July 20, 2007

Friday fun! The Misfits!

I guess by now everyone has heard of The Misfits. Although for many for us, The Misfits effectively ceased to be valid when Glen Danzig (Danzig was in The Misfits??? Who knew?!!!!!) left the band in 1983 (after Earth AD), the band (and more significantly, the merchandi$ing!) continues on. The ubiquitous Skull logo is on everything from T-Shirts to lunchboxes. Has Avril Lavigne started wearin' a Misfits shirt yet? Cause she's so Punk Rock!

Commercial posturing aside, The Misfits were a great band... from the early singles like "Bullet" and "Horror Business" and "Teenagers From Mars" to THE CLASSIC Walk Among Us; they practically invented the horror punk niche. Those early singles are now big bucks collector's items... I made a tidy profit on my "Horror Business" first pressing a couple of years back! At this point, much like the Ramones and The Stooges, it's almost a prerequisite for a punk to cover a Misfits song.

And the lyrics are so wonderful: "I've got something to say/ I killed your baby today" and "Kennedy's bullett ridden body in the street/ Ride Johnny Ride" and "I ain't no goddamn son of a bitch/You better think about it baby" and of course:
With just a touch of my burning hand
I send my astro zombies to rape the land
Prime directive, exterminate
The whole human race
Sheer freakin' poetry!!!!!!!

I've got some good stuff for ya'll today... some Misfit's cover songs and a show from December 1978 at NYC's Max's Kansas City. So, get some grease and make that devil-lock, it's time for some Misfits.

Hellacopters - Bullet
Metallica - One Last Caress/Green Hell
My Chemical Romance - Astro Zombies
Guns n Roses - Attitude


Rinjo Njori said...

The MCR track didn't suck that bad. Nice Glenn/ Henry duet.

infinitefool said...

If you ever come across The Lemonheads' cover version of "Skulls" - (I want your skull, I need your sku-u-ull), I'll give you a dollar to post it.

Nazz Nomad said...

easiest buck I ever made-
the Lemonheads cover of Skulls can be downloaded here

(it's on a the following comp with other Misfits covers).

In fact, this site... has virtually everything the Misfits ever did as well as a bunch of "tributes".

manicgirl said...

years of going to PMK and I thought it was spelled "Bullit" deliberately.

aikin said...

Great post! Since Sirius started their "punk" channel, I've been hearing a lot of older stuff and a lot of Misfits as well.

Thanks not only for these, but the additional links, too