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Twisted Sister

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The Resume

    (1973- )
    Formed in New York City, NY
    Originated as 'Silverstar'
    1984 line-up:
    Dee Snider - lead vocals (March 15, 1955- )
    Jay Jay French - guitar and backing vocals (July 20, 1952- )
    Eddie 'Fingers' Ojeda - guitar and backing vocals (August 5, 1955- )
    Mark 'The Animal' Mendoza - bass and backing vocals (August 5, 1955- )
    A.J. (Anthony Jude) Pero - drums and backing vocals (October 14, 1959- )
    Recorded 'You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll,' 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' 'I Wanna Rock,' 'The Price,' 'Leader Of The Pack,' 'Be Chrool To Your Scuel' and 'Hot Love'

Why they might be annoying:

    They ripped off the style of The New York Dolls and the stage antics of Alice Cooper.
    Despite seven MTV videos they are considered a one hit wonder.
    It took three years for Snider to conceive and write 'We're Not Gonna Take It.'
    They over exposed themselves. Building a loyal fan base 10 years in the making, 'We're Not Gonna Take It' frosted core fans and newbies tired of them by their next album.
    The music video for 'Be Crool To Your Scuel' was banned by MTV as 'too offensive.'
    They performed on their own 2001 tribute album, 'Twisted Forever.'

Why they might not be annoying:

    French formed the band after he auditioned and was turned down by Wicked Lester (who went on to become Kiss).
    Once Snider joined in 1976 they broke attendance records in the New York City area as their fan base grew.
    1984's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' sold over 3 million copies and the video became an MTV phenomenon.
    They participated in a concert benefiting the September 11th NYPD and FDNY Widows and Orphans' Fund.

Credit: Scar Tactics

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 83 Votes: 55.42% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 88 Votes: 46.59% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 68 Votes: 45.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 45 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 247 Votes: 57.09% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 305 Votes: 67.21% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 38 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 72 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 78 Votes: 64.10% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 124 Votes: 67.74% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 195 Votes: 44.62% Annoying