12. Come Out And Play - Twisted Sister
By the time Twisted Sister reached the mid 80's, they had covered more ground than most bands could hope for. After hardening up the glam rock look of the 70's, the band became darlings of early MTV with the album Stay Hungry, with angry protest songs like "We're Not Gonna Take It." So where do you go after you run out of things to be angry about?
With their main songwriting fire centered around being angry, vocalist Dee Snider found it difficult to write about rebelling against the man once he had paid his dues and become a rock star. Trying to be make the magic strike twice, Come Out and Play is the sound of a band desperately trying to bring their initial fury back in full form. What really sealed the deal as being a drop off was the pop-centric singles, where the band pulls in guest stars like Billy Joel and Alice Cooper to try and legitimize their arrival as rock heroes.
Sister's music always had a tuneful bent to it, but who was necessarily asking for the glam rock transplants to cover the Shangrilas on record? Though nothing can tarnish the band's classic hits, this was first sign that things were about to go very wrong.