Album: Stay Hungry
Artist: Twisted Sister
Released: May 10, 1984
Record Co: Atlantic
Genre: Heavy Metal
Producer: Tom Werman
Engineered: Gary McGachan, Greg Laney, John “Red” Agnello
Recorded & Mixed: Geoff Workman
Mastering: George Marino
Dee Snider – lead vocals
Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Jay Jay French – rhythm & lead guitars, backing vocals
Mark “The Animal” Mendoza – bass, backing growls
J. Pero – drums, percussion
Straight Up, No Bullshit Rating: 3/10
Where Can I Gets IT: Find this record on iTunes, Amazon, and local Record Shop.
Why Should I Listen Now: Listen now to hear a few good anthems but mostly bad Metal songs and power ballads.
Story of How I Found It: Twisted Sister’s Album “Stay Hungry” was something that I had listened to and heard about since I was a youngling. I had only heard “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which is a great anthem if you’re rallying against an oppressor. But in this case it is the only positive thing in what is otherwise a pretty abysmal rock album.
Captain Howdy? WTF? Alright man, it seems like they were going to make a mini metal opera but failed a lot! The Riffs are weak, the drumming is weak, the overall sound of this album is weak as hell.
I did notice after taking a look at some album notes, that it was recorded within two months. Now there are some bands out there that can pull off recording and album within a day, I mean a whole lot of bands that have done this marvelously. But this Twisted Sister Album isn’t an example of that. This thing needed maybe like a few more months in the oven. And by a few I mean a year, because this is how far off the mark it is.
I honestly can’t believe this shit album sold so many copies. I mean, yeah it’s part of a time of Rock History when things were getting a little bit more edgier, and maybe it’s because I’ve become more desensitized to guys dressing like women, but come on! What the hell was wrong with you 1984 America? Then Again, Ronald Reagan was president and we were in a quasi self inflicted depression… I dunno, this album deserves it’s nearest trash can as its record player. 3/10.