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Old 10-13-2009, 01:45 PM   #16
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that is awesome.


i must say that the "current" misfits line-up is the steaming pile of ass you'd expect it to be. i guess it was a few years ago now that i saw some band featuring jerry only, playing an indistinguishable combination of misfits and ramones songs in an off-key and incredibly sloppy manner. i went running around the pit singing one song, the kid on my left singing another, kid on my right singing a third song, while i think the band was actually playing a fourth. i guess when everything is based off the same three chords it's all interchangable anyway, but the only good thing about the show was i got in for free.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #17
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Ha ha ha! That is an AWESOME story, I must say. Yeah, if this show by my old place is any more than $5, I won't be going. I have seen enough YouTube videos to be scared away. It's pretty shocking, how awful these new school lineups have been. What the fuck happened to Only, you know? Jesus...
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #18
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we did stomp over a dirty hippie (which would have been more awesome had i not gotten a face full of dreads and felt the need to go to the bathroom to wash the patchouli cooties off me) while trying to figure out exactly what song the band was playing. i guess that counts as a good part of the show, as well.

can't see it being 5 bucks or less. that show 3 or 4 years ago was $20 i think, i just lucked out no one else from the campus radio station wanted the free tickets (or i may have "forgotten" to give them away on my show, can't really remember).
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #19
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Yowza! Yeah, tix are $25. Fuck that.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #20
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A Sunny Day In Glasgow, who came out of nowhere with one of the best records of the year (Ashes Grammar), have covered one of the best songs of all time:

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #21
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I The Misfits.

Oh, all I want to know
All I want

With just a touch of my burning hand
I send my astro zombies to rape the land
Prime directive, exterminate
The whole human race
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:03 PM   #22
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I believe some feel they are the first hardcore band. They just didn;t have social lyrics or dark personal inner pain style songs. It was a 50's horror theme set to fast racing loud music. The lyrics are not deep by any stretch. lol.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:14 PM   #23
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I recommend this honest, loving, deeply heartfelt and touching piece by Will "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" Oldham on a very regular basis, but instead of again urging people to click through, I will just make some copypasta. This is a wonderfully brief feature that beautifully sums up not so much Glenn Danzig or The Misfits, but rather the joys and devotion of being a die-hard fan. The Misfits & Co. inspired that kind of devotion in a lot of us.

UNHOLY PASSION
by Will Oldham

I got to listening to the Misfits around the time that Samhain started up. Many of us in Louisville were what is known as "rabid fans" of both bands, and there wasn't a day went by we didn't talk about the records, about Glenn. Initium is a great record, unique. At one point, I put together a huge collage of images pulled from school encyclopedias... voodoo and gargoyles, lots of blood and nastiness. I sent it to Glenn, along with a cow skull and ten dollars, hoping against hope for something to come back. Well, not too long after, the mailman brought me a package from Lodi, and in it was a "Cough/Cool" single and a beautiful pale-yellow Samhain t-shirt.

I think I saw the second show that Samhain played at Newport, K.Y.'s Jockey Club; it was an amazing night, the first time I stayed up all night. Everyone in the band signed my yellow t-shirt. This was probably during the "Unholy Passion" trip. When the November-Coming-Fire trip came around, a Louisville band called Maurice was asked to open. I went along for the trip, taking pictures.

So Samhain was Glenn, Eerie, Damien, and London May, with roadie Tom. We went to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan. I remember Detroit, the show was at Corey Rusk's place; at one point, after soundcheck, there was a buzz that Glenn was upstairs with Corey and Tesco Vee. A jaw-dropping summit! London, I am pretty sure, was a vegetarian, and the others constantly ribbed him in Jersey boy fashion; when we would stop at a Denny's, say, to eat, Glenn and Eerie would tell London that there was some shrubbery outside... really idiotic stuff, but hilarious. Britt Walford played drums in Maurice, and he and I entertained Samhain with our impersonations of people with cerebral palsy. They got a big kick out of that. High-minded all around, we were.

In Bloomington, something occured that we were told was a remarkable event: Glenn drank some of a beer, maybe a whole beer. I remember sitting on a porch at a party after the show. Glenn had someone's acoustic guitar, and he started to play the John Cougar song "Small Town". Only he sang it like this: "Well I was born with no dick... and I am a lesbian..." and he giggled hysterically.

The shows blew my mind, every night. "Death Comes Ripping", "Bloodfeast", and "Die! Die! My Darling" thrown in with the songs from the three Samhain records. Powerful, awesome. Always front and center we were, screaming, sweating, singing along with every song. The band was a united front. I have never seen such great songs played so fiercely just for the audience that was right there.

I got to see the Samhain tour a couple of years ago. The set was brilliantly structured, with line-up and costume changes to reflect the evolution of Samhain. And with tension, and joy; it was as great as it was in 1985, because Glenn had changed it and made it as great as our memories would have had it. After the show, London re-introduced me to Glenn. Glenn stared at me blankly, then smiled and thanked me for coming. His voice was hoarse, he had a cold. He didn't remember me at all from 1985. I think about him all of the time.


This is taken from a brilliant feature that ran on Pitchfork, a few years ago, when they relaunched with a new design. It's wonderful stuff, and you have to read it:

Pitchfork: Articles: Stuck in Lodi
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Thanks for that, Shouter.
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Of course. It nearly brings me to tears, that thing. So honest.
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Do you think I'm robot clean, guys?
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #27
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HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING I WOULDA KILLED TO BE THERE ALHSFs83WFsdalf8uw3YH3WOJFA;3W2Iaiuwfr83w fwOV R3 F,D,D....AssssssssliuAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBXXXXXXXXXXXXQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqA AAAAAAa4a....i****************************************:

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #28
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Seriously? Nobody watched that and thought it was the best thing ever? Motherfuckers sound better than the often-shit-live real thing! Also, when I saw Future of the Left, recently, the first opening act closed with an impromptu version of "Where Eagles Dare," at my behest. Fucking amazing. I am seeing A Sunny Day in Glasgow, tomorrow night, and they recently recorded a version of "Hybrid Moments." If you think that they're getting out of Chicago without having played it, then you don't know anything about me. Cannot wait.
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I've been meaning to, just haven't gotten around to watching yet.
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The crowd is FANTASTIC, man. Unreal. Would've killed, to be there.
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