Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dee Snider - Dee Does Broadway

Dee Snider - Dee Does Broadway (2012) Razor and Tie Records
Produced by Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen
Tracks : 1.Cabaret (Cabaret) 2.The ballad of Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd) 3.Big spender (Sweet Charity) 4.Mack the knife (The Threepenny Opera) 5.Whatever Lola wants (Damn Yankees) 6.Music of the night (Phantom of the opera) 7.The joint is jumpin´ (Aint misbehavin) 8.Luck be a lady tonight (Guys and Dolls) 9.I get a kick out of you (Anything goes) 10.There is nothing like a Dame (South Pacific) 11.Razzle dazzle (Chicago) 12.Tonight somewhere (West Side Story)
4 out of 5

Dee Snider is an entertainer, no doubt. He´s up there in the same league as David Lee Roth, Ted Nugent and Robbie Williams. What I like about Dee is that he´s willing to do the unexpected like his new album "Dee Does Broadway" where he is kicking the ass right out of these Broadway classics. He chose not to record any songs from rock oriented musicals like Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Hair etc. He is truly giving new life to theatrical pieces like "Cabaret", "The ballad of Sweeney Todd", "Mack the knife" and "Luck be a lady tonight". The charismatic Twisted Sister frontman released his first solo album "Dont let the bastards wear you down" in 2000 but this new album totally knocks the shit out of that one, and Dee is not only releasing a new album this May but also the Autobiography "Shut up and give me the mic" which probably is a cool read. I think it´s really awesome to hear Dee doing duets with Clay Aiken, Cyndi Lauper and Patti Lupone but the real highlight is "Music of the night" where he is putting on a fantastic vocal performance. This is in fact the best work I´ve heard from Dee Snider since Twisted Sister´s blockbuster record "Stay hungry" (1984).

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