Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Dee Snider - lead vocals

Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda - lead guitar, backing vocals

Jay Jay French - rhythm guitar, lead guitar on "Stay Hungry", "S.M.F." co lead guitar on "Burn In Hell", "Don't Let Me Down", backing vocals

Mark "The Animal" Mendoza - bass, backing vocals

J. Pero - drums, percussion

Dean Werman, Gabby McGachan, Neidermeyer - sound effects, handclapping

 Written by D. Snider

Arranged by Tom Werman, Twisted Sister

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited to 3,000 copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Atlantic

Recorded at Record Plant in New York City, Westlake Audio and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Engineered & mixed by Geoff Workman

Produced by Tom Werman

Originally released in 1984

Reissued in 2020


Side A :

            1 Stay Hungry

            2 We’re Not Gonna Take It

            3 Burn In Hell

            4 Horror-Teria (The Beginning)

a) Captain Howdy

b) Street Justice


Side B :

            1 I Wanna Rock

            2 The Price

            3 Don’t Let Me Down

            4 The Beast

            5 S.M.F.


In 2017, Rolling Stone listed the album at No. 76 on its list of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.

Reviews :

"After nearly a decade trying to make it to "The Show," Twisted Sister were finally up to bat. Their first album was a wild swing, their second had flown just barely foul, but with their third -- the unstoppable Stay Hungry -- the New York veterans finally hit one out of the park. And few bands were as deserving. Having paid their dues on the tough as nails N.Y.C. club scene (half of the band looked like the Ramones, the other half like the Dictators, and Dee Snider looked like, well, Dee Snider), Twisted Sister had finally worn down the opposition and truly arrived. With their comedic videos and bubblegum undertones, hit singles "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" helped the band bridge the "beauty gap" into MTV acceptance, and a competent power ballad in "The Price" would cement their consumer-friendly status. But it was the irrefutable menace of tracks like "The Beast," "S.M.F.," and the massive "Burn in Hell" that connected with their loyal fans and displayed Twisted Sister's true power. Equally grim, "Captain Howdy" and "Street Justice" -- the two songs comprising the "Horror-teria" suite (later the basis for Snider's ill-fated movie project Strangeland) -- are a cross between Alice Cooper and its stated source of influence, Stephen King. And don't forget the all-out metal ambition of the title track. Ironically, the album's very mainstream appeal would alienate their core heavy metal fan base and spell the band's overexposure-induced fall from grace, but for this brief moment, Twisted Sister were truly the "talk of the town, top of the heap."" AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,24 / 5

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