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|1. Stay Hungry|
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|6. The Price|
|7. Don't Let Me Down|
|8. The Beast|
Certified triple platinum by the RIAA 11/95
Influenced by New York punk bands like the Ramones and Dictators, as well as by traditional heavy metal ensembles, Twisted Sister created brash, simple songs that buzzed with subversive energy, giving the band the appeal of bad-boy cartoon characters. Their third album, Stay Hungry, featured the classic rebel anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It" as well as more uptempo tracks like "Burn in Hell" and "S.M.F." (which, in true metal fashion, stands for "Sick Motherfucker"). No one disputes Twisted Sister's competence level. Simply put, they couldn't play well enough to save their five-year recording career, but frontman Dee Snider's outrageous stage presence and accidentally hilarious lyrics ensured that their time in the limelight was thoroughly entertaining. --Jon Wiederhorn
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That was then, this is now, and Stay Hungry has finally been remastered and beefed up with a bonus disc of all unreleased material and one brand new song! (None of these unreleased songs were even heard on Still Hungry, either, but a couple were done by Dee on a recent solo album.) The album itself remains one of Sister's best (although my preference is to You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll) and the bonus disc sheds light on what the band was writing at the time.
The remastering and liner notes are excellent. The album sounds like it should, the way a pristine vinyl copy would sound back then. The liner notes reveal friction between the band and producer Tom Werman. Werman rejected a lot of what the band had written which makes up disc two. However, he was also a big supporter of their heavier songs such as "Burn In Hell" and "Horror-Teria: The Beginning", while disliking "We're Not Gonna Take It". Dee Snider, in fact, wanted to save "Horror-Teria" for a rock opera he was composing, but Werman wisely insisted it go on this album.Read more ›
That said, it shouldn't overshadow "Stay Hungry" for what it is, pure, full-throttle metal at it's best. By the time of it's release, Dee Snider and the boys had been playing for about a decade, and it really shows in the brilliant songcraft and musicianship.
It's a shame that "I wanna Rock" and "Were not gonna take it" aren't anthems for my generation today, because they sound as fresh now as they did back then in 1984.
"Stay Hungry" also houses a few severely overlooked Gems, The Jackkhammer riff of "Burn in Hell", and the up-tempo "Don't let me Down" with it's fast tempo, chorus segment, and a pounding riff.
A few more favorites of mine are the sentimental "The Price". "The Beast" is about the beast inevitably approacing, and there's no way to stop him.
In closing I'll say "Stay Hungry" is a must-have for any self-proclaimed Metalhead, If you refuse to listen to this music and call it cheesy, you're missing out and doing yourself a grave disservice. If this by any chance describes you, pick up "Stay Hungry" today and expand your palette.
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Awesome cd. Memories flowed when i put it on. Been a long time. Shipped fast and packaged well.Published 16 months ago by pete peeters
lalbum rock classique des années 80 a posséder absolument,un rock cru comme je laime.Il vous faut cet album dans votre collection.Published 23 months ago by JeanMcCarthy
Twisted Sister's third effort, 1984's Stay Hungry is famous for being home to the band's two biggest hits namely "I Wanna Rock" and "Were Not Gonna Take It". Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2011 by T. Skylar
Simply fantastic album. I'm a fan and a little biased, however I think this re-release of the greatest Twisted Sister album was very much worth the wait. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2009 by Brett