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Misfits The Devil's Rain
CD & Ltd Ed. 12" Vinyl
Misfits Records 2011 

tracklist:

The Devil's Rain
Vivid Red
Land of the Dead
The Black Hole
Twilight of the Dead
Curse of the Mummy's Hand
Cold In Hell
Unexplained
Dark Shadows
Father
Jack the Ripper
Monkey's Paw
Where Do They Go?
Sleepwalkin'
Ghost of Frankenstein
Death Ray


Fiend Facts:
"The Devil's Rain" is the judgment of all others who stand before us, like a prophecy. The old B-movie was an influence to some of the lyrics, but the song itself is as if the heavens opened and swallowed our enemies. They have...and a new “rain” of terror begins"
- Jerry Only

The Misfits return with their long awaited, first full-length release of all-new, original material in nearly a decade! Rooted in the horror and sci-fi themes fiends crave, "The Devil's Rain" showcases 16 fiendish, soon-to-be Misfits classics including "Twilight of the Dead", "Dark Shadows", "Curse of the Mummy's Hand" and the title track itself, "The Devil's Rain". Produced by Ed Stasium, (who's credits include the Ramones' "Road to Ruin" and "Too Tough to Die", as well as the Misfits' 1999 release "Famous Monsters"), the album showcases a jaw-dropping, two-panel front/back cover painting featuring the rebirth of the band's iconic "Fiend" mascot in an epic setting rendered by Arthur Suydam (known for his immensely popular work on the Marvel Zombies series, among others). The packaging, designed to emulate a CD sized gatefold LP, also features some incredible new Misfits portraits shot by the legendary Mick Rock. Rock's imagery (which includes Bowie, Iggy, Queen, Debbie Harry, and the Ramones to name a few), has become part of the very fabric of rock 'n' roll. Having also served as an on-set photographer for cult-movie classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", Rock lends a perfectly suited eye to view the band's surrealistic and highly theatrical persona. "The Devil's Rain" is not just a continuation of a historic legacy, it's a total reboot ushering in a new era of terror. In a sense, it's the debut album from the legendary Misfits of this decade. From fans of their classics, to newcomers discovering the band for the very first time, "The Devil's Rain" sets the bar, and redefines the ferocity and melody that has made the Misfits omnipresent and immortal.

First press Ltd. Deluxe Edition CD digipak includes an exclusive 9.5” x 14” two-sided poster featuring the incredible cover art by Arthur Suydam (treated with Glow-In-The-Dark ink!), plus a fantastic new band portrait by legendary photographer Mick Rock on the reverse.



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Misfits Project 1950
CD with bonus DVD
Additional formats: limited edition vinyl LP 
Misfits Records/Rykodisc 2003 


tracklist:
This Magic Moment
Dream Lover
Diana
Donna
Great Balls Of Fire
Latest Flame
Monster Mash
Only Make Believe
Runaway
You Belong To Me

DVD track listing:
This Magic Moment*
Dream Lover*
Donna*
Runaway**

* Live at the 2003 Philips US Open Snowboarding Championships
** Live in NYC Halloween 2002

Bonus DVD material:
Day The Earth Caught Fire - Live in NYC (Misfits w/ Balzac)
The Haunting / Don't Open 'Till Doomsday - Live in Japan (Misfits w/ Balzac)
Day The Earth Caught Fire - Live in Japan (Misfits w/ Balzac)
The Haunting / Don't Open 'Till Doomsday – Balzac promotional video
Out Of The Blue – Balzac promotional video

Fiend Facts: North American & European pressings of Misfits Project 1950 include the above-mentioned bonus DVD but the Japanese pressing does not. The CD distributed by Video Arts in Japan included a rare limited edition 5” vinyl record of the Misfits studio version of “Day the Earth Caught Fire” (on Side A) and an unreleased live recording of Jerry Only performing the song with Balzac in concert in Japan (on Side B).

Project 1950 was the first full-length release from the newly launched indie label “Misfits Records” and the first to be distributed under the deal with Rykodisc (now Rykodisc/Warner Bros) as exclusive distributor.

Limited edition colored vinyl LPs were also released. In North America, the first LP pressing was a limited edition of 1,000 pcs on 100-gram solid blue vinyl. The second pressing on 100 gram PURPLE vinyl was also limited to 1,000 pcs. Both pressings are sold out and long out of print.

A limited edition of 3,000 pcs pressed on neon-green vinyl was released in Europe, which is also sold out and long out of print.

A promotional CD single of Monster Mash from Misfits Project 1950 was pressed and distributed to radio in America. Although the ‘Fits had recorded the song twice prior (once in a live version appearing on the B-side of the 1999 glow-in-the-dark vinyl single as well as the A-Side studio version that would later appear on the CD “Cuts from the Crypt”), the Project 1950 version is the definitive version of Monster Mash recorded by The Misfits. The track charted #1 on radio (as reported by FMQB’s SubModern singles chart) in 2003.

Project 1950 is the highest charting release in the 30-year career of the Misfits. The album debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart at #2 and Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart at #5. The CD also marks the first full-length release to feature Jerry Only on both lead vocals and Bass.





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Cuts From The Crypt
CD
Roadrunner Records 2001


tracklist:
Dead Kings Rise (demo version) 
Blacklight (demo version) 
The Haunting (demo version) 
The Hunger (demo version) 
Mars Attacks (demo version) 
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (demo version)
I Got a Right
Monster Mash
I Wanna be a NY Ranger
Scream (demo version) 
1,000,000 Years B.C.
Helena 2
Devil Doll
Fiend Without a Face
Bruiser
No More Moments
Rise Above (live) 

Fiend Facts: "Cuts from the Crypt" was released (worldwide) by Roadrunner records on October 30th 2001. The CD features 17 ultra rare, unreleased, demos and limited press recordings from the Misfits circa 1996 - 2001. Among the 17 tracks are the never before released “Mars Attacks Demos”, which pre-date 1997's “American Psycho” album. The demos were remixed and re-mastered, appearing in their entirety for the first time anywhere on this compilation. The fold out booklet includes six pages of extensive liner notes providing background info on each recording and the history behind them, as well as 3 pages of color photos. The cover art is a tribute to 10 cent horror comics of the 1950's and showcases "The Wave" illustration by Pushead. The enhanced CD also contains the music video for "Scream" directed by horror legend George A. Romero.

Among other rarities "Cuts" features the first studio version of “Monster Mash” from the 1999 limited edition vinyl 45 (also the debut release to feature Jerry Only on lead vocals in addition to Bass), two previously unreleased songs recorded for George A. Romero's film “Bruiser”, the previously unreleased 1998 recording of  “NY Ranger” (with John Cafiero on vocals) and a never before released cover of the Black Flag classic "Rise Above" featuring Jerry Only with Black Flag alum Robo & Dez. The cover of “Rise Above” featuring Dez Cadena on vocals was recorded live in Porto Alegre Brazil during the Misfits South American Tour July 2001.

“Cuts from the Crypt” was tagged with a parental advisory sticker due to lyrical content of (Famous Monsters Euro bonus track) “Helena 2”. The lyrics are exactly the same as the version included on Famous Monsters, which was released by Roadrunner in Oct 1999 without an advisory sticker.

Appropriately, Pushead's "The Wave" is featured on the cover of this compilation as it was the release of this CD that enabled the Misfits to bid farewell to their contractual obligations to Roadrunner records. The unmistakably Pus'ed out ghouls waved a fiendish goodbye to label executives as the band's long requested termination of their recording contract was finally at hand.

The 1997 live version of Monster Mash (from the B-side of the glow in the dark vinyl single) was provided for completists, but Roadrunner A&R chose not to include it on the comp, using only the A-side studio version from the 1999 single instead.

Originally, “Dead Kings Rise” (a bonus track featured only on the US pressing of the “American Psycho” vinyl LP, Geffen 1997) was intended to be the first track on “Cuts From The Crypt”. The track was mastered and completed in sequence but pulled from the album at the last minute when Roadrunner was unable to clear use of the recording in time for release. Originally placed as track 7, the “Mars Attacks Demos” version of  “Dead Kings Rise” was bumped up to track 1 in its place.





12 Hits From Hell
CD (unreleased)
Caroline Records 2001


tracklist:
Halloween
Vampira
I Turned into a Martian
Skulls
London Dungeon
Night of the Living Dead
Horror Hotel
Ghouls Night Out
Astro Zombies
Where Eagles Dare
Violent World
Halloween II
London Dungeon (Alternate Take)

Fiend Facts: This album re-mixing a collective of takes from the Misfits MSP sessions of 1980 was pressed on CD and slated for release by Caroline Records in 2001 but recalled shortly before it’s October street date. Promo copies had been solicited by the label in advance, which resulted in overpriced and inferior bootlegs circulating ever since. Aside from promo copies distributed in anticipation of the release, Caroline Records destroyed all inventory. A vinyl LP was also planned but NOT pressed. Packaged vinyl LPs of this release found on the secondary collectible market are bootlegs. Fiends do not be taken in by the cottage industry of bootleggers who prey on Misfits collectors.

The recall of this album has been the subject of much speculation, exaggerated hype and rumors based purely on conjecture.  A proper release may ensue in the future.  Until then, it should be noted that many of the tracks from this unreleased album are widely available in their original mixes on disc 3 of the Misfits box set issued in 1996.  Three tracks from these sessions were originally released on the “3 Hits from Hell” 7-inch in 1980.




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Famous Monsters
CD
Additional formats:
Cassette (out of print)
Ltd. Ed LP pressing in both yellow and purple vinyl (Japan)
Ltd. Ed. Picture disc (Europe)
Roadrunner Records 1999 


tracklist:
Kong at the Gates
The Forbidden Zone
Lost in Space
Dust to Dust
Crawling Eye
Witch Hunt
Scream!
Saturday Night
Pumpkin Head
Scarecrow Man
Die Monster Die
Living Hell
Descending Angel
Them
Fiend Club
Hunting Humans
Helena
Kong Unleashed

Foreign pressing bonus tracks:
1,000,000 Years BC [European CD only]
Helena 2 [European CD only]
Devil Doll [Japan CD only]

Fiend Facts:
The European CD was issued as a digi-pack and included the bonus tracks “1,000,000 Years B.C.” and “Helena 2”, (the latter of which was nearly the same as the album version of “Helena” with the exception of a remixed intro). The Japanese pressing included the bonus track “Devil Doll” and was released in both standard packaging as well as a limited edition black plastic jewel case with the Misfits Fiend Skull pictured as the cover art.

All three of the foreign issued bonus tracks were later included on the compilation “Cuts from the Crypt” in 2001.

A promotional CD single was sent to radio stations throughout the US for song “Scream”.

A music video for the song “Scream” was directed by horror-film legend George A. Romero (“Night of the Living Dead”).  A deal was struck in which Romero agreed to direct the music video in exchange for the Misfits contribution of two original songs for his film “Bruiser”. Both songs, “Bruiser” (originally titled “If looks could Kill”) and “Fiend without a Face” would later appear on the compilation “Cuts from the Crypt”  along with the “Scream” video which was also included on the enhanced CD.

The “Scream” music video was also available in 1999-2000 as a promotional VHS premium included free with the purchase of a set of the Misfits (GI Joe style) action figures from 21st Century toys in 1999. The Jerry Only figure won “Best Figure” in 1999 in the Golden Toy Awards as published by Lees action figure news and toy digest.





out of print
Evilive 2
CD (out of print)
Fiend Club, 1998 


tracklist:
Intro (Creepy Church)
Abominable Dr. Phibes
American Psycho
Walk Among Us
The Hunger
From Hell They Came
Speak Of The Devil
Last Caress
Dig Up Her Bones
American Nightmare
Day Of The Dead
Hate The Living, Love The Dead
Shining
Don't Open 'Til Doomsday
This Island Earth
Where Eagles Dare
Bullet
Vampira
The Haunting
Die Die My Darling

Fiend Fact: Only 4,033 copies of this CD were pressed and available exclusively to Fiend Club members by mail order and sold on tour from 1998-2000. The CD face of the first 1,000 copies pressed was mistakenly printed in blue ink, creating a rare variant. The CD face on all the subsequent copies was printed in white as originally intended. The tracks contained on this disc were recorded live on tour throughout the US from 97-98. The CD is sold out and long out of print.




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American Psycho
CD
Additional formats: cassette & limited edition black vinyl LP (out of print)
Geffen 1997


tracklist:
Abominable Dr. Phibes
American Psycho
Speak of the Devil
Walk Among Us
The Hunger
From Hell They Came
Dig Up Her Bones
Blacklight
Resurrection
This Island Earth
Crimson Ghost
Day of the Dead
The Haunting
Mars Attacks
Hate The Living, Love The Dead
Shining
Don't Open 'Til Doomsday
Hell Night (hidden track on CD only)

Dead Kings Rise (exclusive vinyl LP bonus track)

Fiend Facts:
American Psycho was the first album featuring new material from the Misfits in over a decade and followed Jerry Only’s efforts to resurrect the band in 1995.

The CD booklet included in North American pressings folds out to form a poster of the full cover painting by legendary “Famous Monster of Filmland” magazine cover artist; Basil Gogos.

A limited edition heavy black vinyl LP was released in the US by Geffen. The LP included an exclusive bonus track “Dead Kings Rise”. This version remains unavailable elsewhere.

A limited edition blue vinyl 45 and promotional CD single were issued for the first single “Dig Up Her Bones”.

Two music videos were produced in support of the album.  “Dig Up Her Bones” (commissioned by Geffen Records) and “American Psycho”  (which was largely self-financed by the Misfits). Both were directed by John Cafiero and shot back to back in 1997 with post-production of “American Psycho” wrapping in 1998. Currently unavailable on any official release, both music videos were widely distributed on VHS via promotional copies distributed worldwide in NTSC and PAL format by the Misfits, Geffen Records and production company Non-Homogenized from 1997-2000.

Both videos ran in rotation on music video channels worldwide including. MTV (US, Japan and Latin America), Much Music, The Box and many more. The videos also created a stronghold in the then, uncharted territory of online entertainment having been repeatedly on the top of the charts, listed as the "most downloaded videos on the net" with online outlets like Sonicnet. For several weeks the Misfits "American Psycho" video was listed on the Sonicnet chart at #2, book-ended by Backstreet Boys videos at #1 & #3. The "Psycho" video remained in the top 5 for nearly a year while videos from many chart-topping acts quickly came and went.

“Dig Up Her Bones” marked the first official music video ever from the legendary Misfits and debuted on MTV’s 120 minutes. The video repeated on MTV several times in addition to being featured on the Sci-Fi channel.

The video for “Dig Up Her Bones” features clips from the 1935 horror classic "The Bride of Frankenstein”, (a personal request of the Misfits), as the film provided inspiration for the song. Sarah Karloff, known Misfits supporter and daughter of Boris Karloff, personally gave her permission for the use of her father's likeness and Elsa Lanchester's estate (who represent the woman behind the "The Bride"), gave their consent as well. Two cuts of the “Bones” video were released, both identical except for an intro utilizing the Universal Pictures logo of the 1930’s and a dialogue based clip from the “Bride of Frankenstein”.

The music video for “American Psycho” included the instrumental intro “Abominable Dr. Phibes” and brought Basil Gogos’ cover art to life. The video had its world premiere at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors convention in New York City. The screening was followed by a Q&A (hosted by Fangoria editor-in-chief Tony Timpone) with the Misfits joined by cover artist Basil Gogos and Director John Cafiero.

The video for “American Psycho” went on to a successful run as a “mini-horror movie” in the short film category on the film festival circuit worldwide. Screenings included the Euro-Underground Film Festival, NY’s Anthology Film Archives and the Rhode Island International Film Festival in late 1998 to name a few, garnering a "Best of Fest" nod for the former and a Horror Writers Association nomination in the company of names like John Carpenter.





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Static Age
CD
Other formats: black vinyl LP (still available in reprint)
Additional formats: Cassette & Ltd. Ed colored vinyl LP (out of print)
Caroline Records 1997 (recorded in 1978)

tracklist:
Static Age
TV Casualty
Some Kinda Hate
Last Caress
Return of the Fly
Hybrid Moments
We Are 138
Teenagers from Mars
Come Back
Angelfuck
Hollywood Babylon
Attitude
Bullet
Theme for a Jackal
She (1997 CD only track)
Spinal Remains (1997 CD only track)
In the Doorway (1997 CD only track)
Static Age Session Outtakes (1997 CD only track)

Fiend Facts:
Although 1978’s “Static Age” is the first full-length album ever recorded by the Misfits, it remained unreleased in its entirety until nearly two decades later. The album finally received its debut in 1996 in the Misfits Box Set.

Static Age was originally slated for release on CD in 1995 but delayed. Promo posters were printed advertising, “The Static Age is “Coming Halloween 1995”. A small percentage of these posters were given to the Misfits and the majority destroyed by Caroline Records. At the time, former frontman and Misfits co-founder Glenn Danzig informed the source reels for the album could not be found, refusing participation in the release of “Static Age” as well as the Misfits 4-disc “Box Set”.

For it’s debut release within the Misfits box set, “Static Age” was re-mastered using a cassette layoff of the final mix from 1978. The rare cassette had been kept in a safe deposit box at a Lodi, NJ bank for years by original Misfits guitarist Franché Coma. Had it not been for Frank (aka Franché) providing that source, the album may have never seen the light of day. The tape was in great shape, having been stored in a temperature-controlled environment for all those years.

“Static Age” was recorded in 1978 utilizing free studio time provided by Mercury Records. Mercury and the Misfits were both using the name “Blank Records” at the time, (Mercury as an imprint for Pere Ubu and the Misfits as their imprint for the '77 debut single “Cough Cool”). Mercury wanted full ownership of the “Blank” name and offered a barter deal. The Misfits agreed, gave up the “Blank” name to Mercury in exchange for 30 hours of free studio time and the “Static Age” soon began.

Three of the seventeen songs recorded in the “Static Age” sessions remained unmixed due to time restraints dictated by the 30-hour limit. As a result, they weren’t on the final mix tape from ’78 and not included on the “Static Age” disc in the box set. Two of the three missing tracks ("She" and "Spinal Remains") had been tampered with, mixed and included in their altered state on the 1985 compilation "Legacy of Brutality”, but never mixed and released in their original form.

Following it’s debut in the box set; Glenn Danzig provided the original multi-track masters for “Static Age”, unearthing the original source material for “She”, “Spinal Remains” and the third missing track, the previously unreleased “In the Doorway”. The reels also provided outtakes featuring banter with engineer Dave Achelis between stop/starts of alternate takes during the session. With the exception of a few minimal overdubs, the songs were performed and recorded live to tape in the studio. The previously unreleased material was re-mixed and re-mastered from the original multi-track source and included on the stand-alone release of the “Static Age” album in 1997.

Collector’s and completists take note that the original 1978 mix-down sequence of the “Static Age” album exists on disc 4 of the Misfits Box Set. Only the stand-alone release of the album (sold separately) includes the 3 previously unmixed, unreleased tracks.

The limited edition vinyl pressing released by Caroline included 3,500 pcs pressed on black vinyl, 2,000 pcs pressed on red vinyl, 1,000 pcs pressed on yellow vinyl and 500 pcs pressed on purple vinyl. Each were randomly inserted into sleeves, shrink wrapped and shipped to stores. When purchased, fiends had no idea what color vinyl they’d receive until opening the LP.

Static Age is the only full-length Misfits album to feature the band’s original guitarist Franché Coma and 2nd drummer Mr. Jim, along with co-founders Jerry Only and Glenn Danzig. Far ahead of its time, “Static Age” is one of the truly great punk records bred in the scene of the late 70s, offering a unique blend inherent only in the Misfits. Lost for nearly 20 years, the record is equally potent, if not more so now, than it was upon conception and will hold-up for generations to come.

In addition to the credited engineer Dave Achelis, the session was also engineered by longtime friend and collaborator George Germain who played a significant role behind the scenes in the 77-83 period of the Misfits. Germain engineered “Static Age” and a majority of the classic-era Misfits sessions but was often un-credited for personal reasons. Germaine helped by nurturing the band in its early years often co-financing projects, engineering and providing (as well as repairing) gear. Back in the day, the band referred to the late George Germain as their “fearless leader”.


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Box Set
CD
Caroline 1996


tracklist:
Disc one - Collection I & II
She
Hollywood Babylon
Horror Business
Teenagers From Mars
Night of the Living Dead
Where Eagles Dare
Vampira
I Turned Into a Martian4
Skulls
London Dungeon
Ghouls Night Out
Astro Zombies1
Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?
Die, Die My Darling
Cough/Cool
Children in Heat
Horror Hotel
Halloween
Halloween II
Hate Breeders
Braineaters
Nike-A-Go-Go
Devil's Whorehouse
Mephisto Waltz
Rat Fink
We Bite

Disc two - Legacy of Brutality /Evilive/Earth A.D.
Static Age
T.V. Casualty
Hybrid Moments
Spinal Remains
Come Back
Some Kinda Hate
Theme for a Jackal
Angelfuck
Who Killed Marilyn?
Where Eagles Dare
She
Halloween
American Nightmare
20 Eyes
Night of the Living Dead
Astro Zombies
Horror Business
London Dungeon
Nike-A-Go-Go
Hate Breeders
Devil's Whorehouse
All Hell Breaks Loose
Horror Hotel
Ghouls Night Out
We Are 138
Earth A.D.
Queen Wasp
Devilock
Death Comes Ripping
Green Hell
Wolfsblood
Demonomania
Bloodfeast
Hellhound
Disc three - Sessions
Cough/Cool
She
Who Killed Marilyn?
Where Eagles Dare
Horror Business
Teenagers From Mars
Children in Heat
Night of the Living Dead
Where Eagles Dare
Vampira
Violent World
Who Killed Marilyn?
Spook City USA
Horror Business
I Turned Into a Martian
Skulls
Night of the Living Dead
Astro Zombies
Where Eagles Dare
Violent World
Halloween II
20 Eyes
I Turned Into a Martian
Astro Zombies
Vampira
Devil's Whorehouse
Nike-A-Go-Go
Hate Breeders
20 Eyes
Violent World

Disc four - Static Age
Static Intro
Static Age
T.V. Casualty
Some Kinda Hate
Last Caress
Return of the Fly
Hybrid Moments
We Are 138
Teenagers From Mars
Come Back
Angelfuck
Hollywood Babylon
Attitude
Bullet
Theme for a Jackal
Static Outro

Fiend Facts:
The Misfits boxset includes over 100 classic tracks on 4 CDs featuring the complete albums: “Collection I”, “Collection II”, “Legacy of Brutality”,  “Evilive”, “Earth AD” and the legendary complete first album from 1978 “Static Age” released in it’s entirety for the first time anywhere! The original 1978 mix of the “Static Age” album is available exclusively in the box set.

In its debut release, “Static Age” was not sold separately and available only in the boxset (disc 4). The “Static Age” disc was packaged in a special collectible black plastic jewel case with silver embossed printing. Discs 1 – 3 were in thinner, less elaborate, and yet slick looking, black glossy jewel-cases with silver print. The special jewel-cases were manufactured in a limited edition for the first pressing of 50,000 copies only. Subsequent pressings contain all 4 discs in standard dual CD jewel-cases.

For more in-depth info on the history of the “Static Age” album, please see the “Static Age” entry of this discography (above).

The box set also includes 30 rare never before released alternate versions and out-takes from the band’s legendary recording sessions including  the original versions of “Cough Cool” & “She” from the Misfits first single (1977), the famous MSP sessions (1980) and lots more.

Also included is a 28-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes, rare photos and a special Fiend Club badge.

The original 1978 mix of the “Static Age” album is available only in the box set.A promotional “Box Set Sampler” CD was issued by Caroline Records in advance of the Box Set. The promo only CD was not for sale and contained 16 tracks from the 4-disc collection.





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Collection II
CD & Black vinyl LP currently in print
Caroline Records

Original Release: LP/CD/Cassette 
Caroline 1995


tracklist:
We Are 138
Attitude
Cough/Cool
Last Caress
Return Of The Fly
Children In Heat
Rat Fink
Horror Hotel
Halloween
Halloween II
Hate Breeders
Braineaters
Nike-A-Go-Go
Devil's Whorehouse
Mephisto Waltz
We Bite
Queen Wasp
Demonomania
Hellhound
Bloodfeast

Fiend Facts: While “Cough Cool” (the first song ever recorded by the Misfits) appears on this compilation, it is not the original Misfits 7-inch version. The original recording can be found exclusively in the Box Set or on the out of print 7-inch itself.

Caroline Records initial release of limited edition vinyl LPs in 1995 included 6,000 red vinyl LPs, 3,500  green vinyl LPs and 500 clear vinyl LPs. Once inserted into sleeves, shrink-wrapped and shipped to stores, fiends had no idea what color vinyl they’d receive until opening the LP.




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Evilive
1987/Cassette, LP & colored vinyl (out of print) 1997 CD
Other formats: black vinyl LP still available in reprint
Caroline Records

tracklist:
20 Eyes
Night of the Living Dead
Astro Zombies
Horror Business
London Dungeon
Nike-a-Go-Go
Hatebreeders
Devil's Whorehouse
All Hell Breaks Loose
Horror Hotel
Ghouls Night Out
We Are 138


Fiend Facts:
Henry Rollins (4th generation frontman for Black Flag) is featured as “additional vocals” on track 12. A young Rollins (an avid Misfits fan) was at the San Francisco show in ’81 and joined in on mic for “We are 138” from the audience, standing at the foot of the stage.

Tracks 1-7 were recorded live on 12/17/1981 at The Ritz, New York, NY.
Tracks 8-12 were recorded live 11/20/1981 at On Broadway, San Francisco.

Evilive was originally a 7-inch EP containing 7 songs released in 1982 on Plan 9 Records exclusively through the Fiend Club and ultimately available in 5 different picture sleeves.

Aggressive Rock Produktionen reissued Evilive with the same 7-song track listing in Europe in 1983 as a 12-inch EP.

In 1987, five additional live tracks were added for release as a full-length album by Caroline Records on LP and Cassette. 2,000 copies were pressed on green vinyl in ’87 and in 1996 it was released on CD.





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Misfits (AKA - Collection I)
CD
black vinyl LP still available in reprint
Additional formats: Cassette (out of print)
Caroline 1986

tracklist:
She
Hollywood Babylon
Bullet
Horror Business
Teenagers from Mars
Night of the Living Dead
Where Eagles Dare
Vampira
I Turned into a Martian
Skulls
London Dungeon
Ghouls Night Out
Astro Zombies
Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?
Die, Die My Darling
Earth A.D.
Devilock
Death Comes Ripping
Green Hell
Wolfsblood


Fiend Fact: Originally released as a self titled compilation “Misfits”, this album has become commonly known as “Collection 1”. At the time of it’s initial release many of the versions of the songs on this comp, (culled from recording sessions circa 78-83), were previously unavailable.





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Legacy of Brutality
CD
black vinyl LP still available in reprint
Additional formats: Cassette & Colored vinyl (out of print)
Caroline 1985

tracklist:
Static Age
TV Casualty
Hybrid Moments
Spinal Remains
Come Back
Some Kinda Hate
Theme For A Jackal
Angelfuck
Who Killed Marilyn?
Where Eagles Dare
She
Halloween
American Nightmare


Fiend Facts:
In what some believe to have been an attempt to avoid paying former members or acknowledging their contributions, Glenn Danzig took 13 tracks from Misfits recording sessions circa 1978-1981, remixed them, overdubbing instruments to remove participants from this release, providing reworked recordings to Caroline, crediting no one and collecting 100% of the proceeds. This was the catalyst for the legal battle (resolved in 1995) in which ALL former members began, and continue to receive royalties for their performances and participation on Misfits recordings circa 1977-1983 and Jerry Only was ultimately awarded the exclusive rights to record and perform as the Misfits.

Following the legal proceedings sparked by the “Legacy” album, fans would finally hear many classic-era Misfits recordings as they were originally intended, starting with the long awaited release of the legendary “Static Age” album in 1996.

While a majority of the “Static Age” sessions were  altered and included, it should be noted that some recordings included on the “Legacy of Brutality” compilation were not tampered with. One example being the song “American Nightmare” which appears untouched, (possibly due to lack of the original multi-track source).

In it’s initial release on LP and cassette in 1985, 1,000 copies were pressed in colored vinyl (500 red vinyl LPs and 500 white vinyl LPs). Legend has it that as a result of not cleaning the stampers during the color switch in the pressing plant, a small percentage of the 1,000 colored vinyl LPs (rumored to be 16 pcs) include various shades of pink.

The first CD version of this album was issued in 1989 by Caroline Records and is still in print along with the black vinyl LP reprint.




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Earth A.D.
CD
black vinyl LP still available in reprint
Additional formats: Cassette & Colored vinyl (out of print)
Plan 9/Caroline/Aggressive Rock
1983


tracklist:
Earth A.D.
Queen Wasp
Devilock
Death Comes Ripping
Green Hell
Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight
Wolfs Blood
Demonomania
Bloodfeast
Hellhound
Die, Die My Darling
We Bite


Fiend Facts:
This album saw it’s first release in Germany in 1983 through the Aggressive Rock Produktionen label under the reversed title “Wolfs Blood/Earth A.D” flipping not only the title but also the front and back cover art to match. The German release also used a colorized version of the album art.

The first US LP pressing on black vinyl in 1983 (estimated at 10,000 copies) did not include the  songs, “Mommy Can I go out and Kill Tonight”, “Die Die My Darling” or “We Bite” which were available separately as a 12” single/EP. All 3 tracks were added to the “Earth AD” album on future pressings and reissues.

Something of a dual release, one side “Earth AD”, the other “Wolfsblood”, the LP format made the distinction more apparent. The album as a collective, including the three tracks from the “Die Die” 12-inch is commonly known as “Earth AD”.

The first LP pressing in ‘83 included approx. 1,000 colored vinyl LPs estimated at 100 green, 500 yellow, 200 purple and 200 clear vinyl (most with colored swirls).

The first CD release was issued in 1992 by Caroline Records as a limited edition Gold CD (estimated at 15,000 copies). Caroline had continually reissued the album in LP and cassette format since its debut.

The cover artwork by the late Mad Marc Rude depicts all four band members as ghouls amidst non-descript zombies and monsters. The band members are depicted with green eyes from left to right, Doyle, Jerry Only (front/center), Glenn Danzig and Robo.

The album was the first to feature former Black Flag drummer Robo as a member of the Misfits and was produced by The Misfits with Black Flag producer/engineer Spot.

“Earth AD” is often credited as being highly influential on the advent of the hardcore and speed metal scene.





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Walk Among Us
Original Release : LP
Ruby/Slash Records 1982
First CD reissue: Ruby 1988

tracklist:
20 Eyes
I Turned Into A Martian
All Hell Breaks Loose
Vampira
Nike A Go Go
Hate Breeders
Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? (live)
Night Of The Living Dead
Skulls
Violent World
Devils Whorehouse
Astro Zombies
Braineaters

Fiend Facts:
“Walk Among Us” was the first full-length album to be “released” by the Misfits. They had actually recorded their first album “Static Age” in 1978, which remained unreleased in its entirety until 1996 when it debuted within the Misfits Box Set. Only four tracks from the “Static Age” sessions would see release prior to “Walk Among Us” in 1982 on the “Bullet” single in 1978.

The Misfits had recorded and shelved a full-length album a second time with the MSP sessions in 1980, which was originally intended to be their “debut” album. Three tracks from the MSP sessions were released as the “3 Hits from Hell” 7-inch in 1981 and many were included on disc 3 of the “Box Set”. In 2001 they would become the subject of controversy. (See “12 Hits from Hell”).

After continuing to grow as a band, the Misfits decided to scrap the MSP sessions entirely. Starting from scratch and updating the track listing with new songs, they recorded “Walk Among Us” in 1981 at Mix-O-Lydian Studio in NJ. This session also produced the recordings for the “Halloween” 7-inch released in 1981,  prior to “Walk Among Us”.

Originally slated for release in 1981 on the self-run Plan 9 label, the album was not pressed or released due to lack of financing. Limited quantities of LP labels were printed without records or sleeves. Always intended to be a 13-track album, the labels indicate that “Walk Among Us” was originally to include “Ghouls Night Out”, “Horror Hotel” and “American Nightmare”, instead of “Hatebreeders”, “Mommy Can I go out and Kill Tonight” and “Braineaters”.

Upon securing a deal with Ruby/Slash Records (a division of Warner Bros.), financing was no longer an issue. The track listing was re-sequenced and the album as we know it today was released in 1982.

“Walk Among Us” is widely known by fans as the definitive Misfits album. By the time of these recordings, the band had honed their sound and image entirely. “Walk Among Us” truly portrays the Misfits in their fully realized state. The album is still in print and widely available on CD through Rhino/Warner Bros.

The first US pressing, (as well as the Italian issued import), of the 1982 released LP featured a pink logo and pink cover. The second pressing introduced the purple cover commonly known today. When the album was reissued in 1988, the logo was switched to green and has remained that way since.  In connection with the 1988 re-release, Warner Brothers circulated promotional copies of album in custom printed Misfits Halloween bags that have become collector items themselves. It’s estimated that approx. 3,000 of the promo Halloween bags were circulated in 1988.

Track 7, “Mommy Can I go out and Kill Tonight” was recorded live at the Ritz in NYC on December 17, 1981.


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