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Dee Snider visits the House of Strombo to celebrate latest project

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, December 13, 2016

Listen to the December 13, 2016, episode of the Strombo Show.


"We've got the right to choose and there ain't no way we'll lost it." 

The Strombo Show r​uns​ the gamut this week, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by the legendary Dee Snider for an intimate conversation to celebrate his life in music. 

Dee Snider is the frontman and songwriter of Twisted Sister and one of the archetypal figures of the hair metal scene in the ’80s with socially-conscious staples like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the New York Dolls of metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. After hitting financial rock bottom, Snider signed a new lease on life through experiments with various film, radio, television projects that include his latest endeavour, Dee Snider's Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas Tale.

Snider explored his affinity with the holidays, the house the Celine built, and his famous role in the PMRC senate hearings of 1985.

Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest and Whitehorse made appearances throughout the program to drop song requests. 

Strombo also played exclusive song premieres from Toronto's Secret Satanists, featuring the former Teenage Kicks member, Jeff Van Helvoort and Choir! Choir! Choir!'s latest collaboration with Reuben Bullock (Reuben and the Dark) that supports Syrian refugee families. 

Magnificent 7

LUCIUS, "Born Again Teen"
Eleanor Friedberger, "False Alphabet City"
Erykah Badu & Andre 3000, "Hello" 
Daye Jack, "Hands Up (Ft. Killer Mike)"
Choir! Choir! Choir!, "Imagine (Ft. Reuben Bullock of Reuben and the Dark)"
Secret Satanists, "I'm Still Your Fool"
Fucked Up, "Our Own Blood (Ft. Tanya Tagaq)"


Neil Young, "Rockin' In The Free World"
LUCIUS, "Born Again Teen"
Eleanor Friedberger, "False Alphabet City"
Reversing Falls, "Are You There?"
Janet Jackson, "Rhythm Nation"
Hank Williams, "Lost Highway"
Television, "See No Evil" 
Erykah Badu & Andre 3000, "Hello"
Lionel Richie, "Hello"
Tobias Jesso Jr., "How Could You Babe" 
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder, "Every Ghetto (Ft. Rapsody)"
Daye Jack, "Hands Up (Ft. Killer Mike)"
Choir! Choir! Choir!, "Imagine (Ft. Reuben Bullock of Reuben and the Dark)"
Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner" 
M.I.A., "Borders" 
Kate Tempest, "Bad Place For A Good Time"
GZA, "Swordsman"
Cypress Hill, "Hand On The Pump"
Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive" 
Secret Satanists, "I'm Still Your Fool"
Kamaiyah, "How Does It Feel?"
Fucked Up, "Our Own Blood (Ft. Tanya Tagaq)"
Pearl Jam, "Yellow Ledbetter" 
Tom Waits, "Dirt On The Ground"
Whitehorse, "Gun Street Girl"
Twisted Sister, "I Wanna Rock"
Celine Dion, "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)"
Twisted Sister, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"
The Cult, "Love Removal Machine"
Iron Maiden, "Aces High"
Alexisonfire, "Accidents (Lullaby Version)" 

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.