MISFITS - WALK AMONG US Vinyl LP
Official version finally back in print!
The Misfits: Glenn Danzig (vocals); Doyle (guitar); Jerry Only (bass); Arthur Googy (drums). Recorded at Mix-O-Lydian, Boonton, New Jersey. If the Misfits were one of the greatest punk bands then WALK AMONG US s perhaps one of the greatest records in punk history. While STATIC AGE and EARTH A.D. showcased a band searching for an identity like a vampire for its next victim, WALK AMONG US is almost sheer perfection. With a solidified lineup, fully grown-out devillocks (the Misfits trademark long spike of hair in the front) and the stabilizing presence of the somewhat pedestrian but agile Arthur Googy on drums, uber-Misfit Glenn Danzig was finally able to match his zombie-Elvis to a worthy musical foil. From the manic opening of "20 Eyes" to the monster football chorus of "Braineaters," there is nothing less than a sublime moment on this album from start to finish. "Astro Zombies" or "I Turned Into a Martian" sound like songs to raise the dead by. A special bonus is perhaps the tenderest love song to decapitation ("Skulls") in recent memory. Finally back in print after years of being a collector's item, WALK AMONG US is a classic of any genre and a must-have for any serious punk fan.