The frontman of Long Island-based heavy metal band Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, was recently interviewed by Classic Rock’s Dave Steinfeld and talked about many topics from why Lemmy Kilmister was underrated to his first studio album.
You might know that Dee Snider released his debut album named ‘Never Let the Bastards Wear You Down’ which features unreleased tracks that were written for Desperado, Widowmaker, and Twisted Sister. The album was released by Koch Records in 2000 and according to his latest interview, it was the worst-ever record of Dee’s 47 years of career.
According to the legendary star, the recording company made him an offer he could not refuse at that time and while the songs were great enough, Dee admitted that he did not put any real care or heart into the album. In the same interview, Snider stated that ‘Live and Dangerous‘ of Thin Lizzy is his favorite live record of all time.
Here is what Twisted sister frontman said:
“‘Never Let the Bastards Wear You Down.’ I wasn’t recording at that time, a company wanted me to do something and pursued me relentlessly. Made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I had all these out-takes that I hadn’t used for ‘Desperado,’ ‘Widowmaker,’ Twisted Sister. So I said, ‘Fuck it, OK…’
I went in there with a group I was playing with, the SMFs, and we just banged it out. I phoned it in, you know? The songs were great, but I didn’t put any real care or heart in it – regrettably.”
You can listen to ‘Never Let The Bastards You Down’ below.