Reviewed! Twisted Sister - Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions


Purchase - Club Daze, Volume 1: The Studio Sessions
Twisted Sister
Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions
Armoury Records

If you never had the opportunity to catch the venerable Twisted Sister ply their trade on the small stage (and c’mon, who among us has), then have no fear because Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions is here. This re-issue is packed to the hilt with rare and never-before-released studio tracks the boys used to jam night in and night out on stages of venues you’ve most likely never heard of.

Originally released back in 1999, Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions is a literal Twisted Sister time capsule, which features some of the favorites the band entertained audiences with back in the day (like, you know, before Dee Snider publically addressed the Senate), classic cuts like “Under the Blade” and “Shoot ‘Em Down.” Listeners will recognize “Leader of the Pack,” which made it onto the studio release Come Out and Play, though this is a much earlier version. You won’t find anything akin to “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” here, because, for the most part, Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions is balls-to-the-wall, straight-forward rock with a punk lean, which can be heard throughout “High-Steppin’,” “Can’t Stand Still” and “Follow Me.”

It might be an understatement, but Club Daze Volume 1: the Studio Sessions is a must-own for any and all fans of Twisted Sister. If nothing else this release proves the fact that these girls…err...boys...were far more than just a mere gimmick.

Grade: B
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