Dee Snider’s Pick For The ‘Most Defining Song’ Of Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister rocked the early ’70s glam metal scene with their tangled wigs, messy makeup, and sensational stage presence. Their second studio album, ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ was a commercial success as it helped the band gain recognition and a fanbase.
However, international fame and popularity came upon the release of Twisted’s third LP, ‘Stay Hungry’ in 1984. It was a major commercial success and was widely regarded as the band’s most successful work of all time. The record quickly became a part of American popular culture as various films, and TV shows featured the songs ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘ and ‘I Wanna Rock.’
Unfortunately, in 1988 Twisted Sister announced their disbandment. Various reunions took place following the fallout, and they embarked on a farewell tour, ‘Forty and F*ck It,’ in 2016. The band members still pay homage to their past works, and during an interview, the frontman Dee Snider discussed the cult sound of Twisted Sister.
Which Song Has Dee Snider Picked As Twisted Sister’s ‘Most Reflecting Sound’?
Every band has their own favorites alongside the fan favorites. Musicians dislike the hits that popularized their brand name and are mostly drawn to their underrated works when speaking about their favorites. This also seems to be the case for the frontman Dee Snider. Twisted’s fans usually pick ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ or ‘I Wanna Rock’ as the refined classics, but the frontman considered another song as reflective of the defining sound of the band.
Snider opened up in a 2018 interview with Goldmine about his long career that spanned over four decades. He was asked for his opinion regarding which song defined the cult sound of Twisted Sister. Even though it was 1984’s ‘Stay Hungry’ that brought in the recognition and success; Dee Snider revealed that in his opinion, the 1983 LP’s title track ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll‘ led the way for creating the band’s sound.
Dee Snider said the following:
”I pick ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ of Twisted songs. To me, it’s the most defining of the band. It is an anthem, but it’s very metallic, which some people lost sight of once we had the hits. The statement in and of itself.”
‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll was released as the title track of the 1983 LP and reached the No. 14 on UK Albums Chart. Even though Twisted Sister disbanded more than five years ago, Dee Snider continues to be active on the rock scene as a solo artist. He released his latest studio album ‘Leave a Scar’ on July 30, 2021.
You can listen to ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll’ below.