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Come Out and Play
     

Come Out and Play

by Twisted Sister
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Eagle Records
UPC:
0826992504520
catalogNumber:
25045

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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
Dee Snider   Composer,Lyricist
Joe Gerber   Inspiration
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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