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!
Today I was listening to some Misfits on my ipod while walking to work and a song came on by the 90’s version of the band fronted by Michale Graves. Now I have gotta be honest I actually like this version of the band! I have taken some shit over this over the years but you know what? I don’t care dammit! I feel that in comparison to the newest version of the Misfits with Jerry Only fronting the band it sounds damn near classic!!
Seriously Jerry Only and his new ‘Fits (Dez Cadena and some dude named Chupacabra Man or something) just released a new album called “The Devil’s Rain” and yeah it totally blows…It makes you miss Danzig in a big way-but the thing about it is that now 12 years later it’s making people miss Graves too. Anyway I digress, because hearing the Graves Misfits today made me think back to a segment to an episode of the Daily Show about him and his conservative punk views-which he also got a lot of shit for. Now I am far far from conservative, but you gotta love an undead punk who’s got a sense of humor about his views if you’ve never seen this check it out it’s pretty rad…