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Lodi, New York NJ, United States (1977 – 1983, 1995 – present)

Misfits are an American band formed in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band’s lyrical and graphical focus covers retro science-fiction, horror, and B-movies. Originally led by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig until their initial breakup in 1983, the band was later resurrected in 1995 by Jerry Only without Danzig, and continues to exist.

Danzig along with bassist Jerry Only (born Jerry Caiafa), who joined shortly after the band’s inception, remained the only consistent members throughout various line-ups, during the six years of the band’s original incarnation (from 1977 to 1983). Danzig was very interested in Marilyn Monroe, and took the band’s name from “The Misfits”, Monroe’s last film. The early Misfits were often quite melodic, featuring Danzig’s versatile singing, which had a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza and in 1950s . Early Misfits songs tended to have catchy, sing-along choruses backed by Danzig’s distorted keyboard accompaniments.

The band began as a largely untrained ensemble. The song Last Caress (a very rare track for years) is now commonly regarded as the epitome of an early-Misfits song, with blaring instruments and Danzig’s melodic vocals finding a medium between Frank Sinatra and the Sex Pistols.

By the original band’s last album, Earth A.D., they had become a band, with Danzig’s standout vocal tone floating over a torrent of thrashing guitar, bass, and drums.

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  • janaplein

    Big Fan Here

    26 Feb 8:19pm Reply
  • janaplein

    Love it

    16 Feb 11:22am Reply
  • Waldgeist_777

    Если бы у бабушки... Если Ранетки запоют на немецком, они будут круче Rammstein?

    13 Feb 7:39pm Reply
  • serezhahuinya

    Ели бы ария пели на английском, они были бы круче айрон мэйден.

    11 Feb 1:37pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Great.

    11 Feb 12:36pm Reply
  • elo4k

    Ели бы король и шут пели на английском, они были бы круче мисфитс.

    9 Feb 8:59am Reply
  • Nathyfarias

    forever <3

    6 Feb 8:49am Reply
  • DieGGo_

    me cambiaron la vida asi tal cual

    29 Jan 5:38pm Reply
  • itsli

    I can't really get into the Jerry Only stuff but anyone who blindly hates on the Graves era is full of shit. There are so many great songs by that era of the band, it's ridiculous. [2] That's the feeling!

    21 Jan 1:12pm Reply
  • LCDnewOrder

    Glenn-era Misfits > Danzig > Michael Graves-era Misfits > Samhain > Jerry Only-era Misfits

    17 Jan 1:14pm Reply
  • Mefistofelesu

    Static Age #1

    16 Jan 11:07pm Reply
  • animeshkanaruto

    Полная хуета, не понимаю, почему в Рашке все так тащатся по ним, как удав по стекловате. У нас же христианская сильная держава, а это сотонисты поганые, долой их. Вы хоть их тексты видели, а, мисфитоманы? "ВОДКИ ЧУУДО СДАЙ В ЕБЛОООООО, ОЧЕНЬ КРЕПКИЙ, ЁМАЁЁЁ, У ВОДКИ ЧУДО ГРААААДУС - ТЫ ГОВНОООООО ООООООО". Ну и где здесь смысл?

    11 Jan 11:33am Reply
  • Finnegannon

    Danzig Misfits is the better band and material overall. Graves Misfits has some good stuff, but like everyone says, should have been under a different name. Danzig is delicious though :3

    11 Jan 5:53am Reply
  • bakesmusic

    @wazoo212: Cuts From The Crypt is Collection 3, and features songs from the Graves era.

    7 Jan 11:18pm Reply
  • wazoo212

    ok this is a contender for the best band of all time. Collection one and two are amazing albums. Danzig is a rock god and the misfits should have never had michael graves shit all over him. His voice and his song righting is worse than any song the misfits had under danzig. There is a reason they didnt make a collection three. I honestly cant believe and Michael Graves era songs made it into the top listened on this site.

    7 Jan 2:21pm Reply
  • vittuviladunaa

    nothing touches the danzig-era material, but I also enjoy the later stuff for what it is.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    i dunno, crawling eye, saturday night, and helena are pretty cool tracks man.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ExtremeNecropsy

    Famous Monsters, what a crap.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    I got something to say, I raped your mother today!

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nnnienke

    Hell yeah

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
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