New York City's "Twister Sister" were around for quite awhile before they hit it big.  They were part of the New York Glam scene with Kiss and the New York Dolls, but their music was much more gritty and mean.  They  literally wore women's clothing and makeup on stage and quite often mixed it up with anyone who dare give them crap about it.  By the early 80's they went for a more costume look and they struck it big with anthems like "I Wanna Rock" and this one... "We're Not Gonna Take It".

Twisted Sister continues to play shows all over the world and even put out some original stuff once in awhile, here's the video for a track called "30".