Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider shared a post on his official Twitter page replying to a fan’s statement about the music video of their iconic song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ and apparently, the video portrays the real household of Snider.
The song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is a Twisted Sister song from their third studio album ‘Stay Hungry.’ The song was first released as a single in addition to ‘You Can’t Stop Rock & Roll’ on April 27, 1984. The ‘Stay Hungry’ album itself was released two weeks later, on May 10, 1984.
The music video is as remarkable as the song itself which begins with a disobedient son playing Twisted Sister songs in his bedroom while the rest of the family is having dinner. The father, ‘Douglas C.,’ goes to the boy’s room and shouts at him for being interested only in his guitar and Twisted Sister. At the end of the speech, he yells ‘What do you want to do with your life?,’ to which the son replies ‘I Wanna Rock!’
The boy starts to play his guitar and it blasts the father out of a nearby window. Eventually, the boy transforms into Dee Snider, and the music begins. Other children turn into the rest of the band which leads the father to repeatedly try and fail to get back at the band members.
Since both the song and its video are catchy, a fan shared the extended version of it on Twitter to remember the greatness of Snider’s work. Another fan replied by stating that the song is amazing, however, he was bothered by the fact that the woman in the video is married to an ‘ass,’ and she even has children with the ‘ass.’
Here is how Snider’s fan criticized the woman in the music video:
“The song itself is awesome, but I do ask myself in the first 5 min why the woman is married to an ass and then had kids with the ass.”
After seeing the fan’s statement, Dee Snider shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that the opening of the music video was actually inspired by his own family and his memories. As he recalled the challenges of having a dysfunctional household, Dee mourned the death of his beloved mother, Marguerite Snider, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 86.
Here is what Snider said:
“Actually… That opening was exactly modeled after my home life. RIP Mom.“
You can see the Twitter post and watch the music video of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ below.
Actually…that opening was exactly modeled after my home life. RIP Mom. https://t.co/d4kE9m0EJ9
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) December 7, 2020