Twisted Sister - Come Out And Play (Translucent Purple vinyl)
Dee Snider – lead vocals, backing vocals
Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Jay Jay French – rhythm & lead guitars, backing vocals
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza – bass, backing vocals
J. Pero – drums, percussion
Alan St. John – keyboards
Don Dokken, Gary Holland – backing vocals
Alice Cooper – co-lead vocals on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Brian Setzer – guitar solo on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Billy Joel – piano on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Clarence Clemons – saxophone solo on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
The Uptown Horns:
Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Arno "Cool-Ray" Hecht – tenor saxophone on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
"Bad" Bob Funk – trombone on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
"Hollywood" Paul Litteral – trumpet on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Julia Waters, Maxine Waters – backing vocals on "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
1 LP, Gatefold Cover
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : Translucent Purple
Speed : 33RPM
Size : 12”
Record Press : unspecified
Label : Friday Music
Original Label : Atlantic
Recorded at the "Old" record plant in Los Angeles
Engineered & mixed by Eddy Delana
Produced by Dieter Dierks
Remastered by Joe Reagoso
Originally released in 1985
Reissued in 2021
Side A :
- Come Out And Play
- Leader Of The Pack
- You Want What We Got
- I Believe In Rock 'N' Roll
- The Fire Still Burns
Side B :
- Be Chrool To Your Scuel
- I Believe In You
- Out On The Streets
- Lookin' Out For #1
- Kill Or Be Killed
- King Of The Fools (Bonus Track - Long Version)
"Twisted Sister were left in a strange position after the massive breakthrough success of their 1984 album, Stay Hungry. While the album contained more of a pop edge than their more raw preceding albums (Under the Blade and You Can't Stop Rock n' Roll), the heavy metal masses worldwide still embraced the album, as did the the lucrative MTV/pop audience. So for its follow-up, the band was faced with a question: whether to continue in a more pop-oriented direction or return to its early heavy metal. As the resulting album, 1985's Come Out and Play, proved, the band pursued a little bit of both. Behind the boards was Scorpions/Accept producer Dieter Dierks, and the compositions alternated between the ambitious (the title track), obvious ready-for-radio tracks (a cover of "Leader of the Pack," "Be Chrool to Your Scuel"), and songs custom-made for headbangers ("The Fire Still Burns," "Kill or Be Killed"). The aforementioned "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" contained such musical guests as Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Clarence Clemons, and Brian Setzer, for which a humorous video was filmed, and ultimately banned by MTV. And although the album was certified gold shortly after its release, it soon slid from sight -- eventually leading to Twisted Sister's demise a few years later." AllMusic Review by Greg Prato
AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 3,89 / 5