Misfits – Static Age LP


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VINYL FORMAT. Static Age shows that early on the Misfits’ particular vision was strong enough to last over a full-vinyl set. “Full” being relative, admittedly; like the band’s other few full-length efforts, Static Age barely cracks the half-hour mark, packing in 14 songs (plus a brief crackle of, naturally, static at the start and finish). Everyone in the band as they stood at the time just smokes; the recording quality is raw and strong, and those qualities which helped the Misfits stand out from the pack, especially Danzig’s amazing singing and Franche Coma’s fierce guitar takes on the singer’s melodies, are on fine display. There’s a fair amount of clangor and mess, to be sure, but it all sounds perfectly intentional, capturing a blend of punk mess, horror theatrics, and wicked humor that was theirs alone. Classics abound: “TV Casualty,” with its blatant I Love Lucy end sample, the ridiculously entertaining sex fantasy “Teenagers From Mars,” the perfectly pissed off “Attitude,” and the crashed thrashers “We Are 138” and “Return of the Fly.” Then there’s the brilliant “Last Caress,” cartoon criminal punk idiocy turned into singalong madness later made famous by Misfits fanatics Metallica. – All Music Guide

1 Static Age
2 T.V. Casualty
3 Some Kinda Hate
4 Last Caress
5 Return of the Fly
6 Hybrid Moments
7 We Are 138
8 Teenagers From Mars
9 Come Back
10 Angelfuck
11 Hollywood Babylon
12 Attitude
13 Bullet
14 Theme for a Jackal
15 She
16 Spinal Remains
17 In the Doorway

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × .25 in