Misfits - Famous Monsters (CD)
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- Number of Discs
- Famous Monsters
- Country of Origin
- Roadrunner Records
- Mono / Stereo
- CMJ (10/18/99, p.36) - "...treads familiar Misfits territory....this classic band shows why it's one of the most revered names in punk rock."
- Gallo Record Company
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Kong at the Gates
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Forbidden Zone, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lost in Space
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Dust to Dust
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Crawling Eye
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Witch Hunt
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Scream!
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Saturday Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Pumpkin Head
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Scarecrow Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Die Monster Die
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Living Hell
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Descending Angel
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Them
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Fiend Club
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Hunting Humans
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Helena
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Kong Unleashed
The Misfits: Michael Graves (vocals); Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (guitar); Jerry Only (bass); Dr. Chud (drums).
Who on earth could have imagined that without founding father and vocalist Glenn Danzig, the Misfits could come back almost 20 years after their breakup with not one, but two killer albums? As difficult as it is to believe, FAMOUS MONSTERS proves that the Misfits reunion was no fluke. No musical ground is broken, but with the Misfits, the same old horror show seems to fit like a comfortable iron gauntlet.
Familiar themes dominate the album: horror movies such as "Crawling Eye," "Pumpkin Head," "Them," (even "Lost in Space" gets a song); and preoccupations such as death, destruction, and disembowelment. But instead of feeling like a rehash, FAMOUS MONSTERS simply crackles with ghoulish fun. Michael Graves may be no Danzig, but when was the last time Glenn Danzig sang a song as refreshing as "Dust to Dust" or "The Forbidden Zone?"
Producer Daniel Rey (who co-wrote many of the songs) mixes the songs sympathetically, keeping Doyle's guitar from overwhelming the trademark vocals. Somehow or other, the Misfits are back, and apparently to stay.
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Misfits (U.S.)
- Daniel Rey
- Universal Distribution
- John Marshall Smith
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