Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" (1984)


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#2

Its wrong how much 13 year old me LOVED this song and video. Despite being super heavily into Valley Girl-ism. Bag your face!


#3

My memories of high school just became that much more awkward. Middle age had nearly purged my brain of my metal-head past, but now they’re back. Argh!


#4

As long as you sold or tossed those Winger albums, you’re fine.


#5

Dee Snider was on an the Humble and Fred Show a couple months ago… It was a super fascinating interview. He told the story about how the Christmas song he wrote for Celine Dion paid for his house. :slight_smile:


#6

One of my favorite HR Dept toons.


Then there’s an on topic one too.


#7

I think this might have been one of the first videos I saw on MTV. I’ve never been much of a fan, but I really liked his book for surviving teenhood when I was going through all that.


#8

I remember hearing a story about Dee Snider attempting a stage dive but everyone moved and let him hit the floor.


#9

He told the story on Letterman back in 1987 (Dave’s line of questioning about hecklers - he was stage diving to chase after a heckler that threw a bottle at him - starts at about 1:37):

(PS - isn’t the internet awesome? Took me less than 5 minutes to find that)


#10

Fuck yes. My band definitely used to play this (at about 30-50% higher tempo, because that’s what we did).


#11

Thousands of others in the world would have liked to have seen that


#12

I’m partial to this version, myself. In fact, it might be the only version I was familiar with until just now.


#13

Is that short brown hair that keeps peeking out from under a blonde wig?


#14

I can clearly remember back in 85 or so, thinking he was the ugliest woman I’d ever seen.


#15

“Get Neidermeyer”


#16

Dee Snyder lives in the next town over. He has a reputation locally as a good guy.


#17

my mom bought me this.

not sure it helped me “survive” my teens, but it was an entertaining read. going by the stories contained, the actor in the video is a stand-in for Snyder’s own jerk of a dad.

@Boundegar, he jokes in the book that all that stage costumery was just trying to cover up how ugly of a dude he is.


#18

Sounds like a stand up bit I heard once regarding the difference between rap concerts and rock concerts.


#19

I made jokes about him too when TS flourished. But actually the real Mr. Snyder was & is, not a bad looking guy - great musician/actor too. Additionally, he voted for Obama & is a public supporter of womens’ right to choose.

The above info was retrieved from WikiP a few moments… go here’s the link:

I read these factoids years ago. Also, years ago, I read an article or interview that said he and another TS member had some background in classical music as youths – I can’t find the time to find the reference right now - I did look for about a minute tho. :wink:
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Here’s a brief bio on Mr. Snyder on allmusic. There are others - but this looks good enuf for a quick comment:

IMHO, he’s aged pretty well - not too shabby. Distinguished – like his later, not-as-well known after TS career.

~cdh

p.s./edit

I wasn’t a TS teen-fanboy in the '80s - for me, TS was too kid-teen friendly to keep my teen-delinquent attention. I do remember thinking they were pretty good musicians who selected a target audience, had a rapport with that audience - and made a nice living for their efforts.


#20

This is the Trump campaign’s theme song, played at all their public events. Snyder has supposedly donated a free license so the campaign doesn’t have to pay royalties even for events at non-licensed venues. I’m kind of surprised to see this endorsement of a Trump-led revival on Boing Boing