This group went from being New York state’s best kept secret, to a global phenomenon through shock factor and pure talent. The shock of course came from their stage attire, it resembles something that you would find if you ever participated in any sort of pantie raid. From red lipstick and eye shadow, to bras cut to fit their figure, Twisted Sister was a few hairs short of a drag show in Las Vegas. However once people got passed that shock factor, they began noticing that this particular group has a lot of talent in their music.

On the outside, it may seem like being a musician is simple work, go to shows, sign stuff, and have sex with the occasional groupie. In their documentary, “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister” the band discusses how long it took and how hard they had to work in order to get to the peak level that they are recognized for getting to. From having to play shows almost every night, to their biggest concerts. Being a musician can be very stressful work, but it pays off.

Most people know the Twisted Sister songs “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and “I Wanna Rock”. Which do not get me wrong are both great songs, but has anyone ever taken the time to actually go through a bands music catalog in our new age of instant gratification. In today’s world it is all about finding that ONE song, rather than truly discovering and respecting the artistry that is an entire album. It’s sad really, the music industry put in all the work just so maybe the general population can latch on to one particular song. Just one, and when that happens society misses out on some really great music hidden in the back catalogs.

Here are some Twisted Sister songs that need a second look. That way you can answer the question in the title yourself.

 

Also I am going to include a song that landed Twisted Sister on the PMRC’s filthy 15 because of a misinterpretation. Note,” We’re Not Gonna Take It” also brought some controversy to the band. Here some information about that http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/pmrcs-filthy-15-where-are-they-now-20150917.

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One thought on “Could Twisted Sister be the most underrated group of all time?

  1. Great read! And I feel there’s a great chance they are rock’s most underrated band. Because I feel your theory is correct that not many know much about them besides We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock. And I agree it happens a lot to where a song or two is made popular without learning about the artist entirely. Then people end up making inaccurate judgments on the artist’s true popularity.

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