14 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In their initial incarnation, New Jersey's Misfits were a rough but hardly ready punk band led by future solo act Glenn Danzig. Their clever songwriting made up for their obvious lack of chops. Over the years, The Misfits' legacy has grown beyond anything that early fans could've imagined. Bassist Jerry Only is keeping the name in circulation, giving fans something very much in the spirit and style of the original group. DeA.D. Alive!—also featuring former Black Flag singer Dez Cadena on guitar and Murphy's Law drummer Eric "Chudacabra" Arce—doesn't lack for energy or passion. This record features live sets recorded at B.B. King's in NYC on a Halloween and the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. (just a 40-minute drive south of the band's Lodi roots), on Mischief Night (a.k.a. Halloween Eve). It doesn't matter that no Danzig–era tunes are included; the audience chants for Jerry! Songs like "Cold Day in Hell," "American Psycho," "Dig Up Her Bones," and "Scream!" feature all the hallmarks of the Misfits sound—and because the playing has improved since their early days, the experience is what the band intended in the first place.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In their initial incarnation, New Jersey's Misfits were a rough but hardly ready punk band led by future solo act Glenn Danzig. Their clever songwriting made up for their obvious lack of chops. Over the years, The Misfits' legacy has grown beyond anything that early fans could've imagined. Bassist Jerry Only is keeping the name in circulation, giving fans something very much in the spirit and style of the original group. DeA.D. Alive!—also featuring former Black Flag singer Dez Cadena on guitar and Murphy's Law drummer Eric "Chudacabra" Arce—doesn't lack for energy or passion. This record features live sets recorded at B.B. King's in NYC on a Halloween and the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. (just a 40-minute drive south of the band's Lodi roots), on Mischief Night (a.k.a. Halloween Eve). It doesn't matter that no Danzig–era tunes are included; the audience chants for Jerry! Songs like "Cold Day in Hell," "American Psycho," "Dig Up Her Bones," and "Scream!" feature all the hallmarks of the Misfits sound—and because the playing has improved since their early days, the experience is what the band intended in the first place.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

elreydelascervezas ,

science fiction double feature

science fiction double feature! Been waiting for these guys to record this song all the need to do record is The day the earth caught fire

Oznob1986 ,

Sounds Suprisingly Good

Most people complain about Jerry's vocals, but they actually sound amazing. I did Not Expect this! I just wish since its newer Misfits, the cover would be the whole band! NOT JUST JERRY! MAKES IT LOOK LIKE HE IS THE BAND, I can care less if he is the last original member, thats all it takes.

puck73 ,

Did someone skin a cat?

Jerry Only once again drags the Misfits' name through the mud. This guy must be back to using hard drugs, because there is no way in hell that he can deliver on songs that Michele Graves sung. Only sounds as if he has asthma on Scream, Helena, and the other songs that Graves sung and most likely wrote. People, stop buying this garbage, the Misfits are long dead and Jerry is in it exclusively for the merchandising rights. if you do not believe then go to his website or walk into a Hot Topics' store. Misfits' thongs, really!

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