Album: Teenagers From Mars
Release Date: August 1978
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Not On Label (Misfits Self-released)
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 2 Tracks Acetate Album 7"
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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This release only exists as a 7" acetate. It was originally intended to be a single on Plan 9 records with catalog number PL1003, but it was never released.
Only 6 acetate copies exist. One copy has 'Teenagers From Mars' on both sides.