I'm a HUUUUUUGE Misfits fan
That sounds like a hell of a show...I'm a HUUUUUUGE Misfits fan and Halloween II would have been worth the price of admisson for me...especially then, when we were really Misfit starved.
and I think we have a few UMA'ers who feel the same..I know we discussed it before.
I always knew who they were
, but didnt really get into them till almost the end of high school..late bloomer. What had happened was they did the "Resurrection Tour" where they brought out Michale Graves and Dr. Chud as the new members. At that time they had 2 new songs "Mars Attacks" and "Blacklight"...they put on a show at in their then hometown of Vernon NJ, and at 30 min from me I went and was blown away. From then on I went and bought everything Misfits related...
From then on I went and bought everything Misfits related...and if you held a gun to my head I probably couldnt pick a favorite song...right now? Probably "Spook City Usa"...then again I could put on "Devilock" or "Bullet" and by the 1st chorus...that becomes my favorite song...no band ever is catchier. Actually its like my old guitarist said: "The Misfits are like crack, you listin once...then your just hooked for life".
True story..a girl I was dating pretty hardcore last year lives in Vernon, and after I got comfortable I finally wore the "Evillive" t-shirt over her house..she asked me about it and then said "wait...Mr. Caifa??"......it turns out that growing up Jerry Only was her neighboor.I could obviously talk about this forever, I have met and live close to everyone except Glenn..and now Doyle is out in Vegas...but every member of that band past or present was nothing but the coolest most down to Earth person ever, I have plenty of autographs and a ton of free goodies and press kits Jerry handed me.
Now I gotta listin to "Skulls"....because its my favorite Misfits song lol
What's the definitive Misfits CD, if you were to recommend only one?
I second Blacklagoon's assessment of Jerry Only. I met him a number of times at Chiller in NJ. He saw me loading up with a bunch of MISFITS bumper stickers and asked why i wanted so many. When i told him i taught guitar and a bunch of my students were huge fans that i wanted to bring signed bumper stickers home for, he got really excited, signed every one and refused to let me pay! These guys should teach public relations to all up and coming bands. I was floored by his generosity... Every one of the kids i gave one to absolutely MELTED in disbelief!!
Just go buy the box set. I think when I got it when it came out it was 100.00, now you can get it for what? 60.00? They just have so many songs...and with the box set you're gonna hear Cough/Cool and She played on piano...then your gonna hear what is in my opinion the "Original Thrash Album" (yup..before Venom, Possessed and Slayer influenced Metalliaca, Megadeth and Testament...the original thrash sound is Earth A.D.) Listen to Slayers Reign In Blood, then go back and check out Earth A.D....the structures, the speed...its a thrash album mixed by a punk producer.If I had to turn someone on to the Misfits...I would say go pick up Walk Among Us, then pick up Static Age...very very different sounds...but the more you listen the more they will kinda...come together.
If I had to turn someone on to the Misfits...I would say go pick up Walk Among Us, then pick up Static Age...very very different sounds...but the more you listen the more they will kinda...come together.
I'm a longtime Misfits fiend as well, but I've let my rabid fandom waver over the last few years. The passion you guys have shown for the band here has re-energized my love for all things Misfits. I've got the coffin box and was a card carrying Fiend Club member for many years. I have a personally signed Jerry Only action figure sitting on my desk.The Danzig era was some of the greatest punk rock ever recorded, and Jerry's re-imagining of the Misfits with a dose of metal in "American Psycho" and "Famous Monsters" was a whole lot of fun. Those shows with Graves were usually amazing. As for my favorite Misfits record, that's a tough one because so many were originally released in Single LPs, but I have to go with "Walk Among Us."