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They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While microcosm of Punk/New Wave was taking over NYC in the mid 70s - early 80s, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a vast suburban, cover-band bar scene that surrounded NYC in a 100 mile radius, yet existed in a parallel universe.Written by
As a lifelong fan of Twisted Sister I found this film to be among the great rock documentaries. A great combination of information and humor creates an fun and enjoyable view. Plus, unlike many rock documentaries, this film is packed with first person anecdotes and facts straight from the band members, club owners, label reps, and fans. The wealth of stories and personal photos & video is impressive and revelatory. I can't wait to to get the Blu-Ray version!
Now, I am basing my review on a private premiere screening when it was first "completed". But if I have any complaints at all, it would be that the sound could have been bigger and heavier. And some of the editing could have been tightened up on some transition shots. But all in all it's a really enjoyable film about an amazing, hardworking band. Go see it or buy it ASAP. You won't be disappointed...unless you like disco. :-)
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