History Music / TwistedSister

20th Mar '18 4:03:11 PM Exxolon
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: The two above songs/videos were iconic, as was the band's trashy get-up. Other than that, most were hardly known by the mainstream public.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: The two above songs/videos were iconic, as was the band's trashy get-up. Other than that, those, most were of the bands other work was hardly known by the mainstream public.
20th Mar '18 4:01:58 PM Exxolon
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* AfraidOfDoctors: "Under the Blade", which Snider wrote inspired by Eddie Ojeda's throat surgery.

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* AfraidOfDoctors: "Under the Blade", which Snider wrote wrote, was inspired by Eddie Ojeda's throat surgery.
20th Mar '18 4:01:36 PM Exxolon
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Drummer A.J. Pero passed away in his sleep on March 20, 2015 while on tour with Adrenaline Mob and the band stated they would not continue on without Pero. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], previously of both bands stood in for Pero during their farewell shows in 2015 and 2016. The band played their last ever concert on November 12, 2016.

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Drummer A.J. Pero passed away in his sleep on March 20, 2015 while on tour with Adrenaline Mob and the band stated they would not continue on without Pero. him. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], previously of both bands bands, stood in for Pero during their farewell shows in 2015 and 2016. The band played their last ever concert on November 12, 2016.
20th Mar '18 4:01:04 PM Exxolon
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Twisted Sister is an American HeavyMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Their work fuses the shock tactics of Music/AliceCooper, the rebellious mood of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, and the extravagant image of glam rock bands such as the Music/NewYorkDolls and Music/{{KISS}}, notably the makeup. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Music/JudasPriest, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands. The band is generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work, although the band does not consider themselves to be so.

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. Twisted Sister's most well-known hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", both popularized by regular airplay on Creator/{{MTV}} in the 1980s. Many of the band's songs explore themes of parent vs. child conflicts and criticisms of the educational system.

''A Twisted Christmas'' is a Christmas album from Twisted Sister, released on October 17, 2006. The genesis of this album was the group was looking for something new to do. One of them mentitoned an idea for a Christmas album. Dee Snider said that he made "We're Not Gonna Take It" melody taken from "Come All Ye Faithful". Thus was born the idea of making metal versions of Christmas songs. Originally this album was going to be Twisted Sister's swan song but it was unexpectedly popular with fans and critics. They are currently working on a DVD.

Drummer A.J. Pero passed away in his sleep on March 20, 2015 while on tour with Adrenaline Mob. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] was tapped to replace him, but the band will not continue on without Pero. Several farewell shows for 2015 and a 2016 farewell tour were planned.

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Twisted Sister is was an American HeavyMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Their work fuses fused the shock tactics of Music/AliceCooper, the rebellious mood of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, and the extravagant image of glam rock bands such as the Music/NewYorkDolls and Music/{{KISS}}, notably the makeup. Musically, the band implements implemented elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Music/JudasPriest, along with a style that is was similar to early glam metal bands. The band is was generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work, although the band does did not consider themselves to be so.

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. Twisted Sister's most well-known hits include included "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", both popularized by regular airplay on Creator/{{MTV}} in the 1980s. Many of the band's songs explore explored themes of parent vs. child conflicts and criticisms of the educational system.

''A Twisted Christmas'' is was a Christmas album from Twisted Sister, released on October 17, 2006. The genesis of this album was the group was looking for something new to do. One of them mentitoned mentioned an idea for a Christmas album. Dee Snider said that he made "We're Not Gonna Take It" melody taken from "Come All Ye Faithful". Thus was born the idea of making metal versions of Christmas songs. Originally this album was going to be Twisted Sister's swan song but it was unexpectedly popular with fans and critics. They are currently working on a DVD.\n\n

Drummer A.J. Pero passed away in his sleep on March 20, 2015 while on tour with Adrenaline Mob. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] was tapped to replace him, but Mob and the band will stated they would not continue on without Pero. Several [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], previously of both bands stood in for Pero during their farewell shows for in 2015 and a 2016 farewell tour were planned.
2016. The band played their last ever concert on November 12, 2016.



!!Twisted Sister has examples of:

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!!Twisted Sister has provided examples of:



* AlanSmithee: They've performed some smaller shows under the name Bent Brother.

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* AlanSmithee: They've They performed some smaller shows under the name Bent Brother.



* BerserkButton: Snider hates being associated with pop metal, or at the very least, has very little respect for the subgenre at large, which he has very notably nicknamed "happy metal". Especially the growing tendency towards acoustic power ballads.
** In fact, he classifies his band under the genre name "hid-metal", coined by Snider himself ("hid" standing for ''hideous'', as opposed to glam).

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* BerserkButton: Snider hates hated being associated with pop metal, or at the very least, has had very little respect for the subgenre at large, which he has very notably nicknamed "happy metal". Especially the He was especially irritated by it's growing tendency towards acoustic power ballads.
ballads in the 1990s.
** In fact, he classifies classified his band under the genre name "hid-metal", coined by Snider himself ("hid" standing for ''hideous'', as opposed to glam).



* EightiesHair: One of the most blatant examples, which they keep alive in the 21st century.

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* EightiesHair: One of the most blatant examples, which they keep kept alive in into the 21st century.



* HairMetal: Although the genre's alternate name, Glam Metal, is rejected by Snider given they're anything but glamourous!

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* HairMetal: Although the genre's alternate name, Glam Metal, is was rejected by Snider given they're anything but glamourous!



* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Compare Dee Snider in the above photo, and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Dee_Snider_2009.jpg how he looks now.]]

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* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Compare Dee Snider in the above photo, and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Dee_Snider_2009.jpg how he looks now.looked in 2009.]]



* IAmTheBand: Jay-Jay French started the band, but Dee Snider ''is'' Twisted Sister.
* IconicItem: Eddie Ojeda's bulls-eye guitar (traditionally pink\black, red\black in recent years).

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* IAmTheBand: Jay-Jay French started the band, but Dee Snider ''is'' ''was'' Twisted Sister.
* IconicItem: Eddie Ojeda's bulls-eye guitar (traditionally pink\black, red\black in recent the band's later years).



* PopCulturalOsmosis: The two above songs\videos are iconic, as is the band's trashy get-up. Other than that, most is hardly known by the mainstream public.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: The two above songs\videos are songs/videos were iconic, as is was the band's trashy get-up. Other than that, most is were hardly known by the mainstream public.



If that's your best, your best won't do"
* ShoutOut: The spoken line "You're all worthless and weak!", heard in the background of "We're Not Gonna Take It", is a quote from ''Film/AnimalHouse'', said by Doug Neidermeyer to his subordinates in ROTC. The band's music videos take it a step farther: Neidermeyer's actor, Mark Metcalf, actually appears in the videos for both "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", with Stephen Furst (Kent Dorfman) playing the high school principal in the latter. Around half of Metcalf's dialogue in the skit portion of "We're Not Gonna Take It" is taken from ''Animal House'', and his wife even calls him "Douglas C." when trying to calm him down. Yeah, it's safe to say that Dee and the boys are fans.

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If that's your best, your best won't do"
do!"
* ShoutOut: The spoken line "You're all worthless and weak!", heard in the background of "We're Not Gonna Take It", is a quote from ''Film/AnimalHouse'', said by Doug Neidermeyer to his subordinates in ROTC. The band's music videos take it a step farther: Neidermeyer's actor, Mark Metcalf, actually appears in the videos for both "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", with Stephen Furst (Kent Dorfman) playing the high school principal in the latter. Around half of Metcalf's dialogue in the skit portion of "We're Not Gonna Take It" is taken from ''Animal House'', and his wife even calls him "Douglas C." when trying to calm him down. Yeah, it's safe to say that Dee and the boys are were fans.
8th Mar '18 3:31:44 PM borgjones
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'''Twisted Sister''' is an American HeavyMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Their work fuses the shock tactics of Music/AliceCooper, the rebellious mood of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, and the extravagant image of glam rock bands such as the Music/NewYorkDolls and Music/{{KISS}}, notably the makeup. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Music/JudasPriest, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands. The band is generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work, although the band does not consider themselves to be so.

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'''Twisted Sister''' Twisted Sister is an American HeavyMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Their work fuses the shock tactics of Music/AliceCooper, the rebellious mood of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, and the extravagant image of glam rock bands such as the Music/NewYorkDolls and Music/{{KISS}}, notably the makeup. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Music/JudasPriest, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands. The band is generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work, although the band does not consider themselves to be so.
28th Feb '18 6:05:40 PM system
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26th Feb '18 5:08:22 PM nickpacione
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* TheChewToy: This is their trope doing videos especially "We're Not Going Take It."


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* DarkerAndEdgier: "Burn In Hell" invoked by one of the Black Metal luminaries. The lyrics are NightmareFuel that basically confirms what Dee said about not being a "happy metal" band Ultimatum gave "Sin after Sin" new meaning by giving it a ThrashMetal treatment.


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* FamilyMan: Dee confirmed this when taking direct aim at Tipper in 1984. He even invokes RealMenLoveJesus as he told Al Gore where to stick it when he said this as he also invokes SMF (Sick Mother Fucker.) The nickname of his fans. Also RoleModel fits too; as he admit he doesn't drink or even smoke.
20th Nov '17 12:13:45 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DungFu: One of the audience members at a concert actually crapped out a turd and flung it at the band one time.
12th Oct '17 3:16:39 AM MeatWisdom
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* AfraidOfDoctors: "Under the Blade", which Snider wrote inspired by Ojeda's throat surgery.

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* AfraidOfDoctors: "Under the Blade", which Snider wrote inspired by Eddie Ojeda's throat surgery.
28th Jan '17 2:52:05 PM Angeldeb82
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* PerspectiveFlip: This cover of "Leader of the Pack" puts the singer in the leader Jimmy's viewpoint.

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* PerspectiveFlip: This cover of "Leader of the Pack" puts the singer in the leader Jimmy's viewpoint. Combined with TheCoverChangesTheGender.
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