Come Out and Play

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Twisted Sister were left in a strange position after the massive breakthrough success of their 1984 album, Stay Hungry. While the album contained more of a pop edge than their more raw preceding albums (Under the Blade and You Can't Stop Rock n' Roll), the heavy metal masses worldwide still embraced the album, as did the the lucrative MTV/pop audience. So for its follow-up, the band was faced with a question: whether to continue in a more pop-oriented direction or return to its early heavy metal. As the resulting album, 1985's Come Out and Play, proved, the band pursued a little bit of both. Behind the boards was Scorpions/Accept producer Dieter Dierks, and the compositions ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Twisted Sister were left in a strange position after the massive breakthrough success of their 1984 album, Stay Hungry. While the album contained more of a pop edge than their more raw preceding albums (Under the Blade and You Can't Stop Rock n' Roll), the heavy metal masses worldwide still embraced the album, as did the the lucrative MTV/pop audience. So for its follow-up, the band was faced with a question: whether to continue in a more pop-oriented direction or return to its early heavy metal. As the resulting album, 1985's Come Out and Play, proved, the band pursued a little bit of both. Behind the boards was Scorpions/Accept producer Dieter Dierks, and the compositions alternated between the ambitious (the title track), obvious ready-for-radio tracks (a cover of "Leader of the Pack," "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"), and songs custom-made for headbangers ("The Fire Still Burns," "Kill or Be Killed"). The aforementioned "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" contained such musical guests as Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Clarence Clemons, and Brian Setzer, for which a humorous video was filmed, and ultimately banned by MTV. And although the album was certified gold shortly after its release, it soon slid from sight -- eventually leading to Twisted Sister's demise a few years later. When originally released on Atlantic, the cassette version of Come Out and Play included a bonus track, "King of the Fools," which was included on the Spitfire Records CD reissue in 1999. Strangely, the 1999 CD contained very muffled sonics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992504520
  • Catalog Number: 25045
  • Sales rank: 41,698

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Twisted Sister Primary Artist
Alice Cooper Vocals, Guest Appearance
Don Dokken Vocals, Harmony
Billy Joel Piano, Guest Appearance
Clarence Clemons Saxophone, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Brian Setzer Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Jay Jay French Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Alan St. Jon Keyboards
Eddie Ojeda Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
A.J. Pero Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Dee Snider Vocals, Group Member
Uptown Horns Horn Section, Guest Appearance
Julia Waters Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Gary Holland Vocals, Harmony
Maxine Waters Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Crispin Cieo Baritone Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Bad Bob Funk Trombone, Guest Appearance
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Arno "Cool-Ray" Hecht Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Paul Litterall Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Twisted Sister Arranger
Dieter Dierks Arranger, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dee Snider Composer, Lyricist
Joe Gerber Inspiration
Scott Hull Remastering
Mark Weiss Art Direction
Charlie "6th Sister" Barreca Concert Sound Engineer
Marty Callner Video Director
Suzette Guilot-Snider Costume Design
Eddy Delana Engineer
Tom McPhillips Cover Design
Mikael Kirke Art Direction
Livi French Logo
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