Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by Rush2112, Aug 5, 2007.
Fantastic stuff to have seen! I think the tape box is still available from the label if you need it.
Aggressa- Nuclear Death
I consider myself VERY fortunate to have seen the festivals @ the beginning of some truly ground breaking music while seeing acts that were fundamentally cutting they're teeth early in their careers.
One of the demos from the NSL tape box set which I'm shocked its still available, even in remastered format. Huh.
Picked up at a local gig back in the day. Will play later on this evening.
Would have actually gone and seen the latest incarnation of Aggression a few months back locally if I hadn't already had previous plans for the evening with family. Had actually jotted it down on the calendar.
Pulled out for later listening as well.
Was given a hard time in school back in the day for listening to band like TS. The 1st two records kick ass as far as I'm concerned.
Stay Hungry hit and MTV, Much Music in Canada, were all over it it like a fly on shit.
They backed up Maiden on the Powerslave tour when I saw them and they stunk! Maiden killed it!
Love this insane album. Sasquatch told me they were doing a lot of PCP when they did this stuff so he does not even remember those days! They were "signed" to Banzai because their rehearsal place was upstairs from the Banzai office. Another factoid is this lp is the only original material released on the label, ALL the rest are licensed releases. I love the "Forgotten Skeletons" lp that came out too some years back.
1st TS lp is the ULTIMATE in early 80's street metal. Denim clad rockers to the hilt. I could bang that album all day long.
That's a great album, T.B.
I was a huge fan of early Twisted Sister.
My German copy of that album has a brown cover rather than the standard black.
I was wrong, sold out, must have happened in the last big sale from the label
Never thought of TS having a market outside North America...but I guess why not. Alt cover is super cool @Delarama .
Yeah buddy. Their live act in those early days was something to behold. You ALWAYS got your moneys worth.
They had total cred in the early days in my circle.
Indeed you are correct. Banzai were unique in the fact that everything (almost) was licensed releases.
Market value has increased significantly in recent years due to rarity of availability especially due to short press runs. A number of my Banzai pressings are fetching respectable prices in market it seems.
While it would be nice to pass this collection along to my 4 year old daughter, I suspect it will head towards my retirement fund when all is said a done.....or maybe I've still got the chance to convert her to a banger yet!! She does seem to like Ozzy! Haha.
I have no idea how or why I ended up with a German pressing. It's what I found on the shelf when it was released so I bought it. Probably had no idea it was German until recently. Back then we just bought 'em and played 'em.
Funny thing is, Zoot. Twisted Sister had to go to England to get their first record deal with the punk label Secret Records in 1982. No labels were interested in them at home in the States.
This is the four song E.P. that Secret released.
Twisted Sister - Ruff Cutts
1982 Secret Records SHH 137-12
I do know this and my buddy had the same release. It's a shock to think of in hindsight. TS are worthy of some love even though they get dissed for conforming to the VID norm of the era. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for TS...even with some of the cheese which I can't overly blame them for. Popularity arose from the vid era.....everyone's gotta make a buck right!
Listening to Ruff Cutts right now although this is an old pic.
They were so raw and heavy. This just jumps out of the speakers and grabs you by the throat.
The TS Documentary was a blast, well worth watching.
My last Twisted Sister thing.
Their second single, released June 4th, 1980 on their own label. It was the labels last release.
Old pics. I'm not listening to it. (actually listening to Diamond Head and shooting pics for a future NWOBHM post)
Twisted Sister - Bad Boys (Of Rock And Roll) b/w Lady's Boy
1980 Twisted Sister Records TS-1002
An EP I bought over 15 years ago and lost, completely forgotten about, until I found it recently, I am very happy to listen to it again.
Dark Funeral - In The Sign...
(MCA, UK, 1982)
* Vinyl rip, first-issue MCA/UK LP.
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