Twisted Sister
Stay Hungry


2.5
average

Review

by Kevin USER (7 Reviews)
June 11th, 2007 | 62 replies


Release Date: 1984 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's repetititve and bland most of the time, but it still has a few good songs on it.

Every band has a breakthrough album that launched them to the bigtime. For Twised Sister it was 1984's Stay Hungry

Twisted Sister is:

Dee Snider - Vocals
A.J. Pero - Drums
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza - Bass
Jay Jay French - Guitars
Eddie Ojeda - Guitars

Although Stay Hungry is considered to be Twisted Sister's best, it really just isn't that good. The whole thing is a bland repetitive mess. Tracks like Stay Hungry and Don't Let Me Down ruin themselves by repeating the uninteresting chorus 4 or 5 times. The tracks I just mentioned also ruin themselves by having very generic lyrics and they're just overall bland songs.
Certain tracks also just kind of plod along without showing any signs of being interesting. Songs such as the first part of Horror-Teria, Captain Howdy, and the last song on the album SMF. The first part of Horror-Teria just kind of drags along. I also don't see why the two tracks contained in Horror-Teria weren't just split up, the two parts show no signs of being the same song at all.

Maybe this album would have been better if the musicianship had been a little better. Jay Jay French seems to have the guitar ability of an 8th grader and can't write a decent guitar part to save his life, sans a few songs. Twisted Sister as a whole sounds like it's a band of 8th graders. The drums aren't anything special and I had a hard time hearing bass the whole time I was listening to this. This is Hair Metal however, and hair metal doesn't require the talent of Eddie Van Halen or John Bonham.

There are some good points to this album though. Songs like I Wanna Rock and Burn in Hell managed to capture my attention and hold it for the whole songs. Burn in Hell is just a cool song altogether and I Wanna Rock is a great rock anthem that's fun to listen to. The album also takes a break from the blandness in the middle for it's only ballad The Price. In my opinion it was one of the best songs on the album. The second part of Horror-Teria, Street Justice was way better than its counterpart, Captain Howdy.

There were also some average songs on this such as We're Not Gonna Take It and The Beast. The Beast partly ruins itself like Stay Hungry and gets a little repetitive but is a little more interesting than it.

Overall, this album is very bland and repetitive, but it has its good songs here and there. This should only be purchased as a whole if you're a die hard hair metal fan. Otherwise, here are the tracks I would recommend:

I Wanna Rock
Burn In Hell
The Price


2.5/5



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south_of_heaven 11
June 12th 2007


5488 Comments


There were also some average songs on this such as We're Not Gonna Take It

Die.

SwinginSoriano
July 31st 2007


5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Overall it was a very good album, with a slew of hits (We're Not Gonna Take It, I Wanna Rock, The Price), a gem in Burn In Hell, and good performances in Stay Hungry and Street Justice. Overall, the album stays consistent and has a hard hitting raw sound. On the downside, the guitarists aren't exactly Yngwie but they don't have to be.

BallsToTheWall
January 31st 2008


48053 Comments


This needs a proper review. Might be my next.

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yarghimapirate
May 16th 2008


18 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album, Burn In Hell is my favorite. =D

Hawks
May 26th 2008


50790 Comments


I usually hate Glam Metal, but Twisted Sister is an exception. I dont understand why the review says We're Not Gonna Take It is average. That song owns.


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south_of_heaven 11
May 26th 2008


5488 Comments


Just because they wore make-up and looked like chicks doesn't make them glam metal.
Album is just hard rock/metal, plain and simple.

EnCrypt.
March 9th 2010


882 Comments


What the fuck?

EnCrypt.
March 9th 2010


882 Comments


South of heaven....actually that does make them glam metal.

bwat47
September 20th 2010


7 Comments


Ironically, this review reads as if it was written by an 8th grader.

420yeah666yeah69
September 29th 2010


35 Comments


its an awsome album, people just dont understyand them. they are tanlented, and good at what they do. The guys voice is awsome. the guitar is awsome as well. were not gonna take one of m
y favs. ALL songs on the album are delicious. Stay hungry. fools.

mark7477
January 29th 2011


411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The absolutely best TS album ever with all the good hits with were not gonna take it and i wanna rock including such heavy hitters burn in hell,captain howdy and the beast.

Lebren
April 17th 2011


57 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll and Under the Blade are sooo much better than this

GothicCatchyBallad
July 3rd 2011


133 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'We're Not Gonna Take It' is a great song.

It perfectly describes the anger that children feel for always having to do what their parents say.

[Sorry for my bad English. I'm from Brazil and I'm still taking English classes.]

BallsToTheWall
July 18th 2011


48053 Comments


Fuck Manchester Orchestra and Laura Stevenson and the Cans. THIS IS REAL MUSIC.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 18th 2011


55292 Comments


I never understood how glam can be classified as metal

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BallsToTheWall
July 18th 2011


48053 Comments


Take your lighter out to "The Price". Be seduced by Dee Snider's velvety voice.

13themount
January 19th 2012


173 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

A limp record after the first two. Its success led to the excellent Come out..'s failure. People who bought this would not have been inspired to buy the next one.

random
June 3rd 2012


2648 Comments


"I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Going To Take It" are both classics.

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manosg
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2013


10482 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Really good album, definitely not a 2.5

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Titan
February 21st 2013


17872 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is a serious record.....genre defining....truly is amazing



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