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Under The Blade

20 Jun 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Jun 2011
  • Release Date: 17 Jun 2011
  • Label: Armoury Records
  • Copyright: 1982 JEDMA Associates
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  • Total Length: 57:36
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  • ASIN: B0054K36UM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,129 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Sometimes revisiting yer youth can be rewarding,sometimes fraught with danger,i've recently revisted lots of things,music,film,even discovered an old time sweetie shop,fabulous stuff,the film 'Dark Star' well it was ok,not as funny as i remember,the music though,well that was fantastic,this newly remastered disc from Twisted Sister's debut 'Under The Blade' is a marvelous reminder of how great this band was.

The cd contains the remastered album,truth be told back in the day it wasnt a great production sound wise,the remaster doesnt really redress this but what isnt in question is the fire that burned in the band,the ferocity of tracks such as 'Bad Boys..','Tear It Loose' & 'Shoot Em Down' is still evident and a joy to hear while the likes of 'Under The Blade' and 'Day Of The Rocker' wear their Priest/AC/DC influences on their sleeve with pride.

Also included is the original 4 track Ruff Cuts E.P., i bought this way back in '82 and its just as impressive today,indeed it still has a sinister,vicious aura to tracks such as 'Under The Blade/Shoot Em Down',while the anthemic 'What You Dont Know' never sounded better,indeed the debut album never really captured that sound,the cover version of 'Leader Of The Pack' has to be heard to be believed,outstanding.The disc is completed with an uneccesary live version of 'Shoot Em Down'(great though it is,its a bit out of place).

The Dvd is a fantastic slice of history showing Twisted Sister looking like a bunch of heavily made up Trannies dodgy bottles and various other missiles before winning the crowd over,i'd personally never seen this footage so it was a welcome bonus,its not perfect but its well worth watching.
The interviews are excellent with some genuinely funny anecdotes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casper Pedersen on 2 Jan 2013
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Great album! I had been looking for the 1985 "remix" of Under the Blade for a long time. But BEWARE! There are two mixes out of this album: the original Secret Records mix from 1982 plus bonus tracks on Armoury Records and the Atlantic Records remix from 1985 on Demolition Records. After their success with Stay Hungry Atlantic Records (and Mark Mendoza of TS) remixed the album so it got a more "Stay Hungry-like sound". I think the original mix sounds awful, very rough and unpolished and I can't stand listening to it (but a lot of people like it). But the remix is fantastic - good production and it makes a huge difference! The covers of the two albums are different: on the original mix the letters on the cover are printed in blue and on the remix the letters are printed in yellow and Dee Snider has one hand placed on the floor - but beware: If you download the album from iTunes you get the cover from the remix and the songs from the original mix - so don't do that! On the remix Day of the Rocker is left out in favour of I'll Never Gow Up, and that makes 9 songs on each album. I think that on the original remix on vinyl from '85 Day of the Rocker was included so the album had ten songs but I don't remember. So get your '85 remix copy from Demolition Records - and PLAY IT LOUD, MUTHA!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dean R. Hughes on 16 May 2003
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This album is dirty, gritty and really sets the pace for future releases by the band. TS, despite hailing from New York, hit the scene around the same time as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and this album has a distinctly British feel to it. Far more aggressive than their L.A. counterparts (Motley Crue) and with more make up than Kiss and Alice Cooper combined TS presented an unusual visual spectacle. Dee Sniders vocals shine on this album, the man has a voice that makes Bruce Dickensons' look feeble, and the guitar work, whilst fairly simplistic, is very gutsy. Check it out but remember, what you don't know sure can hurt you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Scott on 7 Jun 2011
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I remember staying up to tape the Rock Show in BBC Radio1 in 1982, fingers poised over play & record to capture something special I hoped. I got Y&T and Twisted Sister that night. Neither disappointed. Being able to watch that Twisted Sister performance on the DVD with this reissue is something truly special. Sister were full of energy, almost arrogant as they tried to put to the sword those jazz freaks and old time rockers in abundance at Reading in the 80's. Some must have been spluttering through there luke warm bitter and cider as this technicoloured nightmare hit the stage. It was fantastic....
Under the blade is a real 80's classic, the improved production on this reissue breathes new life into Bad Boys, Destroyer and Shoot em down. Was there ever a better concert intro song than 'What you don't know'. Motley Crue, Ratt, Faster Pussycat et al were only ever a pale imitation of Twisted Sister, the original SMF's.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Pilskog on 25 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
This 2011 release of the Twisted Sister debut album "Under the blade" contains the original mix from the original 1982 Secret Records album. Not to be confused with the earlier CD-versions containing the 1985 remix of the album.
This album is full of raw energy, and killer songs, which instantly made me a fan of Twisted Sister back in the 80's. Here's everything from the slow, heavy Destroyer, via mid-tempo rockers like Sin after sin and Bad boys (Of rock n' roll), and the fast and furious Tear it loose, featuring a twin-solo by Jay Jay French and "Fast" Eddie Clarke of Motorhead.

Some people might not like the production, which can be described as raw and dirty sounding, yet powerful.
Still, I love the songs and the vibe and energy on this recording. A killer debut, and among my all-time favorite albums.
As a bonus on this CD, you get the "Ruff cutts" EP, a compilation of 4 demo-songs, and also a live version of the song "Shoot'em down".

As for the bonus DVD, it contains a recording of the band's performance at the 1982 Reading Festival, in England.
I was especially looking forward to this, but I was a bit disappointed.
The audio is full of overdubs, and most of the rhythm guitars is obviously re-recorded. I also suspect that the bass parts and some solos are newly added overdubs.
So I didn't get the "live" experience I was hoping for. Why not release the video/DVD with the original audio?
But it is great fun to watch the band in the days just before the rollercoaster-ride to stardom started.
Also, there are new interviews with the band members, telling stories from the Reading Festival and the recording of "Under the blade".
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