckers" made its debut. On October 12th, 1987, almost two months after the release of "Love Is For Suckers", Snider left the band, the record label cancelled its contract, and Twisted Sister disbanded. The public announcement of the band's demise came in January 1988. After the band's break-up, former members were involved in different projects: Snider formed Desperado, [a=Widowmaker (2)], and [a=Dee Snider's Sick Mutha Fuckers]. He also wrote and starred in the movie "Strangeland". Ojeda went on to join Scarecrow and then formed Prisoners Of War. Both projects were unsuccessful. He also worked as a session guitarist and guitar instructor. French stopped performing except for some guest appearances. He formed French Management and produced the alternative metal band Sevendust's first self-titled album. Mendoza briefly joined Blackfoot. Then he worked as a producer and manager. He also occasionally pursued solo projects. Pero was involved in several projects and subsequently toured with [a=Dee Snider's Sick Mutha Fuckers]. Franco worked as a session drummer and played with Snider's [a=Widowmaker (2)]. In June 2006, the band announced that they had signed with the American record label Razor and Tie to release a final CD with heavy metal Christmas music called "A Twisted Christmas". The CD was released on October 17th, 2006, and was a commercial success. The group is still together and occasionally makes small tours around the world, in full makeup. Before each of these mini-tours, they performed as Bent Brother, practicing its set and appearing without makeup, usually at reduced ticket prices. Former Twisted Sister drummer Richard Teeter, who had played with the band from 1980 to 1981, died of esophageal cancer on April 12th, 2012.

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