Thursday, December 14, 2006

Twisted Christmas

Last night I was innocently flipping through the channels and landed on Jay Leno, just before he was about to introduce whoever the musical guest was for the night.

I didn't know who he had booked so I stayed tuned, eager to enjoy another quality musical guest. But imagine my surprise when camera panned over to the stage and instead found...

THIS GUY!

GAH!

I thought these guys were long dead. I guess that explains why Dee Snider looks like he's been exhumed.


That's right, Twisted Sister is now celebrating their 30th (and final) year as a band, and to cap it off they've released a new holiday album called... you guessed it - "A Twisted Christmas".

And last night they played their very twisted version of O Come All Ye Faithful which (cleverly?) superimposes the words directly over the same melody as We're Not Gonna Take It. Hmm, he didn't figure that out until now? I remember thinking that was a rip-off 22 years ago when that song first came out.

Anyway, the act was entertaining - in a "it's really hard to not watch a train wreck" kind of way. The poor band looks exactly like a weathered version of the original, except for the "please just shoot me now" expressions they now wear on their faces.

Here's the link to a web site that has another link at the bottom if you want to see the video. You won't be surprised to find that they managed to add a sexy "video chick" to O Come All Ye Faithful. But then again isn't that their job?

I mean duh - this is Twisted Sister!!!

13 comments:

Mom Thumb said...

Wow, I think I'm glad I missed Jay last night. Right before going to sleep . . . too close to when I might have nightmares.

Waya said...

WOW! They're still around?! I couldn't help but bang my head back and forth singing to that song "we're not going to take it" I can still remember the video to that song. OMG! I need to get rid of that image like NOW!

EmmaSometimes said...

oh, that is sad. Nothing like saying Has Been by putting on face paint and singing a song that hit the charts 20 years ago. Oh, yeah!

and not ignoring you...just so dern busy!!

Anonymous said...

Well that's frightening.

Leno is really attracting the A-listers isn't he?

Anonymous said...

It's funny, because when I first heard this I thought it was a joke. I now stand corrected.

And the "We're Not Gonna Take It" tune? Man, I feel like an idiot since I didn't make that connection until reading your post.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

I just had to comment again since seeing the video.

Don't you think there's something really WRONG with watching a woman with a half-unbuttoned shirt gyrating with a large candy cane to the words "O COME LET US ADORE HIM?"

Wrong. Wrong. So wrong.

Harmonica Man said...

linda - Come to think of it, I DID have a restless night last night. That must be it!

waya - Funny, that was exactly the first words that came out of my mouth - "THEY'RE STILL AROUND!"

emma - I guess there's no reason for anybody to do a "where are they now" story.

dave - Dee was never able to quit while he was on top, because he was never on top.

sandy - He must have written We're Not Gonna Take It right after the holidays and told his band,

"Hey guys, check it out. I just came up with this great idea for a song. It was the weirdest thing - it just popped into my head!"

Harmonica Man said...

sandy - Well, when you put it that way...

No, I'm sorry. It's wrong. You're right.

wendy boucher said...

Oh come on. Tony Bennett still tours too. It's not just our, okay, MY, generation of performers that don't know when to say when. I heard that Englebert Humperdink is going on tour too. YIKES! He lives in my area and I've seen him recently. Uhm, aged much Englebert? Someday N'Sync will be doing the 50 year reunion tour. And then it will be 50 Cent and of course the Rolling Stones will be taxidermed and placed on stage to lip sync long after they're dead. Where was I going with this?

yellojkt said...

I have no idea who their target demo is. I hated them the first time around. I just can't imagine hanging ornaments to Dee Snyder's voice.

Anonymous said...

I saw that too and had much the same reaction. It was like watching a train wreck. I actually thought "I should get that for my brother". Oh my. I should have just gone to sleep.

No, I won't be buying it even as a joke. But it would be funny...

Anonymous said...

I really, really, hate to admit this but I have three or four of these songs as MP3s...

The version of "I'll be home for Christmas" has Lita Ford on it.

I'm in 80's heaven...

Anonymous said...

I'm a Crowded House kinda gal. Dee Snyder gives me stomach cramps.