Album: Project 1950
Release Date: July 2003
Music Genre: Punk Rock Rock & Roll
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 20 Tracks CD Album DVD
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 (...)
|CD-1||This Magic Moment||2:35|
|CD-5||Great Balls Of Fire||1:50|
|CD-8||Only Make Believe||2:15|
|CD-10||You Belong To Me||3:10|
|DVD-1||This Magic Moment (Live)||2:30|
|DVD-2||Dream Lover (Live)||2:20|
|DVD-6||Day The Earth Caught Fire (Live In NYC)||3:45|
|DVD-7||The Haunting / Don't Open Till Doomsday (Live In Japan)||5:28|
|DVD-8||Day The Earth Caught Fire (Live In Japan)||3:20|
|DVD-9||The Haunting / Don't Open Till Doomsday (Music Video)||5:18|
|DVD-10||Out Of The Blue (Music Video)||4:06|
Misfits covers of classic tracks from the '50s and '60s.
Music recorded at Schoolhouse Studio NYC.
Vocals, keyboards & additional percussion recorded at West West Side Music.
Mixed and mastered at West West Side Music.
Tracks DVD-1 to DVD-4 recorded live, Sat. March 15th @ The Phillips U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships Stratton Mountain, Vermont.
Tracks DVD-5 and DVD-6 recorded live @ The World, NYC, October 31, 2002.
Track DVD-7 recorded live @ On Air East, Tokyo, Japan, January 10, 2002
Track DVD-8 recorded live @ Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan, January 8, 2002
Track CD-4 features copyright information, but (presumably unintentionally) left off the writer.