"Come Out and Play", Twisted Sister's fourth full-lengthed release, followed on the heels of the multi-platinumed "Stay Hungry". It featured a fold-out manhole cover revealing a screaming Dee in full Twisted regalia.
The first single from this album, "Leader of the Pack", was a tune that Twisted had been playing since their club days in the late 70's and early 80's.
The album has numerous tracks worth mentioning, the best of which are "Come Out and Play", "The Fire Still Burns", and "Kill or Be Killed", all of which are hard-driving rockers with non-stop beats. While these three tracks shine the brightest on the album, they unfortunately did not make up for the over-commerical sounds of some of the other tracks, namely "You Want What We Got", "Be Chrool to Your Scuel", and "Lookin' Out for #1". I remember reading somewhere that Dee said that he had over 100 songs that could go on this album and that the band narrowed it down to these 11. IMHO, I would have rather heard some of the other tracks instead.
The tough part for someone like myself if to admit that there are some songs that I didn't like. I mean, as a fan, most people probably like everything that an artist has produced. Well, I'm a human being and I don't like everything that I hear. While not my favorite album because of the tracks that I mentioned earlier, I like the album as a whole. A three stars out of five rating.
Dee Snider-Lead and backing vocals
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza-Bass and backing growls
A.J. Pero-Drums, percussion
Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda-Lead, rhythm guitars
Jay Jay French-Lead, rhythm guitars, backing vocals
1. Come Out and Play
2. Leader of the Pack
3. You Want What We Got
4. I Believe In Rock and Roll
5. The Fire Still Burns
6. Be Chrool to Your Scuel
7. I Believe In You
8. Out On the Streets
9. Lookin' Out for #1
10. Kill or Be Killed
11. King of the Fools (only on CD release)
To see the complete lyric sheets, follow this link to the Dee Snider Home Page.