Album: 3 Hits From Hell
Release Date: April 1981
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Plan 9
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 3 Tracks Vinyl 7" EP
The Misfits are an American horror-themed punk rock band from Lodi, New Jersey. Formed in early 1977, they took the band name from Marilyn Monroe's last film and in fact, thanked the cast of the movie on the back of their first record. The founding members were: Glenn Danzig on vocals and electric piano, Jerry Caiafa (Jerry Only) on bass, and Manny on drums. Their first release on their own label, Blank Records, didn't reflect the characteristic anger and rebellion of most "punk" records, but instead a more brooding and sinister, yet romantic side lingering beneath. Following the single, Danzig and Only recruited a new drummer and added a guitar player and pursued the horror-based punk rock direction that they are known for. Danzig and Only presided over several line up changes, eventually culminating with Jerry's younger brother, Paul (aka Doyle) becoming the band's permanent guitarist. The original Misfits broke up in October 1983, having released several 7" singles and 12" records, all of which were DIY limited-edition and most of which were hand-assembled by the band, that have long been considered prime collectors' items. The bulk of the band's material was released on Glenn's Plan 9 label. The band's popularity grew exponentially following their split and their material and tapes of their live shows were heavily bootlegged. Following the Misfits' dissolution, Danzig formed a new band called Samhain while Jerry Only and Doyle, he (...)
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Recorded at MSP, NY.
First pressing with grey labels and large center hole.
The jacket is distinct from other pressings in the following ways:
1. There are about 4 to 5 mm in space between the bottom left corner of Jerry and Glenn's photographs and the black space. (From the second pressing, their is only 2 to 3 mm space).
2. There is a black border dividing the red and black portions of the front.
3. The text "The Misfits" is shiny
4. On most, but not all, of the copies have some white space between the red and black of the upper portion of the eyeball on the reverse jacket. This space was filled in with a red border on the next pressing (rose red, red labels, big hole), and with a darker more black version on the jackets printed in 1983 (blood red. small hole/ r-matrix (1986)).
Pressing quantity is unknown. Some discographies have claimed from 3000 to 7000 copies.
Originally included a flyer for joining the "Misfits Fiend Club."
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