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Misfits – Famous Monsters (1999) CD Album

Band: Misfits

Album: Famous Monsters

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Heavy Metal

Label: Roadrunner Records

Release Country: Europe

Record Type: 21 Tracks CD Album

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 (...)


21 Tracks
1 Kong At The Gates1:22
2 The Forbidden Zone2:23
3 Lost In Space2:27
4 Dust To Dust2:43
5 Crawling Eye2:22
6 Witch Hunt1:31
7 Scream!2:33
8 Saturday Night3:28
9 Pumpkin Head2:16
10 Scarecrow Man3:10
11 Die Monster Die2:00
12 Living Hell2:54
13 Descending Angel3:46
14 Them2:43
15 Fiend Club2:52
16 Hunting Humans2:06
17 Helena3:20
18 Kong Unleashed0:46
Bonus Tracks
19 Devil Doll3:12
20 1,000,000 Years BC2:22
21 Helena 23:21

Comes in six-sided digipak.

Tracks 1, 5, 10, 14, 18, 19 & 20 published by Zomba Songs Inc./Cyclopian Music, Inc.

Tracks 2, 7, 9, 17 & 21 published by Zomba Songs Inc./Cyclopian Music, Inc. and Zomba Enterprises Inc./Vile Of Venom

Track 3 published by Zomba Songs Inc./RLHM Publishing Co.

Track 4 published by Zomba Songs Inc./Cyclopian Music, Inc. and Zomba Enterprises Inc./Vile Of Venom and Rabinowitz Music

Tracks 6, 8 & 15 published by Zomba Enterprises Inc./Vile Of Venom

Track 11 published by Zomba Enterprises Inc./Vile Of Venom and RLHM Publishing Co.

Track 12, 13 & 16 published by Zomba Songs Inc./Cyclopian Music, Inc. and Rabinowitz Music

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