TWISTED SISTER - UNDER THE BLADE - SECRET RECORDS 12" LP Vinyl ALbum

"Under the Blade" is the first album ( 1982 ) released by the American Hevy Metal and Hard Rock band "Twisted Sister", this is the original first release on "Secret Records". The album was produced by Pete Way best known as bass guitar player with UFO, Fastway, Wasted and Ozzy Osbourne.

 

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In the world of heavy metal and hard rock history, there are few bands that can match the sheer intensity and flamboyant stage presence of Twisted Sister. Bursting onto the scene in the early 1980s, the American outfit made an indelible mark with their debut album, "Under the Blade". Released in 1982 on Secret Records, this 12" LP vinyl album remains an iconic piece of metal history, showcasing the band's raw energy and rebellious spirit.

"Under the Blade" marked Twisted Sister's arrival as a formidable force in the music industry. With their outrageous costumes, makeup, and larger-than-life personalities, the band commanded attention from the get-go. Led by the charismatic frontman Dee Snider, Twisted Sister proved that they were not just a gimmick but a group of talented musicians ready to take the world by storm.

Produced by Pete Way, a renowned bass guitarist known for his work with bands like UFO, Fastway, Wasted, and even Ozzy Osbourne, "Under the Blade" captured the band's explosive live sound and translated it onto a studio album. The production values were top-notch, allowing each instrument to shine while retaining the rawness and power that Twisted Sister was known for.

The album kicks off with the title track, "Under the Blade", a relentless assault on the senses. Snider's piercing vocals soar over the thunderous drums of A.J. Pero, while the dual guitar attack of Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda creates a wall of sound that hits you like a sledgehammer. The band's signature anthem, "We're Not Gonna Take It", also makes an appearance on this album, showcasing their ability to craft catchy, rebellious anthems.

One of the standout tracks on "Under the Blade" is "Tear It Loose", a fast-paced, riff-driven song that perfectly encapsulates the band's energetic and no-holds-barred approach. With its memorable chorus and blistering guitar solos, it's no wonder this track became a fan favorite and a staple of their live shows.

While "Under the Blade" received critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase, it faced controversy and censorship due to its explicit lyrics and provocative album cover. This only fueled Twisted Sister's rebellious image, making them a target for parental advisory groups and cementing their status as rock 'n' roll outlaws.

This Secret Records release of "Under the Blade" is a testament to the enduring appeal of vinyl records. Made in Germany, the 12" LP format allows listeners to experience the album in its intended form, with the warmth and depth that only vinyl can provide. The artwork, with its bold colors and striking imagery, adds to the overall experience, making it a true collector's item for fans of both Twisted Sister and heavy metal in general.

Decades after its initial release, "Under the Blade" continues to inspire and influence new generations of rockers. Twisted Sister's unwavering commitment to their music and their unapologetic attitude made them pioneers of the glam metal scene and helped pave the way for countless bands that followed in their footsteps.

Music Genre:

  Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 

Album Production Information:

  The album: "TWISTED SISTER - Under The Blade Secret Records" was produced by: Pete Way

Record Label Information:

  Secret Records INT 148.902 (SEC X 9) 
Packaging: This album "TWISTED SISTER - Under The Blade Secret Records" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos. 

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1982 Made in Germany
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Twisted Sister: The Anthems of Rebellion and Individuality that Defined 80s Heavy Metal"

TWISTED SISTER Band Description:

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1972 in Long Island, New York. The band gained widespread popularity in the 1980s with their outrageous appearance, catchy anthems, and energetic live performances. Twisted Sister was known for their use of theatrical makeup, glam-inspired costumes, and larger-than-life stage presence. The band's iconic frontman, Dee Snider, was the driving force behind their success and was known for his distinctive voice and charismatic personality.

Twisted Sister's early years were marked by lineup changes and struggles to find success. The band released several independent singles and albums throughout the 1970s but failed to gain mainstream attention. It wasn't until 1982 that Twisted Sister's breakthrough album, "Under the Blade," was released. The album featured the hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It," which became a signature anthem for the band.

Twisted Sister's success continued with the release of their 1984 album, "Stay Hungry," which included hits like "I Wanna Rock" and "The Price." The album's success was due in large part to the band's music videos, which received heavy rotation on MTV. The videos featured the band's signature look and showcased their high-energy live performances.

Despite their success, Twisted Sister faced criticism from some quarters for their over-the-top image and lyrics. Some critics accused the band of promoting violence and rebellion, while others dismissed their music as shallow and formulaic. Twisted Sister responded to these criticisms by embracing their status as outsiders and continuing to push boundaries with their music and image.

In the late 1980s, Twisted Sister's popularity began to decline, and the band members pursued other projects. Dee Snider embarked on a solo career and became a successful radio personality, while guitarist Jay Jay French focused on his work as a music manager. However, the band's legacy continued to grow, and they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

In recent years, Twisted Sister has reunited for occasional performances and special events. The band members have also been active in promoting their music and legacy, with the release of a documentary film and a Broadway musical based on their music.

The enduring appeal of Twisted Sister can be attributed to their unique blend of catchy, anthemic songs and theatrical, larger-than-life stage presence. The band's music is often associated with a sense of rebellion and empowerment, making them a favorite among fans of heavy metal and hard rock. Their message of individuality and standing up against oppression has resonated with fans of all ages and backgrounds.  

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TWISTED SISTER - Stay Hungry (DE) 12" LP
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Atlantic 780 156   , 1984 , Germany

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Atlantic 78 12561 , 1982 , Canada

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