Twisted Sister – You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll (1983/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Twisted Sister – You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll (1983/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:01 minutes | 868 MB | Genre: Hard Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Although New York’s Twisted Sister wore makeup and stage costumes, the group was completely unlike other glam-metal bands of the early ’80s. The group’s 1983 major-label debut, „You Can’t Stop Rock N’ Roll“, is more akin musically to such harder-edged metal outfits as Motorhead and Metallica, while on stage, the band adopted a more freakish persona (while bands like Motley Crue did the opposite). Twisted Sister’s U.S. debut wasn’t the commercial breakthrough that its next release was (1984’s hit „Stay Hungry“), but it did the job of introducing the band to the rest of America and solidified the band’s standing in the U.K. (where Twisted Sister had already released an independent record).

From the solid sales of their independently released debut album, 1982’s Under the Blade, New York’s Twisted Sister were finally rewarded with a major record label contract, courtesy of Atlantic, who issued their first domestic release, You Can’t Stop Rock & Roll, a year later. The album followed the same raw heavy metal direction of their debut, and was even more consistent from a songwriting and performance standpoint. Several of Twisted Sister’s best anthems reside here – the title track (which was one of the band’s first videos to be aired on MTV), as well as “The Kids Are Back,” “We’re Gonna Make It,” and “I Am (I’m Me).” But besides a ballad that vocalist Dee Snider wrote especially for his wife, “You’re Not Alone (Suzette’s Song),” the album is comprised of 100 percent heavy metal – “Like a Knife in the Back,” “Ride to Live, Live to Ride,” “I’ve Had Enough,” and “I’ll Take You Alive.”

01 – The Kids Are Back
02 – Like A Knife In The Back
03 – Ride To Live, Live To Ride
04 – I Am (I’m Me)
05 – The Power And The Glory
06 – We’re Gonna Make It
07 – I’ve Had Enough
08 – I’ll Take You Alive
09 – You’re Not Alone (Suzette’s Song)
10 – You Can’t Stop Rock And Roll