In between tracks, Twisted Sister members and old major-label cronies spout off in classic show-biz style. Singer Dee Snider claims the band "came to redefine rock video from that point on." Especially amazing is bassist Mark Mendoza bemoaning that the act's early videos forever set up the band as "clowns." Oh, really? It wasn't the pink spandex and hair extensions you'd been sporting since '75? Stand proud! Clowning around actually made Twisted Sister the most stomach-able of all those crotch stuffers (save maybe Poison).
There's nothing better than listening to '80s hair metal guys justify their ridiculous career decisions, always claiming, "We never knew we were gonna be huge, man!" while explaining how they hired Alice Cooper and the makeup master from Dawn of the Dead to work on their final major-label video. The Video interviews are also an interesting reminder of what a different music world the band snorted through: Guitarist Eddie Ojeida complains that selling 2 million-plus records was a failure.
The clips themselves are worse visually and more Borscht-Belt comedically than remembered. But musically, even these low points (according to most of the band) may force your most unironic pals to pump a fist when that kick drum drops on "We're Not Gonna Take It."