Dee Snider, the frontman of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, has quite surprised his fans while confessing that he doesn’t even rank the fifth studio album of the band, ‘Love Is for Suckers,’ among the other releases, and pointed out the record as the reason why Twisted Sister disbanded.
The legendary vocalist, Dee Snider, who has really great communication with his followers on social media platforms, has recently unveiled the truth behind the iconic Twisted Sister album, ‘Love Is for Suckers,’ after one of his fans has declared his admiration for the work.
When Snider was asked where does he rank the album against the other Twisted Sister releases, he simply said he doesn’t. The legend has explained the fact that it was supposed to be his first solo album but management and the record label pushed to make it a band record.
Snider wished they didn’t. He admitted that he thinks the band needed a break at that point of their career, and if they had taken one they might have stayed together even to this year.
‘Love Is for Suckers’ was released by Atlantic Records on August 13, 1987, with the single ‘Hot Love’ being released on August 1. It was also the band’s last album before their breakup and subsequent reunion and release of ‘Still Hungry’ in 2004. It is also their last album to be composed of entirely new material.
The sound of the album was strongly influenced by glam metal and was one of the 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, 1987. Two days later, on October 12, 1987, vocalist Dee Snider announced his departure from the band.
Here’s what the fan asked Dee Snider about the album on Twitter:
“Hey Dee, I remember being about 17 when I discovered ‘Love Is For Suckers,’ and it blew me away. Where do you rank it against the other Twisted Sister releases?”
Dee Snider responded as:
“I don’t. It was supposed to be my first solo album but management and the record label pushed to make it a band record. I wish they didn’t. I think the band needed a break and if we had taken one we might have stayed together.”
You can see the tweets below.
I don't. It was supposed to be my first solo album but management and the record label pushed to make it a band record. I wish they didn't. I think the band needed a break and if we had taken one we might have stayed together. https://t.co/54IGOoe6BJ
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) November 21, 2020