DEE SNIDER – Cabaret / I Get A Kick Out Of You (2012)

DEE SNIDER - Cabaret   I Get A Kick Out Of You (2012)


DEE SNIDER, the unmistakable front-man of Twisted Sister, will release his new solo CD ‘Dee Does Broadway’ on May 8th.
The album features Dee’s powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock ‘n’ roll take on several Broadway musical classics, such as Chicago, Cabaret, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Anything Goes and Sweeney Todd.

The album one-plus years in the making enlisted producers Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen (whom Dee worked with on the metalized Frank Sinatra tribute called Sin-atra) and also features orchestrations and playing by the renowned Broadway composer/arranger Doug Katsaros and the bass playing of one of rock’s prolific players, the legendary Rudy Sarzo.
Also, several special guest stars, including Broadway and television icon Bebe Neuwirth, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken of American Idol and Dee’s oldest son Jesse Blaze Snider among others.

Dee Snider: “I’m taking Broadway show tunes and I’m making them rock. It’s sort of a ‘Twisted Christmas’ taken to Broadway. But there are some pretty metallic moments there, with fat bass, drums, electric guitars”.

The advanced single is a cover of “Cabaret” main song.
Dee definitely has the pipes for this song. He can belt it better than I thought he would be able to. The problem is… this isn’t a tune composed to be ‘metalized’. Dee adds some sax and brass to make it flowing but the electric instruments, specially the guitar, sounds weird to my ears here.
However, on the other song leaked, “I Get a Kick Out of You” written by Cole Porter in 1934 (yes) for the Broadway musical Anything Goes (and the movie of the same name) works much better. The orchestrations added to the mix somehow glue with the pounding rhythm section and guitar solos, while Snider’s vocal part reminds me his earlier ’80s work with Twisted Sister.

Check them and decide yourself…

01 – Cabaret (3:54)
02 – I Get A Kick Out Of You (4:18)


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