THE MISFITS

Non-Metal / Metal Related / Hardcore Punk • United States
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The Misfits is an American horror punk / hardcore punk band from Lodi in New Jersey, formed in 1977.

The Misfits were very influential on the punk scene and, more generally, on the rock scene, too. Most of their classic material is not considered to be metal, although they would later incorporate metal-oriented elements into their style.

Nevertheless, The Mistfits are considered an important part of the metal universe. Firstly, they were hugely inspirational to many of the musicians who would later create the thrash metal genre - for instance, Metallica has covered The Misfits material several times. Secondly, their early line-up featured Glenn Danzig on vocals, who would later appear as the frontman of Samhain and the influential heavy metal and hard rock band Danzig.

It is in recognition of their influence upon heavy metal musicians (as reflected in the fact that they have been covered numerous times by metal bands), and
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THE MISFITS albums / top albums

THE MISFITS Walk Among Us album cover 4.19 | 4 ratings
Walk Among Us
Non-Metal 1982
THE MISFITS Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood
Hardcore Punk 1983
THE MISFITS American Psycho album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
American Psycho
Non-Metal 1997
THE MISFITS Static Age album cover 4.08 | 2 ratings
Static Age
Non-Metal 1997
THE MISFITS Famous Monsters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Famous Monsters
Metal Related 1999
THE MISFITS 12 Hits From Hell: The MSP Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
12 Hits From Hell: The MSP Sessions
Non-Metal 2001
THE MISFITS Project 1950 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Project 1950
Non-Metal 2003
THE MISFITS The Devil's Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Devil's Rain
Non-Metal 2011

THE MISFITS EPs & splits

THE MISFITS Bullet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bullet
Hardcore Punk 1978
THE MISFITS Beware album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beware
Non-Metal 1980
THE MISFITS 3 Hits from Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
3 Hits from Hell
Non-Metal 1981
THE MISFITS Evilive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evilive
Non-Metal 1982
THE MISFITS Frontline Volume 3 The Singles Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frontline Volume 3 The Singles Club
Metal Related 1999
THE MISFITS Day The Earth Caught Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Day The Earth Caught Fire
Non-Metal 2003
THE MISFITS Skulls album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skulls
Non-Metal 2013
THE MISFITS Horror Xmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horror Xmas
Non-Metal 2013
THE MISFITS Friday The 13th album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Friday The 13th
Non-Metal 2016

THE MISFITS live albums

THE MISFITS Evilive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evilive
Non-Metal 1987
THE MISFITS Live Of The Living Dead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Of The Living Dead
Non-Metal 1987
THE MISFITS Evilive II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evilive II
Hardcore Punk 1998
THE MISFITS Dea.d. Alive! album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Dea.d. Alive!
Non-Metal 2013
THE MISFITS Ballroom Bloodbath (Live 1983) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballroom Bloodbath (Live 1983)
Hardcore Punk 2019

THE MISFITS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

THE MISFITS Teenagers From Mars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Teenagers From Mars
Non-Metal 1978
THE MISFITS Who Killed Marilyn? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Who Killed Marilyn?
Non-Metal 1979
THE MISFITS A Special Sampler Edition Of The Misfits Box-set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Special Sampler Edition Of The Misfits Box-set
Non-Metal 1996
THE MISFITS Mars Attacks Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mars Attacks Demo
Non-Metal 1998
THE MISFITS Music From The Upcoming Famous Monsters Release (September '99) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music From The Upcoming Famous Monsters Release (September '99)
Non-Metal 1999
THE MISFITS Misfits Records Sampler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Misfits Records Sampler
Non-Metal 2003

THE MISFITS re-issues & compilations

THE MISFITS Legacy Of Brutality album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legacy Of Brutality
Non-Metal 1985
THE MISFITS Misfits / Collection I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Misfits / Collection I
Non-Metal 1986
THE MISFITS Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood + Evil-Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood + Evil-Live
Hardcore Punk 1991
THE MISFITS Collection II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection II
Hardcore Punk 1995
THE MISFITS The Misfits Box Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Misfits Box Set
Non-Metal 1996
THE MISFITS Cuts From The Crypt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cuts From The Crypt
Non-Metal 2001
THE MISFITS Famous Monsters / Cuts From The Crypt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Famous Monsters / Cuts From The Crypt
Metal Related 2002

THE MISFITS singles (18)

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Cough / Cool
Non-Metal 1977
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Night Of The Living Dead
Non-Metal 1979
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Horror Business
Non-Metal 1979
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Halloween
Non-Metal 1981
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Die Die My Darling
Hardcore Punk 1984
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Dig Up Her Bones
Non-Metal 1997
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I Wanna Be A NY Ranger
Non-Metal 1998
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Scream!
Metal Related 1999
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Monster Mash
Non-Metal 1999
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Psycho In The Wax Museum
Non-Metal 2006
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Land Of The Dead
Non-Metal 2009
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Twilight Of The Dead
Non-Metal 2011
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Devils Rain
Non-Metal 2011
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Descending Angel
Metal Related 2013
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Horror Xmas
Non-Metal 2013
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Science Fiction / Double Feature
Metal Related 2013
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Vampire Girl / Zombie Girl
Non-Metal 2015
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Mad Monster Party (Radio Mix)
Non-Metal 2016

THE MISFITS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Madrezid Videofanzine Vol. II
Non-Metal 1996
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American Psycho
Non-Metal 1998
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Scream!
Non-Metal 1999

THE MISFITS Reviews

THE MISFITS Walk Among Us

Album · 1982 · Non-Metal
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"Walk Among Us" is the official debut full-length studio album by US punk act the Misfits. The album was released through Ruby/Slash Records in March 1982. I write official above because "Walk Among Us" is actually the third album recorded by the Misfits. "Static Age" (recorded in 1979) and "12 Hits from Hell" (recorded in 1980) were just shelved (the former was released in 1997), and therefore "Walk Among Us" ended up being the official debut album by the Misfits.

The material on the 13 track, 24:56 minutes long album was recorded over the course of various sessions during 1981, but finished in January 1982, where Glenn Danzig remixed and overdubbed (additional guitar tracks) the previously recorded material. Some additional vocals were also recorded and the live track "Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?" was mixed to be included on the album.

Stylistically Misfits established their unique sound from the get go. A combination of 50s rock´n´roll, punk, and horror themed lyrics and imagery (which is apparent from song titles like "Vampira", "Night of the Living Dead", "Devil´s Whorehouse", "Astro Zombies", and "Braineaters"). Dubbed horror punk by some. While some tracks like the above mentioned "Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?" are pretty raw and touch hardcore punk territory, the material is generally pretty melodic and sing along friendly (examples of that are "I Turned Into a Martian" and "Skulls"). Danzig´s "Elvis meets Jim Morrison" vocal style is rather distinct sounding and provides the material with an original sound.

The recordings are rather raw sounding and occasionally near lo-fi demo quality, but there´s something really charming about the sound, which suits the music perfectly. The rawness and filth of the sound just go hand and hand with the 50/60s horror movie themes and makes perfect sense. Upon conclusion "Walk Among Us" is a great debut album by the Misfits and while it sounds quite immature at times, and the playing is pretty raw and on occasion maybe even sloppy, the band managed to establish a unique sound with their debut album. Only the greats do that. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

THE MISFITS Static Age

Album · 1997 · Non-Metal
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"Static Age" is the debut full-length studio album by US punk act the Misfits. It was originally recorded in January/february 1978, but eventually shelved as a consequence of almost constant lineup changes in the early history of the band, a change in musical style, and maybe most importantly, because the band were unable to find a label that was interested in releasing the album. Many of the 17 tracks on the album have been released in various forms (on EPs, singles, compilations and boxed sets) over the years but it wasn´t until July 1997 that Caroline Records released "Static Age" in as close to it´s original form as possible. Only 14 out of the 17 tracks on the original master tapes were mixed by the band and engineer/producer Jave Achelis in 1978, so the 3 remaining tracks ("She", "Spinal Remains", and "In the Doorway") were mixed by Alan Douches and Tom Bejgrowicz in February 1997 before the final release of the album.

The recording of the album came about because Mercury Records released a Pere Ubu album on under the Blank Records label name. That label name was owned by Glenn Danzig though, and to prevent a legal struggle over the name, Mercury Records offered Danzig thirty hours of free studio time if he would turn over the trademark to the Blank Records name to them. A deal Danzig accepted. So "Static Age" was basically recorded live in the studio with only a few takes of each track and few overdubs.

Needless to say that "Static Age" sounds authentic, raw and "live". Stylistically it´s a pretty unique sounding punk release, which in addition to simple chord progressions, loud and aggressive bass playing and energetic drumming, features quite a few 50s rock´n´roll references. At times it´s very obvious to hear that Glenn Danzig was/are a great fan of artists such as Elvis and especially Johnny Cash (tracks like "Last Caress", "Teenagers From Mars" and "Angelfuck" are examples of that influence). His singing style is also rather unusual for a punk act, somewhat resembling the singing style of Jim Morrisson from The Doors albeit in a far more aggressive fashion. While the band would, later in their career, further and more extensively explore 50s horror movie lyrical themes and imagery, it´s already this early on a big part of their image, and for the time a very original image too boot. All tracks on the album are catchy and memorable and it´s safe to say that the Misfits at this point should be placed in the more melodic end of the punk spectrum.

In retrospect there are probably a couple of record labels, who originally turned this project down, that are not too satisfied with themselves. But some artists grow in reputation and popularity over the years, and in the case of the Misfits, they are probably much more famous today than they were while they were initially active (1977 - 1983). Overall "Static Age" is a great release by the Misfits. Fan, interested newcommer or whoever you are, this is a greatly enjoyable, unpretentious and honest US punk release and a 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

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