Title: “Vampire Girl”/”Zombie Girl”
Label: Misfits Records
Release Date: 12/11/2015
Genre: Horror Punk
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.
“Zombie Girl” – Starting off slow with a little bit of a narrative by Jerry about a recently deceased lover, “Zombie Girl” picks up steam and speed and might send you heavily armed into the hordes of the undead walkers as they seek to do you in. In this case, Jerry’s ex is coming back for another date and a little something to eat but apparently he and the rest of the band are going to be on the menu which can never be a good thing. Personally speaking I would surely rock out on the dance floor with a Zombie Girl if she was someone like Liv Moore from “I Zombie” (a show that you should be watching BTW). I draw the lines at “NO” if she is something out of “The Walking Dead” of course. That’s just too icky for me.
Overall I felt that “Vampire Girl” was the catchier of the tunes but I preferred the drive of “Zombie Girl” a little more based on the speed and overall heaviness. They’re both solid if you are still a fan that follow Misfits in their current activities. If you are pining for reunions with Danzig I think you should look elsewhere at this point. Fans might be surprised to find Soulfly’s Marc Rizzo on the recording but he fits in seamlessly with the other new skull that’s on guitar in Jerry Caifa II. The double single (is that correct?) comes in a thin digipak holder with the fatal femme on both sides with artwork by Rhys Cooper. Check it out and make sure you see the band live when you can. It’s a good time.
1. Vampire Girl
2. Zombie Girl
Official Website: http://www.misfits.com