Twisted Sister formed in 1972 as a glam rock band and played the same NY clubs as Kiss, sharing a similar look and musical style. With the addition of the charismatic Snider in 1976, Twisted Sister began to heavy up and by the early 80s was playing shout-it-out-loud heavy metal with thought-provoking lyrics. While their over-the-top image and look helped elevate them during the hair-metal explosion of the mid-80s, Twisted Sister had a significantly more metal sound and attitude. The band's 1984 album "Stay Hungry" is one of the best metal records of the 1980s. After this, Twisted Sister began to become victims of their own popularity. Tensions emerged between Snider and the rest of the band and the material suffered. "Come Out and Play" was ok but the next album was horrible Poison-style glam and before long the band had ended. Snider toured for several years playing Twisted Sister songs during the 90s and in 2002 the band reformed.