So what happens when Danzig & Rollins celebrate Christmas together? Check out this cool little cartoon from a few years back that shows best these buddies hanging out in their apartment celebrating Anti-Christmas together, because well we all know Glenn worships the devil right?!
Based off the comic book series by Tom Neely this one gives us a glimpse of these punk rock legends lives together around the holiday season!! Oh and let’s not forget their next door neighbors Hall & Oates!
It’s Halloween….TOMORROW! The time of the year has never been more ripe than now to be cranking one of my favorite bands of all time..The Misfits! Yes I’ve been playing the shit out of the classic Danzig Fronted Misfits albums but I’m also giving the 1990’s Michale Graves version of the band some play as well!
I get it, I get it, The Misfits will always really be with Glenn at the forefront but come one, the 90’s Misfits deserve some cred too! They released two super fun horror punk albums “American Psycho” and “Famous Monsters”, with a compilation called Cuts from the Crypt as well.
Ok so they aren’t lyrically as vicious or evil as the Glenn stuff but who can resist cheezy songs about 80’s flicks like Pumpkinhead, Poltergiest and weird obscure 80’s horror like Boxing Helena and Hell night from 1981?
Hell they even appeared in the George Romero movie “Bruiser” (ok yeah so that movie kinda sucked but still!) and also had Romero direct their video for the song “Scream” and also had the legendary Basil Gogos of Famous Monsters magazine & Pushead do their cover art!
Anyway 2015 marks 20 years since this version of the band formed way back in 1995. I saw them in 1997 and well as much as I kinda wanted to diss them they were pretty great live…
So bitch all you want about The current version of The Misfits fronted by Jerry Only but how about this year giving the classic Misfits the usual play and also adding the 90’s ‘Fits to the mix! It’s been 20 years now..get over it people! Crank this shit!
I had to put up some of these awesome variant covers for one of my favorite comic books out on the scene right now- We Can Never Go Home. Being a big fan of classic punk rock I can’t say enough about how cool these are. If you haven’t checked out the book yet it’s a super fun read and set back in the 1980s. They’ve been doing some various variant covers in the theme of classic 80’s punk rock album cover. Here’s are the comic book covers along with the album covers they’re based on! Get this book from Black Mask Studios and yeah if you haven’t already – get these albums!!
So it looks like someone decided that it’d be cool to recreate some of the classic Nintendo games with punk icons in the roles of your favorite video game characters. I guess this is kinda neat, a bit random & pointless maybe but still an interesting twist. You can play these games for free on Punktendo.com.
You can play as Milo of The Descendents in “Milo-fu”, you can play as the fan punching Fat Mike in a game of Golf, You can be Danzig in Mega Man or you can be Mikey Erg (not quite a punk icon, but maybe the creator’s friend?) in Super Mario Bros. as well as a few other non punk games like “Gay Popeye” etc.
I’d have been a bit more pumped if these games had more original concepts behind them, like a nerd revenge game with “Milo in Milo in College” taking on jock bullies would be a fun one. If anything though these are worth a play or two just for kicks- check it out! Oh yeah and this happened a day or so ago, Fat Mike kicked the shit out of one of his fans at a NOFX show who jumped on stage to sing along to one of his fave tunes! now this could be a great video game concept- Fat Mike’s ‘Fan Attack’! In the video game happy NOFX fans could storm the stage in joy and you could control Fat Mike as he beats their asses to a pulp!! I’m thinking kinda like Robotron: 2084 maybe? Damn I should be making these games-they’d be a helluva lot more interesting!!
Surely comic book fans have not forgotten about Michael Golden?! If so you need a goddamn refresher in a bad way! Don’t get me wrong there are some amazing artists out there in comics today-but lets not forget about the old dogs! Seriously where have some of these guys disappeared to?! If we can get John Romita Jr doing tons of new comics we should be able to get Michael Golden back in the limelight?! It really only takes one glimpse at this incredible posted he did back in the early 80’s to solidify my point- “The Merry Marching Confusion” mail order only poster is still one of my favorite pieces of artwork ever, I ordered it back in the day through the mail and the poster still graces my wall in my room! I laminated it a few years ago as I was afraid it was falling apart, but seriously check it out! San you name them all? Give it a try!
Most of Mikes art was most popular through the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Probably most well known for his work on the Micronauts and his art for the immensely popular The ‘Nam, Vietnam war series put out in 1986 by Marvel golden was a comic superstar. He kinda disappeared from the scene in the 1990’s but later returned in the 2000’s doing some cover art for DC.
He also is responsible for the Danzig & Samhain logos that were lifted off of the background for the lesser know Crystar issue #8. Funny to picture good ol’ Glenn reading Crystar and playing with the awesome action figures in the 80’s!! Gotta love Danzig’s dorkdom though!!
So where is Golden today? Well to my surprise it seems he is on the scene recently becoming the relaunched Spawn’s regular cover artist as well as plenty more for Marvel! Glad to see he’s back kicking ass again…
Wait since when does The Hulk only have four toes?!
It’s been a few days since I have blogged on here and I will admit it’s actually been because I have been super busy with a new store I am starting right here in pdx! Nope I haven’t been out partyin’ down every night I’ve been hard at work on “Hollywood Babylon” a vintage / modern cothing resale store. Hopefully next time Danzig comes through town he’ll stop by so I can sock him in the face! Oh I’ll be just as happy to sock Jerry Only in the face too!
Also I came down with some sort of flu like fever last night, and it’s kinda funny I tried to watch Twilight: New Moon last night. I must have been sick huh? I made it almost to the end and then just flat out didn’t give a shit. Hey I tried…
Anyway so today feeling a bit groggy I feel like I may need to actually rent myself a good movie to bring my spirits back up-so per a recommendation of a friend I was given this suggestion. Jake West’s “Evil Aliens”.
I actually recently did a blog about his latest movie Doghouse and this one looks just as good! It supposedly came out in 2005-how the hell could this have slipped under my radar? Check out the trailer:
We can all agree that today Danzig pretty much completely sucks right? He’s making some pretty awful music and refuses to give his fans what they really want-a damn Misfits reunion already!! Anyway check out this video remix of Danzig’s hit,”Mother”. Like Danzig recording the vocals after a drinking a case of beer and a few shots of whiskey, it’s pretty awesome….
I know everyone remembers this vieo but I think “Enter Sandman” definately qualifies for a pretty good horror themed music video! Plus it was a great song, even if Metallica was totally ripping off Danzig at the time. Plus i think it was Metallica’s last good album though many purists will say the Black album is a pile of poo! I still think it was pretty bad ass! Anyway here’s a video where Metallica tries to put the spook on us all-did they succeed? I still think that old dude is pretty creepy. Check it out for a trip down memory lane…
Hey I know alot of people dissed on second incarnation The Misfits with Michale Graves but you know what? I kinda liked them! Say what you will (like they suck complete bull frog butt wang) about the current line up of Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Robo but I have always kinda shamefully enjoyed the “American Psycho” and “Famous Monsters” albums. I even saw them live once in 1997! Don’t get me wrong I think Jerry Only is a total douche, especially with his current line-up calling themselves the Misfits and Danzig (a douche as well) should just give in and give us a real Misfits tour already. Either way you see it i thought is was pretty cool that the Graves led Misfits made a video that was directed by horror legend George Romero for thier song “Scream”!! They also appeared in his crap-tastic movie “Bruiser”. Check this video out as it enters in the running for Universal Dork’s “Best Horror Themed Muisc Video” and goes up against Wacko Jacko’s “Thriller” which holds the numer one slot…
If you can think of any, please post some of your favorite Horror themed videos here too! We wanna see ’em!!