Dee Snider Reveals His Favorite Albums
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider reveals his top five favorite albums on Stranded in AXS TV.
The rocker was asked to choose five records he would take with him if he ever gets to be stranded in the desert. For his first pick, he chose Queen II, he said:
“The only record they play nothing from live.
“Yet, it is one of my favorite albums obviously of all-time , and I’m a day-one Queen fan. I remember seeing Queen open for Mott the Hoople and I was the only person cheering for them so loudly I was embarrassing the band. Nothing worse than nobody cheering for you than one weird dude standing up and screaming his head off–that was me.”
While for his second pick, he chose Led Zeppelin II, saying:
“Boy, that just sealed the deal for me with what kind of music I wanted to make, the heaviness of the music I wanted to make, and the way I wanted to sing. Now, you may say, ‘Dee, you sound nothing like Robert Plant.’ I actually used to do an amazing Robert Plant impersonation and that impersonation got me in Twisted Sister. We were in a bar band, [and] if you could play lead singer in Led Zeppelin, you were money.”
As for his third pick, he said it will surprise the viewers and he chose Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols, explaining:
“I have a punk streak.
“I may have been influenced a little bit with part of one of the Sex Pistols songs on We’re Not Gonna Take It. These is a section that is very reminiscent of a section of a Sex Pistol song so much, that when Johnny Rotten was reviewing the single, he mother-effed me to the nth degree.”
Snider continued the list choosing a live album, Thin Lizzy, Live and Dangerous. He said:
“The double live album, of course. It includes The Boy Are Back in Town and Jailbreak and all those songs. But it is such a moment, it’s so well done, so well-performed.”
And for his last pick, he chose Sladest, adding:
“Without Slade, there would be no Twisted Sister, there would be no We’re Not Gonna Take It, there would be no anthems, because I learned how to write a rock anthem listening to the amazing Slade.”
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