Label: Atlantic - P-13553 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Love Is for Suckers is the fifth studio album by the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. The sound of the album was strongly influenced by glam metaland was one of Tonight - Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers causes of conflict which led to the band splitting after its release. The tour for the album lasted just over one month and ended in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 10, Two days later, on October 12,vocalist Dee Snider announced his departure from the band.
No songs from this album appeared on the Around The Year - Mordechai Ben David - Around The Year greatest hits album Big Hits and Nasty Cuts. It would be Twisted Sister's final studio album of original material, as all albums since have been compilations, live albums or re-recordings of already written material.
Seven of the album's songs were played live during the brief tour. However he feels that if they play any of them live, it may bring back bad memories for the band. Inthe band introduced "Wake Up The Sleeping Giant " into their set, following demands from fans for material to be included from all of the band's studio albums.
The thing is, that was supposed to be my first solo album. The thing was the record company and management pressured me into making it a Twisted Sister record. There's some stuff that was in the Twisted Sister vein but it was supposed to be a solo record, that album was meant to give the band the break we needed. I felt that by releasing a solo album I could put that out there, get it out my system, and then after a short break we could regroup and work on a new album.
The recording, the promotion and touring of Love Is for Suckers went on to kill the band. Management and the record company in their infinite wisdom know best. Oh let's put five guys who can't stand each other in a studio for three months! InDee Snider commented to an audience at Holland, Land Van Wind En Water - Liesbeth List - Even Eeuwig annual concert festival in Dessel Belgium, known as the Graspop Metal Meeting, "Now we have Tonight - Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers accused in the past of not playing stuff from all of our albums, so this year we added one song from the Love Is for Suckers record to the set [ It's called "Wake Up the Sleeping Giant "", which the band then performed.
Upon its release, Billboard wrote: "Longtime New York-based rockers stumbled with last release but have managed to catch their balance on this one, with a new producer and new attitude. Album is chock-full of sturdy, straightforward cuts. It's anthemic, occasionally repetitive and self-derivative.
That said, Love Is for Suckers is a darned good album. The guitar work is flashy but doesn't resort to cliched posturing and Dee Snider's vocals are in fine, sneering form. Seven of the cuts are the same wham-bam-party-hearty stuff Tonight - Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers Sister and so many others have defrosted and reheated ad nauseam.
There's still enough thump and screech to keep the Saturday night party going, but don't look for any development or innovation. For many other listeners, though, this is an album to avoid. Underscoring the overwrought vocals of Dee Snider are screechy guitars and thunderous drums. The songs, with their sophomoric lyrics, cover the usual heavy-metal topics.
So, if you're looking for something new, forget about this one. All songs written by Dee Sniderexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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