Twisted Sister – Love Is For Suckers (1987/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:17 minutes | 1,51 GB | Genre: Hard Rock
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Although Twisted Sister’s final studio album wasn’t as commercially successful as its predecessors, it is still Twisted in every way and a great record. The album was supposed to be a Dee Snider solo record, but Atlantic forced Dee’s hand and had the album released under the Twisted Sister name. Apparently, Dee Snider’s Twisted Sister band mates didn’t actually play on the album. “Love Is For Suckers” was put together by Snider, Ronni Le Tekro (guitarist for TNT), Reb Beach (the soon to be guitarist for Winger), and producer Beau Hill. But since Dee Snider wrote all of Twisted Sister’s material, the songwriting style on “Love Is For Suckers” wasn’t a far cry from Twisted Sister’s previous work.
When Twisted Sister issued their 1985 album, Come Out and Play, the members were convinced they’d created their best work yet. But ultimately, the record was met with a very cool response by their fans – a major disappointment after the double platinum success of their preceding album, 1984’s Stay Hungry. For their next album, Love Is for Suckers (issued in 1987), the band attempted returning to more straight-ahead, hard rock-based songwriting. Long-time drummer A.J. Pero left the band prior to the album (replaced by session drummer Joey Franco), and the raw approach of their early work was noticeably absent – producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Winger) gave the album a very ’80s pop-metal sound. Standouts included “Hot Love,” the title track, and “Tonight,” but like the album before it, Love Is for Suckers died quickly on the charts. Having been together for over ten years, Twisted Sister decided to call it a day shortly after the album’s release.
1. Twisted Sister – Wake Up (The Sleeping Giant) (04:20)
2. Twisted Sister – Hot Love (03:33)
3. Twisted Sister – Love Is For Suckers (03:25)
4. Twisted Sister – I’m So Hot For You (04:05)
5. Twisted Sister – Tonight (03:52)
6. Twisted Sister – Me And The Boys (03:51)
7. Twisted Sister – One Bad Habit (03:17)
8. Twisted Sister – I Want This Night (To Last Forever) (04:19)
9. Twisted Sister – You Are All That I Need (04:17)
10. Twisted Sister – Yeah Right! (03:13)