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The Misfits

November 1st, 2014

Formed:
1977 in Lodi, NJ

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






The Misfits

Biography

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.

Top Albums


1. American Psy..

2. Famous Monst..

3. Walk Among U..

4. Collection

5. The Misfits ..

6. Legacy of Br..

7. Static Age

8. Earth a.D. /..

9. The Devil's ..

10. Project 1950

11. Evilive (Liv..

12. Project 1950..

13. DEA.D. Alive..

14. Fiend Club L..

15. Horror Xmas ..

16. Descending A..

17. Science Fict..

18. Land of the ..

19. Day the Eart..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Halloween Misfits – Collection 2 1:52 $1.29
2.

Monster Mash (feat. John Cafiero) Project 1950 2:37 $0.99
3.

Last Caress Misfits – Collection 2 1:59 $1.29
4.

Scream Famous Monsters 2:33 $1.29
5.

Skulls Walk Among Us 2:01 $1.29
6.

Where Eagles Dare Collection 2:08 $1.29
7.

Halloween Legacy of Brutality 1:46 $1.29
8.

Halloween II Misfits – Collection 2 2:13 $1.29
9.

Helena Famous Monsters 3:19 $1.29
10.

Hybrid Moments Static Age 1:42 $1.29
11.

Die, Die My Darling Earth a.D. / Die, Die My Da.. 3:11 $1.29
12.

Die, Die My Darling (Fox Studio 1983.. Collection 3:09 $1.29
13.

Skulls Collection 1:58 $1.29
14.

Saturday Night Famous Monsters 3:28 $1.29
15.

Astro Zombies Walk Among Us 2:14 $1.29
16.

Hybrid Moments Legacy of Brutality 1:39 $1.29
17.

Night of the Living Dead Walk Among Us 1:58 $0.99
18.

London Dungeon Collection 2:34 $1.29
19.

We Are 138 Misfits – Collection 2 1:41 $1.29
20.

Monster Mash (feat. John Cafiero) Project 1950 (Expanded Edit.. 2:37 $1.29
21.

Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonigh.. Collection 2:01 $1.29
22.

Ghouls Night Out Collection 1:57 $1.29
23.

Night of the Living Dead Collection 1:57 $1.29
24.

Horror Business Collection 2:45 $1.29
25.

Bullet Collection 1:38 $1.29

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2. Scream


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