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Never Let The Bastards Wear You Down
Released: 2000, Koch Records
One of the greatest frontmen of the 80's (and probably of all time) has put an end to his music career. Aside from a Twisted Sister reunion rumored to happen, Dee Snider is going to be concentrating on other projects in his career, as movies, etc. To close the music chapter, he has released this disc featuring unreleased material from past projects such as Widowmaker and Desperado. Opener "Hardcore", dedication to Motorhead's Lemmy, bursts out of the gate, all double kicks and balls out vocals. No shortage of anthems either, as shown in tracks "Our Voice Will Be Heard" and "Isn't It Time." "Cry You A Rainbow" has the makings of a hit, with its warm chorus and catchy hook. Damn, this guy can write the type of melody line and chorus that can stay with you for days. There's also filler here, as in tracks "Call My Name" (with it's repetitive chorus) and a cover of Dion's "The Wanderer" (Yes, THAT 60’s/70’s song).
Sure it sounds 80's, but that's the fun of it. As for a final chapter, it leaves me wanting more. C'mon Dee, there's gotta be more material lurking around in the vaults!
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