Within the next year, a documentary about the history of the first 10 years of Twisted Sister will be exhibited from the film maker Andy Horn. Andy has been working on this documentary for the last 4 years. The idea came to him after an interview with guitarist Jay Jay French concerning another artist named Klaus Nomi who opened Twisted Sister at the Soap Factory around 1981. At that time Andy really knew very little about the band and became fascinated by the story of their long and winding road to a record deal.
While most of the world thinks that Twisted Sister started in 1984, there are those who know a much different story. The band's die hard fans in the UK thought the story began a couple of years earlier when Secret Records signed them in England. There does exist, however, a subset of fans who know the real story. Those fans are from the Tri State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those fans spent years supporting them.
The lessons learned over those first two years formed the basis of the future of Twisted Sister, without having gone through it, the band, as it exists in the hearts of millions of fans around the world, would never had existed.
Per French "I will say this however about the very early days of Twisted Sister: Our agent worked us to death, playing 5-6 nights a week 4-5 shows per night. Some shows ended as late as 6 AM! In those days you played in one club for 3-6 night in a row. In the case of the Mad Hatter in East Quouge, we played 78 nights between May and September."