You know we love announcing tours and special one off gigs and that makes this recent alert from the legendary Misfits something exciting. Check out the poster where the band revealed two additional shows for their spectacular reunion performances. Watch out Colorado and Seattle, the 138 are coming for ya!!!!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I just loved the show that took place in our region last year over at The Rock aka The Prudential Center and had a blast with my friends rocking out to their classic songs as they hit us like artillery. I missed all of the openers except for Suicidal Tendencies but that night I didn’t care at all. It was good fun from beginning to end. I think the folks that are getting to also enjoy a set by The Damned are in for a treat and if that band is for some reason new to you, check out a not too long ago Concert Review we did HERE. They are also a favorite Punk band of mine, and actually one that I listened to BEFORE ever even giving Misfits a try. Weird huh. Anyway, what do you folks think about this news and do you more localized folks in the readership think they will bring this to Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center or Nassau Coliseum? Chime in down below.
Hold onto your hats Chicago because The Original Misfits are coming back to visit you and will likely leave a whole lot of chaos in their wake. Sadly, I didn’t see any sort of press copy that lines out and extols the colorful history of the group and only received the poster below in my email. Since this is a one night only experience, I am thinking that it speaks volumes just the same. Do you agree?
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having recently caught this show at Newark’s Prudential Center, I’ve gotta say that you are going to want to get yourself out to this if you live in the region and can do so. Hearing these songs done by their original creators once again teamed up was fantastic for me, and of course my show also featured guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein with compliments from Acey Slade (guitar) and Dave Lombardo (drums). I’m not sure why Doyle isn’t mentioned on this poster but perhaps he is being held back as a big surprise reveal. I would hate that fans of the classic lineup would miss out on him if he had other touring commitments at the time of this show but let’s see what happens. The openers for this performance are also strong with the legendary Punk group Fear and Venom Inc. and Power Trip. It’s the kind of show that you are going to want to arrive for nice and early to enjoy all of the bands. Oh and before I go, let me point out that considering how the last few shows were, this one is very likely also going to be a no-phone show which means you must secure your mobile device in a sealed pouch or leave it locked in your car hidden from prying eyes. That’s all I have on this one, what do you think about the news? Are you excited? Or could you care less? Chime in down below.
Artist: Osaka Popstar Title: “Christmas In The Loony Bin” (Single) Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 12/2/2016 Genre: Pop Punk Rating: 4/5
I’ve discussed Osaka Popstar on the website a couple of times over the years and on this Christmas Eve I wanted to scope out some thoughts on their brand new original seasonal song which is called “Christmas In The Looney Bin”. I was excited about the tune for a couple of reasons and the first was based on this featuring the new lineup of the group and the second because it would be a completely original number as opposed to a reworked version of a Christmas classic like we found them doing with “O HOLY NIGHT”. Continue reading “Christmas In The Loony Bin” (Single) by Osaka Popstar→
Artist: Misfits Title: “Friday The 13th” (Single) Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 5/13/2016 Genre: Horror Punk Rating: 4/5
Hailing from the upcoming EP that bears the same name comes the title track single of “Friday The 13th” by those purveyors of prime Horror Punk in the Misfits. It’s the perfect downloadable present for your mobile device music library and of course has been timed to capture the spirit of this haunted non-holiday date. The song is a catchy one and has been penned by Only who sings (of course) and plays the bass while Jerry Other and Eric Arce handle the guitar and drum duties. The groove is pretty straightforward in terms of a Misfits track and is very melodic when it gets to the chorus. I think that you’ll find yourself singing along rather quickly when that part comes up because I was. The end was very brooding and dramatic which sold it even more for me. Its hard to describe for you here though and its better to listen to. I loved the cover art which you might notice shows the famous Misfits Fiend sporting a slightly Jason-esque design which I thought was awesome. Continue reading “Friday The 13th” (Single) by Misfits→
Artist: Misfits Title: “Vampire Girl”/”Zombie Girl” Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 12/11/2015 Genre: Horror Punk Rating: 4/5
The latest musical works from The Misfits come care of the double CD of new singles with “Vampire Girl” and ”Zombie Girl” who have been paired up on this disc for the general malaise of mankind. Since there are only two tracks I’ve tossed my thoughts together on each of the tunes.
“Vampire Girl” – With “Vampire Girl” there is a slightly 1950’s vibe to the track which doesn’t surprise me since Only had recently issued the expanded version of “Project 1950”. For those in the unaware that is the album with Misfits versions of classic tunes from the era. “Vampire Girl” is a straightforward tune with a four on the floor beat that sings of romance with a very different kind of lady of the night. One that always prefers red over white unless we are talking blood cells since she’d likely enjoy both in that case. It’s a catchy tune for sure and I found myself humming along with it after only a couple of listens. Here’s an interesting side not. When Misfits last played in NYC, Only debuted the track for the audience and called up Miss Alicia Vigil of the She-Demons to play some bass for it. Remember that name going forward. Now onto the second tune on the disc. Continue reading “Vampire Girl”/”Zombie Girl” by The Misfits→