a very influential horror punk band started in 1977 by glenn Danzig (Alanzone). He named the Band "The Misfits" because he was fasinated with the rumors regarding marilyn monroe's death and dedicated it to her last film The Misfits. He was in other bands prior to the misfits such as Talus and Whodat and Boojang. He grabbed some of his buddies from those older bands and practiced and wrote with them for weeks. The end result was Jimmy Battle on guitar Manny Martinez on drums Diane DiPiazza on the bass and danzig singing and playing electric keyboard. In a little while Manny And Diane both quit leading Jimmy to suggest that Jerry Caiafa take over duties on bass. The trio finnally released Cough/Cool on Danzigs own BLANK RECORDS. They then played there first two shows at CBGB Bar in New York and were not welcome with there sound of Doors driven vocals and keys. Later Glenn and now Jerry Only asked manny to leave the band thinking we was to wild and unreliable and asked Mr. Jim to be on drums. The also added Frache Como on guitar. Mercury than asked Glenn to use BLANK RECORDS and glenn agreed only if they get quality studio time. They laid down seventeen tracks. The album was never released until 1995 when a cd version and a ver limited vinyl version was released, This album being STATIC AGE. they selected four tracks and they called it the bullet ep released on there own label PLAN 9 Records from the cult classic movie. Now glenn and jerry decided to aim the band more in the direction of horror punk Franche Coma and Mr. Jim decided to quit. They then brought in Bobby steele on guitar and joey image on drums. at this time Jerry invented the devilock and the whole band adopted it. They also made the logo the Crimson Ghost. They then released night of teh living dead and the horror buisness ep (very hard to find in good condtion on vinyl with haunted house insert!). People were finally intrested in teh band and they decided to make the Fiend Club which was free to join back then! The Damned asked them to go on a uk tour with tehm but the act fell through resultin in the misfits being stranded in teh uk for a while. On Dec 2 Glenn and Bobby went to a show in London where they were botherd by a few skinheads. Glenn broke a bottle to fend them off while bobby went to get help. The police found Glenn to be of offence and arrested him because he had a knife on him. While in Jail he wrote the infamous misfits song LONDON DUNGEON. After the unsucessful tour Joey Image Left the group. They then realesed the Beware EP. They took a four month break and Artur Googy joined them. Doyle, Jerrys little brother began playing guitar and replaced bobby steele who later formed the undead. The Classic misfits were now born! They Went on to released Walk Among Us in 1982 . After this googy and Glenn got in a fight and Googy left the band. Robo was then recruited. The Misfts then took a tour and they recorded EARTH AD in 1983 while DAnzig rested. Then Robo left and was replaced by Brian Damage. They played there halloween show in Detroit and then Danzig wanting to form his own band quit. After this A legal Battle followed which was setlled out of court. Jerry Only had the rights to perform and merch was split 50 50. The Misfits were reformed with Dr. Chud on Drums and Michale Graves on Vocals And doyle on guitar and Jerry on Bass. They released there first album, American Psycho in 1997. In 1998 graves took a break and Myke hideous took over vocals. With Graves back they put out in 1999 Famous Monsters. Then in 2001 they put out Cuts From The Crypt with rare unreleased tracks on it. Then Chud and Graves quit, while Doyle took a break. This ended the second era of the band. Then Jerry recruited Marky Ramone and Dez Cadena. Jerry took over vocal duties. They released project 1950 (in my opinion the shittest album ever created). Marky Left and Then Robo rejoined. They now still tour as The Misfits.
This article is ot about my opinion but if u want to no my opinion then Danzig era and early graves is the only good stuff...
The Misfits are the greatest Horror punk Band EVER!
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