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The Misfits

Genuinely shocking or tasteless, campy fun? It was sometimes hard to tell which way the Misfits wanted to be taken, and the immense cult following that has grown up in the years after their actual existence (1977-1983) seems divided in its own assessment. It certainly wasn't the Misfits' musicianship -- which was as crude as the recording quality of most of their oeuvre -- that endeared them to so many, although Glenn Danzig possessed one of the most distinctive and tuneful bellows in hardcore punk. Rather, it was Danzig's penchant for catchy, anthemic melodies, often delivered at warp speed, and his lyrical obsession with grade-B horror films and splatter imagery that helped the Misfits build a rabid posthumous following. Name-drops and covers by metal bands like Metallica and Guns N' Roses kept the Misfits' songs circulating during the mid- to late '80s, when their tangled discography remained only sporadically in print -- reissues were maddeningly incomplete, and much of the band's prime material was confined to rare singles and EPs. The mid-'90s saw a spate of CD reissues that, while not quite presenting all of the Misfits' songs in the most concise, collectible format, at least succeeded in getting them all back into print, allowing those who missed the band the first time around to hear why they've enjoyed such enduring cult popularity.

The Misfits were formed in Lodi, New Jersey, in 1977 by vocalist Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Caiafa, who performed under the name Jerry Only. Their name taken from Marilyn Monroe's final film, the Misfits added drummer Manny and recorded a guitar-less single, "Cough Cool" b/w "She," on their own Blank Records label (later changed to Plan 9). Manny was soon replaced by "Mr. Jim" Catania, and guitarist Frank "Franché Coma" LiCata joined up for the four-song 1978 EP Bullet, which featured a notoriously graphic image of John F. Kennedy being shot. Although recording sessions had been held for a full-length album, to be titled Static Age, no record company would accept the results, and whatever material was not subsequently issued on EPs languished in the vaults until the 1985 compilation Legacy of Brutality. The Misfits began playing shows at CBGB's and attempted to obtain some greater musical stability with the addition of Whorelords guitarist Bobby Steele and drummer Joey Image. This lineup recorded the three-song EPs Horror Business and Night of the Living Dead in 1979, the latter being released on Halloween. An aborted tour of the U.K. supporting the Damned followed, and a frustrated Joey Image quit the band after Danzig was arrested in a bar skirmish. Things had not been going well with Steele, either, and upon returning to the States, Steele was ousted in favor of Jerry Only's younger brother Doyle (born Paul Caiafa; popularly known as Doyle von Frankenstein). Arthur Googy became the full-time drummer, while Steele went on to form the Undead. England's Cherry Red label issued the legendary Beware EP in 1980, which contained Bullet, two tracks from Horror Business, and the Static Age outtake "Last Caress"; it became a ludicrously expensive collector's item in the years that followed.

Back in the States, more single releases followed in 1981, including the Three Hits from Hell 7" and another Halloween single, this one titled "Halloween" and containing two versions of the song, one a low-budget attempt at creating a spooky ambience. Another full-length LP had been recorded under the title Walk Among Us and was scheduled for release in late 1981, but a larger distribution deal was worked out with the Slash subsidiary Ruby. In 1982, the Misfits finally released their official debut album under the planned title, which proved one of the finest additions to their discography. Googy left the band around this time in a dispute over money, throwing off plans to record a follow-up; in the meantime, the live EP Evilive was released later in the year, featuring a guest appearance by Black Flag's Henry Rollins. Future Samhain and Danzig bassist Eerie Von Stellman was nearly recruited to play drums, but lasted only a weekend; eventually, punk producer Robo was settled upon as skinsman, and the Misfits spent the rest of the year and the first half of 1983 recording Earth A.D./Wolfsblood, an album that tried to play up the more aggressive aspects of the band's music. Brian Damage was chosen as Robo's touring successor, but barely got a chance to perform before Danzig disbanded the Misfits in late 1983. A farewell single, the three-song "Die Die My Darling," was issued in 1984.

Danzig, who had issued the solo single "Who Killed Marilyn?" in 1981, immediately formed Samhain with Eerie Von in an attempt to pursue a more frightening musical direction to support his lyrics; Samhain eventually metamorphosed into the much more successful Danzig. The Caiafa brothers, meanwhile, formed Kryst the Conqueror, which managed only one five-song EP release. Misfits compilations began appearing as soon as 1985 on Caroline (Legacy of Brutality); 1987's Misfits compilation began whetting appetites for the large quantity of material that remained out of print, although Metallica's version of "Last Caress" and, later, Guns N' Roses' cover of "Attitude" hinted at what might be discovered. More compilations, as well as a four-disc box set, followed in the mid-'90s, as the Misfits' cult continued to expand.

In an attempt to cash in on the renewed interest, Jerry Only and Doyle re-formed the Misfits in 1996 -- without Danzig, instead recruiting vocalist Michale Graves and drummer Dr. Chud. American Psycho appeared in 1997 on Geffen Records, followed two years later by Famous Monsters. In 2001, that lineup issued the rarities/outtakes collection Cuts from the Crypt; it contained nothing from the Danzig era. The covers album Project 1950 followed in 2003. By this point the Misfits lineup included Jerry Only on vocals and bass, Black Flag vet Dez Cadena on guitar, and Marky Ramone behind the drums. In June 2005, Misfits Records (via Ryko) released Fiend Club Lounge, a collection of Misfits classics redone in a "cocktail nation" style and a two-song EP Psycho in the Wax Museum from the American Psycho sessions followed the next year. The next Misfits recordings would not appear until 2011, when The Devil's Rain was released in October, just in time for Halloween. This marked the first new studio material from the band in over a decade. A live album, Dead Alive!, followed in 2013.

After Cadena was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, Only's son Jerry Caiafa, Jr. replaced the ailing guitarist. His stint would be short-lived, as the band made a major announcement in early 2016. For the first time in over three decades, the original trio of Danzig, Only, and von Frankenstein revealed that they would reunite as the original Misfits to headline the 2016 installments of Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Devil's Rain

1. The Devil's Rain

2. Vivid Red

3. Land Of The Dead

4. The Black Hole

5. Twilight Of The Dead

6. Curse Of The Mummy's Hand

7. Cold In Hell

8. Unexplained

9. Dark Shadows

10. Father

11. Jack The Ripper

12. Monkey's Paw

13. Where Do They Go?

14. Sleepwalkin'

15. Ghost Of Frankenstein

16. Death Ray

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Track List: Project 1950

1. This Magic Moment

2. Dream Lover

3. Diana

4. Donna

5. Great Balls Of Fire

6. Latest Flame

7. Monster Mash

8. Only Make Believe

9. Runaway

10. You Belong To Me

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Track List: American Psycho

1. The Abominable Dr. Phibes

2. American Psycho

3. Speak Of The Devil

4. Walk Among Us (1997)

5. The Hunger

6. From Hell They Came

7. Dig Up Her Bones

8. Black Light

9. Resurrection

10. This Island Earth

11. The Crimson Ghost

12. Day Of The Dead

13. The Haunting

14. Mars Attacks

15. Hate The Living, Love The Dead

16. The Shining

17. Don't Open 'til Doomsday (+ Hell Night)

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Track List: Box Set

Disc 1

1. She

2. Hollywood Babylon

3. Horror Business

4. Teenagers From Mars

5. Night Of The Living Dead

6. Where Eagles Dare

8. I Turned Into A Martian

9. Skulls

10. London Dungeon

11. Ghoul's Night Out

13. Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

14. Die, Die My Darling

15. Cough/Cool

16. Children In Heat

17. Horror Hotel

19. Halloween II

24. Mephisto Waltz

25. Rat Fink

26. We Bite

Disc 2

1. Static Age

2. TV Casualty

3. Hybrid Moments

4. Spinal Remains

5. Come Back

6. Some Kinda Hate

7. Theme For A Jackal

8. Angelfuck

9. Who Killed Marilyn?

10. Where Eagles Dare

11. She

12. Halloween

13. American Nightmare

26. Earth A.D.

27. Queen Wasp

28. Devilock

29. Death Comes Ripping

30. Green Hell

32. Demonomania

33. Bloodfeast

34. Hellhound

Disc 3
Disc 4

5. Last Caress

6. Return Of The Fly

8. We Are 138

13. Attitude

14. Bullet

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Track List: Misfits

1. She

2. Hollywood Babylon

3. Bullet

4. Horror Business

5. Teenagers From Mars

6. Night Of The Living Dead

7. Where Eagles Dare

9. I Turned Into A Martian

10. Skulls

11. London Dungeon

12. Ghouls Night Out

14. Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

15. Die, Die My Darling

16. Earth A.D.

17. Devilock

18. Death Comes Ripping

19. Green Hell

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Track List: Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood

1. Earth A.D.

2. Queen Wasp

3. Devilock

4. Death Comes Ripping

5. Green Hell

6. Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

7. Wolfs Blood

8. Demonomania

9. Bloodfeast

10. Hellhound

11. Die, Die My Darling

12. We Bite

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Track List: Collection 2

3. Cough/Cool

6. Children In Heat

7. Rat Fink

8. Horror Hotel

10. Halloween II

15. Mephisto Waltz

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Track List: Friday The 13th EP

1. Friday The 13th

2. Nightmare On Elm Street

3. Laser Eye

4. Mad Monster Party

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Track List: Land Of The Dead (Radio Single)

1. Land Of The Dead

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Track List: Legacy Of Brutality

2. TV Casualty

3. Hybrid Moments

4. Spinal Remains

5. Come Back

6. Some Kinda Hate

7. Theme For A Jackal

8. Angelfuck

9. Who Killed Marilyn?

12. Halloween

13. American Nightmare

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Track List: Static Age

1. Static Age

2. TV Casualty (Static Age Version)

3. Some Kinda Hate (Static Age Version)

4. Last Caress

5. Return Of The Fly

6. Hybrid Moments (Static Age Version)

7. We Are 138 (Digital Remaster)

8. Teenagers From Mars

9. Come Back (Static Age Version)

10. Angelfuck (Static Age Version)

11. Hollywood Babylon

12. Attitude

13. Bullet

14. Theme For A Jackal (Digital Remaster)

15. She (1997 Digital Remaster)

16. Spinal Remains (Digital Remaster)

17. In The Doorway (Digital Remaster)

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Track List: Walk Among Us

1. 20 Eyes

2. I Turned Into A Martian

3. All Hell Breaks Loose

4. Vampira

5. Nike-A-Go-Go

6. Hatebreeders

7. Mommy Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight [Live]

8. Night Of The Living Dead

9. Skulls

10. Violent World

11. Devils Whorehouse

12. Astro Zombies

13. Braineaters

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Whoever wrote this bio doesn't get the Misfits at all. Campy fun? really?? Would you say that about Black Sabbath or Marilyn Manson? Dude you deserve to get stomped by a mosh pit of skinheads for writing this crap.
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This is my favorite Christmas song ever! More like this!!!
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HOW IN THE FU@K DID THIS DEGENERATE SONG GET ON MY CHRISTMAS STATION????? ? ? ? WTH!!!!!!! PANDORA..... . . . THINK YOUR COMPUTER NEEEEEEEEEDS A CALIBERATION ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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True @star killer
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This is probably the biggest bio i have see on pandora...
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Ironically, we're learning about people who got assassinated for example Malcolm X, MLK, and JFK and the song Bullet comes on.
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cknight472
Touch it, see it...RAAAWWW W R R R R R R
LOVE IT!!!!!!
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Why does danzig get knocked out by bouncers etc on the internut?bec a u s e hes from jersey thats why.
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Best day in denver of my life
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ajones952
loved seeing them in chicago!
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1:38 is the length of the song
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*glenn
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Glen IS the Misfits. Not this s**t
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Glen sucks. I'm glad his picture isn't in the bio.
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Genuinely badass!
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Using Hebrew gematria 138 corresponds with Children of God.;
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jasorngcntyp n k
Thx1138
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What does we are 138 mean?
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kwconch7
Finally. One reunion that came true!!!!
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OMFG.Check out the Danzig memes FB page.Funny s**t,for sure.I bet Glen just HATES that! :) lololol.
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jemanis98
Long live the horror!
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Glenn Danzig is a schmuck.
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No
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allot of people forget Doyle's middle name his full name is Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
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Frahnkenstei n Von Dingleberry is my favorite member.
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oi oi oi
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long live The Misfits.
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Misfits rule 2this day Danzig rulez 2
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Heard that he is actually 5'1
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shandy.malon e
glen = 4'2
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F**k you all
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Misfits are my life <3
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jemanis98
Spit up blood
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Love love love
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Living Color did a cover of this song..Amazin g rendition too. It should be in those notes
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In my opinion I think The name misfit stands for the kids who have different interests in life which is good because that makes unique
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We'll go where eagles dare.. ok I'll try it..
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+Forever A Misfit+
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"I'll put a knife right in you!"
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Misfits baby!!!!!
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And you with me babyy. Mhahzzzzz. ;)
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Misfits with danzig. That is all. Muahz anyways
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Glen was cool tho
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My station. My nation. No bullshit
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"Hybrid moments," got to be my fav misfits song. Up there with, "where eagles fly." Really there is no right answer (expect my opinion) and the question is stupid...but always fun to ask. Gets people talking, and talking about their fav topics: themselves.
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Im sill askin wut is the dirty dozen????
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Discovered these guys in the mid to late 80's while skating n never fell out of love with them
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I love skating to them <3
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Pure punk band
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