Saturday, August 9, 2014

VIDEO: Twisted Sister’s club days documentary preview

A new trailer for the upcoming Twisted Sister documentary, “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!”, is now available.

Directed by German filmmaker Andrew Horn, the film explores the club days of the Long Island, New York band.

While the microcosm of punk/new wave was being born in Manhattan, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a working class, suburban, cover-band bar scene, that surrounded NYC in a 100 mile radius, yet existed in a parallel universe.

Twisted Sister were the Grand Funk of Glam and the New York Dolls of metal, channeling youthful fury, and a wicked sense of humor, into a sort of blue collar performance art in a vast scene that boasted monster clubs, attracting audiences of up to 2-5000 a night. It was both a great living and a dead end, offering no future outside the suburban enclave.

If you think you know them from their hit songs, the MTV videos and massive stadium shows, this is the untold story of how they became that band - full of strange, and often hilarious, twists and turns. It’s about Rock ‘n Roll and the
business of Rock ‘n Roll. It’s about perseverance and things blowing up in your face. It’s about finding yourself, finding your audience and doing literally anything, however wild, to connect with them. A mesmerizing, and wickedly funny story of a 10 year odyssey to overnight success.

While Twisted Sister’s history traces back to 1972, it wasn’t until their third album, 1984’s "Stay Hungry", that the group hit the mainstream based on the success of videos for “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

The band broke up in 1989 but reunited in 1998 and continue to tour today.

See also:

VIDEO: Twisted Sister perform We're Not Gonna Take It on Fox & Friends
VIDEO: Twisted Sister singer featured in Super Bowl commercial
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VIDEO: Dee Snider joins Sebastian Bach for Skid Row classic in Sweden
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