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Hometown: Lodi, NJ (USA)

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The Misfits are a horror–themed punk rock band formed in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey and originally led by singer Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Anzalone).

Glenn Danzig was very interested in Marilyn Monroe, and took the band''s name from The Misfits, Monroe''s last film. The band''s early lyrical and graphical focus was on retro (1930s–''50s) science fiction, horror films, and B–movies.

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 doo wop. 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 hardcore punk band, with Danzig''s standout vocal tone floating over a torrent of thrashing guitar, bass, and drums.

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Reviews

The Misfits You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch [7-inch]

The Misfits

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch [7-inch] (2013)

Misfits records

The Misfits The Devil's Rain

The Misfits

The Devil's Rain (2011)

Misfits Records

The Misfits live in Sayreville

The Misfits

live in Sayreville (2006)

live show

The Misfits / Balzac / Rock City Morgue live in New York

The Misfits / Balzac / Rock City Morgue

live in New York (2005)

live show

The Misfits Project 1950

The Misfits

Project 1950 (2003)

Rykodisc

The Misfits / The Damned live in Minneapolis

The Misfits / The Damned

live in Minneapolis (2003)

live show

The Misfits/The Ripcordz live in Calgary, AB

The Misfits/The Ripcordz

live in Calgary, AB (2002)

live show

The Misfits Famous Monsters

The Misfits

Famous Monsters (1999)

Roadrunner

The Misfits Static Age

The Misfits

Static Age (1997)

Caroline

The Misfits Collection II

The Misfits

Collection II (1995)

Caroline

The Misfits Earth AD

The Misfits

Earth AD (1983)

Plan 9

The Misfits Walk Among Us

The Misfits

Walk Among Us (1982)

Ruby

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Interviews

Picture of The Misfits

The Misfits

Friday, April 7, 2006 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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