You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll

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You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Studio album by Twisted Sister
Released June 27, 1983
Recorded Sol Studios, Cookham, England, early 1983
Genre Heavy metal
Length 37:53
Label Atlantic
Producer Stuart Epps
Twisted Sister chronology
Under the Blade
(1982)
You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
(1983)
Stay Hungry
(1984)
Singles from You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
  1. "I Am (I'm Me)" / "Sin After Sin (live)"
    Released: 1983
  2. "The Kids Are Back" / "Shoot 'Em Down (live)"
    Released: 1983
  3. "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" / "Feels So Fine (live)"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! (very favorable)[2]

You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released on June 27, 1983.

The songs "The Kids Are Back", "I Am (I'm Me)," and the album's title track were released as singles. The album was certified as a Gold Album for USA for selling over 500,000 items.[3] “Metal-rules.com” put the album in their list of “The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums”.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dee Snider

Side one
  1. "The Kids Are Back" – 3:16
  2. "Like a Knife in the Back" – 3:03
  3. "Ride to Live, Live to Ride" – 4:04
  4. "I Am (I'm Me)" – 3:34
  5. "The Power and the Glory" – 4:20
Side two
  1. "We're Gonna Make It" – 3:44
  2. "I've Had Enough" – 4:02
  3. "I'll Take You Alive" – 3:08
  4. "You're Not Alone (Suzette's Song)" – 4:02
  5. "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" – 4:40

Re-release bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "One Man Woman" - 3:09
  2. "Four Barrel Heart of Love" - 3:04
  3. "Feel the Power" - 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Twisted Sister[edit]

Production[edit]

Cultural references[edit]

  • In one series of Brainiac: Science Abuse, the song "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" was used as an experiment to show what things could be used to stop rock and roll, using various chemicals and a stereo.
  • In the 2010 film Jackass 3-D, "The Kids Are Back" is played during the opening credits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll at AllMusic
  2. ^ Johnson, Howard (19 May 1983). "Twisted Sister 'You Can't Stop Rock 'n'n Roll'". Kerrang! 42. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 15. 
  3. ^ "RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.metal-rules.com/polls/index.php?id=6 The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums