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Double Live (DVD)
Released: 2011, Eagle Vision
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Twisted Sister were one of the biggest bands in the 80’s with hits like “ I Wanna Rock”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll”. Even their cover of “Leader of The Pack” was all over video shows back in the day. Once the early 90’s came, like many bands of the era Twisted Sister ceased to be. This double DVD set captures the band before the recording of their debut album and at their reunion show.
A club show from ’82 that shows that Twisted Sister had a loyal fan base early on. Considering the footage is nearly 30 years old it holds up relatively well. Recorded in New York just days before the band headed to England to record their debut album the band performs some early classics alongside a few cover tunes, one of which they recorded several albums later. Energetic is one word that comes to mind when viewing this performance. Raw is another word that comes to mind as the 5 guys just crank out the tunes. Dee and the rest of Twisted Sister at this point have already developed their signature look that we all came to know a few years later thanks to video shows and channels.
Very similar to the first disc except it is some 20 odd years later. The band may be older but they still give it their all. The make-up may be gone but the music still lives and that is what counts. In similar fashion to the ’82 show the band is on a basic stage with no fancy production, just guitars and amps blasting out the tunes. It is seeing a band in a setting like this that makes you appreciate the music more.
Twisted Sister were one of the bands I listened to back in the day and seeing the early footage along with the reunion show was fantastic. Now with a bit of luck the decision making folks at Eagle Rock will strike up a deal and release a show of the band in their heyday.
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