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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Misfits - American Psycho

When I was looking into Dropkick Murphys the other day, I started to think about other bands where the pageantry of their live shows maybe didn't come through in their music. What I mean by that is, you go to a show, they tear the place down. Everyone leaves with a huge smile on their face and you decide right then and there that you LOVE this band. You'll be a fan of them for life. You tell your friends to pick up their latest album, and they listen and think - "What?? This is garbage!" While DM maybe isn't in that style of bucket, I've heard a lot of people say that about the Misfits. These guys are legendary for their horror film style of show and that science fiction feel to their shows. They have the movies going, lyrics all drawn out like an old school B movie. I've never been, but from what I hear - it's a pretty cool experience. (you know, if you're in to that sort of thing. if you don't enjoy horror movies, it's probably not for you) Regardless, these guys are from New Jersey and started making music in 1977. Which makes total sense given the nature of what they do. Those cheesy horror films were at an all time high in the 70's. One of the original members was Glenn Danzig - you know, of Danzig fame. They took the name Misfits after Marilyn Monroe's final film of the same name. Danzig disbanded the group after animosity between members and frustration over music abilities. They were stuck in legal battles and finally reformed without Danzig as their leader. They've never really hit the big time in terms of album sales - and I think a lot of that is due to their shows being a TON better than the actual music. I don't think this is bad, it's just not something I'd listen to often. Maybe had I been to a show and it conjured up memories, it'd be different. Let me know what you think of the straight up music, or if you'd seen them live.

1. Abominable Dr. Phibes
2. American Psycho
3. Speak of the Devil
4. Walk Among Us
5. Hunger, The
6. From Hell They Came
7. Dig up Her Bones
8. Blacklight
9. Resurrection
10. This Island Earth
11. Crimson Ghost
12. Day of the Dead
13. Haunting, The
14. Mars Attacks
15. Hate the Living, Love the Dead
16. Shining
17. Don't Open 'Til Doomsday

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. American Psycho
2. Hate The Living, Love The Dead
3. Dig Up Her Bones

2 out of 5 stars

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