Hell-bent for eyeliner and ready to rock the world, TWISTED SISTER stormed the stage at London's famed Marquee Club in March of 1983 for two intense shows that cemented the band's live legacy in the UK. Recordings from those legendary nights reveal the Long Island quintet raw, hungry and catching fire just a few months before it achieved breakout success on radio and MTV.
Rhino Handmade taps into that power with Live At The Marquee Club, a concert album that collects rare and unreleased recordings from both nights on a single disc. The music comes in a glammed-up gatefold made from heavy-duty cardstock and die-cut into the shape of the iconic Twisted Sister logo.
Mirroring the setlists from both shows, the collection's 13 blistering performances feature singer Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie 'Fingers' Ojeda, bassist Mark 'The Animal' Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero. Until now, the only way to hear some of this historic two-night stand was through a series of 7' and 12' records released in 1983 exclusively in the UK.
Live At The Marquee Club combines those hard-to-find cuts with five previously unreleased songs, including the title track from the band’s hard-rocking debut, Under the Blade, and covers of the SHANGRI-LAS’ 'Leader Of The Pack' and the SLADE version of the R&B staple 'Let The Good Times Roll'. The album also includes the first ever public performance of 'You Can’t Stop Rock ’n’ Roll', which would surface just three months later on the band’s second album. Bits of Snider’s legendary stage banter – also unreleased – can be heard interspersed between a few songs.
Live At The Marquee Club will be released by Rhino Hand Made on September 20th.
All pre-orders placed before 11:59 pm PST on August 18th will be automatically entered to win one of 50 copies signed by the entire band.
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