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The Misfits: Walk Among UsWalk Among Us (1982)
The Misfits

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So I was looking through the archived reviews and I came across the 'M' section, and immediately I searched for the Misfits, because that was what I was listening to at the time. I saw a review for Earth AD and figured that there were probably more on the next page - so I clicked on over, and to my .
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So I was looking through the archived reviews and I came across the 'M' section, and immediately I searched for the Misfits, because that was what I was listening to at the time. I saw a review for Earth AD and figured that there were probably more on the next page - so I clicked on over, and to my surprise there were none. Now, I began to wonder why there can be countless Sum 41 and Blink 182 reviews but only 1 from one of the most influential punk bands in history, but then I remembered the mentality of most of the users on this site and immediately understood. So, it was about that time I began rummaging through my Misfits archives and pulled out all of their records, tapes, and CD's that I had in my possession - and this was the only one (other than the coffin set) that has always stood out in my head as genius material. First off, it's Danzig at his finest - full of energy, young, and sadistic - yet, for some reason, it's the only CD that wasn't covered in the Coffin Set (which was pretty much the epitome of all Misfits collections) and is pretty much ignored by most punk fans these days.

So, after pulling it off the rack, I popped it in my CD player and immediately began listening to the opener "20 Eyes" and instantly remembered why I loved this band so much. It's fast, totally unpolished, and has the gritty sense of humor that seems to be lacking in most of their newer records (obviously due to Danzig's absence). So, after that track ends, I'm totally pumped up and continue to feel rushes of adrenaline through "All Hell Breaks Loose," one of my all-time favorites "Nike A Go Go," and "Skulls," which easily takes the cake as their best song of the early 80's era. Even after they've reached their pinnacle, it doesn't slow down, get boring, or even let your attention drift away for the slightest moment - and that is why this is such the great record it is, and will always be. Hopefully more people will realize this and take interest in the band, and if not, it's their loss - not acknowledging one of New Jersey's most talented bands is pretty stupid though.

 

 
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Chaosweaver144 (March 25, 2010)

And that comment I posted is mostly regarding the 4 year old discussion below...

Chaosweaver144 (March 25, 2010)

Ugh. The earliest of AFI doesn't sound very Misfits inspired to me, although I know that Danzig is an idol of Havok's. I don't know if The Misfits are to thank for AFI forming in the first place, so I don't know how much of an impact The Misfits had on AFI at all besides their goth-punk phase. AFI called it horror punk, but to me it never sounded much like other horror punk out there (The Misfits and their clones). AFI has been influential themselves, just listen to Thought Riot. ENOUGH ABOUT AFI THOUGH, this album is undoubtedly one of my favorite punk albums and Astro Zombies is one of the best punk songs ever made. The Misfits were incredible during the Danzig era.

C-Men (June 28, 2008)

my favorite misfits album. mommy can i go out & kill tonight? is my favorite song.

PJZ (September 1, 2007)


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Jordeee (March 7, 2007)

amazzing.

totalstranga (July 26, 2006)

Skulls, Hatebreeder, and Night Of The Living Dead = best Misfits songs EVER

clash_city_rocker (April 30, 2006)

This is the best Misfits album. I love it.

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

misfits influence a lot of bands and yeah afi it goes without saying but afi has earn their way.
what-ever don't listen to me.

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

I got to agree with tempist "As for AFI, they owe an incredible debt to the influence of the Misfits" but anyways we're here to review The Misfits. Misfits will always kick ass.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

whoa whoa whoa whoaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

StephanieSamhain (December 23, 2005)

In my opinion, this is the "classic" Misfits album. I believe that it was the first Misfits LP to be released on CD format in the late 80s. It was my first introduction to the Misfits... other than the covers by Metallica on the Garage Days Revisited EP. Some would argue that Static Age is the best Misfits album, but I think the selection of songs on Walk Among Us is better. True, Static Age is more raw and Walk Among Us is more refined, but I personally like the more produced sound. I agree that Glen Danzig has more passion on some of the alternate versions of the songs from the Collection CDs, but his voice is much more melodic on this album... though not as hypnotizing as his later Samhain and solo stuff. This is true Misfits punk !! This is before they basically invented the Thrash Metal sound on Earth A.D. (I'm not dissing. I luv the more brooding Misfits sound, but just not as much as I luv the more melodic Misfits songs) These guys are why I luv punk and goth !! (monsters, muscle, and great songs you can both dance and slam too) Whats not to like ?? Misfits rock !! Thanks Jerry Only for keeping the Misfits legacy alive. Two recommendations: 1. Go out and buy this CD if you don't already have it (I think its the only album with "All Hell Breaks Loose"). 2. Go see a Misfits concert (I just saw them again on Halloween here in Philadelphia at the Trocadero - just remember that Mr. Danzig is doing his own stuff now).

thatoneguy213 (December 15, 2005)

great fuckin album

timmytheturtle1039 (December 14, 2005)

every song is so good and night of the living dead, hatebreeders.... all of them stand out

Godfather (October 28, 2005)

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Anonymous (September 6, 2005)

whoa...I just realized i wuz wearing a misfits shirt when I wuz writing my last review 'bout these guys...cool..
Vaughan

Anonymous (September 6, 2005)

This is the first Misfits CD I ever heard.....and it fucking rocked....good punk at it's best...n e one who thinks The Misfits sucks will might as well castrate themselves.
Vaughan
p.s. Die Die my Darling is a fucking bad ass song.

aidan (June 17, 2005)

Yeah, this is one of the top TEN punk rock albums ever. the other Misfit albums are second to this one and this is my humble opinion why:

1. The Line-up is the best the Misfits ever had, primarily due to the acknowledgement of their talent by every important punk band during the time period (Bad Brains in particular), the same line-up went on to create the infamous "12 Hits from Hell" (which is actually 13 beacuse of an alternative take on London Dungeon).

2. This is before the rest of that Nazi, Horror Shit became unbearable to listen to or look at. Come on Danzing, you are a small white kid from Jersey not a nazi skin-head, and if you are then there aren't words to express the studity and ignorance that Strummer and icons like the Clash and Bad Brains fought against.

3. The Drummer, Arthur Googy, was by far the best Misfits drummer. Not because he was allowed to open up aside from the typical punk beat due to Danzing's bitch control, but beacuse he lasted the longest, two years, out of all the drummers and had the chops that were unparralel to other wannabe drummers on Danzing's jock.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

The best album ever.
Pure joy of music through 20 Eyes to Violent World.
Misfits Rocks

tempist (April 4, 2005)

Terrible review of an amazing album... Do you think we really care about how you found out that there were hardly any reviews of the Misfits. Good thing you managed to squeeze out two sentences of actual review in an already short review... As for the actual album, while it doesn't quite measure up to the genius of Static Age it definately comes close. The Misfits were an eclectic mixture of 50's era rock and Ramones-esque bubblegum pop flavored with a humorous take on B-movie horror flicks. Their music was driving, catchy punk rock at its finest. As for AFI, they owe an incredible debt to the influence of the Misfits, along with their more obvious connection to the Offspring.

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

Who's AFI?

You got to love Danzig-era Misfits...

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

not to ruin ur black parade afi doesnt sound liek anything like misfits just because they cover there songs doesnt mean they ripped them off AFI worked there asss es of to get where they r

horrorbusiness78 (October 8, 2004)

How could this not be awesome its the fucking misfits with danzig. not much music can compare to the fun you have listening to them with their dark sense of humor and songs about horror movies. some of the best hardcore punk around.
original misfits forever!

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

this an awesome album but i like static age better.

evildeadalive (March 18, 2003)

My favorite album of all time.

joeg (March 8, 2003)

love this band. fucking awesome record. go glenn go!

Anonymous (January 31, 2003)

Though i havnt heard it i bet it rocks, their rough tunes, their lyrics r0c, but one of my favorites Albums are Famous Monsters - That one rock Arse

Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

screw this man. nfg for life! my friends over you!
oh god.

Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

Psssh. I can't believe these guys ripped off AFI.

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

just get the damned box set. its about 60 bux but u get 6 cd's worth of music. static age,earth ad,evilive,collections 1 and 2 adn a bunch of alternate versions. oh yea adn i said the thing about afi, its not that i'm saying everyone should love afi, i'm just making a point to the younger people who puruse this site that think blink 182 invented punk rock. whether its too primitive for you, or new shit is too polished you got to give respect to these guys. i mean listen to the song 'astro zombies' and tell me that shit still isnt gold.
cawknockeer

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

These guys aren't punk enough for me. Give me something really hardcore like Simple Plan who sing about things that really matter.

BostonMusicGuy (January 28, 2003)

WITHOUT MISFITS THEIR WOULD BE NO AFI.Oh wouldnt the worl be a much better place without AFI. Although I do enjoy the Misfits.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

as far as i'm concerned this is THE misfits album to own. genius.

Hamish (January 28, 2003)

There's a lot of songs from the 2 collections, but these are different versions that sound 5234535 times better.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

I'd bet my last red cent that most of these "punk" fans who watch TRL and listen to mainstream radio have probably never heard of these guys.

Not my favorite band, but they were important. Very important.

evilash (January 27, 2003)

Does this album have alot of the songs that are on collection 1 and 2?

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

I'm not a huge Misfits fan, but I respect what they're talent and whatnot.

I wanna know why overhalf of your short review of what you think is a great CD (I'm not saying it isn't, but obviously the reviewer liked it) is about how crappy this site is and how there are no Misfits reviews?

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

It's shitty that there are actually people out there who are more familiar with the new stuff than this. I popped this CD in for a friend once who sports Misfits shirts all the time(and probably had one on while we were listening), and didn't know who this was. Isn't that some bullshit.

-green run brad

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

Primitve and raw is better. No techinical shit, just straight up emotion and creativity. Two things that many bands (past & present) are sorely lacking.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

the misfits are not overated. they were original at the time and groundbreaking. the only rreason people talk shit now is cuz it sounds so primitive. so do the stooges and most every other old ass punk band. but in their 6 years of existance they created a great raw punk sound with elements of horror and metal. to all the hot topic punks hear, let me put it to u this way WITHOUT MISFITS THEIR WOULD BE NO AFI. THEY ARE DAVEY'S BIGGEST INFLUENCE. GO BUY THE BOX SET NOW.

Anonymous (January 26, 2003)

Not as good as the upcoming Deminer cd.

Child!!!!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

You're thinking of Earth AD...all the songs sound similar on that one...but they all rock.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

isn't earth AD the one they got kind of metal? Which one has death comes ripping on it? Cause besides that song, it blows. I might be thinking of a different record though.

wyzo

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

the last coffin set disc is the gold one. I wasn't aware this wasn't covered in that set. Post-danzig is a joke.

waste_elite (January 25, 2003)

the album rules but i think earth AD is the best 'fits album

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Great album. The clearer production and all those whooooooa's really make it a classic.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

8 words:

Mommy, can I go out and KILL TONIGHT!!

lawrencearms217 (January 24, 2003)

This is one of the best albums by the band. Songs like "Skulls" are abosolute classics.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Great album, I'm kind of out of my "Misfits stage" though, meaning that I listened to them so much that I started to be bored with them.

punky (January 24, 2003)

Misfits are great, but this album is Overrated.

TheOneTrueBill (January 24, 2003)

i love it.

sloppyblake (January 24, 2003)

the only misfits album i enjoy. 8/10.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Best 'fits album...way way better than anything post-danzig. - bigjerk

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

misfits are lame and extremely over rated...

Hamish (January 24, 2003)

Best Misfits album. More fun than a barrel full of monkeys.

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