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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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  • Julisboa7x

    Descending Angel ♥

    18 Jul 1:48am Reply
  • versionfiv

    oh yeah i remember in high school a couple girls like that. just been a long time, forgot they existed!

    13 Jul 7:05pm Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    I was on my way to the stage the "Misfits" were playing at at Hellfest. As I was approaching it, I could hear Jerry butchering the shit out of the songs. I just turned back and headed elsewhere. I'll leave my (real) Misfits live memories at Danzig with Doyle. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THE SO-CALLED MISFITS' LIVE SHOWS.

    10 Jul 2:28pm Reply
  • Ivartist

    Jerry is such a cool guy, after their preformance at Hellfest the guy chatted with the public, singed their stuff and even let them take pictures with him!

    5 Jul 4:46pm Reply
  • MysticShit

    "Ride Johnny, Ride" OH, i just listen to Bullet on repeat driving around at night. It's that good!

    4 Jul 8:32pm Reply
  • JhosyRamona

    WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *singing*

    4 Jul 3:44am Reply
  • cerealkiller_x

    que vuelva danzig!!!

    1 Jul 12:43pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Its true dude. there are alot of hipsters that wear their merch without knowing they're even a band. it pisses me off too. same with guns and roses. they sell gnr shirts at primark and sluts buy them to look cool but don't even realize they are a band. i'm not a fan of gnr but its the principle I guess. I suppose us music lovers will always be pissed about shit like this.

    30 Jun 11:54pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    that's crazy, seriously. people man ...

    28 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • akakijevich

    I wanna nuke peoples wearing Misfits shirts without knowing anything about this band. I mean, badly. [3] oh yes

    28 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    I wanna nuke peoples wearing Misfits shirts without knowing anything about this band. I mean, badly. [2] I know right, it's ridiculous. Also they now have tons of merch with the crimson ghost on it. I've seen shoes, purses, bags etc in my town. Sadly a lot of the people just think "kewl skullz mane" and don't know about the amazing band

    19 Jun 6:58pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    wtf wheres the description?

    18 Jun 3:10pm Reply
  • Psychoclone

    great band! [2]

    17 Jun 9:35am Reply
  • XArmenX

    great band!

    16 Jun 2:57pm Reply
  • SacredCarcass

    Romantic Horror Punk :) http://i57.tinypic.com/13z24gy.jpg

    15 Jun 5:54pm Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    they are pretty cool. they had pretty shocking lyrics though, especially it being the 90s back then

    14 Jun 7:57am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 1:05pm Reply
  • danielaunseen

    <3

    29 May 1:59pm Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    I wanna nuke peoples wearing Misfits shirts without knowing anything about this band. I mean, badly.

    26 May 10:30am Reply
  • RosAndRoll

    Grandes!!

    13 May 2:54pm Reply
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