PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE "WAS *THE* TURNING POINT IN MUSICAL DIRECTION FOR ME...IT CHANGED MY WORLD!"
A few days ago, Dee Snider, former frontman for Twisted Sister, tweeted about his love for Phantom Of The Paradise:
Just realized I never shared the thing that was THE turning point in musical direction for me from @ledzeppelin type power trios to glam-metal...'74's Phantom of the Paradise! Not a big film in the US but huge in Canada. It changed my world! Thanks Paul Williams & Brian DePalma!
In a followup tweet, Snider mentioned, "I remember when I first saw it I went to see it FIVE NIGHTS IN A ROW! I was blown away by it and Beef and his band had a huge influence in me." He also mentioned that when he watched it with his kids in the 2000s, "unfortunately it really didn't hold up well," but we'll let that one slide... they'll come around.