VINYL RELEASE DATE: 8/10/2018
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 8/10/2018
VARIANT: RED LIMITED EDITION 2LP
Previously released as a Rhino Handmade title, the live performances featured on the album were recorded in March 1983 over two nights at London's famed Marquee Club. The songs find Twisted Sister raw, hungry and catching fire just a few months before the group achieved breakout success on radio and MTV. Mirroring the setlists from both shows, the collection's blistering performances feature singer Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero. All presented on 2LP.
The performances on LIVE AT THE MARQUEE are unrelenting as the band demolishes nearly every song from its debut Under the Blade, including the show opener "What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)." Along with covers of the Shangri-Las' "Leader Of The Pack" and the Slade version of the R&B staple "Let The Good Times Roll," the album also includes the first-ever public performance of "You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll," which would later surface on the band's second studio album. Bits of Snider's legendary stage banter can also be heard between songs.