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Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister

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  • This is a great collection of Twisted Sister. I definitely would recommend this to any fan of Twisted Sister. You can’t find this type of good rock n’ roll anymore!

    Posted on February 5, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Two stars, count them 2. It’s not even worth that much,I’m being generous.Too many live cuts,if you want live music then buy a live album.What I wanted was a greatest hits cd and I didn’t get one.I can think of better songs that could have been put on this disk.Two stars… one for each good song on this so called “GREATEST HITS” cd.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Wow, this is a great cd for anyone who wants a Twisted Sister greatest hits package. Some “best of” cd’s have remixes and edited tracks, well this one doesn’t which makes it a good choice to buy. Plus you get 5 live tracks which lets you hear Twisted Sister live in their glory days. There isn’t a lot of offical live Twisted Sister songs availabe also, plus the choice of live songs are excellent eg: Rolling Stones: It’s only rock n’ roll. Plus the compilation was produced by TS member Jay Jay French who also provides liner notes.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I know that TS was generally embarrased by both the quality and the sales performance of their last two albums (“Come Out And Play” and “Love Is For Suckers”) and therefore chose not to have them represented on this compilation, but there were at least three tracks worthy for inclusion – “Leader Of The Pack”, “Be Chrool To Your Scuel” and “Hot Love”. Yeah, “Leader Of The Pack” is kinda cheesy (watch their “Behind The Music” episode to see how well that song is regarded by those associated with the band), but wasn’t Twisted Sister pretty cheesy to begin with? And isn’t that what we loved about them? I mean, any of those three songs would’ve definitely fit better here than the pathetic live tracks at the end of this disc. Their version of the Stones’ “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)” may be the worst cover version ever recorded. As it is, this record pretends that Twisted Sister ceased to exist after 1984, which is sad. Still, if all you know is “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock”, there’s some hidden gems here. “The Kids Are Back” is my all-time favorite TS song, and “Shoot ‘Em Down”, “I’ll Never Grow Up Now”, “The Price”, “You Can’t Stop Rock & Roll” and “I Am (I’m Me)” are all classic as well.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • People, the name of the CD is “big Hits and Nasty Cuts”, not “Twisted Sister’s Greatest Hits and Nothing else.” As a loooooong time Ts fan, I love the fact that this CD represents the full picture of the band. Sure, they had some huge hits in the hayday of hair metal, but in the late 70s and early 80s, they were one of the most vicious live acts around in terms of their intensity. the live tracks recorded at the Marquee Club in London show just how intense they were before their radio-friendly hits were recorded. I think the name of the CD says it all and no one should be surprised at what they are getting when they buy it. The Cd has equal helpings of their most well-known hits, as well as just enough early live stuff to show you what they sounded like before they were the darlings of MTV.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now