Artist: Misfits Title: “Horror Xmas” Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 12/3/13 Genre: Horror Punk Rating: 4/5
I have to admit that I was sad to have missed out on this particular holiday horror treat when it first fell off of Santa’s musical sleigh but I don’t think the readers will mind me unwrapping it for their edification on this Christmas Eve of 2015. The three track EP by the legendary Misfits is a fun filled stocking stuffer that delivers a quick ride down the chimney and back with Punked up versions of songs like the theme from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” in its “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”. As it played I was amazed at just how many lines of that classic cartoon that I knew. I guess it worked when they aired it and influenced my young mind so many years ago. The “Island Of Misfit Toys” is a new original that owes a little bit to the Rankin Bass cartoon “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and their own Island Of Misfit Toys. The song is driving and very melodic and showcases a different side of The Misfits that might appease listeners based on its difference. It all closes out with a favorite tune of mine with “Blue Christmas” which was famously sung by Elvis Presley and an unnamed little girl in “The Year Without A Santa Claus” cartoon special. Continue reading “Horror XMas” by Misfits→
The Misfits will perform “Walk Among Us” and Earth AD” with this show along with other classics and find support from She Demons. This is going to be a great night of Horror Punk. All tickets purchased under the Best Buy Theater naming will be honored at this performance.
It might only be a few days away but in this case the Halloween treats are coming early with no trick required thanks to the fine folks at Forbidden Planet in NYC as they bring you an appearance by the legendary Horror Punk group The Misfits for this Misfits Records event. Yep, Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce will all be on point with their Osaka Popstar collaborator John Cafiero to sign the recently re-issued and expanded CD “Project 1950” along with a host of other goodies. Check out the cool poster below.
The Details: It’s almost Halloween and that means its high time for a performance by The Misfits and their Horror Punk classic tunes of note. For many years founding member Jerry Only has been leading the charge with bandmates Dez Cadena and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce to lead you fans into that not so good night of mysteries and sinister brewing. It is an absolute honor to offer some lucky fans the chance to see them perform for free just before the feast of Samhain thanks to the always amazing folks at Livenation – Read more below to see how to participate. Continue reading Trick Or Treat! Win A Ticket To The Misfits @ Irving Plaza On 10/28/2014→
Artist: The Misfits Title: “Project 1950” (expanded) Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 10/17/2014 Genre: Horror Punk/Rock and Roll Rating: 4/5
Before I get started I should admit that I had not yet heard the original 2003 release of the very interesting “Project 1950” album by The Misfits until a couple of years ago, and that version is very hard to find on the shelves nowadays thanks to the larger absence in places to buy physical music. That being said I was happy to learn at their booth at the 2013 Comic Con that an expanded edition was in the works that would feature some expanded artwork and additional songs. The album was just recently released and now I finally get to talk about it for your own needs. For those who are unaware about this release let me first explain that it was a quirky idea by Only and Company that found them doing their own renditions of classic Rock and Roll tunes from the fifties with a truly Horror Punk vibe that only The Misfits can deliver. When I first learned about this I really liked the idea based on my enjoyment of the 2001 “Blow In The Wind” album by Me First and The Gimme Gimmes that featured some Punked up fifties tunes as well. This let me know right away that such a thing was possible and now with The Misfits take on tunes of this era, I knew that I was in for a sinister ride. Continue reading “Project 1950” (expanded) by The Misfits→